RYA Radar course 


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 radar screen.






Course content

  • 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
  • the use of radar in navigation and collision avoidance 

The course is taught at our training centre location during one full day.


Ability after the course

You will be able to set up and use your radar system effectively as a navigation aid and for collision avoidance.


What's included

  • All course materials 
  • RYA 'An introduction to Radar' handbook
  • Practicing on our radar simulator tool
  • Sandwich lunch, coffee/tea
  • Free parking at our premises
  • RYA radar certificate is provided at successful completion of the course


Supporting courses

We highly recommend the Navigation @ Night practical course


Supporting books

For additional learning, we recommend the RYA Navigation handbook and the RYA Yachtmaster shorebased notes


Details of this course

Duration:  One full day 



  • Kats, the Netherlands
  • Brussels, Belgium


Previous experience: None


Assumed knowledge: Basic understanding of navigation and regulations


Number of students:  3


Minimum age:  18 years


Cost: 190 Euro


Course dates:

  • Please enquire for availability dates





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