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RYA eBooks

Enhanced and Interactive eBooks That Bring the Content to Life

We have enhanced our eBooks (where possible) by embedding animations, videos and interactive tools to help illustrate the key points. Our aim is to bring the content to life. As such, these eBooks are a great resource, supporting our world-famous training courses.

Although our eBooks are designed for tablets and computers, we’re keeping smartphones very much in mind. This way, you’re still able to access the enhanced interactive content a smaller device.

You can access our eBooks in several different ways, including through the RYA Books app, which is free to download. The app also includes free taster eBooks, so you can try before you buy. We strongly recommend that you download the app before buying eBooks to check compatibility.

Enhanced Content

In our eBooks, you'll see great examples of our interactive content in areas such as seamanship, boat handling, passage planning, windsurfing, knots and stability. However, you'll find something particularly special in these eBooks:

  • 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.

VHF Handbook Video
  • 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.

E-TAN tidal chart
  • RYA Case Book 2017-2020

We’ve developed our own rules engine which links the racing rules to RYA and World Sailing cases, and also Q&As, in our RYA Case Book 2017-2020.

RYA Casebook

Instructor Resources

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

  • Bookmarking
  • Note-taking
  • Inter-edition page history and linking
  • Search (iOS only)

We're also trialling annual subscription packages that give Instructors access to all relevant material for the various different schemes. This provides a way for Instructors to have access to the very latest content at an affordable price.


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, through iBooks, or online. There is no provision to print or export to other applications, but you can share individual pages.

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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