Radar

About this course...

This one day course out on the water, helps you to understand radar as an aid to navigation and collision avoidance.
We at Hamilton Sailing do it for real rather than using classroom-based simulators! You will join the yacht at 10am at Ipswich then go out to Felixstowe, one of the busiest ports in the UK, you will see for real how to navigate, watch ships on the screens including the use of AIS to understand whats going on!

The Course teaches the theoretical basics, the controls and benefits of operating a radar, and will dispel some of the myths about radar on small craft, with an RYA Certificate being earned at the end of it.

The RYA and the MCA stress the importance of those operating boats with Radar fitted, to know how to use it properly and to do so in all appropriate conditions, not just in fog.
Importantly the Collision Regulations say: Rule 7. Risk of collision. Vessels must use all available means to determine the risk of a collision, including the use of radar (if available) to get early warning of the risk of collision by radar plotting or equivalent systematic observation of detected objects. (e.g. ARPA, AIS).

Many cruising boats now have radar on board. The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea broadly state that if you have a radar you must know how to use it. The RYA Radar Course will give you a good understanding of how the radar works and how to use it.

Practical courses are run from Beacon Marina St Peters Dock Rd, New cut East IP3 0EA , Ipswich, Suffolk, just 1 hour from Liverpool Street Station to Ipswich then a 10 min walk. If you're driving then it's about one hour from the M25 on A12

Student Instructor Ratio - 4:1. There will be a maximum of 4 students to 1 instructor on this course..

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