EIWS Spring Seminar

We are holding a one-day seminar for CA members and non-members interested in cruising the European Inland Waterways. The programme is designed both for experienced users and for those contemplating exploring these fascinating waterways for the first time.

There will be presentations on each of the four popular countries, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Speakers will describe the pros and cons of visiting each country along with an up-to-date explanation of the situation there. Presentations will be short with plenty of time for discussion.

Robin Baron, chair of RATS will give an update on current problems and there will be a session on communication, vital to any section whether it be by print, CAptain's Mate, the forums, what's app groups and VHF.

We will supply lunch and I am hoping we'll be able to include a dish from one of the Historical Meals held last year.

This event is open to members and non-members.

Date: Saturday 4 March 2023

Time: 10:30 - 17:00

Place: CA House

Pricing: Members £35 or £29 For booking before 31st January

Non Members £40 or £35 for booking before 31st January with a £10 reduction in membership fee if they join on the day.

Please indicate when booking whether you intend to stay for dinner afterwards so The Galley can cater for the approximate numbers. Payment for dinner will be when ordering your menu choice on the evening.<

Booking: book online here

Programme. Provisional Timetable. A copy of the programme in PDF format is also attached.

10.00. Registration, coffee, tea.

10.30 – 10.35 Welcome

10.35 – 11.10 France. David Edwards-May

11.10 – 12.15 Germany. Clifford Mickleburgh

12.15 – 12.45 RATS. Robin Baron

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.35 Belgium. Betsan & Neil Caldwell

14.35 – 15.10 Netherlands. Andy Mulholland

15.10 – 16.10 Communications. Chair: Julian Dussek


CM reports. Guides.

CM Friends . Meet and Greet


Facebook WOB (Women on Barges) EIWS

VHF ATIS DSC Hand held

16.10 -  16.30 Tea

16.30 - 17.00 ‘Tables’


PDF icon EIWS Spring Seminar programme.pdf91.59 KB