Sailing in the Balearic Islands
A sailing permit or licence (título de recreo) is not needed to sail the following vessels during daylight hours in Spanish waters:
Motorboats up to 4 metres in length and with a maximum power of 10Kw
Sailing boats up to 5m in length
Canoes, kayaks and boats with motors less than 3.5Kw
All other vessels may only be handled by a person holding an appropriate licence. Failure to have a licence may result in the vessel being confiscated or a large fine.
Although a Yacht Masters Certificate (and translation into Spanish) or an ICC (International Certificate of Competence) are considered enough proof of competence to skipper a UK (or some other) flagged vessel, the ICC is not a recognised qualification for Spanish flagged vessels. Anyone resident in Spain must have a Spanish recognised qualification, the título de recreo.
Note: this information applies to recreational (not professional skipper) licences only.