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Inland Waterways Crew Course

Inland Waterways BeginnerAfloat

This is an entry level course and can be run in conjunction with the Inland Waterways Helmsman's course for mixed ability groups. 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. The instructor will cover: personal safety; communication on board; throwing a mooring line; some basic boat handling; helping in locking operations; how to be a look out; what to do in an emergency and looking after the environment.

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Assumed knowledge:
None
Minimum duration:
1 day as a stand-alone course, 2 days if accompanying another course.
Minimum age:
8 years old
Content:
Personal safety, seamanship, dealing with emergency situations, coming alongside, picking up a mooring, boat handling.
Ability afterwards:
Able to be a useful crew member and assist the helm.
 

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