Radar Training

Sailing yachts and motor cruisers increasingly have radars on board for collision avoidance and as an aid to navigation.   The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea states that if you have radar on board, you must know how to use it.   The best results are only obtained when you know how to use all the functions correctly.

It is important to note that   radar is probably the most versatile of all electronic navigation aids,   It is not, however, an all-seeing eye, and can easily mislead those who do not know how to adjust its controls, allow for its limitations, or interpret its picture.

Learn to use radar equipment.

This RYA one-day course gives you an understanding of the use of radar in a small boat as an aid to navigations and collision avoidance, and reveals the mysteries of the adjustments and controls.   It has also been designed to help you get the best out of your radar.

The course starts from basics by looking at the way a radar set works and then goes on to demonstrate how the different adjustments and features available affect the working of the set,   Other subjects covered include target definition, radar reflectors, types of radar display, radar plotting and the use of radar for navigation and collision avoidance.