At the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School we can prepare you to safely and competently skipper a yacht, even if you have limited, or no previous experience and get you ready for the perfect holiday with family or friends.
We’ve designed two packages which will enable you to obtain an ICC (International Certificate of Competency). The ICC is an EU wide certificate and is the qualification that most yacht charter companies in the Mediterranean and further afield will look for before handing over the boat. Our programmes will not only teach you the necessary skills, it'll be great fun along the way and with some excellent discounts on offer shouldn't be too sore on the pocket either!
Option 1: Only have limited yachting experience or none at all?
We can take you through all the steps to gain the experience and skills required to safely navigate and sail your very own yacht. If you’ve not got any previous yachting experience, then this route is for you;
Upon completion of these programmes you will be eligible for an ICC. By booking this programme we are delighted to offer the courses for a discounted rate of €1,499, reduced from €1,798. Payments can be made in instalments and our team would be more than happy to discuss options on 01 2844195 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Option 2: Have Some Previous Yachting Experience?
For those with some previous yachting experience (please see Day Skipper Practical Course Pre-Requisites) we would recommend the following:
Upon completion of these programmes you will be eligible for an ICC. By booking this programme we are delighted to offer the courses for a discounted rate of €950, reduced from €1099. Payments can be made in instalments and our team would be more than happy to discuss options on 01 2844195 or by email to email@example.com.
Further Training and Discounts…
If you have booked one of the above options, we are delighted to offer some further training you may find useful
Want to bring a friend or partner on a course?
They can join you on one of you practical programmes and complete the RYA Competent Crew syllabus for only €595, reduced from €699. This is ideal as they will then have a set of important skills to assist you, the skipper, when on board a yacht.
Communication at Sea – VHF Licence
VHF Licences are usually a legal requirement to operate a VHF radio set. Our VHF SRC Course is certified by the Department of the Marine and in addition to gaining this all important qualification, our course will teach you the ins and outs of routine communication, how to summon help efficiently in an emergency leaving you confident to communicate at sea. We have a reduced price of €149 (reduced from €189) for programme participants.
Sea Survival Course
Should the worst happen our RYA/ISAF Sea Survival Course will prepare you. In addition to time in the classroom covering distress and survival techniques there is also a practical session where participants will get experience handling, boarding and using a life raft in a local swimming pool. For programme participants we can offer a reduced price of €239, reduced from €299.
We would be delighted to chat to you about any of our programmes and can offer advice about what is right for each individual’s circumstances. We can also organise payments in installments. We are contactable by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 01 2844195 and would be delighted to answer any questions you may have.