Preparing for the ICC Assesment

The assessment forms two parts. One practical component where the following manoeuvres will be assessed:

  • Preparation of a yacht for sea, including obtaining weather forecasts and briefing crew
  • Basic Engine Checks
  • Leaving and returning to a pontoon
  • Handle the yacht in a confined space
  • Mooring
  • Man Overboard Recovery

The theory assessment will take the form of a short-written paper. You’ll be assessed on the following:

  • Can identify: Day Shapes, Night Lights, Sound Signal (both in good visibility and in fog)
  • International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
  • Buoyage
  • Navigation and Chartwork, including: Plot a fix, Calculate Course to Steer, Read Latitude, Longitude and bearings, measure distance

Pre-Assessment Work

Prior to the assessment you should review the following documents which will help you prepare:

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