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​The aim of the Helmsman Inland Waterways Training course is to teach and instruct both newcomers and the more experienced boater to the principles of better and safer boating on Inland waterways. On successful completion students will receive our Inland Waterways Helmsman's Certificate, thus proving you are a safe and competent boater.

DECKWORK
Common nautical terms
Handling warps and fenders
Throwing and heaving line or coiled rope
Knots 
Securing to bollards, rings, cleats and mooring stakes
Anchor work

HELMSMANSHIP AND BOAT HANDLING
Loading and weight distribution
Steering in a canal and river/control of speed
Interaction and canal effect
Turning
Berthing and unberthing, alongside and between buoys/piles
Recovery of man overboard

PERSONAL SAFETY
Identification of risks - including cold shock
Use of life jackets and buoyancy aids
Avoidance of personal injury, including crushing of limbs when fending off
Special risks to children

BOAT SAFETY 
Fire hazards, particularly gas and petrol
Use of fire extinguishers
Watertight integrity
Refloating after grounding

ENGINES
Engine care. Checks to be carried out before starting and while running
Routine periodic check Locks
General Understanding
Operation
Tending lines in locks

BRIDGES AND TUNNELS
General understanding of operation of bridges and use of tunnels

COLLISION AVOIDANCE
Steering and sailing rules of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
Bye-laws and local regulations, including traffic signals, signs and priorities
Awareness of other national and local regulations

CARE OF ENVIRONMENTAvoiding damage to boats, banks, flora and fauna
Pollution avoidance
Consideration for other waterway users


£150 Per Person.
Max 2 people.
Call Us to enquire.
07725 184963