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CVs and Requirements

CVs and Requirements

The Moorings offers a wide range of charter options to choose from and services to help make your vacation easy and unforgettable. Regardless of your experience, you can charter with The Moorings on our custom built fleet in any or all of our breathtaking worldwide destinations. 

View the sections below to find your ideal charter style, essential extras for your trip, important details & policies, and more…

 

CV’s and requirements

Sailing & Power CV’s

No formal certification is required for most regions. Complete our Sailing or Power CV and we will immediately inform you which destinations are appropriate for your experience. Depending on your experience, you can charter a full yacht or choose to hire a Moorings Skipper by the day or for the duration of your entire charter.

Sailing CV

Power CV

  

Sail & Power Requirements

Certain regions in the Mediterranean and Seychelles require formal certifications to charter a Sail or Power yacht. Please find your desired destination and boat type below to learn more about the certifications required.

Croatia Sailing

Croatia Sailing Requirements

To sail in this destination you’ll need a sailing licence. The requirement is (at min.) an ICC, RYA Day Skipper qualification or above, plus a VHF licence. Original license/certificate must be presented upon check-in at the base.

Skipper is required to have a VHF Radio Operator’s Licence:

A list of officially accepted licenses is available at the Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs. Please check the list of officially accepted licences before contacting the base with any queries as the list is updated every few months. This list is organised by country and details the accepted competence levels for experience, boat size and distance-from-shore-sailing for the various certificates accepted. Please contact your Holiday Planner for more information.

Croatia – Sailing Requirements

To charter in Croatia, there must be at least one certified skipper over 18 years old. The skipper should be competent at handling a yacht in close quarters, anchoring and mooring in varying conditions and be able to use navigation and pilotage skills to plan the day’s sailing and know your position at any time. As a yacht skipper, you are required to have an official sailing license or a certificate issued by a government of state approved organisation as detailed below:

Skipper is required to have one (1) of the following

*RYA Day Skipper Course

*ICC (International Certificate of Competence), International

*IPC (International Proficiency Certificate), America

*Prerequisites: ASA 104 or US Sailing “Bareboat Cruising Course”

*NauticEd SLC (International Sailing License and Credentials), International

OR

*UK – MCA Master (Yacht less than 500 gt), RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate or above

*USA – US Sailing “Basic Keelboat”, ASA “103 Basic Coastal Cruising” or above

*Germany – “Sportbootführerschein See“ or above

*Belgium – Algemeen Stuurbrevet/ Brevet de conduite général

*France – LE PERMIS PLAISANCE

Charter Preparation Tips

It is essential that you take your original skippers licence or certificate with you in the event that the Port Authorities ask you to present it to them. If you do not have an official sailing licence, by law the team at base will not be able to allow you to charter without an officially certified skipper onboard.

What if I do not have a licence?

If you do not hold a recognized sailing licence, we will assist you in finding an accredited program.

In Croatia, Sunsail Agana RYA Sailing School runs RYA Day Skipper and RYA Competent Crew courses. Completion of the RYA Day Skipper Course will also guarantee you the ICC on application without any further courses or exams.

Please contact one of our Holiday Planners to learn more!

Croatia Power

Croatia Power Boating Requirements

To sail in this destination you’ll need a licence. Original licence/certificate must be presented upon check-in at the base.

Skipper is required to have a VHF Radio Operator’s Licence:

A list of officially accepted licenses is available at the Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs. Please check the list of officially accepted licences before contacting the base with any queries as the list is updated every few months. This list is organized by country and details the accepted competence levels for experience, boat size and distance-from-shore sailing for the various certificates accepted.

The skipper is responsible for confirming that the specifications of his licence are consistent with the required competency in commanding a yacht of the size/type he or she will be chartering, as well as navigating waters comparable to those he or she will be visiting. Please contact your Holiday Planner for more information.

Croatia – Power Requirements

To charter in Croatia, there must be at least one certified skipper over 18 years old. The skipper should be competent at handling a yacht in close quarters, anchoring and mooring in varying conditions and be able to use navigation and pilotage skills to plan the day’s sailing and know your position at any time. As a yacht skipper, you are required to have a recognized Motor/Power Boat licence from a recognized association AND/OR an ICC as detailed below:

Skipper is required to have one (1) of the following

• US PowerBoating Association – “Inshore Powerboat Cruising” or above

• RYA – “Level 2 Powerboat Handling” or above

• Or a similar/equivalent certification from any recognized sailing association

AND/OR

• ICC (International Certificate of Competence) in the Power 10 meters and over category

+ PLUS VHF Licence

Charter Preparation Tips

It is essential that you take your original skippers licence or certificate with you in the event that the Port Authorities ask you to present it to them. If you do not have an official sailing licence, by law the team at base will not be able to allow you to charter without an officially certified skipper onboard.

What if I do not have a licence?

If you do not hold a recognised sailing licence, we will assist you in finding an accredited program.

Please contact one of our Holiday Planners to learn more!

Greece Sailing

Greece – Sailing Requirements:

To sail in this destination you’ll need one of the following certifications: ICC. Original licence/certificate must be presented upon check in at the base.

To charter a yacht in Greece, there must be at least one certified skipper and one experienced crew member, both over 18 years old. The skipper should be competent at handling a yacht in close quarters, anchoring and mooring in varying conditions and be able to use navigation and pilotage skills to plan the day’s sailing and know your position at any time. The Skipper should be accompanied by at least one crew member (First Mate) of “Competent Crew” level or a similar/equivalent certification from any recognised sailing association.* As a yacht skipper, you are required to have a sailing license or a certificate from a recognised sailing association AND/OR an ICC or IPC as detailed below:

Skipper is required to have one (1) of the following:

• ICC (International Certificate of Competence), International • IPC (International Proficiency Certificate), America

*Prerequisites: ASA 104 or US Sailing “Bareboat Cruising Course”

*Upon completion of the ASA 104 OR US Sailing Bareboat Cruising *minimum requirement, sailors must apply for the IPC Certificate to charter in European/Mediterranean Waters prior to arrival

>How to apply for the IPC if you have ASA 104 Certification

>How to apply for the IPC if you have US Sailing Bareboat Cruising Certification

• NauticEd SLC (International Sailing License and Credentials), International

OR

• UK – ICC (International Certificate of Competence), International

• USA – US Sailing “Bareboat Cruising Course”, ASA “104 Bareboat Cruising Course” or above

• Germany – “Sportbootführerschein See“ or above

• Belgium – Algemeen Stuurbrevet/ Brevet de conduite général

• France – LE PERMIS PLAISANCE

Charter Preparation Tips

A copy of all sailing certificates must be sent to the base and received at least 2 weeks before the start of the charter. It is also required that skippers take their original copies of certificates with them, as they will be asked to present them with their boat paper to the port authorities on arrival.

What if I do not have a licence?

If you do not hold a recognized sailing licence, we will assist you in finding an accredited program. Please contact one of our Holiday Planners to learn more!

*If the First Mate does NOT have a sailing license, they must fill out a sailing resume/CV to confirm that they have the necessary skills to sail in Greece aboard a charter vessel. They must also fill out a Declaration of Honor to provide a legal declaration to the Greek Port Authorities that said crew member is competent to crew aboard a chartered yacht.

Please contact one of our Holiday Planners to learn more!

Greece Power

Greece – Power Boating Requirements:

To sail in this destination you’ll need a licence. Original licence/certificate must be presented upon check-in at the base.

To charter a yacht in Greece, there must be at least one certified skipper and one experienced crew member, both over 18 years old. The skipper should be competent at handling a yacht in close quarters, anchoring and mooring in varying conditions and be able to use navigation and pilotage skills to plan the day’s sailing and know your position at any time. The Skipper should be accompanied by at least one crew member (First Mate) of “Competent Crew” level or a similar/equivalent certification from any recognised sailing association.* As a yacht skipper, you are required to have a recognized Motor/Power Boat licence from a recognized association AND/OR an ICC as detailed below:

Skipper is required to have one (1) of the following:

*US PowerBoating Association – “Inshore Powerboat Cruising” or above

*Or a similar/equivalent certification from any recognized sailing association

AND/OR

*ICC (International Certificate of Competence) in the Power 10 meters and over category

*The skipper is responsible for confirming that the specifications of his licence are consistent with the required competency in commanding a yacht of the size/type he or she will be chartering, as well as navigating waters comparable to those he or she will be visiting.

Charter Preparation Tips

A copy of all certificates must be sent to the base and received at least 2 weeks before the start of the charter. It is also required that skippers take their original copies of certificates with them, as they will be asked to present them with their boat paper to the port authorities on arrival.

What if I do not have a licence?

If you do not hold a recognised sailing licence, we will assist you in finding an accredited program.

Please contact one of our Holiday Planners to learn more!

*If the First Mate does NOT have a motor boat license, they must fill out a Moorings PowerBoat resume to confirm that they have the necessary skills to boat in Greece aboard a Moorings vessel. They must also fill outa Declaration of Honour to provide a legal declaration to the Greek Port Authorities that said crew member is competent to crew aboard a chartered yacht.

Italy Sailing

Italy – Sailing Requirements:

To sail in this destination you’ll need one of the following certifications: RYA Day Skipper or ICC. Original license/certificate must be submitted in advance and presented upon check in at the base.

To charter in Italy, there must be at least one certified skipper over 18 years old. The skipper should be competent at handling a yacht in close quarters, anchoring and mooring in varying conditions and be able to use navigation and pilotage skills to plan the day’s sailing and know your position at any time. As a yacht skipper, you are required to have an official sailing licence or a certificate issued by the government of state approved organisation as detailed below:

Skippers must have a sailing licence approved in their country of origin:Skipper is required to have one (1) of the following:

• ICC (International Certificate of Competence), International

*Prerequisites: RYA “Day Skipper Course” or complete the ICC Assessment form to prove competence from previous experience.

• IPC (International Proficiency Certificate), America

*Prerequisites: ASA 104 or US Sailing “Bareboat Cruising Course”

• NauticEd SLC (International Sailing License and Credentials), International

OR

• UK – RYA Day Skipper practical (with our without photo)

• USA – US Sailing “Bareboat Cruising Course”, ASA “104 Bareboat Cruising Course” or above

• Germany – “Sportbootführerschein See“ or above

• Belgium – Algemeen Stuurbrevet/ Brevet de conduite général

• France – LE PERMIS PLAISANCE

European Citizens

If a Sailing Licence is not compulsory in their country of origin they must have a Declaration from the country’s authority stating that a sailing license is not required and this declaration must be on the skipper’s name. However we would recommend that European citizens have one of the above certificates which are recognised in Italy.

Charter Preparation Tips

All sailing certificates must be sent to the base and received at least 2 weeks before the start of the charter. It is essential that you take your original skippers licence or certificate with you in the event that the Port Authorities ask you to present it to them. If you do not have an official sailing licence, by law the team at base will not be able to allow you to charter without an officially certified skipper onboard.

What if I do not have a licence?

If you do not hold a recognised sailing licence, we will assist you in finding an accredited program.

Please contact one of our Holiday Planners to learn more!

Seychelles Sailing

Seychelles – Sailing Requirements:

To sail in this destination you’ll need one of the following certifications: ICC or RYA Day Skipper. Original license/certification must be submitted in advance of travel & presented upon check in at the base.

To charter in Seychelles, there must be at least one certified skipper over 18 years old. The skipper should be competent at handling a yacht in close quarters, anchoring and mooring in varying conditions and be able to use navigation and pilotage skills to plan the day’s sailing and know your position at any time. As a yacht skipper, you are required to have an official sailing licence or a certificate issued by a government of state approved organisation as detailed below:

Skipper is required to have one (1) of the following:

• ICC (International Certificate of Competence), International

*Prerequisites: RYA “Day Skipper Course” or complete the ICC Assessment form to prove competence from previous experience.

• IPC (International Proficiency Certificate), America Prerequisites: ASA 104 or US Sailing “Bareboat Cruising Course”

• NauticEd SLC (International Sailing License and Credentials), International

OR

• UK – MCA Master (Yacht less than 500 gt), RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate or above

• USA – US Sailing “Basic Keelboat”, ASA “103 Basic Coastal Cruising” or above

• Germany – “Sportbootführerschein See“ or above

• Belgium – Algemeen Stuurbrevet/ Brevet de conduite général

• France – LE PERMIS PLAISANCE

Skipper is required to have a VHF Radio Operator’s Licence, please contact your Holiday Planning specialist if you need additional information.

If a Sailing Licence is not compulsory in their country of origin they must have a Declaration from the country’s authority stating that a sailing licence is not required and this declaration must be in the skipper’s name. However, we would recommend that European citizens have one of the above certificates which are recognised.

Charter Preparation Tips

All sailing certificates must be sent to the base and received at least 2 weeks before the start of the charter. It is essential that you take your original skippers licence or certificate with you in the event that the Port Authorities ask you to present it to them. If you do not have an official sailing licence, by law the team at base will not be able to allow you to charter without an officially certified skipper onboard.

What if I do not have a licence?

If you do not hold a recognised sailing licence, we will assist you in finding an accredited program. Please contact one of our Holiday Planners to learn more!

Please contact one of our Holiday Planners to learn more!

Seychelles Power

Seychelles – Power Boating Requirements:

To sail in this destination you’ll need a licence. Original licence/certificate must be presented upon check-in at the base.

To charter in Seychelles, there must be at least one certified skipper over 18 years old. The skipper should be competent at handling a yacht in close quarters, anchoring and mooring in varying conditions and be able to use navigation and pilotage skills to plan the day’s sailing and know your position at any time. As a yacht skipper, you are required to have a recognized Motor/Power Boat licence from a recognised association AND/OR an ICC as detailed below:

Skipper is required to have one (1) of the following:

*US PowerBoating Association – “Inshore Powerboat Cruising” or above

*RYA – “Level 2 Powerboat Handling” or above

*Or a similar/equivalent certification from any recognized sailing association

AND/OR

*ICC (International Certificate of Competence) in the Power 10 meters and over category

Skipper is required to have a VHF radio operator’s licence:

The skipper is responsible for confirming that the specifications of his licence are consistent with the required competency in commanding a yacht of the size/type he or she will be chartering, as well as navigating waters comparable to those he or she will be visiting.

Charter Preparation Tips

It is essential that you take your original skippers license or certificate with you in the event that the Port Authorities ask you to present it to them. If you do not have an official sailing licence, by law the team at base will not be able to allow you to charter without an officially certified skipper onboard.

What if I do not have a licence?

If you do not hold a recognised sailing licence, we will assist you in finding an accredited program.

Please contact one of our Holiday Planners to learn more!

Belize Charter Application

To charter in Belize without a skipper, you must fill out this application to obtain a Temporary Certificate of Competency. Your application will be submitted to the Belizean Port Authorities. This temporary Certificate of Competency is required for all bareboat charters in Belize. Please contact your pre-departure support agent for further information.

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