RYA Books

At Mailspeed Marine we stock a range of RYA theory handbooks providing essential sailing advice for anyone keen to learn more about navigation courses, engine care and sea survival. The Royal Yachting Association, founded in 1875, is the national governing body for water sports in the UK , covering sailing, windsurfing, power boating, motor cruising and other personal watercraft. You may also be interested in our electronic charts and navigational software section.


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  1. RYA RYA Book of Buying your First Sailing Cruiser, RYA Books

    RYA Book of Buying your First Sailing Cruiser

    The moment you buy your first sailing cruiser is one that will always be special. This book sets out to ensure the experience is a happy one. And for the second, third or many-time buyer too, there is much advice and practical help here too.
    £8.99
    RRP: £12.99
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  2. RYA Day Skipper, RYA Books

    RYA Day Skipper

    Essential reading for anyone taking the Day Skipper Shorebased course - the beginners course in navigation, safety and seamanship. Covers all aspects of the syllabus including new developments in electronic navigation equipment and techniques.
    £10.99

  3. RYA Yachtmaster Advanced Navigation Theory Safety & Seamanship, RYA Books

    RYA Yachtmaster Advanced Navigation Theory Safety & Seamanship

    Highly illustrated in full colour, and with a minimum of words, this little book teaches the basics of the Yachtmaster shore-based syllabus, and is a useful reminder of skills. Concentrates on chartwork, weather, rules of the road, distress procedures.
    £10.99

  4. RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Notes, RYA Books

    RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Notes

    These course notes are designed to accompany the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course held in sailing centres around the world. It also provides a wealth of valuable information for all those going to sea. Includes guidance on how to take charge of a yacht for a short passage, planning, crew briefing, safety, boat handling, navigation, etc.
    £10.99

  5. * The RYA Book of World Sailing Records, RYA Books

    * The RYA Book of World Sailing Records

    The RYA Book of World Sailing Records - Acclaimed yachtsman Sir Peter Johnson brings together for the first time all the past and present sailing and boating records.
    £14.99

  6. RYA G13 Powerboat Handbook, RYA Books

    RYA G13 Powerboat Handbook

    Becoming a capable and safe powerboater comes from a mixture of training, experience and common sense. Whether you are a beginner, or experienced powerboater the RYA Powerboat Handbook will help you acquire both the skills and confidence to get the most from this exciting sport.
    £15.49

  7. RYA RYA G46 Catamaran Handbook, RYA Books

    RYA G46 Catamaran Handbook

    Supporting the RYA multihull courses, this book is suitable for beginners and the highly experienced.
    £14.99

  8. RYA International Regulations For Preventing Collisions At Sea 2nd Edition, RYA Books

    RYA International Regulations For Preventing Collisions At Sea 2nd Edition

    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.
    £9.99
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  9. Mailspeed Marine RYA Navigation Handbook & Exercises Bundle, RYA Books

    Mailspeed Marine RYA Navigation Handbook & Exercises Bundle

    These 2 great books have been bundled together to provide you with a comprehensive guide and practice platform for RYA navigation courses. The Excersise book also comes complete with 2 RYA training charts for practise use.
    £31.99
    RRP: £35.74
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  10. RYA RYA Start Windsurfing (G49), RYA Books

    RYA Start Windsurfing (G49)

    This book is the ideal companion for those who are about to start, or who have recently begun, the increasingly popular sport of windsurfing. Through full colour illustrations and clear descriptions, Start Windsurfing covers all the information that a novice windsurfer will need. Includes full, accessible explanations of stance, sailing across the wind, tacking, gibing, equipment and relevant theory.
    £6.99

  11. RYA Powerboat Practical Course Notes, RYA Books

    RYA Powerboat Practical Course Notes

    Compact guide to the basics of powerboating.
    £5.99

  12. RYA RYA Personal Watercraft, RYA Books

    RYA Personal Watercraft

    This is a brand-new edition of RYA Introduction to Personal Watercraft, the essential text for anyone taking an RYA personal watercraft course.
    £8.99

  13. RYA RYA G81 International Certificate of Competence Handbook , RYA Books

    RYA G81 International Certificate of Competence Handbook

    In recent years the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) has been adopted by many European countries, and is compulsory for all boaters using both the coastal and inland waterways of Europe. This book explains the ICC in great detail - what it is, why it came about, who it applies to, and the requirements for all boaters to obtain one.
    £9.99

  14. RYA RYA Book of Buying your first Motor Cruiser, RYA Books

    RYA Book of Buying your First Motor Cruiser

    Intended for those buying a motor cruiser for the first time or for those thinking of changing their present craft, this is intended to help them through the process.
    £12.99

  15. RYA RYA G81 RYA International Certificate of Competence, RYA Books

    RYA G81 RYA International Certificate of Competence

    In recent years the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) has been adopted by many European countries, and is compulsory for all boaters using both the coastal and inland waterways of Europe.
    £9.99

  16. RYA RYA G86 RYA Rigging Handbook, RYA Books

    RYA G86 RYA Rigging Handbook

    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.
    £13.99

  17. RYA RYA G76 Go Windsurfing, RYA Books

    RYA G76 Go Windsurfing

    RYA Go Windsurfing! is the 7th book in Claudia Myatt’s excellent RYA Go! series which are renowned for their excellent illustrations, easy reading style and engaging content which make them perfect for children (7-12 years old).
    £9.99

  18. RYA RYA Start Powerboating, RYA Books

    RYA Start Powerboating

    This book is suitable for accompanying the RYA Powerboat Scheme, covering navigation, theory, safety and seamanship. It also includes RYA Powerboat certificates.
    £9.99

  19. RYA RYA Go Cruising Activity Book, RYA Books

    RYA Go Cruising Activity Book

    This book is full of puzzles, quizzes, activities and games to play when on passage or in harbour. It will test your cruising knowledge, teach you some new things and help you to avoid boredom. Above all it aims to make cruising more fun. Ideal for children aged 7 - 12.
    £7.99

  20. RYA RYA Rules of the Road at Sea Pack, RYA Books

    RYA Rules of the Road at Sea Pack

    Rules of the Road at Sea is produced with the help of with an experienced RYA sailing school and with an instructor who has many years of sailing experience. This CD Rom is designed to develop your knowledge of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and then test your understanding with a series of questions and mock exams.
    £16.99
    RRP: £39.99
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  21. RYA RYA Wet Notes, RYA Books

    RYA Wet Notes

    Handy pocket- sized, waterproof note book. Size 105mm*148mm. Lined on every other page. Extremely useful afloat or ashore.
    £5.99

  22. RYA Advanced Sailing Handbook (G12), RYA Books

    RYA Advanced Sailing Handbook (G12)

    The aim of this booklet is to provide a concise summary of the essential techniques and background knowledge required for the RYA National Dinghy Certificate, Level 3 (Improving Techniques) and Level 5 (Advanced Skills). Not a substitute for a course but good background reading and post-course reminder. This new edition is illustrated throughout in full colour.
    £10.99

  23. RYA G50 Seamanship For Sea Anglers, RYA Books

    RYA G50 Seamanship For Sea Anglers

    The first in the RYA's brand new angling series, it is designed to appeal to all anglers. Covering all aspects of sea angling from an anglers point of view, chapters include choosing & preparing the right boat, equipment, safety, navigation, communications and maintenance.
    £14.99

  24. RYA RYA G44 RYA Optimist Handbook, RYA Books

    RYA G44 RYA Optimist Handbook

    The Optimist is one of the bestknown sailboats in the world, and a great boat to introduce youngsters to sailing and sail racing.
    £15.99

  25. RYA RYA Introduction To Boat Handling For Sail and Power, RYA Books

    RYA Introduction To Boat Handling For Sail and Power

    Superb advice and excellent illustrations make this book ideal for anyone wanting to increase their boat handling skills, enabling the reader to feel more confident and relaxed on the water. With Rob Gibson's friendly and informative writing style covering manoeuvring, marina work, rafting, anchoring and more, this book is a "real gem" for power and sail boaters alike.
    £14.99

  26. RYA RYA Crew To Win, RYA Books

    RYA Crew To Win

    Crew to Win contains over 100 pages in full colour covering all aspects of dinghy crewing from choosing a boat, a helm, and personal kit, to specific championship techniques for both traditional and high quality dinghies.
    £14.99

  27. RYA Tactics, RYA Books

    RYA Tactics

    No other sport requires the combination of so many elements as sail racing; preparation, strategy, speed, tuning and most importantly tactics. Written by Mark Rushall one of the sport's top tacticians and coaches this book can really help you to sail better and win races. With easy to follow diagrams & colour photographs it takes you logically and holistically through each section. If you take your racing seriously you cannot be without this book.
    £15.49

  28. RYA G7 Navigation Exercises, RYA Books

    RYA G7 Navigation Exercises

    This book is suitable for accompanying the RYA Powerboat Scheme. Covering navigation, theory, safety and seamanship. It also includes RYA Powerboat certificates.
    £19.99

  29. RYA Navigation Handbook, RYA Books

    RYA Navigation Handbook

    Explains in clear hargon free English how an outboard motor workds and how to look after it. Covering both 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines it looks at the various sub-systems that help convert fuel to power: fuel systems, ignition, cooling, oil, electrical, propeller and transmission controls. Routine maintenance and fault-finding tips. What to do if you drop it overboard.
    £16.99

  30. RYA Laser Handbook, RYA Books

    RYA Laser Handbook

    RYA Laser Handbook is the most up-to-date book on this very popular class. Photographs and illustrations make the book a must for anyone interested in Lasers. Manoeuvring, upwind and downwind technique, body weight and sailing theory.
    £17.99

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