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This course is delivered by Navathome, a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in On-line training.

It covers the theory required for small boat owners and people who wish to undertake their International Certificate of Competence (ICC) Practical assessment, by looking at subjects such as parts of the boat, collision regulations, position fixing, course to steer, weather, safety and much more.

When sailing in foreign countries, the ICC is the proof you need to show a minimum qualification. This course includes animated diagrams on how to berth in varying wind conditions for both motor and sail. Man overboard recovery under motor and sail. Turning in a confined space under motor and sail.

Upgrade to Day Skipper
Students who complete this course with Navathome can take the upgrade to Day Skipper option saving the expense of paying for the full Day Skipper course in one payment.

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Why you should choose this course. 

Fantastic step by step active animations make every section of the course easy to follow and come to life. In addition you have an RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor to help if needed.

Priced at £130 for the ICC pack contains a practice Training chart, connection to the online course and questions. Along with a free Portland type plotter and a pair of brass dividers.

Postage is included within the UK and you will receive personal help throughout your course from our fully qualified RYA Instructor. 

Your course will not expire until you pass you will never need to buy the course again. Your access last 6 months after which there is a £30 option to renew as many times as you like until you pass. You can also put your course on hold if you go through a patch where you are unable to continue. 

Extended access

Once you have completed and passed your course you have free access to the lessons for two years.

Support, feedback and help

You will be tutored/supported by an experienced RYA St. Thomas More Sailing instructor working on behalf of We do not run practical courses so the attention of our instructors is devoted to being available and able to assist you whenever you need it. You are also welcome to come along to our free drop-in sessions at our base here at St. Thomas More Catholic Academy to help with any of the tricker stuff.

More information

You can book your course on line and be working straight away on the sections where the RYA pack is not needed. Your RYA pack will normally be posted first class within 1 working day.

Do your theory in the comfort of your own home and you are not under pressure to keep up, can do it whenever you feel like it and when you have the time.

Working with us, you have the opportunity to gain your Day Skipper theory certificate with distinction. The courses are full of animated graphics that take you step by step through every lesson.

Our prices are very competitive given the quality of the courses, the feedback we give and the friendly relationship we build with our students.

Syllabus for the ICC On-line theory course

  • Seamanship:- includes parts of the boat, types of warp, knots, chain, anchoring, tying up, preparation for sea and port or starboard tack.
  • Introduction to chart work:- chart Familiarisation, points of the compass, latitude and longitude, position of an object, using a Portland type plotter, finding position on a chart.
  • Tidal heights and streams:- what causes tides, terminology, tidal height calculations, using tide tables, using the tidal curve, secondary ports, computation of rates, tidal streams using tidal diamonds and the tidal stream atlas.
  • Position fixing:-, compass variation, compass deviation, position fixing using various methods, dead reckoning and estimated position.
  • Course to steer:- How to plot a course to steer taking into account tidal flow and leeway, how to maintain an accurate ground track.
  • GPS:- Abbreviations and terminology, how to use a GPS, raster and vector charts and updating charts.
  • Buoyage and pilotage:- Available information, identification of buoys and their lights and shapes, using forward and back bearings, using tidal graphs.
  • Safety:- Safety briefs, mayday and rescue, life jackets, abandon ship, actions in fog and radar reflectors.
  • Lessons on how to berth in varying conditions

Essential information on your Data

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with Navathome via This training website and database is held and maintained on a secure server. Navathome is an RYA training centre which specialises in online navigation training and will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.


To purchase and access the On-line course is simple! As all you need to do is to Book and then Pay On-line using the link below, and we will send you your practice navigation chart, access to the online almanac, supporting information (by post) and log-in details (by email) to get you started.

Please allow 5 days for delivery.

Once you have received your email you can log onto your account using your User name and Password and work through the exercises at your own pace, with the knowledge that support should you need it is just a click or a phone call away. 

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