RYA Radar Operator Course

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.
    Radar theory
    Components of a radar set
    Beam with and pulse length
    Understanding the picture
    Refining the picture:
    Clutter controls
    Head Up, Course Up and North Up modes
    Passive reflectors
    Active reflectors
    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
    Radar plotting
Course Requirements
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.


17 Paxton Gardens
GU21 5TR


Email: info@surrey-shorebased.co.uk                     
Phone: 01932343545                    
Mobile: 07941387513



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