ICC – International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft                                        

(International Certificate of Competence)

Gain your ICC with Pembrokeshire Cruising – the bottom line explanation ………….!

If you are planning to Charter outside of the UK, it is more than likely you will be asked to provide ‘evidence of competence’, usually in the form of an ICC.

Experienced skippers, with RYA Tickets at Day Skipper level through to Yachtmaster with detailed logs could find that without the ICC they may not be permitted to Charter.

(Full links to the advice from the RYA are available below).

Obtaining an ICC for Sail

You can apply to the RYA for an ICC if you hold the ticket for the following:

  • RYA Day Skipper
  • RYA Coastal Skipper
  • RYA Yachtmaster
  • MCA, RN, Army & RAF (with specific tickets)

Experienced skippers who have no formal qualifications can take an ICC assessment.

The ICC Assessment

We offer the ICC Assessment to skippers with the required experience, but who do not hold relevant recognised qualifications. There are two options.

ICC – 2 Day Weekend Assessment – £249

Join us on the water over a weekend where we will put you through your paces on our Sail School Syllabus. As with all our Sail School practical courses the following is included:

  • Berth on board
  • Breakfasts, lunches and freshly prepared evening meals
  • ICC Assessment
  • Safety & wet weather gear
  • Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits!

There is also free parking, use of the Marina facilities and wifi when in port.

ICC – On Your Own Vessel – from £200

Invite us on board your own boat where we will deliver the ICC Assessment. This is usually completed within a day. Your vessel will need to comply with the basic requirements for the ICC Assessment, such as vessel length, seaworthiness and safety equipment. If you have friends and crew who would also like to be assessed we can deliver the ICC to a maximum of 4 people, depending on the size of the vessel. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

ICC – What is the Basic Level of Competence?

The ICC Assessment tests your basic Navigation and Practical sailing skills. Please find the link below to ‘ICC – Competencies & Application’ which details the content of the assessment.