Experience Required


To Bring

5 Hours
Beginner / Intermediate
Bottled Water
Tea, Coffee, Snacks
Non-Marking Shoes, Warm Jacket
Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen

32ft Monohull


40ft Monohull


52ft Monohull


45ft Catamaran

The International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (known as an ICC) gives the holder of the certificate the ability to charter vessels in European waters.
ICCs are awarded following a short practical and knowledge assessment and are available for a number of different vessel categories (sail and/or power) up to 24 metres.

The International Certificate of Competency, commonly referred to as “ICC” is a certificate of competency. The ICC is a certificate confirming that an individual is competent to the level required to meet the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Inland Water Committee (UNECE IWC) Resolution 40.

In 2013, IYT released “courses” to train to the level of competence for 10 Meter and 24 Meter named ICC <10m and ICC <24m. Now it is 2020 and in hindsight we recognise this was not an ideal decision because charter agencies have begun to ask for a base level certificate and not the ICC. We are encouraging candidates to take the base level course/s and gain that certificate instead of or in addition to the ICC. Please read all of the information below for information regarding the base level certificates.

Recommended Entry Level Requirements

• Be 16 years of age or older.
• Be physically and mentally fit to operate a pleasure craft, and in particular, must have sufficient powers of vision and hearing.
• Have successfully passed a written and practical examination or prove the necessary competence for pleasure craft operation by holding an acceptable IYT Worldwide certificate.

What you Learn

• Short passage
• Departing a berth
• Man overboard (MOB) procedures
• Use of spring lines
• 360-degree turn
• Securing to a buoy
• Handling under sail
• Power manoeuvres
• Theory testing
• Regulations and Pilotage
• Navigation