But the fact is if you are not an UK citizen you cannot present for the ICC in Europe (maybe in Gibraltar ?).
Thats been changed. You can now as a foreign national, from a country that doesn't issue ICCs do an ICC in any irish or UK school
. You can also do it through IYT in florida
( which is a /ISA/RYA school).
In greece the exact requirement is that you must have a document from a recognized authority in your country that shows you are competent. That has been interpreted by some, including port police to mean an ICC. But in fact if you are from a non ICC country then you can use your own local certificate ( such as an ASA
For your benefit I include some helpful tips
Leaving the dock
is non mandatory; returning is!
If you are wondering where you need to go, try to turn the wheel
towards the shore. Buildings will get bigger as you go.
On the contrary, if you turn the wheel
on the opposite direction, they will probably get smaller.
Who ever told you that sailing is dangerous was wrong; what is dangerous is sinking.
If you are on board wishing you were on the shore you are doing something wrong – usually people wish to be on board rather on the shore.
The only time you can think that you have enough fuel is if you are on fire.
If you are traveling with a skipper
, learn from his mistakes
. You will have as much time as you want to commit your own mistakes
Try to keep the number of departures from the dock
equal to the number of arrivals
The probability of a sailing yacht’s arrival is inversely proportional to the speed; the higher the speed the lower the probability to dock safety
Making smooth return to the dock is easy if you follow the rules; the only problem is that no one really knows which these rules are.
If you see a huge boat coming against you and not changing direction , maybe you should decide to change yours.
If you keep the pointy end of the vessel going straight, you are probably doing something right
Looking around always helps you; you are more likely to miss things.
Good judgment is the result of experience; experience usually comes as result of good judgment.
If you are stepping up from a life raft you are good; the opposite is not something to brag about
If you see the skipper sweating, it’s not because it’s warm
According to reliable sources, if you see clouds gathering avoid taking pictures and try to berth somewhere safe – chances are there is something called a "storm" coming.
If your brain didn’t take you somewhere ten minutes ago, you shouldn’t take your sailing boat there
If you see from the cabin’s windows water
going around the vessel, there is something terribly wrong outside
When sailing, you always have two bags with you. One is luck and the other is experience. If you bag with experience empties before the one with luck, your security
deposit is most likely gone.