Willow Wren Training has Closed!

Nelson's Wharf

Willow Wren Training was formed in 1994 and acquired by the latest owners in 2010. The owners have now retired and the business has closed. See below for alternative training providers.

Over the years, Willow Wren Training has helped many thousands of customers to improve their boating skills and we are very proud to feel that we will have made a difference to the UK inland waterways community. It is therefore with sadness that we have decided to close the business, but everyone reaches a stage in their lives where it is time to take things easier, and the family who own the business still have work to do at their base at Nelson's Wharf in Warwickshire.

We officially closed at the end of May 2022, the phone and email contact has now been turned off, (November 2022), so apologies, but we cannot assist you any more. If your enquiry is related to obtaining a replacement certificate then please contact the RYA or the MCA whichever is relevant. They have all our important records.

We would like to thank the many thousands of past customers, especially those that we casually referred to as “Repeat Offenders”. These are people who once they found out how valuable the training was, decided to return for more training in other disciplines.

We would also like to thank both customers, supporters and even our competitors who, over the years, have lavished thousands of great compliments on our business and on our instructors.

Thank you all.


Recommended Alternative Training Providers:

RYA Training Providers: Wheres My Nearest Sailing Club or Training Centre | Where's my nearest | RYA

Providers close to Willow Wren Training location:

Watercraft: Watercraft Training

Narrowboat Skills Centre: Narrowboat Skills Centre Boat / Sailing Instructor in Leicester, UK (nbsc.org.uk)

River Training: Watercraft as above and Bisham Abbey Sailing School: Bisham Abbey Sailing School

Boatmaster Ancillary Training providers: BML approved training providers (ATP) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)