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International Certificate of Competence (I.C.C.)
About the 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, the I.C.C. can be completed as a one-day assessment. Candidates can be assessed on their own or with another person. A Day Skipper Practical Course is the pathway for skippers who are seeking training prior to gaining an I.C.C.
Once you pass either the I.C.C. assessment or a Day Skipper Practical Course, you apply to the RYA for the I.C.C. certificate. The I.C.C. from the RYA is valid for 5 years. You do not have to complete the test after this time, all you are required to do is renew the licence by paying a fee direct to the RYA.
Listen to the Boating Insights podcast learn about the I.C.C. and the RYA Day Skipper Course.
The course material and online content was really good. I am off to do the practical today and I am much more confident as a day skipper than before the course.
M Dawson
Day Skipper

Navigation Experience
Wether you are sitting an I.C.C.  assessment or a Day Skipper Practical Course the your current level of navigation and passage planning must be at the Day Skipper Shore-based level or higher. You can enrol and learn this with us.
Complete Skipper Course
We have a bundle of three excellent courses which you can use to prepare for your holiday called the Complete Skipper Course. You can learn more about this course by clicking here.
"The course exceeded expectations. I am happy to say that the training material was first class, professionally presented and relevant..having sailed for years, it was still worthwhile to review, renew and reinforce practical knowledge with theory. You have done a great job and I hope that many yachties, old and new, take the course in future."
A. Curtis 
Day Skipper Shorebased Online Course

Med Mooring made simple
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Entering new harbours in the Mediterranean Sea can create a lot of anxiety for even the most experienced of skippers. In this video, Ian and Neil share some of their must have equipment and techniques.

Ian Treleaven has just completed his 15th consecutive year of cruising in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. He has had many opportunities to fine tune his boat handling in this time and learn from others mistakes.

Assess your skills set for exploring the Mediterranean with a secure Logbook profile 

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The free self assessment tool will help you assess how prepared you are to gain your International Certificate of Competence (I.CC.).

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