RYA PWC (jetski) Course joining information:

PWC proficiency course - School  PWC (jetski)

Course timings: Refer to booking confirmation


What to bring: 

  • Packed lunch & drinks (as there are no food/drink vendors on site). 
  • Passport photo with your name written on the reverse
  • Rashvest - if you have one
  • Wetsuit or Drysuit (if you have one, if not, we will loan you a wetsuit)
  • Wetsuit boots/shoes or trainers you don't mind getting wet
  • Impact buoyancy aid: 50N CE/EN 393 rated (if you have one, if not we will loan you one)

What we provide: 

  • Your instructor on a safety craft
  • Use of a Yamaha Waverunner PWC including fuel (1 PWC per 2 People)
  • Use of a Wetsuit (if you do not have your own)
  • Use of an Impact Buoyancy Aid (if you do not have your own)
  • Use of wetsuit shoes (if you do not have your own)
  • Use of a spray top (if required)

Prior to the course: 

Meeting place: Port of Poole Marina, Your instructor will meet you outside our Portakabin.

Additional considerations during covid-19


DO NOT attend training if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or live with someone who has

DO NOT attend training if you are vulnerable, at risk or advised to shield 

DO NOT take public transport where possible 


WHAT TO BRING (in addition to list at top of page): 

  • DO bring a face covering & hand sanitiser 
  • DO bring a spare jumper/jacket to wear during this session if the weather is inclement - Theory / shorebased sessions will be completed outside our portakabin maintaining 1m+ distancing. 


  • DO maintain social distancing (1m+) 
  • DO carry out additional hygiene measures
  • DO be understanding of your instructors requests in order to maintain COVID safety procedures 
  • DO consider first whether you 'need' to touch i.e. door handles etc


  • DO wash your hands before you leave
  • DO be aware the facilities will not be cleaned between each use 
  • Showers - currently only 1 shower will be available, so please assume you will not be able to shower at the end of your course. 


  • DO listen to your instructor's requests when moving around the jetski's and pontoons. 
  • DO wear a face covering when unable to maintain 1m+ social distance
  • DO be conscientious about not touching your face & during a cough/sneeze doing so into your elbow 


  • DO dispose of PPE responsibility 
  • DO return any kit you've borrowed to your instructor for cleaning & disinfection


  • Loan you a wetsuit, buoyancy aid & wetsuit shoes if you do not have your own
  • Provide alcohol hand sanitiser if you do not have your own 
  • Clean & santise kit & key touch points prior to your arrival. 

Course overview / What's involved:

  • Launching & Recovery, 
  • Personal Equipment, 
  • PWC safety equipment, 
  • Familiarisation & Slow Speed Handling,
  • Man overboard recovery, 
  • Stopping distances, 
  • Coming alongside, 
  • Towing, 
  • Road rules, 
  • Planing speed, 
  • Slalom, 
  • Aftercare & maintenance

First time wearing a wetsuit?

A wetsuit is a garment, usually made of foamed neoprene, which is worn by those engaged in water sports, providing thermal insulation, abrasion resistance and buoyancy. The insulation properties depend on bubbles of gas enclosed within the material, which reduce its ability to conduct heat. The bubbles also give the wetsuit a low density, providing buoyancy in water.

Women normally wear swimming costumes underneath and Men board shorts or similar. The main thing to remember/realise is that you will get wet! You will not be dry underneath the wetsuit.

Contact us:


Tel: +44 (0) 1202 406066

Our Location:

Powerboat & Jetski Courses: Port of Poole Marina

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