An interactive session aiming to de-mystify what your radar is doing, how it works, most importantly what it CAN’T do and how to get the best out of it. There’s a quick quiz half way through so keep your pen and paper handy!
Getting to grips with what to do in restricted visibility is a critical skill for any skipper / crew – this Virtual Training session takes you through an introduction to what restricted visibility is, immediate actions to fix your position and avoid hazards, sound signals and avoiding a collision. There is a quick quiz at the end for you to test your knowledge.
Hannah is a RYA Yachtmaster® Power (Commercial) and Advanced Powerboat Instructor. She has been boating for most of her life in a range of vessels from small powerboats to cruising yachts and larger motor boats. She competed in the 2013 Round Ireland Powerboat and RIB Challenge! Hannah is […]
Being able to correctly calculate the tide is a critical skill for any skipper / crew – this Virtual Training session takes you through the process of selecting the right standard port tide table in the almanac, interpreting the HW/LW data, drawing your tidal sawtooth diagram, calculating the correct hour to use for your tidal vector and interpreting the tidal diamond/atlas.
Getting to grips with basic marine navigation skills is a critical skill for any skipper / crew – this Virtual Training session takes you through a quick revision of DR/EPs & converting Compass to Magnetic to True bearings. The session focuses on constructing a Course To Steer taking into account leeway and uses practical exercises using the RYA Training Chart plotter.
Getting to grips with basic marine navigation skills is a critical skill for any skipper / crew – this Virtual Training session takes you through navigation symbols, converting Compass to Magnetic to True bearings, Dead reckoning navigation and estimating your position. The session also looks at projecting an estimated position and uses practical exercises using the RYA Training Chart plotter.
A fantastic example of the importance of having an Emergency Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) on board if you are travelling offshore – coupled with an AIS signal this lucky yachtsman was rescued after a brilliant response from various international and military rescue agencies.
From Digital radar giving a more digitizes picture to the advances in Broadband radar using solid state technology with zero rad-haz and instant on – here’s our guidance on the different systems and technologies.
Do you know how to interrogate your RADAR and AIS systems to give you a more informed picture of what is around you? See our Training Tips video for more.
There are many limitations of your radar set – the most important being YOU the operator. However one key limitations is that your RADAR can NOT see around corners or through large/reflective objects – see our short Training Tips video for more details.