The RYA course an Introduction to Radar is a one-day course giving you an understanding
of radar as an aid to navigation and collision avoidance
Cruising boats increasingly have a radar on board. The international regulations
for the prevention of collisions at sea state that if you have a radar on board,
you must know how to use it.
Radar is probably the most versatile of all the navigational 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 pictures.
RYA Introduction to Radar Course topics include:
How the radar set works
How its adjustments and features affect the way it works
Types of radar display
The use of radar in navigation and collision avoidance
There is a small additional charge to cover RYA examination fees, and course packs.
The packs contain a booklet and exercises.
The price of the RYA Introduction to Radar courss is £110 (150€) reduced to £75 (99€)
is taken with an RYA navigation courses.