The aim of this course is to teach students to use small boat radar to assist decision making in collision avoidance, pilotage and navigation. There is an RYA certificate upon completion of the course.
Components of a radar set
Beam with and pulse length
Understanding the picture
Refining the picture:
Head Up, Course Up and North Up modes
Fixing position by radar:
Pilotage by radar:
The principles of relative motion
Automatic radar plotting aids
The implications of IRPCS Rules
The practical limitations of small craft radar
Some knowledge of navigation and
collision regulations to Day Skipper Shorebased level would be an advantage.
The course runs from 0900 to 1600 and includes tea, coffee and biscuits.