The suggested minimum pre-course experience is 5 days sea time, 100 miles and 4 night hours. Basic navigation and knowledge of tides is required, preferably learnt through an RYA shorebased navigation course. The standard intended to be reached through the course is the ability to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day.
COASTAL SKIPPER PRACTICAL
Five days. Pre-course requirements are 15 days sea time, with 2 days as skipper, 300 miles and 8 night hours. You must have the ability to navigate to Coastal Skipper Shorebased course standard and to sail to Day Skipper practical course standard. The course covers coastal and offshore, long distance passages and aims to achieve a standard of ability to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day or night.
YACHTMASTER COASTAL PREPARATION WITH CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE
Five days instruction with the RYA examiner coming on board on the evening of the fifth day to carry out the examination that night and the next day over 6-10 hours. Pre-course requirements are 30 days recorded sea time, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours, VHF Radio Operator’s Certificate and First Aid Certificate
YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE PREPARATION WITH CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE
Five days instruction with the RYA examiner coming on board on the evening of the fifth day to carry out the examination that night and the next day over 8-12 hours. Requirements are 50 days recorded sea time, 5 days as skipper, 2,500 miles. 5 passages over 60 miles including 2 overnight and 2 as skipper, VHF Radio Operator’s Certificate, First Aid Certificate. This qualification is aimed at experience skippers who are able to give clear instructions to the crew, show competent sailing technique and the ability to handle the boat under stress conditions
INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE
One day. This certificate is recognised in many countries abroad as evidence of ability to skipper a yacht and can (and should) be applied for by anyone with a Day Skipper Certificate. Alternatively, a skipper with knowledge to Day Skipper standard, who does not have a Day Skipper Certificate can undertake a written and practical test over one day. The application form with the syllabus can be down loaded from the RYA website www.rya.org.uk
Every year the ICC offers to organise skippered summer cruises for members.
The emphasis will be on relaxed cruising rather than training, but passages will provide opportunity for mile-building and for suitably qualified members to sail as Mates for approval as Club Skippers.
If you would like to go for a cruise then please complete the contact form and one of the ICC team will then be in touch to discuss what you have in mind.
Start yachting can mix with Day Skipper 2 day course
Competent Crew can mix with Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster preparation.
Day Skipper can mix with Competent Crew.
Coastal Skipper can mix with Competent Crew
Yachtmaster Offshore and Coastal can mix with Competent crew
Competent Crew courses may be run over 5 days, 3days+2 days or 3 weekends
Day Skipper courses may be run over 5 days, 3 days + 2 days or 3 weekends
Coastal Skipper course must be run over a minimum of 5 days,
Yachtmaster preparation can for any length of time but is often 5 days
Completion of a 2 days Start Yachting course can count towards a 5 day Competent Crew course (i.e. the customer completes a further 3 days at Competent Crew level
Please note: Yachtmaster Examination fees are paid direct to the examiner and are charged in addition to our 5-day course fees.