At C-MASTERS, we have created a selection of 'must do' courses. After several years of providing training we know which topics and skills are considered complex by students. Most of these topics are covered in the RYA shorebased courses and in practical courses. However, a more intensive training is needed to become a confident skipper.
Electronic navigation aids such as radar have undergone a rapid technical evolution in the past years. Their functionality has become excellent and the user friendliness has improved dramatically. Nevertheless, it's not about how colourful and nice a radar screen looks. It's all about you getting the relevant information out of it, and knowing how to interpret it when at sea. A radar is still one of the most important tools on board for position finding and collision avoidance in difficult situations.
This course is a 'must do' for skippers and navigators who wish to learn using a radar as an aid for fixing positions and assessing situations avoiding risk of collision.
During this course you will learn how to operate a radar system, and convert the available information on the screen to real-time situations. Two versions of the course are available. The short (one day) version is ideal if you already have a good theoretical knowledge of the principal working of radar systems on board of yachts. The longer (two day) version is a combined theoretical and practical course, recommended if a radar is still relatively new to you.
The two-day course includes working with radar during some night sailing.
One-Day Practical use of Radar course
Two-Day Practical use of Radar course
The content of the one-day course listed above, plus:
We recommend the RYA shorebased courses on navigation and radar.
The RYA Navigation handbook is very useful to learn more about navigating using a radar system.