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RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency (PWC & Jetski)

Course Phone: 0117 929 1153

  • November 1st
    December 1, 2016
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Any date where an Instructor is available
    January 1, 2018 - January 1, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course is designed for people wanting to drive Personal Water Craft (PWC) / Jet-Skis. The 1 day course introduces PWC/Jet-Ski techniques for launching and landing and on-water manoeuvres. The RYA PWC/Jet-ski Proficiency Course is perfect for those who already own PWCs or Jet-Skis or those looking at buying or hiring one. Increasingly this certificate is required for launching in UK harbours, but is also needed if you want to use your PWC abroad.

The course will cover slow speed and high-speed manoeuvres and concentrates of the safe use and understanding of the craft and other water users. This provides the candidates with the safest systems of using Personal Water Craft. RYA PWC Proficiency Course is often used by superyacht crews, as when paired with a RYA PWC Instructors course it assists in the safe management, licensing issues and training of PWC/Jet-skis on board boats.

Assumed Knowledge:

Beginner, None

Course content:

Launch and recovery, passage planning, PWC/Jet-Ski handling skills, high and low-speed manoeuvres, safety equipment and collision avoidance

Ability after the course:

Aware of craft and personal limitations and able to judge conditions as to ability and control a PWC/Jet-ski in good conditions.

Minimum Age restriction:

Age 12+*

*Certificates for children aged between 12 and 16 will be endorsed to show that they must use Personal Watercrafts only under the supervision of a responsible adult.

Course Duration:

1 Day

Instructor / Student Ratio:


Course Materials Provided:

RYA Personal Watercraft Handbook


Bristol Maritime Academy, Underfall Yard, Bristol, Bristol, City of, BS1 6XG, United Kingdom