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.


This new Syllabus and Logbook (G158) 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.

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 allows students to record their passages and provides a repository for each of their RYA certificates.


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.


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.


The RYA Navigation Exercises – 2nd Edition is the only book to accompany all RYA training courses.

As co-author of the Yachtmaster® and Dayskipper test papers, Chris Slade has revised and updated RYA Navigation Exercises to provide this 2nd edition of invaluable practise exercises and answers.

All vital aspects of seamanship are included, from estimated positions and tide tables to meteorology and maydays. Through full colour illustrations, this book follows the newly revised Yachtmaster® syllabus and includes recent developments in electronic chart plotting and GPS.

Questions progress from beginner to advanced within each chapter, making this title ideal for boaters on all levels.

  • The ONLY book to accompany all RYA courses
  • Invaluable questions and answers for boating students on all levels
  • Two new training charts included (RYA Training Charts 3 & 4)


The RYA Yachtmaster Handbook is the first official and definitive guide for anyone preparing for the world-renowned RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Coastal examinations. It will not only appeal to both leisure sailors and motor cruisers; there is a section covering commercial endorsement requirements for those who wish to use their qualification professionally.

It describes what you can expect on the day of the examination, the thinking behind the test and what the examiner is looking for.

With the aid of some stunning illustrations, it is designed to make you focus on areas where skills can sometimes be lacking, with the aim of setting you up for life beyond the Yachtmaster exam as a competent and confident skipper


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



Astra sextant to be used on Ocean passages in prepartion for the Yachtmaster Ocean practical exam. Sextants are not required for the Yachtmaster Ocean online theory course.


The Astra Sextant Allview & Light frame is made from lightweight aluminium alloy which resists corrosion and comes complete with ‘whole horizon mirror’. The sextant is electrically lighted by an LED on the arc and drum.

The Astra IIIB is considered by many to be the easiest sextant to use. Its light weight and excellent balance makes it a pleasure to hold and makes sights easier to take under dynamic weather and sea conditions.

Even reading the sextant is easier under low light conditions by having white degree marks against a black background as opposed to scribe marks on a brass arc.

The index mirror is rectangular in shape and is the same size as used in more expensive sextants. This shape allows more aspect of the mirror to be available for high angle sights. This means the sextant does not have to be held as steady for them.

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 1st Aid course support book


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.


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.


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




From the author of the best-selling RYA Navigation Handbook, Tim Bartlett, this brand new title details everything that sailors need to know about using VHF radios to contact coast guards and other boats.

It explains how VHF works, the rules and regulations which govern it and the procedures that must be followed.

Essential background reading for anyone taking a VHF course. Compliments existing RYA VHF titles, Supports RYA VHF courses, Expert advice from Tim Bartlett


This is the RYA’s official title to support the CEVNI test to assist with the level of understanding needed to pass the test.

This new edition of RYA European Waterways Regulations has been fully updated and is essential reading for anyone taking the CEVNI qualification.

The exciting new colourful format, with user-friendly text and illustrations, enables the reader to find information quickly – a perfect learning tool and reference.


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


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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