Originally Posted by Global nomad
Good point, Lou. Although I seem to be stuck in/around US waters for the foreseeable future. To me, getting a solid education on navigation
seemed like time well spent, and Starpath seems solid, so far.
Anyway, Iíve been confused by RYA - the real exam (Yachtmaster series?) seems to be independent of whatever means one accumulates the necessary knowledge, although certainly there are various smaller RYA courses along the way that one can take, and I donít doubt those do a good job of focusing on passing the Yachtmaster exam.
Thats right, I don't have a good English
though but ASA is more a school
than RYA is.
RYA, there is no "classes" to teach you sailing. They validate your skills and competence. You can do some training
, mile building with RYA before taking the tests (which is given by a third party, RYA instructor)
On top of that, if a day you wish to charter
out of the US, you'll be stuck with ASA...
You'll need an ICC
(International certificate of competence), and you got it with RYA.
If I have to redo everything, I'll go for RYA 100%.
I loved when I did my classes
with ASA instructors, it was great but out of that, it has no value out if US unfortunately.