RYA Books

RYA Books


We have enhanced our digital editions (where possible) to bring the content to life by embedding animations, video and interactive tools to help illustrate the key points and skills from our popular books; download this free app to gain access to all of the eBook editions within. The app also includes free taster versions of the eBooks so you can even try before you buy.

These eBooks are a great resource supporting our world famous RYA Training Courses such as those within the trademark RYA Yachtmaster Scheme, the RYA Powerboat Scheme and the RYA Dinghy Sailing & Windsurfing Schemes among others. You will find eBooks of essential and recommended titles along with plenty of further reading and development, whether you’re starting to sail by taking a Competent Crew course, taking things further with a Day Skipper course or taking your RYA Yachtmaster exam – whatever you need, we’ve got it covered!

There are great examples throughout our range of our use of interactive content in areas such as seamanship, boat handling, passage planning, knots and stability but you’ll find something very special in our editions for:
• VHF – where we’ve created animated examples of the voice procedures in the RYA VHF Handbook to help students pass the RYA SRC exam and also linked the content to sample questions.
• Navigation – where we’ve developed a special tool to replicate using the tidal curves in the RYA Training Almanacs
• The Racing Rules of Sailing – where we’ve developed our own rules engine which links the racing rules to RYA and ISAF cases and also Q&As.

Although these eBooks are designed for tablets, we’re still keeping smart phones very much in mind. This way, you’ll still be able to access the enhanced interactive content on the smaller devices even if you feel you wouldn't read a book on something so small.

There’s plenty for instructors as well with not only the interactive content, that can be used as demonstrations and enhanced learning on and off the water. There are also a whole host of useful features, (which we’re always evolving) such as bookmarking, note taking and inter-edition linking that will help you manage the content you want to support the way you teach.

This updated version of the app now includes a wider range of boating categories to make it easier for you to navigate all the new content that we are regularly adding:
• Sail
• Dinghy
• Sail Racing
• Sail Cruising
• Windsurfing
• Power
• Powerboating
• Motor Cruising
• Personal Watercraft
• Inland Waterways

Recent changes:
New welcome screen layout
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About RYA Books
We have enhanced our digital editions (where possible) to bring the content to life by embedding animations, video and interactive tools to help illustrate the key points and skills from our popular books; download this free app to gain access to all of the eBook editions within. The app also includes free taster versions of the eBooks so you can even try before you buy.

These eBooks are a great resource supporting our world famous RYA Training Courses such as those within the trademark RYA Yachtmaster Scheme, the RYA Powerboat Scheme and the RYA Dinghy Sailing & Windsurfing Schemes among others. You will find eBooks of essential and recommended titles along with plenty of further reading and development, whether you’re starting to sail by taking a Competent Crew course, taking things further with a Day Skipper course or taking your RYA Yachtmaster exam – whatever you need, we’ve got it covered!

There are great examples throughout our range of our use of interactive content in areas such as seamanship, boat handling, passage planning, knots and stability but you’ll find something very special in our editions for:
• VHF – where we’ve created animated examples of the voice procedures in the RYA VHF Handbook to help students pass the RYA SRC exam and also linked the content to sample questions.
• Navigation – where we’ve developed a special tool to replicate using the tidal curves in the RYA Training Almanacs
• The Racing Rules of Sailing – where we’ve developed our own rules engine which links the racing rules to RYA and ISAF cases and also Q&As.

Although these eBooks are designed for tablets, we’re still keeping smart phones very much in mind. This way, you’ll still be able to access the enhanced interactive content on the smaller devices even if you feel you wouldn't read a book on something so small.

There’s plenty for instructors as well with not only the interactive content, that can be used as demonstrations and enhanced learning on and off the water. There are also a whole host of useful features, (which we’re always evolving) such as bookmarking, note taking and inter-edition linking that will help you manage the content you want to support the way you teach.

This updated version of the app now includes a wider range of boating categories to make it easier for you to navigate all the new content that we are regularly adding:
• Sail
• Dinghy
• Sail Racing
• Sail Cruising
• Windsurfing
• Power
• Powerboating
• Motor Cruising
• Personal Watercraft
• Inland Waterways

Recent changes:
New welcome screen layout

User reviews of RYA Books
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A Google User
Sep 14, 2014
Glorified PDF reader with DRM Was disappointed to find that the books are essentially pdf versions with some additional multi-media content. As with most pdf readers it doesn't flow text within the screen constraints. This means that to read a page on a mini tablet I find I have to put the device in landscape, resize the text to the size of the screen to make it readable and then scroll down as I read and this needs to be done for each page. They have also priced the ebooks at the same price as the printed versions, presumably justified by the extra multi-media content, but I think they would be better of offering a version that reflects the lower cost of the medium, or at least offering a free copy with each paper copy of the book. Essentially once you have a draft proofed copy of a manuscript the cost of e-publication is minimal.
A Google User
Apr 27, 2014
Re; Competent Crew Skills I followed the appropriate links that I expected would allow me to download the ebook on to three devices. However, after installing on one device (Nexus 7), when I try to install on a second device (Windows PC) I receive the error message: No eligible devices for app install. £11.49 for one device is too high a price IMHO. -P-
A Google User
Apr 24, 2014
Hampered by DRM! - UPDATED High hopes for the app until the DRM system kicked in. Having all books in my catalogue together would be really useful whilst away from home enjoying the sport that they refer to. Problem is faced when I updated my email on the publishers account database. Subsequent purchases are tagged against the new email and original purchased library is tagged against a different original email address. To access purchased content I have now to login under two seperate logins. This approach is not taken by my kindle and so it is evident that the technology exists for this problem not to happen. Very disappointed UPDATE - The very professional staff at RYA HQ have consolidated my purchases into one account and so now that problem has been resolved and my library is again whole. DRM aside the benefits of my library being highly portable and available in such a convenient format deserves to be recognised and so amending the points from 1 to 4. (Would be a five if no DRM, such as is available at oreilly.com, another major online eBook retailer). Really useful app all in all and looking forward to more titles being available in eBook form.
A Google User
Feb 8, 2014
Good I found it easy to use and, informative! Downloaded fine for me.
A Google User
Dec 6, 2013
Absolute C--p Does not have any form of obvious navigation and the links to navigation in the help section do not appear to exist. Wasted an hour or so trying to download a pre-paid e.book. Uninstalled.