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International Certificate of Competence (I.C.C.)
About the I.C.C.
The RYA International Certificate of Competence (I.C.C.) is a boating passport for bareboat skippers and privately owner boats. In many countries it is a requirement for chartering a bareboat and 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 renewal fee directly to the RYA.
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.
Mark Dawson
Navigation Experience
Whether 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.
Marine Radio Licence
For skippers using an ICC either on a bareboat charter or for a privately owned vessel that has a VHF radio will require marine VHF radio licence (SROCP). For most countries in the Mediterranean Sea it is not possible to clear customs as a skipper or charter a bareboat without producing your internationally recognised marine VHF radio licence.
"Brilliant online skipper course and VHF course.

As someone with minimal boating experience I found the progression throughout my shore based day skipper course scaled up perfectly without being at all overwhelming.

I feel genuinely well prepared. As the first step to chartering a boat overseas, I can't recommend AAB highly enough!"
Katelyn Grimes

European Waters Certification

The best way to prepare for adventures in Europe is the Complete Skipper Course package, which includes the RYA Day Skipper Course and VHF Radio course.

This comprehensive package also provides extensive training to enhance seamanship skills, enabling you to handle and skipper larger vessels confidently.

This preparation is invaluable for a successful ICC assessment, to get the most out of a Day Skipper practical course, and, of course, for your future bareboating adventures.

$895 (AUD) for 1 person.
$1495 (AUD) for 2 people. 
Above & Beyond Boating is an RYA Training Centre. 
Mediterranean 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.

Watch our video to learn some must have equipment and techniques.

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

Please enter your name and email address. You will receive an email in a few minutes inviting you to create a secure password for our 'Logbook' site.

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