Radar is the most versatile of all electronic navigation aids and being able to interpret radar images is an indispensable skill for any yachtsman or woman.
The RYA course teaches students to use small boat Radar to assist decision-making in navigation, pilotage and collision avoidance.
The course includes hands on training on a new Raymarine E120 in the
classroom which is integrated with a chart plotter overlay, AIS and MAPAR.
This is a one day course which runs from 9:30am-5:30pm with instructors from OMTC, near the ferry jetty in Mosman. There is no prior knowledge required to undertake the course, and by the end of the day you will be able to use a radar system on a small vessel to perform basic navigation, pilotage and collision avoidance. You will also receive an RYA Course Book and Course Completion Certificate.
- Switching on and setting up
- Refining the picture
- Understanding the picture
- Radar reflectors
- Fixing position by radar
- Pilotage by radar
- Collision avoidance