The RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Notes is the official companion for the RYA’s popular RYA Day Skipper Shorebased course.
 
This new edition of the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Notes is the official title which accompanies the course and it has also been designed as an excellent “aide-memoire” which covers a wide range of subjects that the cruising skipper will find useful to have at hand. 
 
It is an excellent reference book for those wanting to take their boating to the next level above competent crew. 
 
The book covers the essentials of safety, navigation and seamanship for sail and motor cruising. It comprehensively covers the syllabus and includes the latest developments in electronic navigation and techniques. 

The RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Notes have 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.

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.
 
It leads you through practical advice on Day Skippering in three logical sections:

  • Practical Skills

  • Navigation & Passage Making

  • Safety

It covers all the theoretical and practical aspects of the RYA Day Skipper Sail syllabus and gives you all you need to know to take a small yacht on a short passage safely.
 
In addition to the practical advice on aspects of Day Skippering, extensive focus is given to safety planning skills such as life-saving signals, simple engine repair and preparation for bad weather.

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.

The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) are vital for maritime safety as you must be able to identify vessels during the day by their special shapes, and at night time by their lights, as well as understanding both your obligations and those of other vessels as you interact with one another.

The Seaman's Guide to The Rule of the Road

This is an extremely useful book and is very highly recomended.

 

This easy-to-read guide provides clear and simple questions and answers to a complex subject.

Chapters include: 

  • Assessing the Risk

  • Who Gives Way?

  • Restricted visibility

  • Lights and Shapes

  • Sound and Light Signals

The RYA Sail Trim Handbook for Cruisers 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.

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