Sailing licenses valid in Spain (including Balearics and Canary Islands)
What documents are required to rent a yacht in Spain? This is an important issue for skippers planning to charter a yacht in Spain. If you are thinking of sailing around Balearic Islands or Canary Islands please check your sailing licence.
Licences issued in Germany
German Sailing Federation licences:
Except in those cases where the card itself indicates otherwise, all titles of the D.S.V. include the handling of motorboats and sailboats.
A - INLAND WATERS - Inland water navigation.
R - LOCAL WATERS - Navigation in view of the coast
BR – COASTAL - Not more than 12 miles from the coast.
BK - GRAND CABOTAGE - Unrestricted within the Mediterranean Sea and up to 30 miles from the coast outside the Mediterranean Sea.
C - MARITIME NAVIGATION - No restrictions.
SPORTBOOTFÜHRERSCHEIN BINNEN - Not more than three miles from the coast.
SPORTKÜSTEN-SCHIFFERSCHEIN - Not more than 30 miles from the coast.
SPORTBOOT-FÜRERSCHEIN SEE SPORTBOOT-FÜRERSCHEIN - Navigation in view of the coast.
Licences issued in United Kingdom
RYA (Royal Yachting Association):
COASTAL SKIPPER - Boats up to 24 m. long, not more than 20 miles from the coast.
YATCHMASTER OFFSHORE - Boats up to 24 m. long, not more than 150 miles from the coast.
YATCHMASTER OFFSHORE with commercial endorsement - Boats of up to 200 gross tons, not more than 150 miles from the coast.
OCEAN YACHTMASTER - Boats up to 24 m. long, without limitations.
YACHTMASTER OCEAN with commercial endorsement - Boats up to 200 gross tons, without limitations.
INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE FOR OPERATOR OF PLEASURE CRAFT - Boats up to 24 m. long.
Other sailing licences valid in Spain by country of origin are listed in the file below. Please click to download.
Source: Real Decreto 875/2014, de 10 de octubre, por el que se regulan las titulaciones náuticas para el gobierno de las embarcaciones de recreo Ministerio de Fomento.