International Certificate of Competence
An ICC is valid for 5 years from the date of issue.
An ICC allows the holder to voyage internationally but only where the country to be visited has chosen to accept it and subject to any prescriptions made by the visited country.
As the ICC’s validity is determined by the visited country it is not a truly international qualification. However, the ICC is the only international evidence of competence that exists for pleasure boaters in Europe and the RYA continues to work to get the ICC more widely accepted in Europe.
Boaters who need an ICC, but do not wish to attend an RYA training course, can take the ICC assessment to prove their competence.
An applicant who has passed an RYA training course which proves their ability to skipper a vessel, such as the Day Skipper Practical Course or the Power Boat Level 2 Course, has proved their competence and therefore on presentation of their certificate the ICC can be issued.
For boaters who have not successfully completed an acceptable RYA practical course, but already have the required level of competence, the alternative is to take the ICC assessment.
The syllabus for the assessment is published in the ICC Application Form or candidates can purchase the RYA ICC Handbook to guide them through the requirements.
If you wish to be assessed for the ICC contact Sticky on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 01242 572 680 or 07973 798 169 to discuss.
Want a boat delivered? Phone or email and ask for details. Your boat will be thoroughly checked out and professionally delivered to wherever you want.
Own Boat Tuition
If you own a boat, all the RYA Sail Cruising competences can be taught on her. Phone or email if you would like some help over the commissioning of a new or second hand boat you have bought, or are about to buy. Sticky will be happy to advise and give you the necessary training. Sticky believes that all couples sailing together should have as near as dammit the same levels of competence. It is no use a husband being able to do all the sail handling and boat manoeuvring if the partner cannot cope in an emergency. What happens if the stronger of the two falls overboard? Sticky will be able to advise and help.
The Good Old Corporate
A somewhat overused phrase, the corporate hospitality event has a place in all sailing establishments. Arrow offers the opportunity for groups to sail in the Solent for a day, or a weekend. You can have this either with simple food and drinks or it can be catered for by a specialist company, we have a wide range of menus. For a really exciting day we can organise a number of similar sized boats in competition. This can be a reward for your staff, a fun day with competitions or a chance to reinforce your relationship with major clients. We will arrange whatever you want. Ever thought of having a comfortable boat for wives to be taken out to watch events? We can arrange this too, with crew to do all the work, but if the wives, girlfriends or partners want to join in they will be encouraged to do so.
AYE offers skippered charters for those who would like to sail, but lack the skills to run the boat themselves. Passages will be planned in conjunction with the skipper. Families with older children are especially welcome. If families wish to be introduced to sailing, a boat will be selected to give the maximum comfort to the family, combined with being a suitable platform for teaching.
Passages are made to Eire, Southern Brittany or Northern Spain as required. If you have a group of friends who would like to make such a passage, discounted rates are available. You can either cruise, skipper or be taught; the choice is yours. This is an excellent chance to practise navigation and pilotage.
Completion of the Yachtmaster Ocean 600 mile passage can sometimes be arranged with a delivery.
During the passages a skipper will be nominated for each leg, and be responsible for not only skippering the yacht but also all pilotage and navigation. Those keen on learning how to use the latest radar and chart plotters can practise on the yacht.
If you would like to hop across the Channel for the sailing and navigation experience, weekend forays will be made to Cherbourg and/or Alderney. These trips will only be for experienced sailors. There will even be space on the return trip for a bottle of wine or two, solely, of course, for your own consumption!