The use of radar on board leisure boats is becoming increasingly popular and used correctly it is a very useful navigation and collision avoidance tool, however it is open to misinterpretation and it is not unheard of to read about 'radar assisted collisions'.
This one day RYA Radar Course will teach you how to set up the equipment correctly, interpret the information on the screen and be aware of its limitations.
During the day you will cover:
Basic radar principals - limitations, power requirements and wave propagation
Radar controls and function
Radar screen presentation - North up, Head up and Course up
Use of radar for navigation and pilotage
Use of radar in collision avoidance
Accuracy and inaccuracies of radar
Throughout the course each student will be allocated a simulator to learn how the functions of a radar work and will go through a series of scenarios to practice your new skills. At the end of the day an RYA Radar Course Completion Certificate will be issued.
All equipment to complete the course will be provided, you just need to bring a notepad. Tea and coffee is included and you can get lunch from the deck cafe in the marina or from the village which is a short walk away.
The course runs from 0900 to 1730.
To book on a course please click the book now button on the right of the page or to discuss your requirements you can contact us seven days a week from 8.00a.m to 7.30pm on 01243 432485 or 07702 842190
RYA Radar Course – syllabus
The aim of this course is to teach students to use small boat radar to assist decision making in collision avoidance, pilotage and navigation. Some knowledge of navigation and collision regulations to Day Skipper Shorebased level would be an advantage.
RYA Radar Course - FAQ’s
These are a few of the questions we get asked by people booking on the RYA Radar Course. If you have any further queries or are unsure whether this is the course for you please call us on 01243 432485 and we will be only too happy to chat to you.
What time does the RYA Radar Course start and finish?
Typically we start at 9.00am and finish at about 5.30pm with an hour break for lunch
What is included in the course fee?
The price includes all course materials to be able to complete the course.
What do I need to bring?
You just need to bring a notepad with you.
Where is the course held?
It will be held at one of our classroom in Emsworth Yacht Harbour, Thorney Road, Emsworth, Hants PO10 8BP
What qualifications or experience do I need to complete the RYA Radar Course?
You do not need to have any experience in using the radar but a knowledge of the collision regulations, and some navigational knowledge is useful
Are there any exams?
No, so you can relax and enjoy the day without the pressure of being tested at the end.
What qualification will I get once I have completed the course?
On successful completion of the course you will be issued with the RYA Radar Course Certificate.
How many people will there be on the course?
We have a maximum of 8 people on a course, though usually the numbers are smaller than this.
How do I book?
Just click on the book now button