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A$45.00 (plus tax for Australian residents) RulesMaster FlashCardsOLD

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RulesMaster Flashcards is the quick, easy way to learn or practice international Lights & Shapes (COLREGS, NavRules) and the IALA buoyage system. It's a multimedia tool that you can download from this internet site.

This practice tool is also a fun way to learn, with more than 60 flashcards on Lights & Shapes and another 50 plus on the IALA buoyage system. You can practice with real life scenarios, so you'll have instant recall when confronted with a situation on the water.

Try it yourself: download a free trial version.

Need to know more? Buy RulesMaster Pro, which provides comprehensive lessons, an additional practice tool, and includes FlashCards: all the functionality of RulesMaster FlashCards, but with 196 flashcards and enhanced "Look it up" features covering every part of the Rules and IALA buoyage. Take a tour of RulesMaster Pro from the home page.

Features and benefits

  • FlashCards uses lifelike, 3D models to depict scenarios you might find in real life. Night-time buoyage FlashCards show flashing lights. So, when you see a similar situation on the water, you can easily recall the information you need to make important manoeuvring decisions.
  • If you are unsure of an answer, 'Look it up'. RulesMaster FlashCards includes rule summaries which illustrate the Rules on Lights & Shapes and IALA Buoyage in a format that makes them easy to remember.
  • To look up the full text of a Rule, jump to RuleBook, a complete electronic text of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. For lights and shapes FlashCards, RuleBook automatically opens to the applicable rule. You can also select a specific Rule or search for a word or phrase.
  • Use the Setup Wizard to control practice sessions. Select the number of FlashCards, random or ordered questions, open or closed book, and lights and shapes or the buoyage system.
  • After you complete all required responses to a FlashCard, you'll be invited to check your answer. A text explanation is given, your responses marked correct or incorrect, and your score updated. For night-time scenarios, the vessel or buoy fades into view. 

Learning can be more fun ... and more permanent. Give it a try. RulesMaster FlashCards costs only A$35 (plus 10% GST for Australian residents). Purchase easily and safely on-line or download a free trial.


  • Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista 
  • Multimedia Pentium level computer (Pentium 90 or better)
  • RAM: as recommended for your system
  • ~4 MB free hard disk space