GET YOUR ICC LICENSE IN 2 WEEKS
Category: Sail Training
Sailing training with Smart Sailing Academy:
- Learn sailing at sea by sailing around magnificent South Aegean bays and Greek Islands;
- IYT certified and experienced instructors;
- Get internationally valid license which is accepted by charter companies and many countries;
- Sail with comfortable, modern and luxorious sailing boats;
- Holiday with Unforgetable experience and full of activities!
Join our specialized sail training program and get your IYT Bareboat and ICC License in only two weeks while sailing amongst the beautiful islands of the Aegean Sea! We offer courses year-round, so just choose the date that fits you and participate in one of our MCA-approved training voyages. We offer quality sailing education and constant supervision by our highly trained instructors, who are always ready to answer your questions or offer advice. Upon completion of the course and a successful exam result, you will be presented with a MCA-approved IYT certificate. This IYT certificate will enable you to skipper a sailing yacht in almost any part of the world, since IYT is recognized by over 40 countries. This means you can confidently and safely charter/buy a sailing yacht almost anywhere you want!
|5 year old school
||6 people maximum at our boats
||Our licenses are Internationally recognized
||All our instructors are IYT certified
||Modern, comfortable and luxorious boats
||Experienced and professional team
WHAT IS ICC ?
The ICC is a certified level of competency required when operating pleasure craft in most European Coastal or Inland waters. Although ICC is valid in any country that signed the agreement, many other countries that did not sign may also require this certificate. If a boat owner requires evidence of competence when visiting another European country the ICC will frequently suffice. It can also be useful for people wishing to charter a yacht. IYT Worldwide has been approved by the Irish Government to issue ICC Licenses to qualified applicants of any nationality on their behalf. IYT Worldwide has also had approval from the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency of Great Britain) for many years to issue ICC Licenses. ICC Licenses have endorsements such as: Power, Sail, Coastal (Offshore), Inland (CEVNI) and Personal Water Craft (PWC)
WHAT WILL I DO FOR 2 WEEKS ?
A typical training course starts from Marmaris/Rhodes and follows the route you have chosen. Theory courses and the practical training is given while you live on the sailing yacht, 24 hours a day. Along the route, we can anchor near idyllic islands or in a secret cove, as you dive into the aquamarine beauty of the sea. Behold spectacular sunsets as you dine on local delicacies, fall asleep under the star-studded sky and find true peace of mind... Explore historical sites; let your eyes feast upon the plethora of sea-life, live a life you could have only have read about before! After you have returned to your normal life, all of this might seem like a dream to you, but that IYT certificate will prove that dreams do come true… Arrival and departure to the sailing yacht is on Saturdays. You can select a route in the Routes section. You can browse through our timetable in the Schedule section and decide on when to join. If you join as a group or if all the participants of that week agree, we can change our route. Commonly asked questions are answered in the F.A.Q. section and we are always happy to respond to your inquires in person.
- You will stay on board the yacht for 14 nights in a typical two week program
- Our sailing yachts have 4 cabins plus an additional skippers’ cabin..
- We train a maximum of 6 people on one yacht or a maximum of 8 (with guests)
- We provide bed sheets, pillow covers and a towel for each person
- The crew of each sailing yacht will make a collective shopping and share costs equally. We can provide a suggested shopping list. People can decide on whether to cook on board or enjoy local delicacies in seaside restaurants. The Skipper/Instructor is fed at the crews’ expense.
CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT
- We stop in a different bay or island for each night. Our routes are published yearly and they will be either along the Turkish coast or Greek Islands depending on the particular week(s). You can browse through our routes here:( Program )
- In the morning, an optional tour/trek will be organized by the Skipper at 8:00 AM to visit a historical site or just enjoy nature. Theory is taught after breakfast (10:00-12:00)
- In our region, the wind usually picks up at around 12:00 PM, so we depart for our next location at around noon.
- After arrival to our destination (16:00-18:00), people will have free time until dinner. You may choose to swim, rest, study or go for a nature walk.
- Dinner is held at 19:30 and continues for a few hours as we enjoy the local cuisine and indulge in conversation. After dinner you may participate in playing games (cards, chess, etc.), listening to music or just enjoying nature…
- Saturday is check-in and meeting day. Our sailing yachts are located in Belediye Marina(Marmaris) or Mandraki Marina(Rhodes) .You can check in anytime after 16:00 and settle on board.
- Our first briefing is held at approximately 17:00 and then we stock up on provisions. We have our first dinner together in the marina and afterwards people can explore the colorful Marmarisian night life!
- Sunday is our first day of sailing. We finish last minute shopping and start our voyage around noon.
- Our sailing tour ends Friday (1 or 2 weeks later); after 16:00. You may leave the yacht or stay one more night to enjoy Marmaris. All Yachts have to be empty by 10:00 on Saturday morning to allow for cleaning and preparation for the next group.
1500€ for two weeks of sailing (Summer Season). Includes ICC and IYT Bareboat Skipper License.
Please check out our complete price list
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METAWORDS FOR ICC
ENGLISH : icc, sailing school, sailing training, sailing license, learn sailing, Aegean sailing school
DANISH : icc, sejlerskole, sejltræning, sejlads licens,lære at sejle, Ægæiske sejlerskole
SWEDISH : icc, seglarskola, seglingsträning, segling licens, lära segling, Aegean seglarskola
NORWEGIAN : icc, seilskole, seiletrening, båtførerprøven, lære seiling, Aegean seilskole
GERMAN : icc, Segelschule, Segelschul, Segelschein, Segeln lernen, Aegean Segelschulel
FRENCH : icc, école de voile, formation de la voile, permis de navigation, apprendre la voile, École de voile Egée
DUTCH : icc, zeilschool, zeilen training, vaarbewijs, leren zeilen, Aegean zeilschooll
RUSSIAN : icc, школа парусного спорта, парусная подготовка, парусная лицензии, узнать парусный спорт, Эгейское школа парусного спорта
it is lying between the islands of Nisyros and Kalymnos, close to the coasts of Asia Minor. It is the greenest and most fertile island of the group and the second most touristy and popular island after cosmopolitan Rhodes. At first sight, Kos may be a bit disappointing with, its many bars and huge hotel complexes lining the coast. However, after a while, visitors will find that it is a very beautiful and attractive island with quiet nooks, appealing mountainous villages, an excellent touristy infrastructure, verdant landscape, abundant ground water and superb beaches of various sizes and colors.
Home of the Hippocrates, the father of medicine, which is a large island full of contrasts. Rich in history, with many ancient ruins, as well as modern, lively towns, Kos is most enjoyable. Apart from the main, busy harbour, you can also visit Kamares, a more secluded cove.
Kardemena – This harbor lies on the SE coast of the island. It used to be a small fishing village but now has become a resort area. It provides good shelter from the Meltem, there is a pier to moor on to but at night due to the nightlife it can get a bit noisy. Fuel, water and provisioning are available.
Limin Kos - A fairly busy harbor as there are small boats that go back and forth from Turkey. During the Meltem it offers good shelter but it does tend to swell up. All facilities are available. Masthari – This is a small fishing village on the NW coast of Kos. There is a new mole and offers good shelter from the Meltem.
Ormos Kamares – This small bay is located on the South end of the island. It offers good shelter from the Meltem and there is a small mole to moor on to. Water is also available at the mole as well as few tavernas.
The island was originally colonized by the Carians. A contingent from Kos participated in the War of Troy. The Dorian’s invaded it in the 11th century BC, establishing a Dorian colony with a large contingent of settlers from Epidaurus who took with them their Asclepius cult and made their new home famous for its sanatoria. The other chief sources of the island's wealth lay in its wines, and in later days, in its silk manufacture.
Its early history as part of the religious-political amphictyony that included Lindos, Kamiros, Ialysos, Cnidus and Halicarnassus, the Dorian Hexapolis (Greek for six cities), is obscure. At the end of the 6th century Kos fell under Achaemenid domination, but rebelled after the Greek victory at Cape Mykale in 479. During the Greco-Persian Wars, when it expelled the Persians twice, it was ruled by tyrants, but as a rule it seems to have been under oligarchic government. In the 5th century it joined the Delian League, and after the revolt of Rhodes served as the chief Athenian station in the south-eastern Aegean (411-407). In 366 BC, a democracy was instituted. After helping to weaken Athenian power, in the Social War (357-355 BC), it fell for a few years to the king Mausolus of Caria. In 366 BC, the capital was transferred from Astypalaia to the new-built town of Kos, laid out in a Hippodamian grid plan.
In the Hellenistic age Kos attained the zenith of its prosperity. Its alliance was valued by the kings of Egypt, who used it as an outpost for their navy to watch the Aegean. Kos was also known as Meropis and Nymphea. Diodorus Siculus and Strabo describe it as a well-fortified port. Its position gave it a high importance in Aegean trade; while the island itself was rich in wines of considerable fame. Under Alexander III of Macedon and the Egyptian Ptolemy’s (from 336 B.C.) the town developed into one of the great centers in the Aegean. Except for occasional incursions by corsairs and some severe earthquakes, the island has rarely had its peace disturbed. Following the lead of its great neighbor, Rhodes, Kos generally displayed a friendly attitude towards the Romans; in 53 AD it was made a free city.
The island was later conquered by the Venetians, who then sold it to the Knights Hospitaller of Rhodes (the Knights of St John) in 1315. Two hundred years later the Knights faced the threat of a Turkish invasion and abandoned the island to the Ottoman Empire in 1523. The Ottomans ruled Kos for 400 years until it was transferred to Italy in 1912. In World War II, the island was taken over by the Axis powers. It was occupied by Italian troops until the Italian surrender in 1943. British and German forces then clashed for control of the island in the Battle of Kos, in which the Germans were victorious. German troops occupied the island until 1945, when it became a protectorate of the United Kingdom, who ceded it to Greece in 1947.