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RYA Radar Course

A day course we can teach you how to adjust the controls, interpret the picture and make use of the set for navigation and for collision avoidance.

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Nearly all cruising boats are now equipped with radar. According to the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (IRPCS), it’s generally expected that if you have radar, you should be proficient in its use.

The course is conducted in our classroom using our Radar simulators. Additionally, we can arrange to deliver this course on board your boat if needed. Please reach out to us for further details.

To summarise, the RYA Radar Course will provide you with a solid understanding of radar functionality and usage.

Course topics include:

  • Understanding how the radar set operates.
  • Exploring how adjustments and features impact its functionality.
  • Learning about target definition.
  • Studying radar reflectors.
  • Identifying different types of radar displays.
  • Practicing radar plotting.
  • Applying radar in navigation and collision avoidance.

Course materials included in the price:

  • RYA student pack – Radar Course Questions and Answers
  • RYA booklet – An Introduction to Radar

Our Radar courses are conducted with a maximum of 2 people per Radar simulator, ensuring you receive ample hands-on experience with the units. This setup is especially beneficial for those aspiring to become commercial skippers. For more information on becoming a commercial skipper, feel free to explore our guide.

The RYA Radar course is run at Carrickfergus Marina. All certification is issued by the RYA Recognised Training Centre “Wavelength Training”.