If you want to get an International Sailing License, particularly for the Mediterranean, you have two best options: the ICC or the SLC. This course is the Official RYA Day Skipper Course. You will gain the ICC after passing this course AS WELL AS you must pass a 5-day practical training and assessment on-the-water training at an official RYA School. Just FYI - In North America, there are a limited number of RYA Schools. But many worldwide.
Your second option for an International Sailing License is the NauticEd SLC where there are many more training and assessment centers in North America (and a few worldwide). See below for the SLC options.
This RYA Day Skipper Course
Sign up today and gain the necessary knowledge and skills to confidently skipper a sailboat (28 feet or 8.5 meters, and greater) in coastal waters. This comprehensive course covers topics such as navigation, pilotage, collision avoidance, rules of the road, weather forecasting, and passage planning.
By the end of the course, you will have gained the knowledge and confidence necessary to skipper a vessel and handle a variety of situations that may arise at sea. Don't hesitate to start your journey toward becoming a competent and safe skipper. Embark on this official RYA Day Skipper Course online and fulfill the knowledge requirements for obtaining your ICC License and RYA Day Skipper Certificate.
The exam is an open-book exam and is graded by a real human usually in 1-2 days. It covers general knowledge questions as well as chart plotting and tides. If you don't pass the first time, you can take the exam again.
Once you have gained the RYA Day Skipper Certificate you are eligible for an ICC which is gained through the RYA in the U.K. (instructions for obtaining the ICC after passing this course are included in this course). Alternatively, consider the NauticEd SLC (International Sailing License and Credentials) and Bareboat Charter Master bundle. The SLC is an equally accepted Sailing License globally and has more assessment schools throughout North America as well as some internationally - see the NauticEd Sailing Schools page.
The RYA Day Skipper Online Course Modules
- Weather and Sea Conditions
- Electrical Systems
- Auxiliary Power
- Rigging: Standing and Running
- Rules of the Nautical Road
- Slip Departure and Return
- Tides and Currents
- Passage Planning
- Anchoring and Mooring
- Coping with Emergencies
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