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ICC Now Available to All

By Val Ellis last modified Jan 08, 2015 11:56 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: 2014-11-28 00:00:00
Topics: Cruising Information , Documents required & other considerations when cruising abroad

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 were previously believed to apply (being an EU resident or nationals of UNECE countries) do 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.

This 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.

For more information contact John Parsons at

gkervill says:
Jan 07, 2015 11:06 PM

I have just found this web site - great information - I have printed the list of documents - perfect timing for the 2015 season. Thank you.

In the 1990's I received my ICC and since my move to the US (Raleigh NC) in 1999 have been trying to find a sailing club where the ICC is accepted - so far I have nothing to report.

Statistics on ICC:
Number of current ICC's issued by the RYA = 84,929 Number of current ICC's held by holders of an address in the US = 255 as at 18 Nov 2014.

Training for ICC iss also offered by

I created a portal for ICC's at

Thank you for the great information - I shall watch this site with interest.

Best regards

Gregg Kervill ICC
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