image for Sailing item typeInland Waterways Helmsman boating courses at A & G Passenger Boats

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Sailing, £70-£300

Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Teaching Centre

A&G Boating Courses

A&G Boating Courses

Contact

Mrs Dorrie Grange

01142786314

07718826133

Address

Arch 16,
Victoria Quays,
Wharf Street,
Sheffield,
S2 5SY

Details

The course is suitable for both novice an experienced boaters. It is developed by the RYA t o cover boating on the inland waterways along with a course handbook, which is given to each student as part of the course, providing a reference for future boating. The level of teaching on the course takes into consideration your experience. It is a practical hands on course with theory backed up by the course handbook, an oppertunity to learn new skills, whilst having a fun day out.

An excellent present for somebody who has always want to "have a go" on the canals

We are a recognised Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Teaching Centre.

Courses are run on either, 'Our' 60' narrow boat 'Tiny Purple' in Sheffield (during the summer other locations are available), or on your own boat.

Duration:
One or two, non-residential (a choice accommodition is available close by if required).
Available though our the year as required. We do not run set courses, but arrange training days to suit the need of our students/customers.

Times:
Start 9.30 am finish 4.30pm, again these are flexible to meet your needs and if there is more than one person on a course we find this may over run to ensure that the most is made of the days training.

Number of students:
Maximum is 3, we do not put individuals together, being happy to run courses for just one person.

Course content:
Deck Work, Helmsmanship and Boat Handling, Personal Safety, Boat Safety, Engines, Locks, Bridges and Tunnels, Collison avoidance, Care of the Enviroment.
A certificate is issued on sucessfull completion of a course which can be used towards the International Certificate of Competance.

Our Boat
(includes tuition on our boat, course handbook and a light lunch and refreshments)
Approximately 8hr course

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Guided tours for individualsSmoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

Start 9.30 am finish 4.30pm, again these are flexible to meet your needs and if there is more than one person on a course we find this may over run to ensure that the most is made of the days training.

One or two, non-residential (a choice accommodition is available close by if required).

Available thoughout the year as required

*****We do not run set courses, but arrange training days to suit the need of our students/customers****
BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE WELL IN ADVANCE

Times



Prices

Per Day
1st person - £180
2nd person - £70
3rd person - £70

Two Day
1st Person - £300
2nd Person - £100
3rd Person - £100

Directions

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Map reference: SK 361877  Lat: 53.38500 Long: -1.45784

By Foot:
From city centre either via Ponds Forge Swimming Centre over Park Square Island or via the markets crossing the dual-carriageway at the pedestrian crossings and walk through the entrance arch. Follow the Quays around, the office is in Arch 16 the boats are opposite Arch 20.

By Bus:
Stop at City Centre, Castle Market, or Pond Street Bus Station.

By Rail:
Sheffield Station is a 1/4 mile away, 10-15 minute walk, exit by super tram walkway.

By Road:
From City go to Park Square Island, take Parkway A630/A57, 1st set of traffic lights turn left, over bridge then 1st left onto North Quay Parking.

From M1 Jn 33, follow Parkway to city (6 miles), 1st set of lights turn right over bridge, next left into North Quay Parking.

By Tram: Fitzalan Square stop by pondsforge, walk over Park Square Island, to Canal Basin.

Coach drop off:
By the Parexel building on the Parkway side of the complex.

Car Parking: The closest of the 4 is on the North Quay of the Victoria Quays Area. All of the car parks make a charge.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 5
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
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