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RADAR Workshop (Virtual Training)

November 21 @ 09:30 12:30 BST

A half day workshop introducing some simple radar theory, different types of small boat radars, simple radar set up and demonstrations on our radar simulator.  

The aim of the workshop is to provide students with a basic introduction to marine Radar to assist decision making in navigation, pilotage and collision avoidance. 

You might have radar on your boat, but do you know how to use it to its fullest abilities? Can you tell the difference between a boat and a buoy, or a rain storm and a sand spit? All of those blips and blobs can be deceiving, so every good mariner should have an understanding of exactly what radar is and how it works. 

Your instructor will introduce you to:

  • Basic theory of how the radar works
  • Switching on and Setting Up, adjusting the controls
  • Refining the Picture – adjusting the sea/rain clutter controls correctly and changing the orientation
  • Understanding the picture and Types of radar display
  • Radar reflectors 
  • Fixing position by radar, plot the vessels position, use of the ERM and VBL 
  • The use of radar in collision avoidance: Understands how to determine the risk of collision with another vessel;

Ability after workshop:

You will be able to Understand how to correctly switch on, set up and refine the picture, plot a vessels position and understand the fundamentals of collision avoidance. 

Details on how to access this virtual session will be emailed to all attendees post booking and payment along with relevant session support materials.

Sessions will be limited to 10 attendees and all participants are encouraged to engage through questions, polls and to conduct small group sessions in our online breakout rooms.

We are offering this session at £60 – you can have multiple participants in the same household on a single login.


09:30 – 12:30 BST
Event Category:


Compass Sea School

£60 per household