ICC and VHF Add On


1 day


IYT International Certificate of Competency (ICC) and Radio Operator's Licence

Course Summary

The IYT ICC is a certified level of competency that is now mandatory if you wish to charter a boat in certain European countries. It is generally required for the inland and coastal waters of Mediterranean countries. In Northern Europe and Scandinavia the ICC is generally not required, but it is strongly advised you check with any country that you wish to charter in before you leave.

On the IYT VHF course you learn how on-board radios and handheld radios, EPIRBs, SARTs, AIS and DSC-enabled radios, are used effectively in marine communications. It is designed to ensure a thorough understanding of maritime radio communication at sea. 

Course Details

Preparation for sea - Checklist and mechanical checks
Short Passage - each candidate executes a short pre-planned passage as skipper where testing of the following is required:

  • Coming alongside / berthing / un-berthing

  • Man overboard recovery

  • 360 degree turn

  •  3 point turn

  • Navigation skills

  • Handling under sail (for sail endorsement)

Theory examinations cover the following subjects:

  • Collision regulations

  • Navigation lights

  • Shapes and sounds

  • Buoyage (IALA A & B)

  • Harbour pilotage

  • VHF Radio

  • Variation & deviation

  • Chartwork /symbols & abbreviations

  • Tides- height of tide and drying height

  • Basic position fixing

  • Weather

  • Course to steer to counteract tide or current

  • Set & drift / leeway

  • Pilotage- required for coastal knowledge

Click Here For the IYT ICC Course notes.