RYA Courses


RYA Radar

One Day Radar Course


A one-day course giving you an understanding of radar as an aid to navigation and collision avoidance.

Cruising boats increasingly have radar on board. The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at sea state that if you have a radar on board, you must know how to use it.

Subjects Covered

  • 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