Gift guide 

RYA gift guide 2023

Stuck for inspiration on last-minute gifts for sailing enthusiasts? 

Look no further this Christmas and check out our top picks for sailors, powerboaters, and watersports fans alike from the RYA shop, reward partners, and suppliers.


Gill’s popular Verso Drysuit

Unwrap Adventure

For the ultimate protection for sailing adventures, Gill’s popular Verso Drysuit is now available in a women specific fit. Making it both a comfortable and functional sailing gift for use in wet and cold conditions.

RYA members save 15% when spending £75 or more on Gill.

Brighten their days

An ideal companion for any water-lover, the Exposure Carbon Crew compact light is equipped with MOB technology giving peace of mind when afloat.

It serves as a searchlight, spotlight and trim light and the low-power setting allows for a 6-hour runtime on a single charge.

RYA members can save up to 40% on Exposure OLAS and marine lights.

Exposure Carbon Crew compact light torch
Sebago shoes for the gentleman

The gift of style

(RYA Official Onshore Footwear Supplier)

Combining elegant design with practicality, Sebago’s iconic deck shoe makes the ideal gift for anyone who loves the sea.

Docksides are non-slip, light weight and water-resistant so whether you’re relaxing in a marina or sailing somewhere new, you’ll look your best.

RYA members save 20% across the whole Sebago range.

For those on the go

This Hydro Flask from Cotswold Outdoor is the perfect gift for sailors on the go.

Keep drinks either refreshingly cold or piping hot thanks to the TempShield double-wall insulation. Complete with convenient Flex Cap and practical carry-loop.

RYA members save 12.5% online and in store with Cotswold Outdoor.

Hydro water purple flask
hot chocolate hamper

Sweet treats to take aboard 

Made by the sea, Salcombe Dairy’s bean-to-bar hot chocolate hamper is the gift for sailors who need to warm up! Complete with a boaty mug, what can be better than hot chocolate with caramel sea salt, a bar of chocolate and some marshmallows to sprinkle on top.

RYA members receive 15% off the Salcombe Dairy range of Christmas gifts. 

RYA Day Skipper Course Notes

These practical course notes are the perfect complement for anyone taking their RYA Day Skipper practical course or even thinking about it.

Based on the experience of hundreds of instructors, boost your knowledge with guidance on all aspects of taking charge of a yacht for a short passage.

Members price: £10.62       RRP: £12.49  

Day skipper practical course notes
personal 2023 diary

For the planners

Our popular A5, RYA week-to-view diary is bound in a soft leather-look fabric with a coordinated ribbon bookmark. It includes tide tables and bespoke pages for your boat, details, and reminders, as well as usual useful dates and maps. 

Members’ Price: £8.92       RRP: £10.50

The gift of membership

RYA membership makes a difference. Gift the benefits to your friends and family, so your loved one receives a sailing gift they can enjoy on the water all year round.

Find out more about Gift Membership.

people having fun sailing examples
vouchers for sailing experiences

Let them choose

The gift of choice can be a great option when it comes to treating friends and family.

Our eBook subscriptions give instant access to our full range of eBooks or additionally, RYA vouchers are accepted on the RYA shop and at participating RYA training centres UK and worldwide.

£10, £20, £50 and £100 values available.


For more sailing gift ideas, visit the RYA shop.

To access your RYA member benefits and discounts from our reward partners, please ensure you’re logged into your MyRYA account.