River Users Course


Event Details

Date: 29/09/2019 9:30 am

This is a regular event running from 30 June 2019 until 24 November 2019.
The next date is 29/09/2019 9:30 am

Nottage / Trinity House River Users Course

This course, endorsed and supported by Trinity House, is aimed at all new river users. This includes:

  • Canoers and kayakers
  • Gig rowers
  • Dinghy and skiff rowers
  • Stand-up paddle boarders
  • Jetskiers
  • Powerboaters and water skiers
  • Windsurfers
  • Dinghy sailors
  • Day sailors and coastal cruisers
  • Wild swimmers

The syllabus offers elements useful to anyone who is new to going afloat on the river for pleasure:

  • Personal Safety afloat
  • Vessel Safety
  • Weather

The syllabus links to the local rivers, making the topics more relevant. These topics include:

  • Charts, publications and buoyage
  • Other river users and their needs
  • Ecology of the marine environment, its importance and sensitivity
  • Sources of local information

The one-day, 6-hour course runs monthly from 0930 to 1600, with a minimum student number of 5, and a maximum number of 15. Tea and Coffee can be purchased at the Nottage.  Thanks to the support of Trinity House, the fee for this full day course is only £10.

Instructor: Bernie Hetherington, Robin Cole, Richard Barnard (RYA Instructors)
Timetable for 2019: The last Sunday of each month 30 June, 28 July, 25 August, 29 September, 27 October, 24 November.