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RADAR - Theory and Use

One day:  7 hours

The primary function of radar is collision avoidance particularly at night and in low visibility. You want to “see” a target and determine if it is on a collision course with your vessel. Knowledge plus practice in interpretation will determine your success or failure.

Course Overview

This course provides participants with both an operational understanding and the ability to interpret RADAR found on recreational vessels. Participants are first grounded in the theoretical understanding of how RADAR works and are then encouraged to practice each technique in simulated coastal and inland waters on our real time RADAR simulator. Upon completion of this course you can expect to possess the skills necessary to operate and interpret radar for safe navigation and collision avoidance.


  • Radar collision avoidance plotting
  • Determining the course and speed of an approaching vessel
  • Estimating the time and distance a vessel will pass
  • The appropriate action to take according to the Rules of The Road
  • Regulatory process
  • RADAR regulations and the legal aspect of RADAR


  • Full Version: 7 Hours, Includes hands on simulator training
  • Basic Version: 4 Hours, No hands on simulation

Practical exercises on the simulator include:

  • Interpretation of display, and limitations
  • A variety of real-world situations encountered in Long Island Sound and elsewhere
  • River navigation and collision avoidance on rivers
  • Collision avoidance including target vessel course/speed change
  • Effect of own-ship course/speed change

Facilitator: Captain Eric Knott


  • Full Version: $225.00
  • Basic Version: $175.00
  • Certification: Upon course completion you will receive a Landfall Navigation Marine Training Center certificate of completion in RADAR.

    All Classes are held at our world-class in-house training facility, unless otherwise noted.

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