RYA Marine Radar Course In Southampton From £99

RYA Radar Course Solent Boat Training

RYA Radar Course Summary

Course Duration:  1 Day
Course Cost:  Classroom From £99
Course Location:  Shamrock Quay, Southampton
Joining Instructions:  Download here
Course Prerequisite:  Non Required
Minimum Ages: 14 Years 
What's In The Course?  Radar Wave Propagation, Radar Set Components, Target Definition and Discrimination, Radar Reflectors, Types of Radar Display, Radar Plotting, Navigation, Range & Bearing

Being able to use radar is an essential skill for those wishing to achieve the RYA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster qualification. It is also requirement of The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea, commonly known as the COLREGS.


Rule 5 Lookout & Rule 7 Risk of Collision State "Shall ………by all available means".

In plain English this means that if you have radar available then you should be using it in all appropriate conditions, especially in situations of restricted visibility.


Radar is an incredibly versatile electronic navigation aid for both collision avoidance and navigation. Misinterpretation can lead you into danger. It is therefore important you understand its functions, can interpret the picture as well as know its limitations.

RYA Radar Course Solent Boat Training

RYA Marine Radar Course Summary


Our one day course runs from 9am until 5pm. It includes the use of a RYA approved simulator and the RYA workbook. The aim is to enable the student to use a small craft radar to assist in decision making in collision avoidance, pilotage and navigation.

The Course Syllabus Includes:

Brief overview of the radar system

How to switch on and set up the radar

How to refine the picture (take out clutter)

What the picture is telling us

Collision Avoidance

Fixing position by radar

Pilotage by radar

Radar reflectors