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ICC: International Certificate of Competence
Get your sailing licence with Sailing Ireland which will enable you to charter a motor or sailing boat abroad. Some Non Irish residents qualify.

  ICC: International Certificate of Competence

Skipper's Charter licence as required for yacht and motor boat charter
by charter providers abroad and in Ireland

ICC Certificate Course

The International Certificate of Competence for Operators of Pleasure Craft (ICC) for users of pleasure craft, 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. Sailing Ireland can work with both sail and motorboat users to get their ICC certificate.

The standard method of acquiring your certificate is to take a two day Preparation and Test Course. On day one you will receive training on the boat handling skills required and revision of the relevant theory. The second day comprises of a practical test of boat handling skills followed by a written theory examination. Prior study is recommended for the theory and advise will be given on the subjects and standard required. We pride ourselves on the high percentage of successful candidates having completed our courses. Note: An ICC passed on a sailing yacht will qualify you for a dual certificate covering both motor and sail. Please allow 10 working days for receipt of Licence following application request.

Additional instruction will be given as required on individual skills such as Med mooring, MOB recovery, sail trim and navigation.

How to book your place

To book your please contact us by phone on +353 (0) 53 913 9163
                                         or by mobile on +353 (0) 86 171 3800

Send us an email and we will get back to you promptly with advice and available dates. You can put your name on our "Crew List" and we will advise you on planned courses and options on dates.

Next planned ICC course:
Please contact us for an update.
We try to group up to a max.of 5 applicants together in order
to keep costs down and fully crew up the boat.

Typical Course

Venue: Kilmore Quay Marina

Next course: course See Schedule for info.

Further dates are available on request

Start: 1000 hrs Sat - 1700 hrs Sun

2 day course and exam.

Cost: €295 incl. exam fee, accomodation on board and use of safety/sailing wear.

Number of candidates: Max 5.

Type of boat: Yola: Jeanneau SO 37

Available places: Enrolling now: please check schedule page

Early Booking recommended.

Contact Dermot 086 1713800

Private course/test can be tailored to suit, please advise your interest.