RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Course

We are pleased to announce that shortly we will be running the RYA Inland waterways Helmsman Course here at MyRivercruising.com.

If you have ever wanted to learn how to drive a boat or to improve your boat handling skills on the Inland waterways, then why not book a two-day course and learn those all essential skills needed to safely navigate on the River Thames and on Britain’s canals.

Our boating holidays on the Thames already include an extensive tuition during the handover, but many of our guests have requested to do this course as it is an excellent qualification to have and they can combine the course with their boating holiday too.

Don’t worry if you dont want to book a canal boat holiday, you can do the course on your own boat or simply book ours for your 2 day course. Boat tuition is on our narrowboat Gina or on our widebeam boat Ginetta.

Our widebeam boat geanna is currently used as a house boat type of boating holiday, but we’ve had an increasing number of enquiries from people wanting to take our widebeam out as a self drive boating holiday. Therefore, if you hold the RYA helmsman’s certificate or book a minimum of a day’s training which can take place on the first day of your holiday,(a 2 day course is required for the RYA course but a one day course will enable you to take our widebeam out) we will start letting boat Geanna out as a self drive hire boat.

We are pleased to announce that our boats are all out and running again on the Thames following the floods. The river levels are still decreasing and most parts of the river (especially upstream from our base here at caversham in reading) are now back to normal. Some locks downstream from us, particularly Marsh Lock and Sonning lock are still running fast but these are still decreasing steadily.

So, our river boat trips on the River Thames and Narrowboat holidays on the Thames are starting up again and all we need now is some more of the lovely sunshine we’ve been having!