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ICC Course Now Available to All

By Val Ellis last modified Jan 23, 2015 11:46 AM
For those cruisers who wish to obtain an International Certificate of Competence (ICC) when sailing European Inland or coastal waters, there is now a course available to them.

Published: 2015-01-23 00:00:00

The good news is that now anyone can now obtain an ICC.

If you are a citizen or a resident of a country signed up to the UN Resolution 40 (Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, United Kingdom) then your national sailing authority can issue your ICC.

The IYT (International Yacht Training Wordwide) organisation and can offer courses that will enable anyone successful candidate to receive an ICC.

The U.K.'s RYA now also offers certified training courses through out the world. However, the RYA can only issue ICCs to nationals of non-Resolution 40 countries. See for a list of recognised centres world-wide.

There is a small sailing school operating in the western Med (Sardinia, Corsica and Elba) which is affiliated to the IYT (International Yacht Training Wordwide) organisation and can offer courses that will enable anyone to receive an ICC. The restriction which was previously believed to apply (being an EU resident or nationals of UNECE countries) dose not apply when obtaining International Certificate of Competence through the Ocean Wind Sailing School (  The school has been approved by the Irish Government to issue ICC s to qualified applicants of any nationality. For more information contact John Parsons at [email protected]

The ICC is particularly valuable to those cruisers who which to explore the inland waterways of Europe as the necessary CEVNI endorsement to the ICC can be then taken online.

See the Noonsite/European Union page for more information.
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