Can be run onboard your Yacht at your location anywhere in Europe.

Qualify your crew members or guests to operate the PWCs/jetskis onboard legally (1 day).

This course is a pre-requisite for the RYA PWC instructor course (3 days). 

Can be run onboard your Yacht at your location anywhere in Europe.

Enable your crew members to teach the RYA PWC Safety course. The licence required for your guests to legally operate the jet skis onboard. 

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The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) offers both the one-day RYA Personal Watercraft Certificate at various RYA Training Centres, as well as the provision for Yachts to become RYA Training Centres, offering the PW Safety Certificates onboard to guests, owners and crew after appropriate training.

The first steps are to ensure you have a minimum of one RYA PWC instructor onboard (see below) and the relevant training centre operating procedures in place (see certifying guests). 

Option 1: Instructor training onboard your Superyacht:

If you would like to get a group (maximum six instructor students per course) trained up to become RYA PWC instructors then you are able to have an RYA PWC Trainer come to you and run the course onboard your Yacht. This Trainer can also run an RYA PWC proficiency course prior to the instructor course if required to meet the instructor course pre-requisites. On the last day of the three day instructor course, a second trainer must attend to 'moderate' the course. 

Option 2: Training at a land-based centre:

If you have a smaller group/single person it may be more cost effective/easier to send them to a land-based training centre that offers the RYA PWC instructor course. We run RYA Jetski (PWC) instructor courses a minimum of once a month year round at our UK centre in Poole Harbour, Dorset. 

The RYA Jetski (Personal Watercraft) Instructor course:

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Duration:- Three days (the last day is 'moderated')

Pre-requisites:- RYA PWC proficiency certificate, good PWC handling experience. First Aid certificate (STCW 95 or similar, first aid certificates approved by RYA) and RYA Membership.

It is also benefical to have a good amount of navigation and theory knowledge (including IRPCS, Byelaws, Buoyage, Tides, Weather etc)

Outcome: Assuming a successful pass, you will be able to teach the RYA PWC Proficiency course and the RYA PWC Safety course


RYA PWC instructor course content:

Day 1) Practice and observe teaching styles, communication skills, course programming and management, provision of useful course model, session planning, the use of visual aids.

Day 2) The instructors role, teaching sessions from the PW syllabus, RYA Scheme, teaching pilotage and theory subjects (i.e. weather, tides, navigation, buoyage etc), presentation techniques.

Day 3) Session plan review, teaching sessions from the PW syllabus (possibly with real students), individual and group debriefs.


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