Based at Fradley Junction where the Trent & Mersey Canal meets the Coventry Canal, this beautiful area offers a unique boating experience.
We offer a wide range of RYA recognised courses on Ratty our narrowboat but if you prefer we also offer these courses on your own boat.
The canals around Fradley Junction offer as wide a variety of navigational challenges as you will encounter anywhere on the inland waterways network. Gaining understanding of how to operate different type s of locks, taking control of the tiller for the first time, then moving onto the river section to learn how to handle the boat in river currents. Additionally we can work with you to provide a be-spoke course to meet your needs; such as supporting you on your new boat, helping you to handle a bigger boat or take on the challenge of tidal rivers such as the Thames or River Severn. Through these courses our aim is to help you feel confident in handling your boat on UK and European waterways and achieve your dreams of exploring many new places at a leisurely pace.
As an established school we have been running boat handling courses on coastal waters & inland waterways since 2005, giving training in all types of power-driven craft including ribs, motor cruisers, narrowboats and yachts. Neill has grown up around boats all of his life and enjoys passing on knowledge & skills to new & experienced boaters alike so that everybody can get the most out of their boating adventures.