Officer of the Watch (Yachts) – Navigation & Radar
The first part of the course includes lectures covering navigational theory, electronic navigation aids and chart work. Instruction is given in practical chart work, tidal calculation and radar plotting combined with a series of exercises to practice these techniques. Electronic navigation aids include GPS, eLoran, ECDIS, echo sounders and speed logs. There is a significant emphasis on radar and ARPA and interpreting the radar picture.
In week three, with the assistance of instructors, students develop and practice navigation techniques in our renowned multi-purpose radar and navigation bridge simulators. This is an assessed week where collision avoidance skills are developed and application of the Collision Regulations must be demonstrated.
* Subject to approval