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.




MASTERCLASS : Practical Radar Training 


Course content

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 for skippers if a radar is still relatively new to you.

The two-day course includes working with radar during some night sailing.


One-Day Practical hands-on training for using Radar on board

  • Switching on and setting up the radar system
  • Tuning to get the best possible image
  • Identifying objects on the radar screen (boats, buoys, land)
  • Position fixing and navigating using a radar
  • Entering a harbour using a radar only


Two-Day Masterclass Radar training for skippers

The content of the one-day course listed above, plus:

  • Theory course on principals of radar and operating a radar systems
  • Radar plotting for collision avoidance
  • Practice navigating at night using a radar ('The real thing')


What's included

  • Theory classroom session on radar (as part of two-day course only)
  • Accommodation on board of a C-MASTERS yacht (two-day course only)
  • Food and drink on board (two-day course only)
  • RYA Radar course certificate (two-day course only)
  • Training by a RYA recognised Radar instructor
  • Fuel and mooring fees
  • Free parking at our premises


Supporting courses

We recommend the RYA shorebased courses on navigation and radar.


Supporting books

The RYA Navigation handbook is very useful to learn more about navigating using a radar system.




Details of this course

Recommended knowledge:  None, if choosing for the two-day course. Otherwise knowledge to the level of RYA Radar shorebased


Recommended experience:   Navigating using charts and plotters at the level of day skipper or higher


Location: This course is provided at our centre in Kats, the Netherlands


Duration: Available as one-Day course or two-day course


Dates of one-day courses:
  • 17 June
Dates of two-day courses:
  • on request



  • One-Day course 245 euro
  • Two-Day course 395 euro








Splendid practical education


I am very satisfied with the RYA Radar course and the extra masterclass day

to practice the use of radar on board on the water.


-- Heinz --




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