Training Page


 Following the success of last years training long weekend, we have decided to use the same format again.

Therefore we shall be having 2 four day training courses, from the 7th till the 10th March and 6th - 9th June

This will start at HNAs boat house and run south to Hayes then up Paddington arm to Little Venice then on the Regents Canal to Limehouse.

 We will then go onto tidal Thames up to Brentford up the Hanwell flight and home. This will provide ample opportunity for  practice and other useful training.

If you wish to be considered for this training trip either all four days or part thereof please contact me a.s.a.p.

Costing will be approx £40 per day including Breakfast and lunch on board. Evening meals will not be covered but you may either eat on board or visit the local

Funding may be available for some trainees.

As places are limited so a £40.00 deposit reserves your place on a first come first served basis.

Email me at

The course is residential but we are flexible. On completion of the course you may gain our steerers certification or for those with more experience the CCBM issued by the NCBA 

Call Dave for Details 07972 642 154 (try to call me at sensible times!!!!)

Prior Trip Downloads Click the Links Below:
Safety Briefing Notes
Mooring up at HNA Boat House
Departure Check List

British Waterways Boaters Handbook

HNA Risk Assessment

Civil & Employers Liability Insurance Certificate

Child Protection Policy

Plans of Spirit, Pisces & Star

Plan of Merlin

Plan of Theo

PLA Tide Tables and Port Information

Tidal Locks Availability

How To Find Us Click Here

We are always looking for volunteers


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Hillingdon Narrowboats Association : The Boathouse : Royal Quay : Harefield :  UB9  6HX
Telephone +44 1895 82 35 82 Mobile 07860 857 877