This course gives an understanding of radar as an aid to navigation and collision avoidance.

Cruising boats increasingly have radar on board. The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (IRPCS) require that if you have 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 all the functions 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 screen accurately.


COURSE FEE US$240 – Currency Converter
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  • Open air waterfront classroom with beautiful views across the Antiguan hillside
  • Light Lunch
  • Use of Fridge Freezer & Gas Cooker
  • Free Wi-Fi on school premises
  • All relevant RYA course notes and training materials
  • RYA Certificate
  • Top quality training. Read what our past clients think in our Client Reviews

Discounts / student:

  • 5% – 2 students on the same course.
  • 7.5% – 3 students on the same course.
  • 10% – 4 students, or more, on the same course.

Course Content: See Syllabus.

Course Schedule: 09:00 – 17:30.


  • All year round but usually Fridays and Saturdays subject to prior bookings. We are confident we can offer you what you want, when you want it.
  • Reserve your dates.

Consider our 1 or 2 day training courses that will enhance your training and make the most of your time in Antigua. Not only will you maximise the investment in your trip, you will depart with two RYA qualifications instead of one!

If you wish to include any of the following in your package please Contact Us for availability

Please visit our USA Online Store, or UK Online Store for the following recommended pre-course study materials, and a selection of clothing, sailing and travel accessories.

  • International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea
  • RYA Introduction to Radar

To assist with your planning we offer some suggestions for Accommodation and Travel

Radar Syllabus

Radar - Syllabus

Basic Understanding of Radar Wave Propagation
Radar Set Components
Target Definition and Discrimination
Radar Reflectors

Radar Screen
Radar Equpment