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RYA POWERBOAT & PERSONAL WATERCRAFT INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Looking to advance your watersports skills and employment opportunities like a Superyacht instructor?

The Super Yacht and Marine industry always need instructors to train clients. This could be on a yacht where you are looking after the watersports department. Rules and regulations are in place and Superyachts need to comply. This means operators of Powerboats (Tenders) and PWC (Jet Skis) must have training and certificates.

Relevant experience and qualifications are needed. Your skills would include:

  • Launching of trailers
  • Docking
  • Planning routes
  • Familiar with charts
  • Rules of the road
  • Lights and buoys etc.

If you have an outgoing personality and passion for inspiring others in boating; then this qualification is the one for you, especially if you are wanting to upskill yourself and further your career opportunities in the industry.

The qualifications needed prior to the instructor course are short one or 2-day courses which we can provide for you.

jet ski pwc course

HOW DO I BECOME A POWERBOAT / SUPERYACHT INSTRUCTOR OR PWC (JET SKI) INSTRUCTOR?

The 2 main requirements are 2 years of relevant boating experience. This would be you as skipper most of the time. Your skills would include, launching of trailers, docking, planning routes, familiar with charts, rules of the road, lights and buoys etc. The second is a personality and passion for inspiring others in boating.

The qualifications needed prior to the instructor course are short one or 2-day courses which we can provide for you.

Aleks Kolev
Aleks Kolev
4 October 2023
Really enjoyed doing my Jetski instructors with Pete, he is very knowledgeable and approachable helping to answer any questions you have to do with any form of boating. I would recommend Sail and Power to any new or experienced boaters looking to bolster their skills!
Divan Flemming
Divan Flemming
29 September 2023
Amazing experience… well organised and very informative.
william fraser
william fraser
18 August 2023
Geraldo made the training and experience memorable. He is super talented in his field.
Dorianne Retalic
Dorianne Retalic
16 August 2023
Dear Sail & Power (Green Point) Team, I am writing to extend my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the exceptional experience that my nephew, Jason Deysel, had with Sail & Power As his Aunt, I cannot express how grateful I am for the opportunities you provided and the positive impact you have had on his life. First and foremost, I want to thank Sail & Power and all the staff and lecturers involved in Jason's courses. Your commitment to his growth and development has been exemplary, and your dedication to his success has not gone unnoticed. The knowledge and skills he acquired during his time with Sail & Power have been invaluable. I would like to extend a special thank you to Natalie, who showed remarkable compassion, understanding, and care towards Jason. I am deeply grateful for her realization that it wasn't just about him passing the courses, but also about preparing him for the challenges of the real world. These small yet crucial elements are often overlooked, and it warms my heart to know that Jason had someone like Natalie to guide him through his journey. Furthermore, I must mention Don, whose mentorship left a lasting impression on Jason. Don's guidance and support have had a significant impact on his personal and professional growth. I am eagerly looking forward to hearing all about Jason's experiences when he returns home. However, my most profound appreciation goes to Geraldo. From the very beginning, when I shared my idea and aspirations for Jason, he was on board with unwavering support. The long conversations we had over the phone were invaluable, and I cannot thank him enough for understanding my deep desire to help Jason succeed. Geraldo's guidance and advice on the courses Jason needed to take were instrumental in shaping his path. Despite my occasional moments of panic, Geraldo patiently listened to my concerns and provided much-needed reassurance. Sail & Power has truly been a beacon of hope and opportunity for Jason, and I am grateful for the transformation that has taken place in him. The personal growth and confidence he has gained are immeasurable, and it is all thanks to the exceptional team at Sail & Power. Once again, please accept my heartfelt thanks for everything you have done for Jason. Your organization has played a crucial role in shaping his future, and I am forever grateful for the positive impact you have had on his life. I hope that in the future, other individuals like Jason will have the privilege of benefiting from the same extraordinary experiences at Sail & Power. With warmest regards and deepest gratitude, Dorianne Retalic (Jason's Aunt)
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13marle13 E
1 August 2023
Day skipper was absolutely amazing!! Definitely recommend them as you learn quite alot in the few days that the course is presented!!
Tom Pannett
Tom Pannett
8 June 2023
Highly recommend these guys! Very professional and accommodating. A big thank you to Pete who ran through the course and exam with me, very knowledgable and helpful throughout!
RYA Powerboat Instructor

RYA POWERBOAT INSTRUCTOR COURSE

This 3-day course trains you in the various techniques and teaching methods required to instruct the RYA Level 1 and 2 syllabi. You will plan and run a number of classroom and practical sessions under the supervision of an experienced RYA Powerboat Trainer.

Entry requirements:

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 (Advanced and/or Safety boat recommended),
  • First Aid
  • VHF recommended
  • A good all round boat handling ability and good theoretical knowledge.
  • Pre-assessment, a RYA trainer will see if you are up to standard before attending the course.

Minimum age: 16

Course duration: 3 days

We will be pleased advise you on the course/s you need. Fill out the enquiry form on the right or give us a call.

RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency Training

RYA PERSONAL WATERCRAFT PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATE / Jet Ski / Superyachts

The RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency certificate is used all over the world by Superyacht deck crew, Yachtmasters, Stewardesses, charters, safety and rescue services. This training course gives a great introduction into safe driving for anyone using PWCs (Jet Skis)

Our one-day training course is the doorway to this exciting watersport. The course is mainly practical starting with an introduction to the main parts of the PWC and safety equipment and features. Later progressing to rules of the road and higher speed turns. This course is a great addition to anyone looking to work on Superyachts as deckhand or stewardess.

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

RYA Powerboat and PWC (Jet Ski) Instructors are in demand within the Superyacht industry and back home in Cape Town. The Super Yachts have a range of watersports toys for the guests. The PWCs (Jet Skis) drivers need a license in many parts of the world. Get ahead of the game with an instructor qualification you can train the yacht guests. If you have a year or full seasons experience and think you would like to get involved in instructing give us a call.

We can offer the full range of RYA courses, The Chief Instructor (Peter Daly) is the only Powerboat and Personal Watercraft Trainer in Africa. His 30 plus years of teaching and yachting/boating gives the center excellent leadership, offering clients the best training available.

RYA Advanced Instructor Course

RYA ADVANCED INSTRUCTOR COURSE

The Advanced course is for the skilled helmsman looking to learn and consolidate his abilities. This could be for personal development or needed to work commercially. The Advanced Instructor is a combination of highly skilled helmsman and very experienced powerboat instructor.

The course develops these skills and fine tunes the delivery to make the instructor a knowledgeable instructor. Successful completion of this course enables existing instructors to teach the Intermediate and Advanced courses.

Entry requirements:

  • RYA Powerboat Instructor with 100+ teaching hours
  • Intermediate course
  • Advanced Powerboat course
  • Yachtmaster coastal Theory
  • First Aid
  • VHF license
  • Advanced Exam C of C. Not required if hold Yachtmaster Power C of C.

Minimum age: 18

Course duration: 2 days, day and night training.

Dates: We train 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. We have courses running every month and can fit into your needs.

We will be pleased to advise you on the course/s you need. Fill out the enquiry form on the right or give us a call.

Contact us today to book!