Since the UK left the EU on 31 December 2020, it has officially been listed as a ‘third country’ by the EU. This has resulted in some RYA certificates no longer being recognised by the Spanish Government for use on Spanish flagged boats, as this UK certification was seen as coming from outside the EU.
Following persistent and coordinated consultations by the RYA through the UK Government with Spain’s General Directorate for Merchant Marine (DGMM), they have received confirmation that its International Certificates of Competence (ICC) and several of its course completion certificates and other Certificates of Competence remain valid for skippering Spanish flagged boats.
The British titles now valid for sailing in Spain are as follows: RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence; RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence; RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence; RYA Day Skipper; RYA Powerboat Level 2; RYA International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (ICC).
For full details, visit the RYA website.
Article source: wwww.rya.org.uk