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RYA, CYA, ASA Equivalants

I have searched but cannot find a chart that explains what the equivalent certification levels are between different organizations. I have come up with the following through educated guesses and was hoping someone could confirm if if I'm correct.

RYA Competent Crew=ASA103=CYA Basic Cruising Standard
RYA Day Skipper=ASA104=CYA Intermediate Cruising Standard
RYA Coastal Skipper=ASA106=CYA Advanced Cruising Standard
RYA Yachtmaster=ASA108=CYA Offshore Cruising Standard

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You are mostly correct. However, the RYA Yachtmaster has 3 levels - Coastal, Offshore and Ocean. All Yachtmaster levels can be commercially endorsed: Coastal - 20nm from a safe haven, Offshore 150 nm from a safe haven, and Ocean is unlimited. Commercial endorsement for Offshore and Ocean is to 200gt and is recognized in over 20 countries

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You are mostly correct. However, the RYA Yachtmaster has 3 levels - Coastal, Offshore and Ocean. All Yachtmaster levels can be commercially endorsed: Coastal - 20nm from a safe haven, Offshore 150 nm from a safe haven, and Ocean is unlimited. Commercial endorsement for Offshore and Ocean is to 200gt and is recognized in over 20 countries

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Those 20 countries don't include the US, though, do they? Here you need a Coast Guard-issued license for commercial service.
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Those 20 countries don't include the US, though, do they? Here you need a Coast Guard-issued license for commercial service.
I believe that on a US flagged vessel you need a USCG ticket. As well only US flagged vessels can conduct business in the US - is that correct?
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I have searched but cannot find a chart that explains what the equivalent certification levels are between different organizations. I have come up with the following through educated guesses and was hoping someone could confirm if if I'm correct.

RYA Competent Crew=ASA103=CYA Basic Cruising Standard
RYA Day Skipper=ASA104=CYA Intermediate Cruising Standard
RYA Coastal Skipper=ASA106=CYA Advanced Cruising Standard
RYA Yachtmaster=ASA108=CYA Offshore Cruising Standard

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In my experience (done Day Skipper and ASA 101,103,104) it is difficult to compare the standards. Different emphases are placed in certain areas. For example, I swear that half the class-based Day Skipper was spent doing tidal calculations while it's hardly touched on in the ASA courses. If you've sailed around Britain, it's clear why.
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In my experience (done Day Skipper and ASA 101,103,104) it is difficult to compare the standards. Different emphases are placed in certain areas. For example, I swear that half the class-based Day Skipper was spent doing tidal calculations while it's hardly touched on in the ASA courses. If you've sailed around Britain, it's clear why.
ASA 105, Coastal Navigation, touches a bit on tidal stuff but not to the extent you describe for the other certs.
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I copied this from the MPT (Florida) website:
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Successful completion of the Yachtmaster Program also includes an MPT Course Certificate which can be presented to the USCG towards the issuance of a USCG Master or Mate License for vessels up to 200gt (level determined by experience).
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From the above, I gather that a commercially endorsed RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore can, if one is a US Citizen, be used towards the USCG 200gt ticket. From what I remember, I think you need only to write a stability exam.
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