International Certificate of Competence
Most counries now demand qualifications for leisure sailors in their waters and the minimum requirement is usually ICC. However this is not the case in the UK and many of us are capable, experienced sailors with no paper qualifications so this could be for you.
It is shorter and less expensive than taking the Day Skipper course but applicants should be aware that they need to be of at least Day Skipper standard in both theory and practical. Even experienced sailors may find the theory challanging without preparation.
Therefore we recommend 2 days during which your ability to handle a yacht under sail and power will be assessed and you will have the opportunity to brushup on your theory and practical with the help of an instructor before taking the assessment. If you think you are up to speed on both theory and practical then you can take the assessment in one day with no preparation at a reduced cost of £125.
This is not a course it is an assessment which is sent to the RYA, by a RYA Training Center, for issue of the ICC. The administration cost of the ICC is £43 payable to the RYA or nothing if you are a member. Overnight stay on the boat may be required.
Experience: Day Skipper standard
Duration: 1 or 2 days
Cost: £125 or £250
Your ICC can be endorsed with CENVI if you take and pass the CENVI test.
What is CENVI? The Code Europeen des Voies de la Navigation Interieure (aka the European Code for Navigation on Inland Waterways, or CEVNI) is the core set of rules and regulations for navigating rivers, canals and lakes in mainland Europe.
If you want to explore these stunning waterways for yourself, you'll need a CEVNI endorsement on your International Certificate of Competence (ICC) - this will indicate your awareness of the code and your ability to captain a boat safely amongst the boating traffic of these routes.