Narrowboat Qualification Refresher Weekends 14-15 Sept or 18-20 Oct

14/09/19 to 20/10/19

Did you qualify pre 2017? Would you like to update your qualification to the new syllabus? Would you like some extra experience? Would you like to complete the river module Would you like to try a different canal or boat? Would you like ideas for craft and menus for narrowboat trips?

Join us on a refresher weekend:

14th – 15th September 2019

On board Lady Hilda at Great Bedwyn on the Kennet and Avon canal


18th – 20th October 2019

On board Falcon Adam at Aldermaston on the Kennet and Avon canal

£35 per person for one day – £75 for the full weekend (dinner sat night not included) Email Julie Myers for details

Narrowboat training weekends training is on a one-to-one basis during a weekend trip. These trainings will take place on ‘Falcon Adam’, which is a 70 foot narrowboat based at Aldermaston, near Newbury, on the Kennet and Avon canal. The weekend is open for novices and experienced boaters who wish to take the Girlguiding Narrowboat certificate.
Usually two trainings are required to complete the qualification, but previous experience may be taken into account. There will be lots of opportunities to manoeuvre the boat through locks, swing bridges and general cruising, plus training on keeping youngsters safe on the water, activities to occupy the girls and how to supervise them when they steer the boat. In order to hire Falcon Adam, 2 qualified skippers are required, other hire boat regulations may vary. Bring your pack/unit on board for two weekends (dates of your choosing) and cover the syllabus for the narrowboating qualification at the same time. (If you do not have a unit please ring Julie Myers on 0118 961 8450 to discuss other options). For boat details see for weekend availability see



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