RYA Inland Waterways Courses

Inland Waterways Helmsman's Course

A course for anyone wanting to cruise the UK's inland waterways or Europe's extensive network of lakes, rivers and canals

It deals specifically with the requirements of the inland boater, whether they be a narrow boat owner or a cruiser enthusiast.  No prior knowledge is required and so is ideal for the first timer, yet the more seasoned boater will learn plenty of tricks and tips to make their boating safer and more enjoyable.  It is a hands on course with minimal theory and can be taken either on a centre's boat or your own.

Duration:  1 or 2 days

Experience Required:  None

Minimum Age:  12 (Certificates for children aged between 12 and 16 will be endorsed to show that they must use boats only under the supervision of a responsible adult)

Course Content:  Safety, helmsmanship, locks and tunnels, collision avoidance, an introduction to engine maintenance

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