Download RYA Books apk free for Android smartphone

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RYA Books

Posted by Royal Yachting Association in Books & Reference | July 14, 2016 | 22 Comments

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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 gain access to all of the eBook editions within. The app also includes free taster versions of the eBooks so you can even 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:
• VHF – where we’ve created animated examples of the voice procedures in the RYA VHF Handbook to help students pass the RYA SRC exam and also linked the content to sample questions.
• Navigation – where we’ve developed a special tool to replicate using the tidal curves in the RYA Training Almanacs
• The Racing Rules of Sailing – where we’ve developed our own rules engine which links the racing rules to RYA and ISAF cases and also Q&As.

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

Whats new

    Fixes for latest Open SSL issues
    Minor bug fixes and performance enhancements

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Roman Petrovski

Gets stuck Gets stuck on some pages on kitcat. Start screen takes a few minutes on nexus 7 lollipop. Given that books are not particularly cheap, I don't think this level of quality is acceptable.

Bill Appleton

Hampered by DRM! - UPDATED High hopes for the app until the DRM system kicked in. Having all books in my catalogue together would be really useful whilst away from home enjoying the sport that they refer to. Problem is faced when I updated my email on the publishers account database. Subsequent purchases are tagged against the new email and original purchased library is tagged against a different original email address. To access purchased content I have now to login under two seperate logins. This approach is not taken by my kindle and so it is evident that the technology exists for this problem not to happen. Very disappointed UPDATE - The very professional staff at RYA HQ have consolidated my purchases into one account and so now that problem has been resolved and my library is again whole. DRM aside the benefits of my library being highly portable and available in such a convenient format deserves to be recognised and so amending the points from 1 to 4. (Would be a five if no DRM, such as is available at, another major online eBook retailer). Really useful app all in all and looking forward to more titles being available in eBook form.

Greg Brougham

Glorified PDF reader with DRM Was disappointed to find that the books are essentially pdf versions with some additional multi-media content. As with most pdf readers it doesn't flow text within the screen constraints. This means that to read a page on a mini tablet I find I have to put the device in landscape, resize the text to the size of the screen to make it readable and then scroll down as I read and this needs to be done for each page. They have also priced the ebooks at the same price as the printed versions, presumably justified by the extra multi-media content, but I think they would be better of offering a version that reflects the lower cost of the medium, or at least offering a free copy with each paper copy of the book. Essentially once you have a draft proofed copy of a manuscript the cost of e-publication is minimal.

Kate Merry

Good I found it easy to use and, informative! Downloaded fine for me.

Mike Allen

Expensive Ill happily buy RYA books,excellent quality....but why pay such a cost for any downloads in this format?Free sample I downloaded was 1 page!!!! hardly the best way to advertise this product. Also having initially downloaded a sample no prompts/instruction on how to then read it! Ill stick to KINDLE for my books unless this apps prices reduce and user front end improves.

Paul Lewis

Re; Competent Crew Skills I followed the appropriate links that I expected would allow me to download the ebook on to three devices. However, after installing on one device (Nexus 7), when I try to install on a second device (Windows PC) I receive the error message: No eligible devices for app install. £11.49 for one device is too high a price IMHO. -P-

David Lloyd

Absolute C--p Does not have any form of obvious navigation and the links to navigation in the help section do not appear to exist. Wasted an hour or so trying to download a pre-paid Uninstalled.

Dan Fish

Fantastic app! Fantastic app by a great, well known name. Glad to see it on Android! Particularly like the rules and regs edition and the browsing feature within it. :)

Andrew Done

Crashes on loading screen


Great Header Banner But, unfortunately, that's where it stops. Forever! On my Galaxy Tab 2.

John King

Poor Never successfully loaded just crashed my Sony xperia z

Roman Petrovski

Books are excellent and development team works hard to resolve any issues.

Alistair Cameron

You don't get it! App is big and interface clumsy. Books are pretty useless when downloaded as they insist on presenting as complete pages, making text too small and reading columns a messy, slow and inaccurate business. Developers must realise that ebooks are not the same as paper books and traditional layout rules do not apply. Try, try again.

Ian Cole

Fail Crashed on a Samsung tab3, never got past the title page

Andrew Thomas

More like a catalogue than an app Do not see the point of this. Lists books you can buy or free publications you can get online. Very poor.

Ian Hedges

Doesn't run Crashes on start screen.

Slawomir Chmielewski

Shame for the RYA App has launched after it suspended 3 times. After successful confirmed registration tried to login and "username not registerd, try again" appears. Waiste of time.

Leonid Kirillov

Extremely inconvenient app. Slow, lagging, does not have any features that an ordinary eBook reader app has, and even the features it has are poorly implemented. Waste of time.

Jj Pereira

RYA App, what a sheer waste of effort. Only use if you've lost the will to live

Andy T

Dire Perhaps the red-trousered buffers at RYA House should leave app development to people who know something about it.

Graham Elder

Stopped working Don't bother installing this app until they fix it. Will not run. Just hangs up.

Brendan McGrath

Utter Rubbish Installed app try to open it and it just hangs on the splash screen. Cannot continue with my course until the rya sort this. Shame it can't be rated in minus stars. ?

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