The RYA Power Schemes Instructor Handbook comprehensively covers the entire process of training as an RYA Power Instructor. It includes information on the whole RYA Power Scheme, the instructing qualifications available through the RYA and the methods required to teach each of the courses, including inland waterways and personal watercraft. This is a valuable reference, full of top tips and background about how people learn. This edition includes full-colour illustrations and photographs.
Powerboating is a fun, fast and exhilarating sport. The number of powerboats on the water is increasing and the need for both confidence and competence on the water has never been more important. If you are looking to progress to the intermediate levels of the RYA Powerboat Scheme then this new edition of the RYA Powerboat Handbook is a must. Becoming a capable and safe powerboater comes from a mixture of training, experience, and common sense. Updated with new information on electronic navigation and handling at speed, this book will help you acquire the knowledge and confidence to get the most from your time on the water. The examples bring concepts to life and methods are adapted to what is realistically achievable in an open powerboat. Chapters include: • Parts of a Boat • Types of Boats, Engines, Hulls, and Seating Arrangements • Propellers • Safety and Planning • Launch and Recovery • Boat Handling • Leaving and Coming Alongside • Anchoring • Travelling at Speed • Challenging Conditions • Man Overboard • Helicopter Rescue • Towing on the Water • Knots and Ropework • Collision Regulations • Buoyage • Navigation • Weather • Boating at Night and in Restricted Visibility • Trailing Your Boat • Cruising in a Powerboat • Buying and Owning a Boat • SOLAS V • Considering the Environment • Life-Saving Signals
The RYA Yachtmaster examination is the gold-standard qualification for sail and power boaters the world over. This eBook is the RYA’s official and definitive guide to the exam. It offers a unique insight into what you need to know, how the exam will be conducted, and the skills required. Whether you are going to take the exam, or are thinking of it and want to find out what you will face on the day, this is the book that you must have. Author James Stevens is the creator of the current RYA Yachtmaster scheme for sail and power boats. Formerly the RYA’s Training Manager, he has over 30 years’ experience examining, and there is nobody better to help you succeed.
This eBook is the official companion to the RYA Powerboat Advanced course but it is equally relevant to those who are simply keen to develop and consolidate their knowledge to help improve their theoretical and practical skills. The eBook has been designed to be a key and progressive learning tool which focuses on the advanced aspects of powerboating. This includes the essentials on and off the water and demystifies the more complicated techniques for operating an open vessel by day and night. A variety of illustrations bring concepts to life as they are described on the page. Chapters include: The Role of the Skipper Radar and AIS Handling in Rougher Weather Higher-Speed Handling It expands on the knowledge already contained in the entry-level RYA Start Powerboating and intermediate-level RYA Powerboat Handbook, with a focus on the higher-level aspects of advanced powerboating.
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. Chapters include: The purpose of navigation Measuring direction and distance Tides and buoys Pilotage and passage planning. Written by Tim Bartlett, renowned marine journalist and author of RYA Navigation Handbook, RYA VHF Handbook and RYA Astro Navigation Handbook.
Foreword by Laurel Cooper, author of Sell Up and Sail Selling up and escaping to sea on their own boat is a dream that many think they can never make happen. Escape Under Sail is here to show you that it can be done, and for less money that you might think. This book delves to the very heart of what it takes and shows you exactly how you can go from casual cruiser to long-term liveaboard. Escape Under Sail covers all of the crucial topics, including budget and costs, how to choose a boat, making sure crew are equipped and trained, letting go both practically and psychologically, preparation and provisionioning, education and, most importantly, the challenges and rewards of living at sea. The book pays special attention to making the liveaboard dream come true for those with a limited budget, while providing further options for those with the means and desire to spend more and splurge where they like. Written in the voices of both authors, so you can follow their experiences from each of their perspectives, which are sometimes wildly different, this practical handbook is peppered with personal anecdotes and hard-earned wisdom. Light-hearted but informative, it contains all the questions, answers, lists, figures and diagrams you need to make your liveaboard dreams come true.
From the author of the best-selling RYA Navigation Handbook, this is the RYA’s official title to support the RYA VHF Operator's Short Range Certificate examination. It expands upon the quick reference VHF Radio inc GMDSS book (G22) to assist with a deeper level of understanding which will help you pass the exam. It details everything that sailors need to know about using VHF radios including how they work, the rules and regulations which govern it and the procedures that must be followed. In helping you prepare for the test, the book links the easy-to-follow text to the syllabus to give you all you need to know to pass the exam. The clear instruction and colourful illustrations make this complicated yet highly important subject much clearer and will help you learn the call procedures. This is an essential learning tool and ideal background reading for anyone taking a VHF course.
Completely revised and updated with newly commissioned articles, the 20th anniversary edition of The Writer's Handbook is an indispensible companion for everyone in the writing profession. Containing over 6,000 entries covering every area of writing, with provocative articles and useful advice from leading representatives of the trade, this practical, straightforward guide provides full details on the core markets. In addition to the key areas of UK and US book publishers, agents, magazines, screenwriting, theater and poetry, writer's courses and circles, festivals, and grants and prizes, the guide also offers invaluable expert advice on contracts, copyright, and taxation.