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International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

The ICC is a certificate asked for in many European Countries in order to charter a yacht. In order to obtain an ICC, your theoretical knowledge level should be similar to RYA Day Skipper and you must be happy skippering a yacht (see what is covered in the assessment below). We can offer a minimum one day assessment for an ICC, and can provide training prior to the assessment.

If you have the RYA Day Skipper Practical Certification or higher, this enables you to apply straight for an ICC without having to do any further assessments.

If you are unsure about the level of your knowledge in order to take an ICC please enquire with us. For more information on UK Centres offering ICC assessment see the RYA Website

Application Form for the International Certificate of Competence

To take the ICC assessment you can do this in Greece at any point during your charter. The instructor will join you on board your yacht for the assessment and any prior training requested. If you are in Greece already you can join us for the day to be assessed either on your own yacht or on one of our training yachts with other persons doing a similar assessment.

ICC Sail Assessment £200 / Person
ICC Preparation Training on Sail Ionian Yachts 150 euros / day
ICC Preparation Training on non Sail Ionian Yachts 200 euros / day + Travel to Yacht
Essential Navigation and Seamanship Online Theory £99 / person

Refreshers and Skill Building Weeks

A weeks sailing with instruction from an RYA Cruising Instructor – with no exams! We focus on what you want to practice! Many of our guests are a little rusty and they want to polish their skills before chartering with family and have asked if we run informal, relaxed tuition to the RYA standard. You will have input into what is covered but the week will focus on honing skills and is expected to include shorthanded tips, power handling, sail trim, mooring, long lining, anchoring, pilotage and general seamanship skills to make you a more professional, relaxed skipper.

The week will be taught at a relaxed pace with lots and lots of tips for easy shorthanded sailing all combine to give you the ultimate refresher. All the crew should have plenty of stories to tell and we can use these as real life examples and problem solve as a group.

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Own Boat Tuition

Sail Ionian's instructors will travel to your yacht in order to teach any of the RYA practical courses or for informal tuition and refresher training. We can tailor the informal training to whatever you would like to cover from stern too mooring to night sailing!

Please enquire for availability and pricing.



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