RYA Inland Waterways Helmsmen Certificate

This RYA IWHC course includes the following elements:

Canal safety information
Manoeuvring the boat to come to the jetty or canal moorings
Sound signals and navigation lights
General engine information and checks
Man overboard
Knots currents, tunnels and signs
Rules of the road and lots of essential safety advice
How a boat moves and steers forwards and astern

International Certificate of Competence (CEVNI)

CEVNI stands for Code Européen des Voies de Navigation Intérieure. It is the code governing navigation on the interconnected European inland waterways and is the basis of the various countries' own regulations.

Signs, rules and procdures for navigating the European inland waterways are all included within the CEVNI code and in the same way as pleasure craft on coastal waters are expected to abide by the COLREGS, pleasure craft on the inland waterways of Europe, which in places are heavily utilised by commercial traffic are expected to know and follow the CEVNI code.