RYA Racing Books 

We have a wide selection of print books and eBooks to support all levels of sail racing from the basic rules books to more detailed explanation of each rules, cutting edge interactive eBooks, case books, tactics and coaching.


Now Available to Buy

We aim to release the new edition of the RYA Racing Rules Explained in due course; these will have the updated content ready for when the rules come into effect in January 2017. We will then go through the rest of the other racing books to update relevant rules sections with any changes.


Why Choose RYA Rule Books

RYA rule books are the only publications available that contain the RYA's National Prescriptions which are variations to certain areas of the rules and essential for racing in UK waters.


Digital Developments

We've made huge digital advancements with our eBooks over the last four years and we're working on delivering new products to reflect those changes. If you're not yet familiar with RYA eBooks then please visit our eBooks support page to find out more.

For the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 we will no longer be publishing an interactive Rules & Cases within the RYA Books app. Instead, we will be publishing a separate multi-lingual rules app in partnership with World Sailing; access to which will initially be through in-app purchasing while we investigate purchasing through the World Sailing website. Please visit the World Sailing App page for more details.


Bundle Discount

Get 25% off when you buy both print and eBook copies of our racing books through our webshop, just add both items to the basket and the discount will be applied at checkout.

Special Offers

We will be emailing out special offers on upcoming racing books for any customer who has bought the RYA Racing Rules of Sailing (YR1) directly through us or if you've registered your email address below.


The RYA Racing Books Range

The simplified summary list of our racing books below will give you an indication of our current range and the format in which they are available; the links will take you to more detailed descriptions on the books themselves. This will be updated as new books become available so if you're interested in RYA racing books then please register your email below.

Rules Books

Basic Rules The Full Racing Rules of Sailing Interactive & Integrated Racing Rules and Cases linking eBook Detailed Explanation of Rules
  • RYA Racing Rules Explained E-G80 (eBook only- COMING SOON)

Other Racing Books

Starting to Race Solent Racing Tactics Cruiser Racing Case & Call Books
  • RYA Case Book RYAAC (paperback DUE DECEMBER 2016) - will be included as a free eBook and within the Interactive eBook in the World Sailing App.
  • The following will all be included as free eBooks and within the interactive Integrated eBook in the World Sailing App:
      • Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020
      • Equipment Rules of Sailing 2017-2020
      • World Sailing Case Book
      • World Sailing Q&As
      • Team Racing Call Book
      • Match Racing Call Book
      • Offshore Special Regulations
Race Training & Coaching (eBook only)

Free Rules Guidance Books

For more guidance and supporting information on the Racing Rules of Sailing themselves visit this dedicated area www.rya.org.uk/racingrules.