An RYA PWC instructor working onboard a Yacht set up as an RYA Training Centre can teach the Superyacht specific RYA Introduction to Personal Watercraft Safety course and the RYA PWC proficiency course at a land-based RYA training centre.
RYA Jetski (PWC) Proficiency Course
Compulsory pre-requisite for instructor course
Duration: 1 day
Maximum students: 6 (2 students per PWC)
RYA Jetski (PWC) Instructor Course
Duration: 3 days
Minimum students: 3
Maximum students: 6
Minimum of 3 crew (maximum 6)
Country & area requirements:
Permission to use PWC
Your Yacht must either be an existing RYA training centre OR
Your Yacht must have applied for RYA recognition
Minimum of 2 x PWC (jetskis)
Tender/rescue boat with relevant safety equipment
4 x high visibility marker buoys
Chart of local area & plotting equipment
PWC (jetski) riding experience
STCW first aid (completed within last 5 yrs)
RYA PWC proficiency certificate**
Buoyancy aid/impact vest
Appropriate clothing (wetsuit), footwear and sundries
Passport photo with name printed on the reverse
* RYA membership is an additional cost but can be arranged by us
** Can be run onboard along with the instructor course
* Assuming RYA PWC requirements are met - Minimum 3 crew to attend (2 crew: 1 sit down PWC)
Does the training centre have public liability insurance for training outside of their 'base' country?
Yes, we are covered for training in the whole of the E.U.
Does the training centre have insurance to cover their staff?
Yes, all our staff our covered for personal accident under our policy
How much experience does the schools training team have at running RYA Instructor training?
Our management staff each have a minimum of 10 years experience in instructor training; we also use other trainers who have proven themselves through their work with us and within the industry as a whole.
How much experience do the RYA PWC trainers have running 'onboard' Superyacht specific training?
Our management staff have been involved with onboard RYA training since it's inception in 2007. All our other staff have a minimum of 2 years experience of running onboard training. We will NEVER send an unaccompanied 'yacht newbie' onboard.
Do the staff have an understanding of Yacht etiquette?
We all had to start somewhere; but after 10 years of running onboard training courses; we are confident that our staff will always be polite and appropriate. We know that each Yacht operates slightly differently and therefore our staff will always take the lead from the Crew onboard.
Why are the course prices set as they are?
Unlike many other businesses within the Superyacht Industry; we do not perceive you as a 'cash cow'; instead we simply see you as another way to educate crew and guests in water safety and enjoyment. Our course prices for training are 'fixed' so there are no hidden extras; dependant on where your training takes place will dictate additional costs for the Trainers travel/accomodation; we will always be absolutely transparent when making these arrangements and will ALWAYS find the most reasonable and cost effect travel/accomodation options.