Client:     Aspiring Skippers.  Successful completion will give an ICC equivalent.

Dates:      TBD

Info:        Five days live-aboard on the beautiful south shore of Nova Scotia.

nternational Certificate of Competency & CEVNI Exams
Discovery Sailing is also authorized to assess for the International Certificate of Competency and CEVNI exams which are required to operate small non-commercial vessels in some foreign charter destinations such as Europe, the Mediterranean, etc. (more information). The cost for the ICC assessment is CAD$500 total. If the candidate has completed the online course below, the cost for the practical portion of the assessment is CAD$250.

The ICC assessment is one day in length. Candidates are urged to complete the ICC online theory course delivered by Navathome via Discovery Sailing.

During the course, we cover the following topics:

  1. Preparation for sea
  2. deck work
  3. navigation
  4. pilotage
  5. meteorology
  6. rules of the road
  7. maintenance and repair work
  8. engines
  9. provisioning
  10. emergency situations
  11. yacht handling under power
  12. yacht handling under sail
  13. passage making
  14. night cruising

Sail Canada Intermediate or equivalent

Cost for the course is CAD$250.

Course includes practice chart and almanac booklet.

If you need a room before and after the course, we have negotiated a special Discovery Sailing room rate for your convenience.   If you would like to book a room using our Discovery rate (20% discount), please call or email Jeff Greene at 902-627-3361 or at jeff.greene@atlanticaoakisland.com.

“Captain Yoda; I am already sad that the week is over. I wish I could sail under your tutelage for a month at least! It was one of the best experiences of my life. Thank you for your commitment to a positive learning environment, devotion to developing new sailors, your never ending energy (?!) and the sharing of your passion with a greenhorn like myself. Until anon, DM”

D.M., Day Skipper Student