RYA – Introducing new Lights and Shapes tool

RYA – Introducing new Lights and Shapes tool

As the second edition of the popular RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (G2) goes to print, the RYA is delighted to announce that the title will now also be available to purchase in eBook format which includes a revolutionary new lights and shapes tool.

Written by Tim Bartlett, one of the country’s leading experts on navigation, the book is essential reading for anyone who takes charge of a vessel either for commercial or recreational use and is particularly useful for students taking courses within the RYA Yachtmaster Scheme. 

The new edition has been restructured to provide a clear and authoritative explanation of the collision regulations, in a way that can be logically navigated whether you are using the book as a learning tool, reference or teaching aid.

“Previously the rules were arranged by theme, useful when learning but not as helpful as a reference tool”, explained RYA Publications Manager Steen Ingerslev. “In the new edition, following reader feedback, the title has been restructured to lead users through the regulations by rule order, split into themes (i.e. restricted visibility) with a view to helping them quickly reference the content, making it the perfect book for learning, referencing or teaching the COLREGS.”

The title is also, for the first time, available as an eBook which includes a revolutionary interactive 360° lights and shapes tool allowing readers to gain a more realistic view of how vessels will actually present in a wide variety of contexts.  Ideal for learning and teaching it shows all the configurations of lights and shapes, at four different times of day and night.

The illustrations have also been enhanced to help any seafarer understand their responsibilities, meaning that everybody at sea will be safer.

“It’s a rare privilege when you get to work on a project like this – the way we’ve been able to take a big step forward in our publishing by creating an interactive tool for the eBook to improve both understanding and instruction of how vessels present their lights at night. I haven’t seen anything like it before and when I see these kind of results it really spurs me on to continue our digital development in other areas in our pursuit to create the best resources to help those that take to the water in building their confidence through knowledge”, concluded Steen.

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 RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (2nd Edition) directly supports the RYA Day Skipper, Watch Leader and Coastal Skipper courses.

Pre-order your copy now, visit www.rya.org.uk/go/collregsbook for the printed book or www.rya.org.uk/go/collregseBook for the eBook, or visit the RYA at the Southampton Boat Show, Stand B032, to pick up a copy and check out the lights and shapes tool for yourself.  RYA members 20% discount on all publications purchased at the show or pick up your eBook discount code from the team on the stand.

Watch out for the special print and digital ‘bundle offer’ launching at the Southampton Boat Show.

For more information about these and other great RYA titles visit www.rya.org.uk/shop    

RYA eBooks can be bought directly through the RYA web shop, www.rya.org.uk/shop     where you can take advantage of the following additional benefits:

  • Access your eBooks on all supported platforms and on up to three different devices
  • Take advantage of the 15% RYA Members’ discount
  • Sync notes and bookmarks across platforms

All RYA eBooks can also be bought directly through the FREE RYA Books App which runs on Windows, OS X, iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices, however this can limit you to that specific platform. Visit www.rya.org.uk/go/eBooks to find out how to get the app, where you can download tasters of RYA eBooks for free.

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