What qualifications do you need to sail around the world?

What qualifications do you need to sail around the world?

The most accepted are the International Certificate of Competency (ICC) and the International Sailing License and Credentials (SLC). The ICC is recognized by the United Nations and used through much of Europe and the Mediterranean, and should qualify you for any charter.

What is an MNA sailing?

The Member National Authorities (MNAs) are the principle members of World Sailing and are responsible for the decision making process that governs the sailing world. They are the national governing bodies for the sport of sailing around the world.

What does ISAF stand for in sailing?

On 5 August 1996, the IYRU changed its name to the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

Can you sail around the world without a passport?

While you do not need a passport for international waters, you will need this and proof of ownership of your boat (and possibly a Visa) when entering another country’s port. Setting out on a trip around the world via boat is no easy task.

Where is world sailing?

Address & Directions. The World Sailing Executive Office is based in London, Great Britain.

What is ISAF group1?

A sailor who has not yet reached his 18th birthday is deemed to be Group 1. A sailor who, after his 18th birthday, applies for a classification shall only take into consideration his activity between his 18th birthday and the Classification Date.

How hard is the Yachtmaster exam?

Many people choose to go for the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence first. The exam is not quite as tough, for example you are examined for up to only 10 hours as opposed to the 12 hours for Yachtmaster Offshore. That is still 10 hours though so you need to know your stuff.

What sailing qualifications do you need to sail?

The sailing qualifications required to sail vary from country to country as mentioned above. There may not be a legal requirement in some countries to show a certificate of competence, it’s always best to still get yourself a certificate for peace of mind.

What certification do I need to sail around the world?

So if you wanted to sail around the world for recreational use, .this would be the ideal certification for you. The next course/certification you can get is the International certificate of competence (ICC).

Can I sail overseas with an American sailing license?

This means that even if you have a local sailing license such as one from American Sailing Association (ASA) or have met all the sailing requirements in your state, it might not be accepted overseas. That’s why we recommend that you get the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) if you would like to go beyond local water bodies.

Why choose a US Sailing School?

When you learn to sail at a US Sailing school, you’re learning from the best. US Sailing, the National Governing Body for the Sport of Sailing, has been serving sailors since 1897 and our commitment to our more than 45,000 members is to provide a safe, fun and successful experience.