How not to drive a boat

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Last week I had a brilliant day out — at last I managed to find the time to go out and do my Inland Waterways Helmsman's Certificate with Linda from Cheshire Cat Training which is based at the Marina. Typically it just so happened to be one of the windiest days of the week but at least the rain kept off. The day started off promisingly — a mug of hot tea and biscuits while we had the safety talk. It wasn't all that confidence building to hear about all the nasty ways you can seriously injure yourself whilst floating along the canal, but joking aside it really made me think about how foolish we can all sometimes be when it comes to our own safety. We had a great time — Colin and Angus were there too and we all spent the day arguing about whose turn it was next....until we got to the tricky bits (narrow bridges, winding holes, near collision narrows) when all of a sudden they both seemed really keen to hand me the tiller.....

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Sam: Thu 26 Apr 11:35am

Sunday 29th April2.30pm until 4.30pmA Fire Engine and team will be at the Marina this Sunday!They will be hosting a talk with members of the public regarding water safety and answering any questions you may have on the subject.Drowning is one of the UK's leading causes of accidental death. Each year more than 300 people drown after tripping, falling or just by underestimating the...

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Janet: Fri 30 Mar

Please be aware that there has been a breach of the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal between Lock 2 Stanthorne Lock and Lock 1 Wardle Lock. A stoppage is currently in place and is expected to remain so for some...

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Janet: Fri 30 Mar

We are delighted to announce that Overwater has been presented with the award for Family Business Excellence by the High Sheriff of Chester at the recent Enterprise Awards for 2017/18. Angus Maughan and David Johnson attended the award ceremony at Chester Race Course to receive the...

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