|What is a ICC?
The ICC is a certificate which is intended to provide evidence of competence when requested by officials in foreign countries.
The ICC (or to give it its full title International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft) is a certificate which is intended to provide evidence of competence when requested by officials in foreign countries. It is sometimes known as the International Certificate of Competence.
The FULL details of the ICC is explained by the RYA
How do I get an ICC?
Take the on line course to get your theory and book a practical element from a RYA practical school.
Please download the ICC application form
Our online theory course includes:
Seamanship:- includes parts of the boat, types of warp, knots, chain, anchoring, tying up, preparation for sea and port or starboard tack.
Introduction to chart work:- chart Familiarisation, points of the compass, latitude and longitude, position of an object, using a Portland type plotter, finding position on a chart.
Tidal heights and streams:- what causes tides, terminology, tidal height calculations, using tide tables, using the tidal curve, secondary ports, computation of rates, tidal streams using tidal diamonds and the tidal stream atlas.
Position fixing:-, compass variation, compass deviation, position fixing using various methods, dead reckoning and estimated position.
Course to steer:- How to plot a course to steer taking into account tidal flow and leeway, how to maintain an accurate ground track.
GPS:- Abbreviations and terminology, how to use a GPS, raster and vector charts and updating charts.
Buoyage and pilotage:- Available information, identification of buoys and their lights and shapes, using forward and back bearings, using tidal graphs.
Safety:- Safety briefs, mayday and rescue, life jackets, abandon ship, actions in fog and radar reflectors.
Lessons on how to berth in varying conditions
This on line course will teach you all you need for the ICC theory.
This is not a RYA course and can be run in London or anywhere!