Advanced Radar Course

Following the RYA 1 Day Radar Classroom Course, we have designed a bespoke 1 day PRACTICAL radar course which is designed to consolidate the theory learnt in the classroom.

Using the Raymarine equipment on our Millbrook, we cover many subjects including;

  • Setting up the radar screen
  • Basic controls
  • Using the EBL and VRM
  • Head up vs North Up
  • Integration with the chartplotter and AIS Units.
  • Using Radar for pilotage
  • Positing Fixing by Radar
  • ‘Blind’ Radar Navigation

This is a thoroughly recommended course for anyone who wants to gain a really good practical understanding of Radar. We will happily run this course on your boat providing it has a chartplotter/radar and ideally AIS.

Course dates:

Available on request. Please contact the office.


1 Day

Own Boat - £300pd
Our Boat - £300pp (3 people required)
Private 1:1 Our Boat - £1000


  • 1 days use of our Nelson 42, Millbrook or our Albin 28, Orca
  • Diesel
  • Maximum 3 students
  • lunch and snacks on board
  • Use of a lifejacket for the course

What to bring:

  • All the usual skippering equipment (pencils, erasers, notepads etc)
  • Wet weather gear (contact us if you haven’t got any)
  • Any medication

Own Boat Course:

  • This course can be conducted on your own boat, 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 4. 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 the running costs of the boat such as fuel, berthing and food.

Private course on our boat:

  • This course can be run as a private 1:1 course on either of our Motor Boats. The price includes all associated costs.
  • Have completed the 1 Day Classroom Radar course
  • Boat Handling/Navigation to the level of Day Skipper