Yacht Club and RYA Sail Training Centre.

Comp Crew, Day/Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Practical Courses


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


For 2018 the ICC will be offering skippered summer cruises in which members can participate in all, or individual parts, of the proposed cruise.   The program for 2018 is  Salcombe to Penzance and Penzance via Scilly returning to Salcombe, taking a 1 week. 

The emphasis will be on relaxed cruising, but passages will provide opportunity for mile-building and for suitably qualified members to sail as Mates for approval as Club Skippers.


To book

Telephone our office team on 01548 844631 and we will check availability, to take your details and a 25% deposit to confirm your space. If you book less than 2 months before the start date of the course, we need full payment to secure your booking.   We do not take internet bookings, but we welcome enquiries by email to office@islandcruisingclub.co.uk and you can also find information on our website. You can make a booking request by completing the "Booking Request Form" and returning it to our club office

>Booking Request Form

>Joining Instructions

>ICC Conditions and Membership


  1. Start yachting can mix with Day Skipper 2 day course
  2. Competent Crew can mix with Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster preparation.
  3. Day Skipper can mix with Competent Crew.
  4. Coastal Skipper can mix with Competent Crew
  5. Yachtmaster Offshore and Coastal can mix with Competent crew
  6. Competent Crew courses may be run over 5 days, 3days+2 days or 3 weekends
  7. Day Skipper courses may be run over 5 days, 3 days + 2 days or 3 weekends
  8. Coastal Skipper course must be run over a minimum of 5 days,
  9. Yachtmaster preparation can for any length of time but is often 5 days
  10. 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
  11.  Please note: Yachtmaster Examination fees are paid direct to the examiner and are charged in addition to our 5-day course fees.