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Helmsman training – pt3

Posted on June 6th, 2015 by admin

The third team of helmsman trainees took their assessment today. Lots of fun was had.

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The entrance to the marina and bridge over to the boat and Tim from Watercraft.org.uk.

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The view over the marina and other narrow boats. A beautiful day for learning a new skill.

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Mooring practice near the pub, unfortunately we where the wrong side of the water.

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Tim checking that Tony was tying us up correctly. As expected, he was.

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Tony entering a set of locks, guided by Tim. Locks where the most daunting piece of the day. But when shown properly they lose their mystery.

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Mark putting his back into it.

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Work it!

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Mark, Tony and Tim exiting the locks.

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Mark’s turn next, exiting a lock we shared with another boat “Mad Hatter”. A very understanding, experienced boater and ex-GSL. You meet all the right people on narrow boats.

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If you go down, you’ve got to come back up. So the return trip needed completing.
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No missing the “HOPE”, lots of blue sky though.
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Tim, walking the edge, no kids will be doing this. That’s for the masters, not even us.
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Mark keeping a careful eye on proceedings. Looking rather cool in the shades.
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It’s a tight entrance to the marina, our most experienced man takes the helm, well done Mark.

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Reentering the marina after a long but very enjoyable day. Bit windy at start and finish, but such a great way to spend a saturday.

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Canal Boat

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 by admin

Our Canal Boat is available to use by other groups for trips and events, with a qualified skipper if you don’t have one.

Please contact our Group Scout Leader to discuss availability and arrangements

Booking Enquiries
Email: stephen.hunt365@gmail.com
Tel: 07881 917047

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Use our Narrow Boat for your group

Posted on May 27th, 2010 by admin

Our 48ft Narrow Boat is available for other groups to use, either for a day trip or longer adventure. Whether you have Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies, Guides or others groups we can help you organise a fun and exciting trip down the rivers of East Anglia and beyond.

To enquire about booking a trip on the boat, simple email us HERE

We have one of very few Narrow Boats in UK Scouting, and it’s available for any group to use for a small donation to cover costs. Don’t worry if you don’t have a qualified helmsman, we have volunteers available to look after the boating; you just need the children and picnics/food.

With the changes to badges, time on the boat can contribute to the new ‘time on the water’ badge without getting their feet wet? A ‘night away’ and ‘cooks badge’, plus others, all within one activity.

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With full cooking facilities, toilet and shower you can easily survive for several days comfortably. There is accommodation for 10 children and two leaders (one being a qualified RYA Helmsman), sleeping indoors within the comfort and security of the open plan living area.

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Enjoy a completely different experience on the open water, safe in the knowledge you’re with qualified and CRB checked helpers.

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Make the most of the summer and give your group a truly exceptional adventure they’ll talk about for years.

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