ICC Sail Assessment with ionianMode in Greece

What is the ICC ?

  • The ICC ( International Certificate of Competence ) is the minimum required qualification you need to have to charter a yacht in many European countries including Greece.
  • The full title of the ICC is the International Certificate of Competence for operators of pleasure craft and it is a certificate that is intended to provide evidence of competence when requested by the authorities.
  • The ICC is the only sailing license approved by the United Nations as a legitimate recreational sailing license.
  • The ICC Sali cannot be commercially endorsed and should never be used as evidence of competence for commercial activities

Acceptance of the ICC

Most of the European countries accept the ICC Sail as evidence of competence. For the full list and for any further information refer to the following link

Navigation &practical sailing ability at Day Skipper level
DurationMinimum of 4 hours
Minimum Recommended Age16 y.o
Assessment Content
  • Regulations
  • Safety
  • Navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Practical demonstration ( start, depart from pontoon, 360 turn in confined space, securing to a buoy, Man overboard, handling under sail, Coming alongside windward pontoon)
Price400  €

Who can get an ICC?

  • The RYA CANNOT issue an ICC to nationals of the following countries: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine
  • If you are a national of one of the countries above then you should be able to obtain an ICC from your government provided you can meet their requirements for evidence of your competence to drive a pleasure craft.
  • The RYA CAN issue an ICC to nationals of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Portugal, Russian Federation, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tajikistan, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United States of America, Uzbekistan
The holders of the RYA Day Skipper Certificate can apply directly for an ICC without having to do any further assessments.

More information about ICC Sail can be found at the official RYA website www.rya.org.uk

The ICC assessment

  • On your arrival, you will be welcomed by one of our RYA-qualified instructors who will take you to the training yacht of our school which is going to be used for the assessment.
  • You will have enough time to familiarise yourself with the yacht and its equipment before the assessment. The assessor will be one of our RYA-qualified instructors, he/she will brief you about the assessment and he/she will make sure that the whole procedure will be pleasant and conducted in a friendly environment. The assessment usually starts with the theory aspects followed by the practical assessment. The minimum duration is 4 hours and is conducted at our base in Lygia.

Before booking your assessment

  • It is important to note that this ICC assessment is not a substitute for taking a theory and practical course.
  • It is not a course and you will be assessed on your knowledge, understanding, and sailing skills. If your sailing and navigation skills do not reach the standard required to be issued an ICC your assessor will not be able to sign your ICC application form. If you are in any doubt you should consider taking the Day Skipper theory and Day Skipper practical course instead.
  • An RYA center is unable to physically present you with the ICC certificate. Upon successful completion of the assessment, the assessor will sign the ICC form, which then needs to be sent to the RYA which is the only governing body in the U.K. that can issue the certificate. The turnaround is roughly 2 weeks. You are not legally qualified until you have the physical ICC on hand.

What’s Included

  • Assessment conducted by RYA instructor
  • Use of a training yacht
  • Use of life jackets
  • Use of safety equipment

What’s not included

  • Meals
  • Crew ( this is a private assessment, you will need to provide crew unless you arrange crew with us )

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