Richardson's Boating Holidays

Better Boating Guide

  • Chapter 1

    General introduction to the Broads and boating holidays, including some traffic aerial video photography of the area.

  • Chapter 2

    Introduction to typical hire cruisers, life jackets, footwear dos and don’ts, and a demonstration of boat controls.

  • Chapter 3

    Basic First Timers instruction including other river users you may encounter on your holiday, such as yachts, water skiers and even power boat racing.

  • Chapter 4

    Meet our head Navigation Ranger who informs you of the dos and don’ts on the river. Things to consider when passage planning which will all help you have an enjoyable and safe holiday.

  • Chapter 5

    How to reverse your boat and turning your boat around.

  • Chapter 6

    How to moor alongside.

  • Chapter 7

    Mooring safely and mooring techniques which also include instruction on basic knots.

  • Chapter 8

    Mooring stern on.

  • Chapter 9

    Making the most of the wildlife on the Broads, your part to play in keeping the Broads unspoilt, sailing hire boats and advice on where to find safe moorings.

  • Chapter 10

    Bridges and pilots, procedures and gauge boards.

  • Chapter 11

    How to pass through Great Yarmouth and Breydon Water, passage planning and how to moor against the tide.

  • Chapter 12

    Rules of the river including advice on First Timers.

Accreditations Nurture The Broads Hoseasons Best in Britain Award 2018

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