RYA Radar Operators

WHY DO THIS TRAINING

Radar is the most versatile of all electronic navigation aids. It can, however, easily mislead those who do not know how to adjust its controls, allow for its limitations or interpret its picture.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

The course content was developed by the Royal Yachting Association to meet the needs of small boat operators, both power and sail.

Delivered by qualified radar operators who are experienced deck officers holding internationally recognised maritime qualifications, you will gain "hands on" training in small groups limited to six persons.

You will gain the confidence to navigate by radar in conditions of restricted visibility and the knowledge to interpret what you are seeing on your radar screen.

The course runs for one full day and involves classroom theory and hands on practical use of modern radar sets.

The training you will receive will provide the basis for more formal courses and is considered to be excellent underpinning knowledge for those embarking on a career afloat.

 

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • Principles of radar
  • Radar set components
  • Radar set controls
  • Range and bearing discrimination
  • Target identification
  • Screen displays
  • Collision avoidance
  • Navigation
  • Accuracy

WHAT DO I BRING TO THE COURSE?

Dress for a day in the classroom. Dress warm in winter
Bring note pad and pen.
You will be provided with the RYA publication - RC 98 "Radar Course Notes".

WHAT QUALIFICATION WILL I OBTAIN?

You will be issued with the RYA course completion certificate which will attest to your value as an "all round" crew member.