The documents below are available for free download (the files are quite large so please be patient).If you wish to save the file to your hard drive right click the link and choose "Save link as"These files are in PDF format. If you don’t have a PDF reader we recommend FOXIT READER which can be downloaded from: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads
The Waterways of Brittany by Adrian French An article by caravan journalist Adrian French about his first time boating experiences in Brittany on a Nicols hire cruiser Download full article as a Word document
Boating in the Champagne-Ardennes Region of France by Rosemary & George Boyce Rosemary & George Boyce are experienced campers and caravanners, who were campsite inspectors for the Alan Rogers Guides for several years before turning their hands to full-time journalism, writing mainly for the camping & caravanning press. In this article they write of their experiences not with a caravan but, for the first time, with a Nicols hire cruiser on the Champagne-Ardennes waterways. Download full article as a Word document
Boating in Alsace-Lorraine by Gerry Mulvaney Boating journalist Gerry Mulvaney describes his trip on the waterways of Alsace and Lorraine in a Crown Blue Line hire cruiser, as published in Canals & Rivers Magazine. Download full article as a PDF document(Article courtesy of Canals and Rivers) Magazine
A Spot of French Leave by Gerry Mulvaney. Gerry Mulvaney’s article published in the February 2011 edition of Canals Rivers & Boats Magazine describing his experience of a cruise on the Canal du Midi organised by Boating in France Ltd and Nicols Boats. Download full article as a PDF document
Affiliated Clubs:We are proud to welcome The Merchant Navy Association Boat Club as an affiliated member. It is a group of some 200 plus like-minded MNA members who are interested in sailing and boating, contributig to maritime safety, sharing information through multi-media linkages and meeting at least once a year at the MNA AGM. The MNA Boat Club membership is scattered throughout the UK, and includes several overseas members as well. The Club operates through its regularly up-dated www.seafarersafloat.comwebsite.However the Club's main activity is its "SeaVue" scheme, as described below:The aim of the SeaVue Scheme is to act as the 'eyes and ears' of the emergency services and report incidents to them in a speedy and effective manner. SeaVue Watchkeepers Afloat members are all experienced seafarers who operate boats in UK coastal waters, on rivers, canals, lakes and even in foreign waters. The primary function of a SeaVue Watchkeeper Afloat is to SPOT any vessel or person in difficulty, PLOT their position and immediately REPORT the essential facts to HM Coastguard or the appropriate inland waterways authority.