2021 RYA Christmas Gift Guide

Top gift ideas for sailors and water-lovers

Father Christmas foiling dinghy

Trying to find the perfect presents this Christmas? We’ve put together our top picks for the sailors, watersports enthusiasts and powerboaters in your life.

From books, to course vouchers and plenty more there’s something for everyone - from those just starting out to the most seasoned boaters.

Start your Christmas shopping with the RYA today…


With more than 100 different titles to choose from, there’s an RYA book, eBook or audiobook for every age, interest and ability. Visit rya.org.uk/shop to browse the full selection or read on for our top picks.

Course books and handbooks 

As well as official supporting titles for RYA courses, there are a number of additional handbooks providing clear and comprehensive guidance on all aspects of boating.

Cruising essentials

Make sure to check out our selection of 2022 almanacs, logbooks and other essential reads.

Stocking fillers 

Perfect presents for sailors young and old. Our selection of handy guides are small enough to fit in your pocket, or kit bag! Whilst the popular RYA Go! Series is great fun for young sailors and windsurfers. 


Digital gifts


RYA eBooks are enhanced with embedded animations, videos and interactive tools to help illustrate key points and bring the content to life. With many of our popular titles now available in this super accessible format, the choice is yours. Shop our eBooks here.

eBook subscriptions 

Our affordable eBook subscription packages give instant access to all your favourite eBooks. Best of all, you’ll always see the latest content and updates. 

Simply select the relevant boating type or interest, and give the gift of knowledge this year. Browse our eBook subscriptions here.


You can now listen to RYA books on the go. Our first four audiobooks are available on all the standard audiobook channels, with more on the way.

Find out more about RYA Audiobooks here.

Ordering digital gifts 

RYA eBooks and audiobooks can be purchased as gifts through Apple Books and Google Play Books and a selection of other platforms. If you’re looking to order an eSubscription or an eBook through the RYA Books App as a gift for someone else, please contact our orders department directly on +44 (0)2380 604132.

RYA vouchers

Can’t decide? No problem, let them choose with an RYA Voucher. 

Available in £10, £20, £50 and £100 values, RYA vouchers can be redeemed on the RYA webshop and at more than 300 RYA training centres across the UK and abroad. 

Whether they want to complete an RYA sailing, windsurfing or powerboating course, sign up for an eSubscription or enjoy a few books, there’s plenty to choose from! Shop for vouchers here

Show tickets

RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show

Tickets for the 2022 RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show presented by Suzuki are now on sale and the perfect gift for the dinghy sailors and watersports lovers in your life.

Held at it’s new venue, Farnborough International, the 2022 show is set to be bigger and better than ever before.

Adult, group and family tickets are available, with discounts for RYA members – shop now.

RYA Membership

Exclusive discounts

As well as receiving 15% discount on all RYA books, don’t forget, as an RYA Member you can take advantage of exclusive discounts with over 80 RYA Member Reward Partners. From clothing to equipment, maintenance and magazine subscriptions – save by shopping with one of our partners. Get started here

Give the gift of RYA membership 

Or why not share the great benefits of RYA Membership with your friends and family? 

By giving the gift of membership, not only will you be helping us work more effectively on behalf of all our members and the boating community, your friend or family member will receive a present they’ll be able to enjoy all year long. Find out more about Gift Membership here.

Visit the RYA webshop for more gift ideas – www.rya.org.uk/shop.