Boat Handling Taster Courses

Boat handling Taster Session

If you have been hankering to own a canal boat or try a boating holiday but are nervous about how to navigate the waterways, the Boat Handling Taster Sessions at the Crick Boat Show 2017 are an ideal way to build confidence and get a feel for what’s involved. They are also useful for anyone who may want to refresh their skills after a break from boating. Hour-long sessions will be taking place throughout the weekend, expertly led by Watercraft.

The boat trainer will talk visitors through the basics of casting off, mooring up, boat etiquette, rope handling, breaking down boat jargon as well as the dreaded lock navigation! There’ll be an opportunity to take the tiller and steer the boat under the supervision of an experienced boater.

The training boats can accommodate up to four people at once, so you, your partner or family (children must be aged 12 and over) can experience it all at the same time.

Places are extremely limited, so advance booking is recommended. Boat Handling Bookings are now open, at £16 per person.

Please note, that Boat Handling Booking do not include entry to the Show, tickets for which need to be purchased separately.

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