RYA Radar Course (CLASSROOM) - £130 or £250 for the 2 day version.
Courses – Description
Course Overview – Radar
A one-day course giving you an understanding of radar as an aid to navigation and collision avoidance.
Cruising boats increasingly have radar on board. The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea state that if you have a radar, you must know how to use it.
Radar is probably the most versatile of all electronic navigation aids, but the best results are only obtained when you know how to use all the functions correctly. It is not an all seeing eye, and can easily mislead those who do not understand its controls, allow for its limitations, or interpret its picture.
Instructor – Radar
The Instructor will be a shorebased Radar Instructor qualified to run the course with an RYA validation.
Course Duration – Radar
The course is one full day from 09:00 hrs till 17:00 hrs.
There is also a 2 day option to put into practice what you learnt on day one, with set scenarios in a safe learning environment.
Radar course content
- how the radar set works
- how its adjustments and features affect the way it works
- target definition
- radar reflectors
- types of radar display
- radar plotting
- the use of radar in navigation and collision avoidance