RYA Radar - 1 day course

Radar provides the ability to see targets in the dark or in poor visibility, targets that may not be seen with the human eye.
International regulations state that if you have radar on board your yacht, you must know how to use it.
At YachtCom we have a real Raymarine C120 navigation display unit which is used during the radar course.
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1 day RYA Radar course dates

 DateCourse Cost - includes RYA notes and certificate 
9th December, 2018 £110.00

2nd February, 2019 £110.00

24th March, 2019 £110.00

7th April, 2019 £110.00

9th June, 2019 £110.00

15th September, 2019 £110.00

12th October, 2019 £110.00

Group and Individual tuition available by arrangement.

    The course covers:-

    The RYA Radar course based around Raymarine C120 radar unit and you must have basic knowledge of navigation.
    • Radar system overview
    • Controls of a radar
    • Gain
    • Sea & Rain Clutter
    • EBLs & VRM
    • Range
    • Collision avoidance
    • Gard zones
    • MARPA
    • AIS
    • Good practice
    • Chart plotter overlays
    • New Technologies
    • FMCW
    • Broadband
Course completion certificate given out at the end of the day.

Who should attend this course:-

  • Skippers and masters of non-solas vessels
  • Anyone with a radar fitted to their boat
  • Ocean Yachtmaster
  • Anyone sailing in busy waters

    Our equipment:-

    • Raymarine C120 display unit
    • SARTs
    • Radar dome


Coffee/Tea is served from 08:30 with the course starting at 09:00 and plan to finish around 17:00.
Comfort breaks are around 10:30 and 15:00 with a 45 minute lunch break between 12:45 and 13:30.
Lunch is not provided, however there is local convenient store 100 metres away.

    Student Numbers

      Student numbers are kept to a maximum of 6 students per course, so early booking is advised.

To enrol

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Customer feedback

Martin Quinn said: "Before I started I did resent the idea of spending so much time, money and effort getting this licence. However I have to admit that I have learnt a huge amount of really useful stuff and feel so much more confident about using all this equipment which includes not just SSB but also VHF (and I now realise that I was not really competent at that despite having the bit of paper that says I was!), SARTS, EPIRBS, Inmarsat, Navtex and hand helds. Bob has all the necessary kit and the course was a relaxed atmosphere but hard work. We did the 2 day option and I certainly spent a lot more than 10 hours study before hand but it was definitely worthwhile doing and I would recommend both the course and the venue."

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