Mate i did extensive research
into this to try avoid a headache.
I bought my boat
, and was not asked for an icc
in 3 months( at that point we had to leave being australian. Shengen visa thing)
In order to leave europe
shengen zone, we came up to croatia
. Wich i was expecting to be asked for icc from what i had read. So before leaving greece
i did it through a local charter
company that provides a yachtmaster to tick and flick your competence.
Then you send the signed bit of paper off to the RYA.
I had never stepped foot onto a sail boat
3 months prior to this. I learnt the practical via the rya book. Fairly simple. And prior to the actual assessment, i did a day or theory via downloading icc hand book ( tide work
, plotting fixes ect) most of it i knew. And passed the assesment very easily. I was suprised. Obviously 3 months does not make and experienced yachtsman..
All that aside when we got to croatia
2 months ago, no body asked for it in cavat were we cleared in, no one asked for it in italy
on the way here ( 3 day stop over) , and no one has asked for it since we have been cruising here..
The only other place my research
said i might need icc is montenegro.
The cost was 200 euro to have a yachtmaster on my boat. Another 100 odd euro to pay to RYA.
Cant help you with the U.S way of going about it. I was gona do it in Aus but like anything at home it would have cost double to be accessed.