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RYA eBooks 

Enhanced and interactive eBooks that bring the content to life

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. As such these eBooks are a great resource supporting our world famous training 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.

Our eBooks are contained within our own ‘RYA Books’ app which is free to download, the app also includes free taster versions of the eBooks so you can even try before you buy. link to buying page?. We strongly recommend that you download the app first before buying any eBooks to check compatibility. See this page for more details on the books app

Enhanced Content

There are great examples throughout our eBook range of our use of interactive content in areas such as seamanship, boat handling, passage planning, windsurfing, knots and stability but you’ll find something very special in our editions for:

  • VHF

We’ve created animated examples of the voice procedures in the RYA VHF Handbook (E-G31) and also linked the content from sample questions in RYA VHF Syllabus & Questions (E-G26) to help students pass the RYA SRC exam.

rya vhf ebook


  • Navigation

We’ve developed a special tool to replicate using the tidal curves in the RYA Training Almanacs (E-TAN & E-TAS) to help students taking shorebased navigation courses.


  • The Racing Rules of Sailing

We’ve developed our own rules engine which links the racing rules to RYA and ISAF cases and also Q&As in our RYA Racing Rules & Cases (E-RRC).

rya rules and cases ebook 

Instructor Resource

There’s plenty for instructors as well with the way that the interactive content can be used as a demonstration or enhanced learning on and off the water. There are also a whole host of useful features (which we’re always evolving) that will help you manage the content you want to support the way you teach, such as:

  • Bookmarking
  • Note-taking
  • Inter-edition page history

Viewing, Printing & Exporting

In order to take full advantage of interactivity and functionality, RYA eBooks are designed to be read solely within the RYA Books app. There is no provision to print or export to other applications.

Next Steps

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you with any suggestions, questions, comments or feedback, please email ebooks@rya.org.uk.

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Article Published: July 26, 2011 14:08

Article Updated: September 09, 2015 14:27


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