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ICC online training

  • No classroom pressure
  • Can be completed worldwide
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  • Complete the course at times convenient for you
  • Extra lessons on practical skills
  • Assessments can be taken in your own home
  • Proven pass rate for over 5000 students
  • You have a statutory right to opt out of the course within 14 days of booking
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    The ICC theory course is ideal for those without any navigation experience and wish to be legal in Europe. Once you have the theory under your belt you can take a small practical course to obtain your full RYA ICC certificate.
    The course takes approximately 30 hours to complete with a small assessment (1 hour) taken in one sitting.

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    ICC Theory Syllabus


    General seamanship; parts of the boat; tying up alongside; preparation for sea; knots and tacking.


    Using charts; depth contours' three-point fix; plotting a course to steer allowing for tidal set and drift; position fixing by various means and estimated position, taking into account tidal set and drift.

    Tidal streams

    Tidal streams to plot courses to steer and for estimating position:
    Using a tidal diamond table and the tidal stream atlas, to work out the tidal set and drift for various times of day and compensating for spring and neap tides.

    Tidal heights

    Working out the height of tide for entering ports, crossing shallows and avoiding grounding:
    using the tidal height tables, allowing for springs and neap tides; basic secondary port calculations, allowing for time differences.

    Collision regulations

    Basic collision regulations: collision avoidance; the correct lights to use; how to identify types of vessels from their lights; how to recognise a vessel by its day shapes, and what day shapes to use for various situations; sound signals and their uses.

    Electronic navigation

    Using onboard electronic equipment: chart plotters; depth / wind instruments and more.


    Causes of weather systems: reading and taking into account present and future weather forecasts; understanding weather charts and sources of weather information.


    How to recognise buoys by their characteristics: shape; colour; action to take when approaching one.


    Basic safety at sea: using life rafts; life jackets; how to handle and use flares; types of firefighting equipment and fire prevention; how to make mayday calls and ways of making other vessel aware that there is a mayday situation.

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    You are provided with backup and help by our RYA Ocean Yachtmaster instructors.

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    Your instructor will be available from 0900 until 1900 UK time seven days a week to provide help and support should you need it.

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