Narrowboat Experience Day

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Narrowboat Experience Day

RYA Helmsman's Course Narrowboat Experience

A relaxed and informal Narrowboat Experience Day for anyone wanting to learn the basic narrowboating skills.

If you’re new to the world of narrow boating or just curious to see what its all about then this is the course for you. We have the ideal boat in Gwendoline May and a wonderful stretch of canal with lots of interesting feature including the 800m Saddington Tunnel and  Kibworth locks to ensure that your Narrowboat Experience day is, without a doubt,  one to remember. Our highly experienced instructors will teach you how to control the boat correctly and safely, work the locks as well as explaining the history of the canals.

Depending on individual requirements and time available, the Narrowboat Experience Day includes:

  1. Boating Safety
  2. Pre start checks
  3. Ropework and knots
  4. Boat control
  5. Getting underway
  6. Slowing down, stopping and mooring up
  7. Locks and using them safely
  8. Navigating bridges and tunnels

As this is a highly practical day with participants spending the majority of the day out on the water or on the bank mooring up or working locks. Therefore it is important that you have suitable clothes (including wet weather gear) and sturdy non slip shoes (no flip flops or sandals). We also recommend that you bring a hat in the unlikely event that the sun is shining. The weather can have a big impact on how safe it is to boat. We will run the course unless the weather forecast means that doing so would be unsafe. For complete details of how we determine this please see our Terms and Conditions. Lifejackets are provided and wearing them is mandatory.

Included in the cost of the day are:

We provide Hot and cold drinks  throughout the day and also a light lunch. Please inform us when you book  if you have any special dietary requirements.

April 02 2022


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Date: April 2
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: £165


Debdale Wharf Marina

Debdale Lane
Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0XA United Kingdom

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