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Old 22-10-2016, 23:24   #1
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RYA Yachtmaster ocean equivalents

I'm looking into doing my RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, or the equivalent.
Does anyone know the equivalent standard in ASA or CYA?
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Old 23-10-2016, 06:36   #2
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Re: RYA Yachtmaster ocean equivalents

There really isn't an equivalent in the ASA / CYA systems. The biggest thing that sets the RYA Yachtmaster Oceans apart is that it is a professional certification. By just adding on the required STCW courses, you have a license that will allow you to run boats as a paid captain anywhere in the world (with a few minor exceptions).

If you are just looking for the equivalent knowledge and have no interest in using your license professionally, you could do the ASA Coastal Navigation (105) & ASA Advanced Coastal Cruising (106) which roughly equates to Yachtmaster Coastal certification. You could add on ASA Celestial Navigation (107) & ASA Passage Making (108) which would roughly equate to Yachtmaster Offshore. Add in an ocean crossing where you do celestial navigation the entire way and you are close to Yachtmaster Oceans.

We offer Advanced Cruise and Learn courses that cover ASA 105 & 106 as well as Advanced Catamaran Cruise and Learn courses where we add in Cruising Catamaran (ASA 114). There are a few schools offering ASA 107 / 108 - we hope to be offering this in the near future. But none that I know of that are offering their students the chance to do an ocean crossing as part of the course.

Let me know if you have any questions I can help with regarding the ASA version of the training.
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Re: RYA Yachtmaster ocean equivalents

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By just adding on the required STCW courses, you have a license that will allow you to run boats as a paid captain anywhere in the world (with a few minor exceptions).

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Yes.

The exceptions being where the RYA refused to recognize equivalent (Italian, Spanish, German, etc.) certificates which in turn resulted in many countries refusing to accept RYA as commercially qualifying on boats flagged in these countries.

RYA Ocean is still great if you want to work on a UK, Aus, NZ, etc. boat.

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Re: RYA Yachtmaster ocean equivalents

Are you looking for a a commercial ticket or a recreational certification?
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Re: RYA Yachtmaster ocean equivalents

probably recreational, but I'm also thinking of commercial, depending on what I can find and what the cost is
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