RYA PW Personal Watercraft Instructors

Three day Instructor course so you can deliver Personal Watercraft Proficiency and Safety Courses for Super Yachts


€999 including inc Jet Ski rental & Fuel

3 Days 10.00 till 18.00

Ratio: Max 2 Per Ski

Difficulty: Moderate - Need experience on PW´s

The RYA Personal Watercraft Instructor course mainly used for Super Yacht deck crew to deliver the onboard safety course for guests or other crew or the proficiency course at RYA Centres

You will go through all aspects from teaching techniques, practical demos, group control and safety, plus key points of the syllabus

Course includes use of a Jet Ski which is based in Port Forum. Fuel, certificate and handbooks are all included.

You must have experience and the RYA PW Proficiency before joining this course

  • Safety equipment onboard
  • Departure checks and basic care
  • Weather and tides
  • Charts, navigation and understanding your local area
  • Berthing in marinas, mooring on buoys and close quarter handling
  • High speed manoeuvres and handling skills
  • Person over board recovery and capsize recovery
  • Planning a trip and using electronic navigation
  • Collision regulations
  • Towing

How long is the Instructor licence valid?

Your licence will be registered with the RYA so there is always a record, you need to renew every 5 years and give evidence that you have been teaching to renew it

Do I need the PW Proficiency as I have lots of experience already

Yes, as you will be then able to teach the PW Proficiency you need to of completed the course yourself too

  • Passport Photo for the certificate
  • Lunch money or packed lunch, there are plenty of local places to get a bite
  • Swimming costume or a wetsuit if you have one
  • Sunglasses with retainers can be useful against spray
  • Sun block on those sunny days


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