We have enhanced our digital editions (where possible) to bring the content to life by embedding animations, video and interactive tools to help illustrate the key points and skills from our popular books. Download this free app to browse the eBook editions – you can also try free taster versions of many eBooks, so you can try before you buy.

These eBooks are a great resource supporting our world famous RYA Training Courses such as those within the trademark RYA Yachtmaster Scheme, the RYA Powerboat Scheme and the RYA Dinghy Sailing & Windsurfing Schemes among others. You will find eBooks of essential and recommended titles along with plenty of further reading and development, whether you’re starting to sail by taking a Competent Crew course, taking things further with a Day Skipper course or taking your RYA Yachtmaster exam – whatever you need, we’ve got it covered!

There are great examples throughout our range of our use of interactive content in areas such as seamanship, boat handling, passage planning, knots and stability but you’ll find something very special in our editions for:
• Collision Regulations – where we've developed over twenty interactive 360° lights and shapes tool to provide readers a more realistic way of viewing how vessels will actually present themselves in a wide variety of contexts, at four different times of day covering both day and night.
• VHF – where we’ve created animated examples of the voice procedures in the RYA VHF Handbook and also linked the content to sample questions to help students pass the RYA SRC exam.
• Navigation – where we’ve developed a special tool to replicate using the tidal curves in the RYA Training Almanacs to help students taking shorebased navigation courses.

Although these eBooks are designed for tablets, we’re still keeping smart phones very much in mind. This way, you’ll still be able to access the enhanced interactive content on the smaller devices even if you feel you wouldn't read a book on something so small.

There’s plenty for instructors as well with not only the interactive content, that can be used as demonstrations and enhanced learning on and off the water. There are also a whole host of useful features, (which we’re always evolving) such as bookmarking, note taking and inter-edition linking that will help you manage the content you want to support the way you teach.

This updated version of the app now includes a wider range of boating categories to make it easier for you to navigate all the new content that we are regularly adding:
• Sail
• Dinghy
• Sail Racing
• Sail Cruising
• Windsurfing
• Power
• Powerboating
• Motor Cruising
• Personal Watercraft
• Inland Waterways

What's New

Version 15.6.1

- New RYA Books logo.
- Updated Help page text.
- Improved navigation and functionality.

Ratings and Reviews



The developers have obviously been hard at work because the app no longer crashed and isn’t as buggy.
The one big flaw is why the prices of eBooks are equally as expensive as the paper copies.

Developer Response

There have been 3 updates since your review, the first dealt with the iOS11 crash (which was only on the beta versions). I trust all is working well for you now as it works fine on our test devices, if not then please contact our dedicated technical support who will be able to help.

RYA review

Lucy 1234567074

I do windsurfing and I am 10. I got this because I love my hobby and I thought it might help me. When I found some books you had to pay for I was a little sad but then I found a perfect free one. I downloaded it but soon found it was more adult language than child language. I am hoping a child friendly app like this will come along but I give this five stars because its any sailors best friend and very handy. I ended up deleting it but I really didn't want to , but I couldn't understand it because there was no point having it. A fantastic app if you are an adult but not much use if you are 10! I hope a simpler version will come out but I would recommend to a friend who's not 10 ! I love windsurfing and bye bye

Exellent app & customer service!


After a brief hiccup overnight with the original pricing (price in the app was a little higher than the paper books) I contacted the developer YUDU Media who quickly rectified the issue and have even put me in contact with the guys at the RYA who were willing to refund me the difference!

I couldn't ask for more! Great app guys, and exceptionally quick customer service! I can't wait for the next issue!


Royal Yachting Association
76.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© The Royal Yachting Association 2018 YUDU Ltd 2018
In-App Purchases
  1. Start Powerboating (E-G48) £10.99
  2. VHF Handbook (E-G31) £15.99
  3. Day Skipper Shorebased (E-DSN) £12.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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