RYA Radar Course - Shorebased course

File 598The aim of the course is to give an understanding of the use of radar in small boats as an aid to navigation and for collision avoidance. 

  • One Day          
  • Learn to use Radar
  • Radar Procedure
  • Professional Instructors
  • Relaxed Tuition
  • RYA certification
  • Course book included
  • £90 per person 

Topics Include:

  • Basic understanding of radar wave propagation
  • Abnormal propagation
  • Radar set components
  • Functions and controls
  • Correct setting up procedure
  • Target definition/discrimination        
  • Spot size, pulse length and beam width
  • Target characteristics, size, shape, material
  • False Echoes
  • Shadow sectors, shadow diagram
  • Radar Reflectors
  • Types of Radar display    
  • Azimuth stabilisation
  • Radar Plotting
  • Uses of radar
  • Positive identification of targets
  • Parallel indexing (if provided)
  • Accuracy in range and bearing
  • PPI distortion
  • Heading marker alignment
  • Checking accuracy of VRM, EBL
  • General safety precautions

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2018 Course Dates:


Both Theory and Practical Elements combined
 -Live aboard for 1o days-

1st May - 11th May 2018
5th June - 15th June 2018
21st Sept - 1st October

Other dates available on request..

RYA Start Yachting

All 2018 Weekends 

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RYA Competent Crew 

6th May
27th May
10th June
8th July
22nd July

2018 Every Sunday from 18th Feb
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Online - RYA Day Skipper Theroy

365 days per year!
£295 per course or £490 combined

(5% DISCOUNT when booked with ANY practical course)

RYA Day Skipper

6th May
27th May
10th June
8th July
​22nd July

2018 Every Sunday from 18th Feb
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Online RYA YM Shorebased Theory

5% DISCOUNT when booked with any practical course

RYA Coastal Skipper

25th May 2018 (7 days) - 2 places
15th June (7 days) - 4 places

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