2020 RYA Christmas Gift Guide

27 Nov 20

With less than a month to go until Christmas, don’t worry, there’s still time to find the perfect gifts for the boaters in your life.

Read on for our top picks...


With more than 100 different titles to choose from, there’s an RYA book or eBook for every age, interest and ability. This year, we've also added audiobooks into the mix, making our publications more accessible than ever before.  

Course books and handbooks 

The RYA’s world-famous training schemes are supported by an extensive range of publications written by acknowledged experts

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

So whether they’re looking to complete a course or just to increase their knowledge, there really is something for everyone!RYA Weather Handbook - Order code: G133. RRP: £17.49, Members’ price: £14.86.

RYA Navigation Handbook – Order code: G6. RRP: £18.99, Members’ price: £16.14.

RYA Powerboat Handbook – Order code: G13. RRP: £17.49, Members’ price: £14.86.

Racing books 

Kickstart their new year with one of our racing titles! From the new 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing, to getting ahead on the race course with RYA Tactics - there’s a book for every level of sail racing.RYA Tactics – Order code: G40. RRP: £17.99, Members’ price: £15.29.

RYA Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 – Order code: YR1, RRP: £10.99, Members’ price: £9.34. 

RYA The Racing Rules Explained 2021-2024 – Order code: E-G80. RRP: £18.99, Members’ price: £16.14.

Recommended reading 

As well as books that directly support RYA courses, there are also plenty of additional titles to help improve knowledge in a range of different areas. From 2021 almanacs and books that will be helpful for all boaters, to the popular RYA Yachtmaster Quizzes, browse the full selection here.Reeds Nautical Almanac 2021 - Order code: ZM22. RRP: £49.99, Members’ price: £42.49. 

RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea - Order code: G2. RRP: £13.99, Members’ price: £11.89. 

RYA Yachtmaster Quizzes - Order code: E-G79. RRP: £10.49, Members’ price: £8.91. 

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. RYA Pocket Guide to Boating Knots – Order code: G60. RRP: £6.99, Members’ price: £5.94. 

RYA Handy Guide to the Racing Rules 2021-2024 – Order code: YR7. RRP: £4.49, Members’ price: £3.81. 

RYA Go Sailing! - Order code: G32. RRP: £11.49, Members’ price £9.76. 

eBook subscriptions 

RYA eBooks are enhanced with embedded animations, videos and interactive tools to help illustrate key points. With many of our popular titles now available in this super accessible format, we’ve recently launched a selection of annual eSubscriptions

 The affordable 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.

All courses eBook Subscription – Order code: ES-A. RRP £61.18, Members’ price: £52. 

Specialist eBook Subscription – Order code: ES-S. RRP: £24.71, Members’ price: £20.99. 

Dinghy eBook Subscription – Order code: ES-D. RRP: £16.47, Members’ price: £13.99.

Ordering digital gifts 

RYA eBooks can be purchased as gifts through Apple Books and Google Play Books. 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.  


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. 

So whether they want to complete an RYA training course, sign up for an eSubscription or enjoy a few books, there’s plenty to choose from! Shop for vouchers here


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 yearlong. Find out more about Gift Membership here.

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