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.