RYA PWC (jetski) Course joining information:

PWC proficiency course - School  PWC

Course timings: 09:30 - 17:00

Meeting place: Port of Poole Marina, Your instructor will meet you outside the Marina office. 


What to bring: 

  • Wetsuit or Drysuit (if you have one)
  • Wetsuit boots/shoes or trainers you don't mind getting wet
  • Impact buoyancy aid: 50N CE/EN 393 rated (if you have one)
  • Swimwear & Towel
  • Rashvest - if you have one
  • Drink for on the PWC
  • If the weather is forecast to be dry, please bring a packed lunch. If the forecast is for rain please bring Money/Card to buy Lunch (please take with you on the PWC) - as lunch will be at Lake Yard Club - Menu's can be seen by clicking here
  • Passport photo with your name written on the reverse

What we provide: 

  • Your instructor on a safety craft
  • Use of a PWC including fuel (1:2 / PWC:Students)
  • Use of a Wetsuit (if required*)
  • Use of an Impact Buoyancy Aid (if required*)
  • Use of wetsuit booties (if required*)

Prior to the course: 

Port Of Poole Marina, BH15 4AJ

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.