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eBook Subscriptions

eBook subscriptions give you access to digital versions of locked or hidden content using the login feature in the RYA Books app.

eBook subscriptions are only available through the RYA Books app where we can take advantage of the login facility of the app.

RYA Wavelength

This is available to all RYA Instructors for free; to gain access to the subscription please email with your name, post code and membership number with the email address that you’d like the subscription to be linked to.

We will set up an eBook login profile for the email address you provide (or add Wavelength to it if it already exists) and email your login details once we have confirmed your instructor credentials.

RYA Recognition Guidance Notes

If you've been added to the Wavelength subscription above then you'll automatically be given access to the RYA Recognition Guidance Notes.

Instructor Subscriptions (Trial)

Subscription Packages

We are trialling annual subscription packages giving instructors access to all relevant material for the various different schemes as a way for Instructors to always have access to the very latest content at an affordable price.

Prices below are inclusive of UK VAT, please note that tax charges outside the UK may vary according to your address as digital purchases must be charged at the local tax rate.

 Annual Subscription Prices

(further discounts do not apply)


Order Code


Yachtmaster Scheme Subscription
ES-Y £36.00
Specialist Courses Subscription ES-S £20.00
Power Scheme Subscription ES-P £30.00
Dinghy Scheme Subscription ES-D
Windsurfing Scheme Subscription ES-W £8.00
All Courses Subscription ES-A £50.00
Yachtmaster Scheme Subscription - 23 eBooks
  1. Competent Crew Skills (E-CCPCN)
  2. Yacht Sailing Techniques (E-G94)
  3. Go Cruising! (E-G42)
  4. Pocket Guide to Knots (E-G60)
  5. Intro to Nav (E-G77)
  6. Weather Handbook (E-G133)
  7. Navigation Handbook (E-G6)
  8. Passage Planning (E-G69)
  9. Collision Regulations (E-G2)
  10. Day Skipper Shorebased Notes (E-DSN)
  11. Day Skipper Sail (E-G71)
  12. Day Skipper Motor (E-G97)
  13. Stability (E-G23)
  14. Boat Handling for Sail & Power (E-G68)
  15. Training Almanac North (E-TAN)
  16. Training Almanac South (E-TAS)
  17. Yachtmaster Shorebased Notes (E-YSN)
  18. Yachtmaster Handbook (E-G70)
  19. Yachtmaster Quizzes (E-G79)
  20. Commercial Regulations (E-G105)
  21. Yachtmaster Instructor Handbook (E-G27)
  22. Astro Handbook (E-G78)
  23. Day Skipper Practical Course Notes (E-DSPCN)

Instructor only content (subject to relevant credentials):

  • Yachtmaster Scheme (E-G158)
  • Weather Booklet (E-YM7)
  • Essential Navigation (E-BNS)
  • Training Chart 3
  • Training Chart 4
  • Training Chart 5
  • Training Chart 6
  • Essential Navigation Exercises & Course Information (E-ENS1)
  • Day Skipper Northern Exercises & Course Information (E-DS1 North)
  • Day Skipper Southern Exercises & Course Information (E-DS1 South)
  • Yachtmaster Northern Exercises & Course Information (E-YM1 North)
  • Yachtmaster Southern Exercises & Course Information (E-YM1 South)
Specialist Courses Subscription - 12 eBooks
  1. Weather Handbook (E-G133)
  2. Boat Safety (E-G103)
  3. Sea Survival (E-G43)
  4. Boat Maintenance (E-G104)
  5. Commercial Regulations (E-G105)
  6. Diesel Engine (E-G25)
  7. Marine Radio incl. GMDSS (E-G22)
  8. VHF Radio Sample Questions (E-G26)
  9. VHF Handbook (E-G31)
  10. Electrics (E-G67)
  11. First Aid Book (E-FAB)
  12. Radar (E-G34)

Instructor only content (subject to relevant credentials):

  • Diesel Engine Course Book
  • Radar Course Book
Power Scheme Subscription - 18 eBooks
  1. Weather Handbook (E-G133)
  2. Go Inland! (E-G54)
  3. Inland Waterways (E-G102)
  4.  Handy Guide to CEVNI (E-G106)
  5. European Waterways Regulations (E-G17)
  6. Commercial Regulations (E-G105)
  7. Start Powerboating (E-G48)
  8. Safety Boat (E-G16)
  9. Powerboat Handbook (E-G13)
  10. Powerboat Advanced (E-G108)
  11. Power Schemes Instructor Handbook (E-G19)
  12. Personal Watercraft (E-G35)
  13. Intro to Navigation (E-G77)
  14. Navigation Handbook (E-G6)
  15. Yachtmaster Shorebased Notes (E-YSN)
  16. Collision Regulations (E-G2)
  17. Pocket Guide to Knots (E-G60)
  18. ICC Handbook (E-G81)

Instructor only content (subject to relevant credentials):

  • Power Schemes Logbook (E-G20)
Dinghy Scheme Subscription - 8 eBooks
  1. Go Sailing! (E-G32)
  2. Start Sailing (E-G3)
  3. Advanced Sailing (E-G12)
  4. Start to Race (E-G66)
  5. Race Coaching (E-G101)
  6. Handy Guide to Racing Rules (E-YR7)
  7. Optimist Coach (E-G83)
  8. National Sailing Scheme Instructor (E-G14)

Instructor only content (subject to relevant credentials):

  • National Sailing Scheme (E-G4)
  • Youth Sailing Scheme (E-G11)
Windsurfing Scheme Subscription - 5 eBooks
  1. Go Windsurfing! (E-G76)
  2. Start Windsurfing (E-G49)
  3. Intermediate Windsurfing (E-G51)
  4. Advanced Windsurfing (E-G52)
  5. Windsurfing Instructor Handbook (E-W33)

Instructor only content (subject to relevant credentials):

  • Windsurfing Scheme (E-G47)
  • Youth Windsurfing Scheme (E-W1)
All Courses Subscription - 56 eBooks

This includes all the content for the 5 separate subscriptions above at a further discount.

There is no need to register for this trial' we are simply running subscriptions as a trial initiative to gauge popularity before investing in development to fully digitise it. We will be running this trial until September 2018 at the very least.

Not All eBooks

We've looked carefully at all the data available to us to try and carefully construct meaningful subscription packages at more affordable prices rather than simply doing a single 'all eBook' subscription. That would not only be too expensive but would also provide access to content that customers just aren't going to use. However, this is a trial so please let us know if you have any constructive feedback by emailing and we'll take a serious look at it.

New Content and Updates

New editions or new titles that are relevant to a subscription package will be automatically available to subscribers during their subscription period. They will appear in the 'Owned' tab of the 'My eBooks' section as well as in their category. You'll see 'Available' underneath the cover image, indicating that you can download it without further charge.

Editions that have been replaced will no longer appear as available to download but your access will remain as long as the old edition is downloaded to your device (within your subscription period).

Updates to existing eBooks will be shown by 'Update Available' appearing underneath the cover image if the eBook is already downloaded.

Subscription Only Content

Instructors can activate additional free content such as syllabus and logbooks and course pack books that are relevant to their subscription package. This additional content is hidden from view until your instructor credentials are verified and this is activated.

Access to instructor-only content is dependent on your credentials, so please ensure that you use your personal email address when you order, rather than a generic (info@) address. If you'd like to purchase a subscription for your school or training centre, or use a generic email address, please be aware that you won't be eligible for instructor-only content. 

How to Order

For the trial period orders for subscriptions will be through a form at the bottom of this page with the aim for this to go online through the webshop in due course.

We will need a few key details including an email address and a phone number in order for us to complete the order. Your subscription will be registered to the email address given below, if you do not already have an RYA Books account one will be created for you.

We will aim to process all subscriptions within 2 working days from receipt of payment. Once the order is completed you will be sent instructions via email on how to download the eBooks to your device(s) via the RYA Books app.

Please contact the Orders team on +44 (0)2380 604 132 or by emailing if you haven't heard from us within 2 working days of submitting the form.

The End of Your Subscription Period

Your annual subscription period will last for 12 months from the date of purchase. You will be sent an email 3 days before the end of your subscription as a reminder that it is due to expire. When it does finally expire you will lose access to any content linked to that subscription.

Renewing Your Subscription

As this is a trial, and there could be changes to the packages (depending on feedback), we recommend that you come back to this page for the latest information on subscription packages before renewing to ensure that you chose the most suitable option. 

Privacy & Personal Information

In order to fulfil our contract with you and provide access to either restricted or paid content, we need to collect and store the information listed below from you. Your information will be stored and used in accordance with the RYA privacy policy, which can be found here.

  • Email address
  • First name
  • Surname

By tapping the @ button on the RYA Books app home screen, you are able to update your email preferences, access additional material from the RYA, or unsubscribe if you wish to do so. 

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