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RYA Radar Course

Why do the course

Radar is becoming increasingly common on small boats. Merchant vessels make intensive use of radar and understanding how it influences their operations makes an important contribution to navigational safety. If a boat carries a radar set, there is a legal obligation to use it under some conditions. 

The Club has a number of desktop computers equipped with radar simulation software to aid learning.

Knowledge assumed: 


Experience required: 


Ability after the course: 

A basic understanding of Radar and set controls, plotting, collision avoidance and navigation techniques.

Minimum duration: 

1 day



Training categories: 

RYA Radar Course

Scanning the sea

The next course will be advertised as soon as arranged.

The price is £75 for members and £90 for non-members, including the provision of all course materials.

The operation of the small boat Radar including interpretation of the display and plotting techniques.