RYA Personal Watercraft
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01304 212 880
Personal watercraft can be single-seater machines or can take two or three people. They are fast and exciting, but need to be handled with care.
Whether you just want to have a go on holiday or buy your own machine, our Personal Watercraft course will teach you how to get the best from it. Our course is designed for first time and experienced riders alike. Increasingly our certificate is required for launching in UK harbours, but is also needed if you want to use your PW abroad.
All new PWC's are sold with a voucher towards the cost of this course and, once passed, you are issued with a certificate of proficiency.
Most courses take place over one day and can be taken either on a centre's craft or your own.
Requirements & Outcomes
Pre-course experience - None
Assumed knowledge - None
Courses content - Launching, handling and recovery skills, passage planning and decision making, high and low speed riding skills, essential safety information, collision avoidance and orientation at sea
Ability after the course - Self-sufficient in good conditions, aware of limitations of self and craft
Minimum duration - 1 day
Minimum age -12. Certificates for children aged between 12 and 16 will be endorsed to show that they must use PWs only under the supervision of a responsible adult