Training

In 2013 we decided to update our skippers’ Certificates of Competence with the National Community Boats Association. Two of those skippers went on to take the ‘train the trainers’ course so that we could continue the training of our volunteer skippers ourselves. We are pleased to report that Selwyn Jones and Stanley Crabtree are now qualified to train our skippers on the canal, and we are a designated NCBA centre for training.

As an approved training centre we are able to offer the Crew Course (20 hours), Boat Handling Course (2 days) and the Community Boat Management Course for skippers (2 days).

Our Qualified Skippers

Selwyn Jones, Stanley Crabtree, Norman Venner, Clive Cripps, Mary Burman, Colin Burman, Gerson Davies, Trevor Jefferies, Brian Spencer, John S O Jones, Vic Rogerson, Bob Curtis, Ivan Corlett, Ian Williams, David Rose, Richard Child, Russell Pentz, Norman Jones, Peter Barker.

Crew Volunteers

Dave Mason,  Julie Marsh, Maggie Hopwood, Carol Crump, Patrick Walsh, Barbara Hopwood, Warren Davies, Ann Thomas, Diane Craft, Robert Craft, Paul Scott, Martin Beattie, Neil Robertson, Phil Creighton, Phil Yarwood.