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Marine RADAR 101

One evening: 3 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 and introduction to RADAR. This course will cover the characteristics, the capabilities and the limitations of RADAR. The intent is to make sure what happened to the Andrea Doria doesn’t happen to you. You will walk away with an operational understanding and the ability to interpret RADAR found on recreational vessels.


  • RADAR Collision Avoidance Introduction
  • RADAR characteristics, capabilities and limitations
  • RADAR and the law (COLREGS)
  • Bearings
  • RADAR controls and what they do
  • How to set up your RADAR
  • Q&A

Facilitator: Captain Mike Saylor

Tuition: $95.00

Certification: Upon course completion you will receive a Landfall Navigation Marine Training Center certificate of completion in RADAR 101.