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Contains exercises and charts following changes in the Yachtmaster syllabus, as well as better quality pictures, with illustrations specific to the questions and answers.

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A reference book for anyone following RYA courses from Day Skipper to Yachtmaster Offshore. Covering the lastest exam syllabus with a new emphasis on the new techniques of GPS and electronic chartwork. Traditional techniques have not been neglected and this book covers them both. PB. 191 pages.

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For anyone planning to venture out to sea, an understsnding of the fundamentals of navigation is an absolute must and when it comes to picking up the basics, RYA An introduction to Navigation is an excellent place to start. 80pages p/b

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The very words Astro Navigation are often enough to send a cold shudder through even the most experienced boater. the funny thing is that although a lot of Astro jargon has an almost mystical ring about it, most of us know the “secrets” on which the whole science of Astro Navigation is based.
This book is ideal for anyone who is new to , or wanting to update their Astro skills. It is not atextbook or manual – itis simply a book to enable you to “just get on and do it”. The course book for anyone taking a RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Course. 76p P/B

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5/5

An essential guide providing detailed knowledge and information regarding powerboat training.

3rd edition 2016

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Royal Yachting Association (1 Mar. 2018)
  • Language: English
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Contains exercises and charts following changes in the Yachtmaster syllabus, as well as better quality pictures, with illustrations specific to the questions and answers.

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5/5

Perfect for anyone wanting to get their RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence. This edition of Shorebased Notes includes detailed information on topics such as weather and navigation. Also comes with illustrated notes to get the best out of the syllabus.

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5/5
  • Spiral-bound
  • Publisher: Royal Yachting Association (1 Sept. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1910017124
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910017128
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.8 x 17.7 cm
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5/5
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Royal Yachting Association (1 Sept. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1910017132
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910017135
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 0.2 x 10.5 cm
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5/5
  • If you’re interested in getting started in cruiser racing or looking for a deeper understanding of the basics, either as a Skipper or a member of the crew, then this new book by experienced racer Rob Gibson will guide you through everything you need to know. Yacht-racing teams have places for people of all levels of skill, fitness, physical ability or disability, and age. Enthusiasm is the most important requirement! This book will enable you to combine keenness with knowledge of the role each member of the crew performs. The chapters will take you through how to prepare to go racing, what to look out for when on the water and how to stay safe; key areas include: Getting Started Preparation and Practice Starts, Marks and Finishes Keeping out of Trouble Crew Roles – Foredeck Team, Bow, Mast and Pit Whether you’re a boat owner looking to get afloat more often or a novice looking for an exciting new hobby, then this is the book for you. See you at the start line!
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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Royal Yachting Association; 3rd Revised edition edition (1 Mar. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1910017086
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910017081
  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 0.7 x 20.9 cm
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RYA CEVNI Handbook The CEVNI (Code Europ?en des Voies de la Navigation Int?rieure) code governs navigation on all interconnected European inland waterways, and a good knowledge of it is vital for every user of these waters. This new book will help anyone to pass the CEVNI test, whether taken online or in written form. It is colourfully illustrated and user-friendly, enabling boaters new and experienced to find the information needed quickly. Chapters include: – Where the rules apply – Lights – Land marks – Navigation lights – Conduct at bridges – Sound signals – and many other important aspects relating to the CEVNI test. This book has been written by Rob Gibson who has spent the best part of his lieftime handling small boats. He is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner who has taught boat handling and saiing techniques to numerous students over the last 15 years. This book contains 36 pages.

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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Royal Yachting Association; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Dec. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1910017019
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910017012
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 0.8 x 15 cm
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G158 RYA Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus and Logbook This book provides detailed information about the structure and content of the practical and shorebased courses for both sail and motor cruising with the RYA Yachtmaster Scheme. The RYA?s renowned practical training is complemented by a structured shorebased learning process on the theory of navigation, safety, seamanship and by specialist one-day courses on skills such as first aid and sea survival. This book informs you of what to expect when taking any RYA sail or motor cruising course and also provides pages for you to log your progress and keep your certificates. Your personal boating experience, from starting out up to RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, will be enhanced by this book. This book effectively combines, updates and replaces RYA Sail Cruising & Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus and Logbook (G15) and RYA Motor Cruising & Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus and Logbook (G18). It also introduces new courses and clarifies pre-exam requirements for all RYA Yachtmaster exams.

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G2 RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea This title outlines the regulations concerning what should be done when a vessel is coming into contact with any other vessels. It is therefore a vital aspect of seamanship, as every person taking to the seas must be confident that they will know what to do in these situations. Outlined within the chapters is information on the conduct of vessels in many different situations. These are clearly laid out, enabling the reader to accurately translate the rules. Author: Royal Yachting Association Publisher: Royal Yachting Association Format: PB 80 pp

 
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Paul is a RYA Powerboat & Personal Watercraft Trainer meaning that he has been invited by the RYA to train others to be instructors. He is an Advanced Powerboat Examiner, a Yachtmaster Instructor and a RYA Centre Inspector inspecting Powerboat & PW Centres in the UK and Overseas and Superyachts all over the world. Paul also acts as an Expert Witness in Criminal and Civil cases after incidents have occurred













 










 












 
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This book is the official text for the RYA Basic Sea Survival Course and the RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety Course and supports ISAF approved Offshore Personal Survival courses. It also highlights the importance of having the correct safety equipment and will also give you the knowledge of how and when to use it, making it invaluable for anyone who takes a boat offshore for racing or cruising. This new edition has also been updated to include the syllabus for the ISAF Offshore Personal Survival Course and the latest information on sea survival. It is divided into two parts so that it more closely matches the syllabi of the two courses and supports other ISAF approved Offshore Personal Survival courses.

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Royal Yachting Association (16 Jan. 2013)
  • ASIN: B00SLVM1H0
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This new edition is the official companion title for anyone taking the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course. It will also prove an excellent “aide-memoire” on the wide range of subjects that a cruising skipper needs to have at hand.

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  • Paperback: 221 pages
  • Publisher: Royal Yachting Association (31 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906435448
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906435448
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 1.8 x 24.5 cm
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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Royal Yachting Association (31 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00W1SLTHM
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Dick McClary was born in the UK in 1945. He was educated at Huntingdon Grammar School before studying mechanical and civil engineering at Peterborough Technical College.
A career in the international construction industry took him to many parts of the world, but it was his love of sailing and fishing that lead him to a second career as an author.
Dick and his partner Mary Swift live in Plymouth, but spend several months each year sailing their yacht ‘Alacazam’ in the Caribbean.
Dick is a member of the Ocean Sailing Club and the Yachting Journalists Association.

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Royal Yachting Association (1 Mar. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00QCMQO2S
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G99 RYA Sail Trim HandbookThe RYA Sail Trim Book is an all new title and is crammed with useful tips and pointers on one of the fundamentals of good seamanship: sail trim. The book focuses more on the needs of the cruising sailor as opposed to the out and out racer. After all, a well trimmed cruising yacht will be better balanced, easier to handle, and will sail more comfortably. Sail trim can be bewildering to the novice, but the RYA Sail Trim Book talks you through the subject in an informative yet entertaining manner. The book is further enhanced by a range of clear, well thought out illustrations. Ultimately this book will have you itching to get back afloat and tinkering with the trim of your sails. Author: Rob Gibson Publisher: Royal Yachting Association

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Rigging is often portrayed as a black art which means that cruising sailors lack the confidence to tamper or adjust it through the fear of the unknown. This publication aims to change that by splicing together a whole range of little known gems about rigging allowing the reader to fully get into the heart of this frequently overlooked subject. The author’s authoritative text will guide you through the practical side of putting a yacht’s rig together by covering various topics in the respective chapters: Dressing and rigging a new mast – Tuning the rig – Reefing systems – Marlinspike seamanship – Care and maintenance. This practical guide de-mystifies this subject to give the reader the necessary knowledge to put yacht rigs together and then maintain them. This valuable insight will help bring confidence and peace of mind to any cruising sailor.

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Royal Yachting Association (24 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00XWXGW3G
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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Royal Yachting Association (16 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009XQTKJE
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  • Paperback: 97 pages
  • Publisher: Royal Yachting Association (31 May 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1910017167
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910017166
  • Product Dimensions: 29.9 x 0.9 x 21.4 cm
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RYA Training Almanac – Southern

RYA Training Almanac – Southern, containing practice navigation tables. This Almanac is to be used with RYA Training Charts 5 & 6.

Please note that this product is for training purposes only, and is not to be used for navigation.

 

Paperback: 96 pages

  • Publisher: Royal Yachting Association (31 May 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1910017175
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910017173
  • Package Dimensions: 29.4 x 20.6 x 0.8 cm
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Written for leisure boat owners, the RYA Diesel Engine Handbook is essential reading for anyone doing the one-day RYA Diesel Engine Course. This digital version is enhanced with animation and extracts from the DVD that accompanies the printed version, giving expert instruction and top tips from Nick Eales of Seastart.

Easy to follow text and beautifully detailed colour illustrations enable the reader to develop the knowledge and confidence required by all diesel engine boat owners. Chapters include:

  • How Diesel Engines Work
  • Fuel
  • The Air System
  • Engine Cooling
  • The Electrical System
  • Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance
  • Emergency Procedures

Andrew Simpson is a marine journalist, yacht surveyor and designer based in Poole.  He has written a number of other books on boating and is a regular contributor to yachting magazines both at home and abroad.

When not in the UK he can usually be found sailing Mediterranean and Atlantic waters in Shindig, a 12m light displacement cutter he designed himself. 

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Whether it’s motor or sail boats, racing or cruising, the RYA Boat Buyers’ Handbook is written to assist anyone who has the difficult task of purchasing a vessel, especially if it’s for the first time.

Author Graham Moody, a highly experienced boat builder and sailor, has an unrivalled amount of knowledge on buying boats, and this ebook is far more than just a guide to completing the transaction.

The ebook takes you step by step through the complex process, starting with helping you to decide what sort of boat is most suitable for you. It aids you further with expert advice on considerations such as build materials, equipment and inspecting. The all-important financial aspects are not neglected either through tips on budgeting and making an offer based on a fair price.

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From the author of the best-selling RYA Navigation Handbook, this is the RYA’s official title to support the RYA VHF Operator’s Short Range Certificate examination. It expands upon the quick reference VHF Radio inc GMDSS book (G22) to assist with a deeper level of understanding which will help you pass the exam.

It details everything that sailors need to know about using VHF radios including how they work, the rules and regulations which govern it and the procedures that must be followed.

In helping you prepare for the test, the book links the easy-to-follow text to the syllabus to give you all you need to know to pass the exam.

The clear instruction and colourful illustrations make this complicated yet highly important subject much clearer and will help you learn the call procedures.

This is an essential learning tool and ideal background reading for anyone taking a VHF course.

Please note: This book is also included in the RYA Marine Radio (SRC) Course Pack.

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This is the official course book for Levels 1 and 2 of the RYA National Powerboat Scheme (formally Powerboat Practical Course Notes). It goes through everything you need to know as a novice powerboater, from basics such as the boat and…
Released: November 24, 2017
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RYA Competent Crew Skills is the official companion for the RYA’s popular Competent Crew Course. Over 12,000 people, with no sailing experience, successfully complete the course every year.

This book has been written using the experience of hundreds of experienced instructors. The techniques shown are tried and tested and suitable for most types of cruisers.

It is designed to assist you in understanding new concepts and in particular to help you remember some of the unique terminology that is used in the world of boating.

It is an excellent starting point for those undertaking their first boating experience in order to make sense of the first few days on board or as a handy reference book for those returning to the sport after time away from it.

This new edition has been updated to include motor vessels in order to appeal to both sail and power readers; the illustrations have been completely modernised and the look and feel of the layout has benefitted from an overall redesign.

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The RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Notes has been compiled to complement the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course and draws on the cumulative experience of hundreds of experienced sailing instructors. The techniques shown or described are tried and tested and are suitable for most types of cruising yacht.

This book gives guidance on how to take charge of a yacht for a short passage. Includes planning, crew briefing, safety, boat handling, navigation, etc.

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If you are doing an RYA course or are simply seeking to gain a greater understanding of the weather, this edition of the RYA Weather Handbook (which covers the Northern and Southern Hemispheres) is full of practical and useful information, on aspects such as theory, weather charts, clouds, predicting the wind, and the technology used in sourcing meteorological information.

This edition provides more information than ever before about where to obtain forecasts, the growing use of technology in forecasting weather and obtaining up-to-date information and in particular monitoring the tell-tale signs around you for any indication that the weather may not be doing what was forecast.

The areas that have been substantially updated and enhanced with additional content are:

  • Tropical weather (hurricanes, cyclones and sailing in the tropics)
  • Climate change
  • New technology

The illustrations have also been completely modernised and the look and feel of the layout has benefitted from an overall redesign, making even the most complicated subject easily understandable.

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Follows the syllabus of the RYA One-Day Radar Course and is ideal for anyone requiring a working knowledge of radar.

Reviews

…easy to understand… Practical Boat Owner

“This book makes this technical subject easy to understand by using jargon free text and clear illustrations.”

… highly recommended… Boat Mart

To get the best from your set you need to understand what it is and what it can and can’t do.  This book was written to accompany the RYA one day training course but if you can’t manage to get to a course near you, it’s also useful as a quick and easy reference guide.

In clear and easy language it offers a ‘background briefing’, which explains what radar is and how it works and then explains its use on a small boat giving an honest appraisal of the operational limitations you might encounter.

Further chapters cover switching on and setting up, refining and understanding the picture, blind areas, different types of radar reflector and their limitations, how to fix radar positions, pilotage by radar and collision avoidance.

All in all this book provides you with a very easy read introduction to radar on small boats and the text and accompanying illustrations are clear and unambiguous.  So if you’re thinking about using radar, or have bought a boat with radar installed, here’s the book to show you how to get get the most out of it.  Highly recommended.

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