RYA’s Training Almanacs go digital
Here’s a handy training aid for sailors in ebook form, with a fantastic feature that helps with understanding tidal curves and chart data. The RYA has just introduced the RYA Training Almanac - Northern (e-TAN) and Southern (e-TAS) hemisphere in digital format.
This makes the Almanacs easier to use, update and keep relevant for students and instructors alike. Users will particularly appreciate the interactive tidal curve feature which allows you to work through tidal curves in a digital format; helping to bring shorebased learning to life.
When using the eBook, for each standard port, users simply touch or click the tidal curve to open the interactive feature where they use the ruler tool to draw straight lines on the curve. Clicking or using their finger to adjust each end of the line and pressing ‘Draw!’ to apply the line. A pen tool allows users to add freehand notes and the ‘Tidal Chart’ panel allows users to view tidal information. Cells beneath the curve and the ‘Notes’ field allow users to enter times and their own notes.
The RYA Training Almanac eBook is ideal for students and as a teaching aid for shore-based and Yachtmaster instructors demonstrating the use of tidal curves and chart data. One huge advantage for instructors of also buying the eBook through our webshop is the ability to run it on a variety of platforms including laptops which are already regularly used in the classroom for the RYA Training Electronic Chart Plotter.
“When we showcased the new RYA Training Almanac eBook at the RYA’s first Digital Day at the PSP Southampton Boat Show many visitors were particularly impressed by the interactive tidal curve feature”, commented Steen Ingerslev, RYA Publications Manager.
“While many of our instructors were aware of the digital technology available from the RYA they wanted a bit more information and to ask a few more questions before making the move to introduce new digital elements in to their training and instructing. However we strongly believe the eBook Training Almanac will be a training aid many of our instructors won’t be able to resist.”
The RYA Training Almanac – Southern and Northern regions are available to purchase via the RYA webshop www.rya.org.uk/shop
· The RYA sets and maintains recognised standards for training for both leisure and commercial boating through a network of more than 2,500 RYA Recognised Training Centres in 47 countries. More than 220,000 people per year complete RYA training courses.