Canalskills

Crew Course

Crew Course

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.

Your instructor will cover all the basics of being a useful crew member, including:

  • Personal safety
  • Communication on board
  • Throwing a mooring line
  • Some basic boat handling
  • Helping in locking operations
  • How to be a good look out
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Looking after the environment

The course can be run as a stand alone one day course or together with the Helmsman Course over 2 days to provide a full training package for the whole crew.

Course Details

  • Pre-course experience – None
  • Assumed knowledge – None
  • Minimum age – 8
  • Course content
    • Personal safety
    • seamanship
    • dealing with emergency situations
    • coming alongside
    • picking up a mooring
    • boat handling
  • Ability after the course – Able to be a useful crew member and assist the helm
  • Duration – 1 day as a stand-alone course, 2 days if accompanying the Healmsman course
  • Cost
    • £250 for up to 2 people (1 day)
    • £500 for up to 4 people on a 2 day combined Helmsman and Crew course