MCA Navigation & Radar 1 Day Preparation Training

Course price: £138.00 inc VAT per person
Max people: 12

Date(s) available

Navigation & Radar 1 Day Preparation Course

Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence holders wishing to up grade their skills to those of Yacht Officer of the Watch-Navigation & Radar face the toughest challenge in their maritime career, consequently preparation is vital.

Marine Matters is the chosen RYA training partner to the Warsash Superyacht Academy (WSA). We have worked together to create a one day course to ensure that students attending Nav & Radar are operating at a good Yachtmaster standard prior to attending the three week course at the Academy. 

Why Take This course?

After successfully achieving a Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence many yacht crews spend little time using the traditional skills in favour of ECDIS and other electronic navigation aids. However, when attending the Navigation and Radar course students will be expected to demonstrate these traditional skills. We recognise this voluntary one day course will not suit all, but for those wanting intensive preparation training it provides an opportunity to work with an experienced instructor and ensure a confident start the Academy training. 

Course Syllabus

The Nav & Radar course is 3 weeks long so the 1 day course is limited to Yachtmaster navigation and basic radar. The day will be split into four sessions and will include:

  • Chartwork: course to steer, EP, DR, variation, chart symbols
  • Tides: primary & secondary ports, tidal datums, height datums 
  • IRPCS: Rule 19 and how it effects application of Rules 4-18
  • introduction to radar

This is not the syllabus explained in detail but provides a precis of subjects covered. Students should complete all WSA course preparation to gain the most from this training - a lot will be covered in the day and this can only be achieved with prior personal study.

MCA Navigation & Radar 1 Day Preparation Training Fee Includes:

  • Training provided by our specialist Instructor/Examiner 
  • Refreshments during the prep course, but we do not provide lunch
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Warsash Tides

Low Tide 02:34 (1.77m)

High Tide 08:56 (4.01m)

High Tide 11:36 (3.94m)

Low Tide 15:01 (1.47m)

High Tide 21:27 (4.02m)

The tide times are adjusted for British Summer Time where applicable.

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