RYA Two Day Helmsman’s Course

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Debdale Wharf Marina
Debdale Lane
Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0XA United Kingdom
March 1 - March 2

RYA Two Day Helmsman’s Course

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Debdale Wharf Marina
Debdale Lane
Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0XA United Kingdom
March 11 - March 12

RYA Diesel Engine & Boat Maintenance Course

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Debdale Wharf Marina
Debdale Lane
Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0XA United Kingdom
March 11 - March 12

RYA Two Day Helmsman’s Course

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Debdale Wharf Marina
Debdale Lane
Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0XA United Kingdom
March 15 - March 16

RYA One Day Assessment Course

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Debdale Wharf Marina
Debdale Lane
Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0XA United Kingdom
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

RYA Two Day Helmsman’s Course

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Debdale Wharf Marina
Debdale Lane
Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0XA United Kingdom
March 25 - March 26

Living Aboard

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Debdale Wharf Marina
Debdale Lane
Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0XA United Kingdom
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Boat Buying

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Debdale Wharf Marina
Debdale Lane
Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0XA United Kingdom
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Narrowboat Experience Day

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Debdale Wharf Marina
Debdale Lane
Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0XA United Kingdom
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Student Reviews

Me and my dad had a great day on his boat with Steve on Friday. We are feeling a lot less daunted about the taking to the waters on our own boat, and are very grateful for all of the guidance etc given.
James – Experience Day
I just wanted to say another huge thank you for such an interesting, informative, confidence-building and fun weekend. Without any real idea of how the course would go and knowing so little about engines, I knew that by Monday I would know something more than I did on Friday; however I had no concept of how much you would be able to teach me.
In my opinion you work very hard for your money from me and I felt it was excellent value.
With only a truly basic idea of how an internal combustion engine works, I gave you very little to work with but I can honestly say I now feel I have a competent knowledge and ability which I am cautiously but keenly looking forward to using.
Thanks also for the offer of follow-up advice if I need it and the copy of course notes which came via David yesterday.
Tony – Diesel Engine Maintenance
Would have come back for a third day I enjoyed it so much.
Stephen – Diesel Engine Maintenance
Very friendly and professional, a highly enjoyable way to learn. Probably one of the best courses I've ever been on. Thanks again.
Steve – RYA Helmsmans
Exceeded expectations - Thank you
Ed – RYA Helmsmans
Can't say enough positive! The course contributed in a BIG way to the enjoyment of our subsequent holiday. Would recommend course and specifically David to all. Many thanks, Harry
Harry – RYA Helmsmans
A very enjoyable course and left me feeling well prepared for two weeks afloat in September. We very much enjoyed the company of the instructor.
David – RYA Helmsmans
Everything was very good - I feel much more confident now.
Jill – RYA Helmsmans
I was very lucky to have the first day of the course all to myself which meant I got lots of support to boost my confidence for the harder parts to follow on the second day. Steve was patient and kind. He made me feel confident and was able to explain everything so that I understood it, thank you. The food was delicious - I really liked the cold drinks (it was very hot). I really enjoyed the course and can't wait to perfect the skills learnt on my next holiday.
Sian – RYA Helmsmans

Gift Vouchers Launched

If you’re stuck trying to think of that unique and unusual gift for somebody then we have the solution for you.

We’re very pleased to announce our new Gift Vouchers. Available in a wide rage of values and valid for ever these solve that question of what to get somebody for that special day.

Look at our Gift Voucher section for more details

New Course Dates Set

We are pleased to announce our course dates for 2017.  Please look at the the Course Dates section of our website for the details.

As always we are happy to talk to you about trying to find alternate dates to suit you if you are looking at booking two or more places for a 2 day Helmsman’s Course or for an Experience Day. Simply ring or email us using the form on our contact page to learn more.

We hope to be adding additional courses to our calendar later this year and if you have any specific course you would like to see offered, again, please contact us to discuss.

News

This year we are excited to announce that the renowned artist and signwriter Phil Speight will be running “How to paint Roses and Castles” courses.  Phil is acknowledged as one of the leading experts on canal art and will be sharing his knowledge in his own entertaining style.

We have expanded the number of Experience days we will be running and as well as scheduled dates we will arrange dedicated days. Please ring us to discuss.

About Us:

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RYA Helmsman’s course @ NBSC

Although only recently established the Narrowboat Skills Centre is already recognised as one of the premier training centres in the UK.

Based at Debdale Wharf Marina on the Grand Union Leicester Line, NBSC offers a wide range of courses covering all aspects of boating.

As an RYA recognised Training Centre we run the Helmsman’s course for novice helmsmen, a one day assessment course for more experienced helmsmen and an expanded Diesel Engine course, which also incorporates all of those essential boat maintenance tasks. Upon successful completion of these courses the student will be issued with the appropriate RYA certificate.

We also run other courses covering a wide range of skills for the narrowboater. So if you are thinking about living aboard, fitting out your own boat, decorating with Roses and Castles or even learning how to cook in a confined galley, we have a course for you.

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RYA Diesel Engine Course

Our courses are either run on our dedicated training boat Gwendoline May or in our own classroom at Debdale Wharf Marina and we pride ourselves on delivering high quality and enjoyable training.

If you don’t find the course you are looking for or a date to suit you please ring us and we will do all we can to try and accommodate your requirements.

The Narrowboat Skills Centre is a recognised RYA Training Centre