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Soar Valley Helmsman Training Centre

Soar Valley Helmsman Training Centre

Boat handling skills are taught at the Soar Valley Helmsman Training Centre to the R Y A inland waterways helmsman’s course standard.

The training centre is based at Sileby Marina on the picturesque river Soar in Leicestershire.This location is ideal as the River Soar around Sileby offers many training scenarios. These include broad locks, wide river stretches, narrow winding river stretches, interconnecting canal sections, weirs and both river and canal junctions.

Boat-handling courses are ideal for the beginner who can use the centres 44ft cruiser stern narrow boat “ Clywedog ” or the existing boat owner who can use their own boat to gain more experience and learn tips and tricks of the trade to make their boating experience safer and more enjoyable.

  • Boat handling courses


Sileby Marina

Mill Lane
LE12 7UX

Disability Access Information

Not Suitable for Disabled Students