EastSail is accredited with the RYA to offer the International Certificate of Competence of Pleasure Craft ICC.
The ICC is essentially a 'bareboat license' that many harbour masters now demand from owners or charterer skippers. It is documentary assurance that the holder is competent..
Requirements vary from country to country, but is particularly important when sailing in a foreign country, including the European inland waterways.
The ICC assessment consists of practical and theory elements that will be assessed over half a day aboard one of our 10-12m yachts, or a full day to assess 2 people.
Is the ICC valid across all of Europe for bareboat charters?
Many European countries have signed up to Resolution 40 from which the ICC originates or its predecessor Resolution 14. Although Greece, Spain and, Portugal have not signed this agreement, you are still likely to be asked for an ICC in these countries. The RYA website provides guidance on boating in Europe and you should always check with a charter company as to the current requirements of the country prior to organising a charter.
If I have an RYA Dayskipper or Yachtmaster certificate do I still need an ICC?
Yes, officially you do however some countries in Europe will accept your Dayskipper or Yachtmaster certificate. If you have an RYA Dayskipper or Yachtmaster you do not need to do an assessment, you can apply directly to the RYA in the UK for an ICC.
When operating within the inland Waterways this is different and an ICC is essential. In this case, you will need to apply first for an ICC with CEVNI endorsement available online via the RYA.
For more information and FAQ's regarding the ICC please click here
Please click here of the ICC application form
Which outlines which nationalities we can assess and what skills are assessed.