RYA Jet Ski Course

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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.

RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency Training Course


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.

Your RYA certificate can also have the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) for personal watercraft. We also offer the CEVNI (European inland waterways theory) test. The ICC is only available to people aged 16 years+, British and SA nationals can apply for this. Please contact us to confirm eligibility.

SAMSA training and exams can also be linked to the course. This allows you to enjoy personal watercraft in South Africa and with the RYA certificates most of the pleasure boating world.

Topics covered include:

  • Launching and recovery
  • Confined space maneuvering, Mooring
  • Man overboard procedure
  • Anchoring, Towing
  • Engine checks
  • High-speed handling
  • Collision regulations, Buoyage
  • Basic chart work, navigation, and Tides
  • Communication afloat
  • Emergency procedures

Entry requirements: None

Minimum age: 12, note SAMSA qualifications start from 16, however younger helmsman can operate pleasure craft under the supervision of an appropriate SAMSA skipper.

Course duration: 1 day – 09:00 to 17:00

Prices include: RYA Personal watercraft Logbook, Certificate (on successful completion), All Fuel, Tea & Coffee, loan of Wetsuit and Lifejacket for the course. Not included SAMSA additional training and exams.

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

RYA Personal Watercraft Instructor Course


The content is designed to empower good PWC drivers with the skills to instruct newcomers in this exciting watersport. The course delivers information on safe PWC handling, how to present theory topics, Practical teaching and how to assess and debrief clients.

This course is particularly important for Super yacht crew in the yacht Industry where PW licenses are required by their owner and/or their guests. This instructor qualification is ideal for the Deck crew looking to progress in the industry. It also means you may not need to scrub the decks so often if you are teaching and supervising the guests as they enjoy their time on your Yacht.

This three day instructor course is intended for those required to issue any of the RYA Personal Watercraft certificates listed below:

– RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency course

– RYA Introduction to Personal Watercraft Safety course (Superyachts Only)

The instructor course is run over 3 full days and will be delivered by an RYA PWC trainer. On the final day of the course you will be moderated by a second trainer. If however you are already an RYA Powerboat Instructor a one day conversion course is available that will certify you to teach the PWC courses.

Pre Course Requirements

To partake in this course we will require you to be over the age of 17, have completed the 1 Day PW Proficiency course, hold the RYA Level 2 Powerboat certificate, hold a valid First Aid certificate (STCW) and have at least one full seasons worth of PW experience.

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.

Keira Giles
Keira Giles
6 March 2024
Thank you Sail and Power for the most incredible experience! Thoroughly enjoyed all my courses with you guys and would 100% recommend you to anyone interested in doing their RYA courses. Learnt so much and would do it all again in a heartbeat!
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)
13marle13 E
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!

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