RYA Inland Waterways Training Courses

RYA Inland Waterways Training Courses

Learn narrowboat handling skills on the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal near Bath.

Whether you want to make the most of your holiday hire boat or are lucky enough to own your own, these courses, leading to the award of the RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Certificate, will provide you with the skills and confidence to handle a narrowboat or cruiser on Britain’s canals and rivers.

If you want to cruise the waterways of Europe, we can provide training for your International Certificate of Competence and CEVNI qualification.

Your instructor, Alison Selby-Nicholls, has a wealth of experience teaching boating in all its forms from sailing to power boating to how to negotiate a staircase lock. She will show you all you need to know starting with how to prepare the boat for an enjoyable cruise right through to using the best knots to tie it up at the end of the day.

Whilst your course will always cover all of the topics in the RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Certificate syllabus, we treat all of our clients as individuals and your course will be tailored to your specific needs

  • 1-Day Assessment for RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Certificate

This is a direct assessment for boaters who have experience on inland waterways to gain a RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Certificate. Please note that this is a non teaching day.

  • RYA Inland Waterways Crew Course

This course is ideal for introducing friends or family members to crewing a vessel on the inland waterways and for giving them an understanding of how they can assist the helm.

Your instructor will cover all the basics of being a useful crew member, including personal safety; communication on board, throwing a mooring line; some basic boat handling; helping in locking operations; how to be a good lookout; what to do in an emergency and looking after the environment.

Please contact the office on 01225 447 276 or email : mail@bath-narrowboats.co.uk for further information on date availability & prices.

Stay with us

As these courses are often two days, you may prefer to stay nearby or if you want , why nor stay at our site situated in the heart of the city of Bath on one of our boats. We offer a unique boat bed & breakfast and if you click below you can browse the choice of boats ( Note this is subject to availibility

Click Here : http://www.bath-narrowboats.co.uk/boats/bnb-boats/