RYA Books 4+

Enhanced & interactive eBooks

Royal Yachting Association

    • 2.0 • 23 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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 browse the eBook editions – you can also try free taster versions of many eBooks, so you can 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:
• Collision Regulations – where we've developed over twenty interactive 360° lights and shapes tool to provide readers a more realistic way of viewing how vessels will actually present themselves in a wide variety of contexts, at four different times of day covering both day and night.
• VHF – where we’ve created animated examples of the voice procedures in the RYA VHF Handbook and also linked the content to sample questions to help students pass the RYA SRC exam.
• Navigation – where we’ve developed a special tool to replicate using the tidal curves in the RYA Training Almanacs to help students taking shorebased navigation courses.

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

What’s New

Version 17.23

Fix for app crashing when opening editions in landscape mode

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Ex times subscriber ,

Book update bug outstanding

The content and app are great, it would be 5 stars apart from the already noted update bug. This is tedious. You can guarantee that when you want to look something up quickly and you are in patchy coverage it will want to update. Say no and the app crashes, say yes and the update crashes. Delete the app, reinstall and re-download all content…
This is a serious bug for an app that invites £100’s of purchases for use in areas where coverage is poor:

DGmulti ,

Updating bug - long term issue!

Always crashes when books are updated - have to delete app to remove error and reinstall - this is a real pain as it has to download all my owned book just to get the updated one. This bug has been notified for at least 18 months and the developer has done nothing to fix it.

Gimianappthatworks ,

The RYA should be better than this

I am a RYA member and have been for a number of years . I have had trouble with app in the past . Also buy via Apple and not the content is not available elsewhere . Now updated books/ new versions make the old ones not available on my iPad ..
A brand such as the RYA should hold better standards than this app provides I regret not purchasing printed material and feel hard done by.

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