Sailing the Ionian Islands – 2022December 30, 2021
Yacht DeliveryFebruary 12, 2022
New for 2022!!! RYA Powerboat Courses
Learn to drive a powerboat and get your RYA Powerboat Level 2 qualifications in Greece on our fully equipped powerboat. If you already have the skills and the knowledge you can book directly your ICC assessment with our certified ICC test center. The powerboat courses and ICC assessments are held in our base at Lygia in Lefkada
The RYA Powerboat Courses provide the skills and background knowledge needed by the competent powerboat driver. It is the ideal course for beginners and for those who want to expand their knowledge and improve their skills.
The duration of the course is two days, in which you will be trained by one of our Powerboat instructors on practical tasks and navigation. The course is conducted in our classroom and on our training boat in the port of Lygia and in the surrounded area. It is expected to visit other ports where we usually practice boat handling before and after lunch.
The day starts at 09.00 and usually, we are back to our base by 17.00. Your instructor will be one of our RYA qualified Powerboat instructors, he will brief you about the course at the beginning of the first day and he will make sure that the whole procedure will be pleasantly conducted in a friendly environment. There is no final assessment on this course, the RYA Powerboat level 2 course is assessed continuously throughout the two days
The RYA Powerboat Certificate Level 2 is accepted by most authorities worldwide. RYA Powerboat Level 2 holders can apply for an ICC ( International Certificate of Competence ) without any further exams. Follow the link for further information and booking details for RYA Powerboar courses https://ionianmode.com/rya-powerboat-l1-l2/
The ICC (International Certificate of Competence) is the minimum required qualification you need to have in order to drive and charter a powerboat 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 powerboat license approved by the United Nations as a legitimate recreational powerboating license.
The ICC cannot be commercially endorsed and should never be used as evidence of competence for commercial activities
Book your ICC Assessment with ioanianMode at our base in Lygia
Acceptance of the ICC
Most of the European countries accept the ICC as evidence of competence, including Greece. For the full list and for any further information, refer to this link.
|Navigation & practical handling ability at RYA Powerboat L2 level|
|Duration||Minimum of 4 hours|
|Minimum Recommended Age||16 y.o|
|Assessment Content||RegulationsSafetyNavigationPilotagePractical demonstration ( start, depart from the pontoon, 360 turn in confined space, securing to a buoy, Man overboard, Coming alongside windward pontoon)|
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 own government provided you are able to 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, Andora, 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 Powerboat Level 2 Certificate can apply directly for an ICC without having to do any further assessments.
The ICC assessment
On your arrival, you will be welcomed by one of our RYA-qualified instructors. Once the necessary paperwork is done, our instructor will guide you to the training boat of our school which is going to be used for the assessment. You will have a proper handover and you will have enough time to familiarise yourself with the boat and her 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 pleasantly 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 handling skills. If your handling 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 at you should consider taking the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship theory and RYA Powerboat Level 2 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 your person.
Follow the link for further information and booking details https://ionianmode.com/icc-powerboat/