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
Course dates:
  • 16th May 2019
  • 27th June 2019
  • 18th July 2019
  • 31st August 2019
  • 26th September 2019
  • 17th October 2019
  • 28th November 2019
  • 19th December 2019

1 Day

£100 per person



  • Well organised, excellent structured learning

    — Kevin August 2017
  • Have used before for different courses have always enjoyed the courses and instructors

    — Jim August 2017