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A modern radar alleviates a navigators taskload. Not just when it's foggy, but also during rain, while crossing shipping lanes or when discovering new sailing areas. During the course we work with a simulator, and if possible finish the day with a session on our 8 meter RIB with a Raymarine Quantum radar. 

 Because we switch often from theory to practical exercises you will confidently learn to known how to work with your radar:

  • bow up or north up.
  • overlay, with or without AIS
  • finetuning the radar
  • how to interpret echos
  • difference in radar units, setups and integration into the yachts systems. 

The law in The Netherlands:
If you want to navigate in Inland Waterways during reduced visibility you must have a radarpatent and a specifically approved inland waterways radar. Those approved inland scanners are 1.8 meter wide, so typically not usable on a yacht. The RYA Small Craft radar certificate is NOT a valid radar patent for this use. On Inland waterways, if you are surprised by reduced visibility, you can use the radar to find safe shelter. 

At sea you have to use the radar: lookout at all possible means. 

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