International Certificate of Competency (ICC)

We offer direct assessments for the International Certificate of Competency – Sail. These run over the course of a day and take place aboard one of our fleet of yachts. Candidates will be asked to undertake a series of manoeuvres and demonstrate theory to the standard of Day Skipper Practical Level and Theory Level, briefly outlined below;

Practical Assessment:

  • 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

Theory Assessment: Written Paper

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

The cost for the assessment is €189.

Upon successful completion of the ICC assessment we will issue a signed and stamped ICC application form which you will be able to apply to Irish Sailing to issue you the ICC. Their application fee is €106, payable to Irish Sailing.

To book this course:

Step 1:  Online payment, after which you will receive an email confirmation with a link to an online form.

Step 2:  Submission of the online form.

Your course booking will only be secured once both steps are completed.


Courses Calendar

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Course 3

Friday 10th June


Course 4

Thursday 30th June


Course 5

Thursday 14th July


Course 6

Thursday 11th August


Course 7

Saturday 5th November


What is the ICC?

The International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (ICC) was established under resolution No. 40 of the Working Party on Inland Water Transport for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. The aim of the ICC is to provide boat owners and people wishing to charter boats with an internationally recognised document certifying their competence to skipper a boat for recreational use. In Ireland the Irish Sailing Association are the issuing authority for ICCs.

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