Cockpit Cards

Cockpit Cards – Consists of:

  • Navigation Lights and Shapes (set of 4)
  • Chart Symbols & Abbreviations (set of 4)
  • Rule of the Road
  • Buoyage
  • Mayday Procedure
  • International Code Flag
  • Sound Signals.

Awarded a ‘Recommended Product’ by Sailing Today Magazine this handy set of Cockpit Cards are full of useful information presented in a clear, crisp format of heavily encapsulated cards printed using light-fast ink. Recommended for all cruising boats.

Passage Planning

No sea voyage, whether long or short, offshore or within sight of land, should go ahead without adequate planning and this book is your perfect companion to help you prepare thoroughly before setting off.

RYA Passage Planning will take you through all you need to know and allow you to work through some examples of different passages. This will show you what you might need to think about on the range of different journeys you may undertake. The essential facts and methods are split into three sections:

  • Getting down to basics
  • The essential first steps
  • Putting it into practice

Written by RNLI Sea Safety Manager Peter Chennell, this book will help you make passage planning routine. It is packed full of useful information on where to find the relevant planning sources and will prove to be a useful companion to all who take their recreation afloat.

Portland course plotter and 7″ dividers kit

Recommended to RYA students taking training courses. A bright blue directional arrow prevents accidental reciprocal bearings and the edges are graduated for tide and boat speed. Fixed grid base helps plotting lat. and long. from GPS. Kit includes dividers with brass finish.

RYA An Introduction to Navigation

RYA An Introduction to Navigation is the latest in the RYA’s popular Navigation series. The book guides the reader through the basic steps of navigation so that they can learn to navigate successfully. It is therefore an absolute must for everybody, whether studying for the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship, or merely looking to refresh their knowledge.

RYA Astro Navigation Handbook

Something different to expand the RYA navigation series, Tim Bartlett’s RYA Astro Navigation Handbook delves into the ancient art of navigating by the moon and stars.

Within the book, the reader will find a range of information from the basics of Astro navigation, right up to how to use the more complex formulas involved in the art.

This book is an ideal progression from any basic navigation books.

RYA Basic Sea Survival Handbook

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.

RYA Day Skipper Handbook Motor 

The RYA Day Skipper Handbook Motor is the new companion to the RYA Motor Cruising Day Skipper Course, continuing the RYA practical series of books that accompany the courses.The new Day Skipper Handbook Motor covers the elements of the course in simple illustrated steps. It is ideal as the practical guide to aid students on the course, or just as a stand-alone book to guide you through the practical elements of motor boating.

RYA Day Skipper Handbook Sail

This is the official handbook supporting the RYA Day Skipper Sail Course and is ideal for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge to this level. It gives great practical and detailed advice on key skills, expanding on the course companion notes.

Being a good skipper is not difficult; it requires essential skills, knowledge, experience, patience, good communication and at times a sense of humour! This book is engagingly written and highly illustrated with the aim of equipping you with that essential knowledge and set of skills to help you build up your experience.

RYA Diesel Engine Handbook

Written for leisure boat owners, the RYA Diesel Engine Handbook is essential reading for anyone doing the one-day RYA Diesel Engine Course. Includes a free DVD 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 al diesel engine boat owners.

RYA European Waterways Regulations

This 2022 edition of RYA European Waterways Regulation (G17) has been updated to match CEVNI 6, the new version of the code governing navigation on some of the European inland waterways. Covering subject areas such as Basic Rules, Visual Signs, Buoyage, Designated Areas, Sound Signals and more, this is the ideal book for those wanting to pass the CEVNI test, a legal requirement for those cruising the European inland waterways.

Other edition updates include:

  • Changes to the introduction to clarify how CEVNI applies to those using European            inland waterways
  • Updates to terminology, lights and signage to reflect CEVNI version 6. ​
  • ·Regulation changes are now reflected in the text.

As the RYA’s supporting material for the CEVNI test, RYA European Waterways Regulation is the ideal book for those wanting to cruise the inland waterways of Europe.

Knowledgeable author Tam Murrell has been cruising since the late 1950’s, working with narrow boats and barges on UK inland waters, to small coasters trading in and around the Thames estuary and into Northern Europe. Since 1995, Tam and his wife have spent much of their time on continental waterways on their 24m Dutch barge.


RYA First Aid

Written by a leading first aid author, an experienced paramedic and first aid trainer this book is easy to understand with easy to follow layouts with plenty of clear pictures and diagrams, “test yourself” questions and an emergency index.

The text is also supported and reviewed by a renowned panel of experts in emergency medical care and follows evidence based treatment recommendations from the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and Science Evidence Evaluation and Review System (SEERS). It is also compliant with 2015 First Aid and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

This special RYA branded version also includes the syllabus to the RYA First Aid course and a section dedicated to marine specific content making it a unique and a valuable resource. This book is now included in First Aid packs to support the RYA First Aid course.

RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea

RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 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.

This is a revised edition of this title, originally printed in 1988, and last updated in 2003.

Navigtion Handbook

RYA Navigation Handbook

Whether you are studying navigation as part of an RYA course or just want to know more about the art of navigation, this book is highly recommended.

The RYA has adapted its Dayskipper, Coastal skipper, and Yachtmaster courses to reflect the fact that many sailors and motor boats now regard electronic instruments as their principal means of navigation.

This book gives equal weight to both electronic and traditional methods, through both the means of power and sail.

RYA Training Almanac

Updated RYA Training Almanac, containing practice navigation tables. Buy separately or in a pack with training charts 3 and 4.

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

RYA Training Chart 3

RYA Train Chart 3 Northern Hemisphere.

RYA Training Chart Chart of fictitious coastline prepared for the RYA by the UKHO for training purposes.

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