This one-day Royal Yachting Association course is intended to provide an understanding of radar as an aid to navigation and collision avoidance. Yachts, workboats, fishing vessels and small commercial craft increasingly have radar on board. The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (IRPCS - Col Regs) state that if you have a radar fitted, 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.
Used imprudently, radar can just as easily assist in causing a collision, as it can in avoiding one.
There is no minimum pre-course experience or assumed knowledge.
Course topics include:
The course is taught using plotting sheets and software simulation.
Included in the course fee is the student pack containing the official RYA course notes
RYA Product Code: RC98
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This book follows the syllabus of the RYA One-Day Radar Course and is ideal for anyone requiring a working knowledge of radar. In clear and easy language it offers a 'background briefing', which explains what radar is and how it works and then explains its use on a small boat giving an honest appraisal of the operational limitations you might encounter.
RYA Product Code: G34 (Buy now at the RYA Online Shop)
Students are informally assessed during the course by a mixture of questioning and practical demonstration of the techniques taught to ensure understanding
On successful completion of the course, candidates will be issued with an RYA Radar Certificate.
The trainer for this course is Simon Ward who is an RYA Yachtmaster (Offshore) and approved shore-based instructor. Simon served in the Royal Navy as an Artificer (Engineering Technician) specalising in maritime radio, radar and satellite communications. Latterly he worked as a Watch Officer with HM Coastguard and brings plenty of operational and Search and Rescue (SAR) experience to the course.
Simon is a Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).
Clubs and Associations
Group training, including shore-based navigation courses up to RYA Yachtmaster, can also be arranged on behalf of your club or association at a venue of your choice and potentially to the benefit of your club’s funds. Please get in touch for details.
Other Information and FAQs
This is an adult (over 16) shore-based (classroom) course with a maximum of 8 students per session to allow adequate time for the practical aspects of the training.
The course fee includes complimentary Tea/Coffee. Please bring your own lunch.
For full Terms and Conditions, including refund and cancellation policy or to read our Frequently Asked Questions please visit the training pages on the Selcraig Marine Website
Selcraig Marine specialise in the design, installation, maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic systems on board yachts, workboats, small commercial craft and fishing vessels.
We also offer a number of short specialist courses in support of our products and services and the broader maritime community as a Royal Yachting Association Recognised Training Centre.
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