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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’s not an all seeing eye, and can easily mislead those who do not understand its controls, allow for its limitations, or interpret its picture.

More than GPS and other associated electronic systems, radar relies on the knowledge and skill of the operator to interpret the information given.

Course Syllabus

• 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

What’s included

• Course handbook

For details on what you should bring, please refer to the FAQ section.

Course Duration: 1 Day

Previous Experience Required: None

Ability After Course: Basic knowledge of RADAR, setting up and utalising the set as a navigation aid and for collision avoidance.

Number of members: 12

RYA RADAR Course: £80



Booking system to follow [w/c 16/04/18]

Medical and Dietary Declaration

Having a medical condition need not necessarily prevent you from taking a full part in the course but the Club Principal must be aware of any potential problems.

If you are in any doubt about your fitness to take part in a course, speak to us on the clubline prior to your course.

By completing the course booking form you make the following declarations and undertakings:-
I hereby declare that I have recorded below details of any medical condition which may affect my fitness to participate in the course and in particular I have included details where I suffer from asthma/bronchitis, angina or heart condition, fits, fainting or blackouts, severe headaches, diabetes, travel sickness, allergies to medication or other allergies.

I undertake to inform the Metropolitan Police Sailing Club Ltd and the course instructor of any relevant medical condition which may become apparent between now and the start of the course, and of any medication I am taking.

I have included below details of any dietary requirements and any allergies, including allergies to food and medication.