RYA Inland Waterways
Crew Course

This is an entry level course and can be run in conjunction with the Inland Waterways Helmsman course for mixed ability groups.

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 and looking after the environment.

Pre-course experience
Assumed knowledge
Minimum duration
1 day as a stand-alone course, 2 days if accompanying another course
Minimum age
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