RYA Radar

Cruising boats increasingly have radar on board. The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea state that if you have a radar, you must know how to use it.

Radar is probably the most versatile of all electronic navigation aids, but the best results are only obtained when you know how to use the controls 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 picture.  This course will give you a solid grounding in how to adjust the radar set and use its various controls effectively to improve the safety of the vessel and its crew.

Pre-course Practical Requirements:Some basic navigational knowledge.
Pre-course Theory Requirements:Some basic navigational knowledge.
Course duration:1 day
Minimum age:16 years. Under 18 year old will only be accepted if accompanied by a responsible adult.
What’s Included:All course materials including the RYA book ’An introduction to Radar’.
Cost:HKD 1,400
Exam:Multiple choice question paper
Award:RYA Radar Course Completion Certificate

Delivered via an on-line web based training course for you to complete at your own speed.  There is no time limit for this course.

No other equipment is required.

Commercial environment: How you fit into the professional maritime world.

People:  The importance of correct manning, keeping your skills up to date and the safe management of commercial vessels.

Vessel:  The compulsory carriage and maintenance of safety equipment and how to create and implement risk control and operating procedures.

Purpose:  Making sure your vessel is suitable and legal for the work you are carrying out, your obligations in protecting the environment, appropriate planning and situational awareness.

Apply for your commercial endorsement once you have the other mandatory requirements in place.


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We don’t currently run this course.  We will update this page when we find time to put this course in place.