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Experiences of an Assistant – Towpath Talk, February 2021

This is the story of Madhurika and her experiences as an Assistant Trainer at Hillingdon Narrowboat Association My first experiences as an Assistant Trainer I love to teach. Nothing beats the buzz you get from spending a few days working with a bunch of inquisitive...

NCBA 2020 AGM – 12th December at 10:00am

For the 2020 AGM it had been planned to hold the AGM at Pirate Castle in London. Due to the Covid19 restrictions this was not possible, instead the meeting was held online using Microsoft Teams on the 12th December 2020. The meeting started at 1pm and took almost 3...

NCBA 2019 AGM – 16th November at 10:00am

This year the NCBA AGM will take place at Braunston Memorial Hall, The Green, Braunston, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 7HW on the 16th November 2019 starting at 10:00 am. Please email members@national-cba.co.uk if you are attending. Please confirm your attendance...

NCBA 2018 AGM – 17th November at 10:00am

This year the NCBA AGM will take place at Portland Basin Museum, 1 Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 0QA on the 17th November 2018 starting at 10:00 am. Portland Basin Museum is housed within the restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse in...

NCBA Director of Training to Step Down – Towpath Talk, November 2017

Derek Stansfield has been the Director of Training for the NCBA for the past eight years and will be stepping down from that role at the NCBA AGM in November. Derek first experienced the outdoors as a potential, and potent, vehicle for educational and social...

Prestigious Award for NCBA Centre – Towpath Talk, October 2017

Derek Stansfield continues his articles illustrating the diversity of members within the NCBA The National Community Boats Association is a national body for community orientated boating organisations and has a progressive training and qualification structure for...

NCBA 2017 AGM – 18th November at 10:00am

This year the NCBA AGM will take place at The Pirate Castle, 33 Oval Rd, London NW1 7EA on the 18th November 2017 starting at 10:00 am. The location of The Pirate Castle can be found by looking at their website http://www.thepiratecastle.org/how-find-us  It is a short...

A Course for those Hiring a Boat – Towpath Talk, July 2017

In this article Derek Stansfield, NCBA Director of Training,  describes one of the NCBA courses that is ideal for the first-time hirer of a boat. Many a time on the canal we find a boat approaching us and one question that often emanates from our helmsman’s lips is...

An Adventure but not on Water – Towpath Talk, June 2017

In this article Derek Stansfield, Director of Training for the NCBA outlines two initiatives that the NCBA have undertaken over the past year that have proofed to be an exciting and instructive experience. An old mentor of mine once said that if you know the outcome...

Skipper Training at the Ethel Trust – Towpath Talk, May 2017

In continuing his series of articles on the NCBA Derek Stansfield, NCBA Director of Training, has asked Pete Riggall, a NCBA Trainer based with The Ethel Trust, to describe his experience of running a CCBM course in the aftermath of storm Doris. The NCBA has a...
Prestigious Award for NCBA Centre – Towpath Talk, October 2017

Prestigious Award for NCBA Centre – Towpath Talk, October 2017

Derek Stansfield continues his articles illustrating the diversity of members within the NCBA The National Community Boats Association is a national body for community orientated boating organisations and has a progressive training and qualification structure for...

NCBA 2017 AGM – 18th November at 10:00am

NCBA 2017 AGM – 18th November at 10:00am

This year the NCBA AGM will take place at The Pirate Castle, 33 Oval Rd, London NW1 7EA on the 18th November 2017 starting at 10:00 am. The location of The Pirate Castle can be found by looking at their website http://www.thepiratecastle.org/how-find-us  It is a short...

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