Training Initiative

Following a number of discussions, we have decided to create a register of people looking to develop their skills in barging, using the information to put skippers and owners in contact with potential crew and help develop experience and skills.

We hope that by creating this register, younger people looking to become Mates and potentially Skippers will be able to experience sailing on different barges, with different Skippers in a variety of situations.

If you or somebody you know would like to be included on this register, please contact AOB Sec at or download a registration form, and send to AOB Secretary

Peter Taylor, 33 The Cross, Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex. CO7 9QL

AOB trainee registration form