RYA Radar

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.

Course topics include:

  • 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

NEW FOR 2022 – We are excited to offer a revamped Radar course with a very real-life simulator. Practice your Radar navigation techniques in familiar waters of the Clyde from the comfort of the classroom. 

Course dates:

2023 Dates:

  • 28th June
  • 11th August
  • 27th October

To check availability and book please click here


1 Day

Our Classroom - £120 per person
Off site Course - £300 (see notes below)
1:1 Private Course - £500 (see notes below)

Whats Included:

  • Use of our classroom
  • RYA Radar Course Pack
  • Use of our Laptops with the training simulator
  • Refreshments throughout the course
  • Notepad & Pen

Offsite Course:

  • This course can be conducted on your own premises, providing it is suitable for training. The cost above is a effectively a hire an instructor cost and the cost stays the same whether there are 1 of you or 9. The only additional costs from us would be travel costs to get to your location and the cost of certificates.
  • During the course, you are responsible for any additional costs such as venue hire and meals.
  • Due to using new Transas Equipment, there is a £20pp charge.

Private 1:1 Course:

  • We can organise a private course for all our shorebased courses at our classroom in Rhu. The price includes all associated costs.

None although having a basic knowledge of navigation helps.


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    — Andrew – December 2022
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    — Stuart – Feb. 2022