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Inland Waters Helmsman Certificate

€435.20
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The course is offered over one or two days. The one day course is recommended for those boaters that already have some experience. The two day course is recommended for those with little or no boat handling experience.

Welcome to the Inland Waters Helmsman Certificate course.

This two day course is aimed at novices, new to boat handling.

  Both the one day and the two day courses cover:-

Collision Avoidance

IRPCS Power & Sail

Bylaws & Local Regulations

Publications to be Carried

Care of the Environment

Avoiding Damage

Pollution Avoidance

Consideration for Others

Helmsmanship & Boat Handling

Steering in a River or Canal

Interaction & Canal Effect

Control of Speed

Turning

Mooring & Unmooring

Man Overboard

Anchoring

Personal Safety

Identification of Risks

Cold Shock

Lifejackets & Buoyancy Aids

Crush Injury Fending Off

Risks to Children

 

Deckwork

Common Nautical Terms

Warps & Fenders

Throwing a Line

Knots

Securing

Locks

Maintenance of Levels

Operation of Locks

Lock Etiquette

Tending Lines in Locks

Engines

Engine Care

Routine Checks

Bridges & Tunnels

Operation of Bridges

Tunnel Procedures

 

Introduction to the Waterways

This introductory course is aimed at those who would like a gentle, pressure free introduction to handling a narrowboat on the canal or river.  The course is normally offered over one day. Students can choose to come back the following day for the Inland Waters Helmsman Course. The course offers:-

 

Helmsmanship & Boat Handling

Steering in a River or Canal

Interaction & Canal Effect

Control of Speed

Turning

Mooring & Unmooring

Personal Safety

Identification of Risks

Cold Shock

Lifejackets & Buoyancy Aids

 

Deckwork

Common Nautical Terms

Knots

Securing

Locks

Operation of Locks

Lock Etiquette

Tending Lines in Locks

 

… and all at a pace to suit your needs.

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