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RYA RADAR Observers / Operators


About the course

This one day course is sufficient for those working on small commercial vessels such as wind farm support vessels, pilot launches and tugs etc. This course is strongly recommended prior to Yachtmaster Offshore and/or MCA Master 200.

The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea state that if you have a radar, 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.

At Seascope we pride ourselves in the quality of our training and understand the needs of our students. This course is delivered by an experienced RYA Radar Instructor who is also an MCA STCW Master with a wealth of experience providing top quality training for students seeking professional qualifications such as Yachtmaster Offshore, Master 200 or Officer of the Watch (OOW).

What you will learn

Topics covered include:

  • 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 / radar and the ColRegs
  • radar and navigation
  • radar setup & modes including sea & ground stabilisation options.
  • Cost
    £153.13 / person
  • €180 / person
  • Duration
    1 Day Days
  • Students
  • Location
    Liverpool, Antibes
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