Any British Citizen or British Resident sailing outside of the UK should have an International Certificate of Competence (ICC) The ICC is issued by the RYA after a practical and oral examination covering basic navigation, seamanship, and handling. It is very useful for skippers cruising in foreign waters and in particular if you are skippering a foreign-flagged vessel. Port Police expect to see your ICC and it is probably not worth arguing over the ins and outs of possessing it. Don't risk being caught without it - book now! Remember sailing is to be enjoyed! We offer all RYA Sailing Courses from Barcelona Palamos Spain . Check to see if you are eligible to be issued an ICC by RYA click here.
Just to feedback on my experience, I think Oliver is a top class instructor. Hard working, very clear in his advice, instructions and explanations, managing a frustrating situation of excessive breeze very well; and also managing the social, welcome and customer service side of his role very well too. As a student I felt fully confident I was in confident, competent and experienced hands who made learning informative and fun. He gets my vote. Very many thanks to him and please do pass this on.
Simon M. Madrid
Once again, a formal "thank you" for our 2 day ICC refresher course. I learnt a lot of extras that hadn't been covered on my previous RYA courses, and found you to be a very patient and understanding sailing instructor. As for the extras - airport transfer and the yacht / stay / programme itself, I was very impressed. All the best to you and your family Daniel & Martin
What to bring
- Travel light no hard cases with wheels please.
- Deck or soft shoes
- Warm fleece for the evenings
- Wash kit
- Comfortable sailing clothing
- Travel Insurance recommended