International Certificate of Competence (I.C.C.)
The International Certificate of Competence (I.C.C.) is often referred to as the Mediterranean Boat Licence. Unlike an Australian Boat Licence, yachts are not exempt from this and it is a requirement even for privately owned vessels.
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For very experienced skippers, this is a one-day assessment from our base in Pittwater where we will make sure your skills are up to date and ready for your Mediterranean adventures.

International Certificate of Competence (I.C.C.)
The International Certificate of Competence (I.C.C.) is often referred to as the Mediterranean Boat Licence. Unlike an Australian Boat Licence, yachts are not exempt from this and it is a requirement even for privately owned vessels.
​​​​​​​    

For very experienced skippers, this is a one-day assessment from our base in Pittwater where we will make sure your skills are up to date and ready for your Mediterranean adventures.
Aquila in the Mediterranean our Beneteau 47.7 Aquila in the Mediterranean our Beneteau 47.7
How many people can be tested and do I need crew?
We can test you on your own, or with one additional person there. We are restricted to testing a maximum of 2 people in a day. You can bring family and friends as crew, but please remember this an assessment and not a training day.
Do I need my own boat for the test?
​​​​​​​No, but you can be tested on your boat as long as the test starts from our base at the RPAYC in Newport. There is an additional fee for the boat $250, an own boat assessment is $950 and on our boat is it $1200.
Sailing on a yacht on Sydney harbour doing an ICC assessment Sailing on a yacht on Sydney harbour doing an ICC assessment
Sailing charter yachts in the mediterranean Sailing charter yachts in the mediterranean
What experience do I need?
As a skipper you should be confident and competent in leading an inexperienced crew with the following before your assessment: 
  • recovering an MOB, short handed or single handed
  • setting & reefing sails, under sail or motor
  • anchoring & docking including the use of spring lines to depart from a leeward berth
  • deliver a relevant safety briefing​​​​​​ with confident knowledge of how to instruct the use all safety equipment on board
  • turn a full circle in a confined space
  • trim sails correctly on all points of sailing
  • plot and follow an accurate course to steer taking account of tide, variation, deviation, leeway and wind direction
  • identify and avoid collision situations
  • full knowledge and use of the IALA bouyage system
  • skipper an unfamiliar yacht in unfamiliar waters safely and confidently at all times
How long does the licence last for?
Once you have passed the assessment, you only have to do this once, however the licence from the RYA lasts for 5 years and then their fee is payable again to renew the licence.
Charter yachts in the mediterranean Charter yachts in the mediterranean
Chart of pittwater, sydney our training area for ICC Chart of pittwater, sydney our training area for ICC
Is there any navigation involved?
Yes, we need to confirm that your current level of navigation and passage planning is of the Day Skipper Shore-based level or higher. You can enrol and learn this with us. Click here to learn about the RYA Day Skipper Shore-based Course.
Is it possible to do any training before or after the assessment?
Yes, you can use a My Skipper Course session, or book a day with us on our boat. Many people find this an invaluable opportunity to brush up on the skills and ensure they are properly prepared for sitting the assessment.
A yacht anchored in Sydney Harbour A yacht anchored in Sydney Harbour
Aquila in the Mediterranean our Beneteau 47.7 Aquila in the Mediterranean our Beneteau 47.7
How many people can be tested and do I need crew?
We can test you on your own, or with one additional person there. We are restricted to testing a maximum of 2 people in a day. You can bring family and friends as crew, but please remember this an assessment and not a training day.
Sailing on a yacht on Sydney harbour doing an ICC assessment Sailing on a yacht on Sydney harbour doing an ICC assessment
Do I need my own boat for the test?
​​​​​​​No, but you can be tested on your boat as long as the test starts from our base at the RPAYC in Newport. There is an additional fee for the boat $250, an own boat assessment is $950 and on our boat is it $1200.
Sailing charter yachts in the mediterranean Sailing charter yachts in the mediterranean
What experience do I need?
As a skipper you should be confident and competent in leading an inexperienced crew with the following before your assessment: 
  • recovering an MOB, short handed or single handed
  • setting & reefing sails, under sail or motor
  • anchoring & docking including the use of spring lines to depart from a leeward berth
  • deliver a relevant safety briefing​​​​​​ with confident knowledge of how to instruct the use all safety equipment on board
  • turn a full circle in a confined space
  • trim sails correctly on all points of sailing
  • plot and follow an accurate course to steer taking account of tide, variation, deviation, leeway and wind direction
  • identify and avoid collision situations
  • full knowledge and use of the IALA bouyage system
  • skipper an unfamiliar yacht in unfamiliar waters safely and confidently at all times
Charter yachts in the mediterranean Charter yachts in the mediterranean
How long does the licence last for?
Once you have passed the assessment, you only have to do this once, however the licence from the RYA lasts for 5 years and then their fee is payable again to renew the licence.
Chart of pittwater, sydney our training area for ICC Chart of pittwater, sydney our training area for ICC
Is there any navigation involved?
Yes, we need to confirm that your current level of navigation and passage planning is of the Day Skipper Shore-based level or higher. You can enrol and learn this with us. Click here to learn about the RYA Day Skipper Shore-based Course.
A yacht anchored in Sydney Harbour A yacht anchored in Sydney Harbour
Is it possible to do any training before or after the assessment?
Yes, you can use a My Skipper Course session, or book a day with us on our boat. Many people find this an invaluable opportunity to brush up on the skills and ensure they are properly prepared for sitting the assessment.
Steve and I enjoyed our day out with Roger. We have been sailing together for forty years, since his father taught me to sail on Gretel II so I hope our sailing skills are up to the ICC. The best part was the MOB practise but Roger had a lot of practical advice.
SIMON FORD
Chartered in the Mediterranean
The Investment
On your
​​​​​​​own boat
$950
for 2 people
On our
​​​​​​​boat
$1200
for 2 people
*Please note once you have passed your I.C.C. assessment the RYA fees if you are not a member of the RYA for the licence are 45 GBP (processing time around 21 days) and additional 30GBP if you require their fast track service (processing time around 2 days). We can not assess more than 2 people per day as a requirement from the RYA.
What exactly am I examined on?
You can download the I.C.C. licence form for full details of what is involved and to help you prepare for your assessment. 
"Anne and I particularly appreciated Roger’s assessment/teaching approach. He was far more patient with Anne than I would have been and as a consequence she got great value from the day. Overall I think the preparation for the online training, the provision of course materials and the regular communication from ABB was very professional."
BRUCE & ANNE GREY
​​​​​​​Chartered in Sardinia
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