The ICC Preparation & Assessment course (International Certificate Of Competence) for sail is ideal for those who want to improve their skills, expand their knowledge and gain experience in order to be able to skipper a yacht safely with confidence. We will work on yacht handling techniques under sail and power and we will develop together your skippering skills. During the week you will prepare passage plans, you will navigate, you will organise a night sail and you will be in charge at times in order to gain experience as a skipper.
The tuition yachts are ready for accommodation by Sunday midday.
On day one, you will join the yacht and you will meet the rest of the crew and your instructor. On your arrival, you will be welcomed and briefed by your instructor about the basics regards the yacht and the surroundings. Once everyone has arrived we will have the chance to discuss about the course.
The course starts on Monday morning from our base in Lefkas and finishes on Friday afternoon back in our base. During your training you will sail a minimum distance of 100 N.M around the islands of the Ionian and you will visit the most interesting and beautiful places of the area.
On our daily routine, we will have lunch and swim stops in one of the most idylic bays of the Ionian islands and we will spend the night in a different destination at a time, where you will have the chance to explore the local culture and cuisine of Lefkada, Kefalonia and Ithaca.
The assessment is taking place on Saturday morning starting from our base in Lefkada and finishes by midday back in our base. Upon successful completion you will be provided with a signed ICC assessment form by your instructor.
The participants of the ICC preparation course are expected to have the required level of theory knowledge (Day Skipper theory level). This 6-day practical course includes lots of navigation, chart work and sailing and therefore there is not enough time for the instructor to teach theory from scratch. Your instructor though will coach and guide you in order to fill any gaps you have in theory and navigation.