RYA PWC (Jetski)

The RYA PWC course is for those wanting to add a extra qualification to their CV or for those wanting to learn how to operate these powerful crafts and legally ride in international waters. 

Course Description

You may know Personal watercraft as Jet Ski’s. They are fast, agile and exhilarating machines that need to be operated safely and responsibly. The RYA PWC one-day course is designed for both first time and experienced riders. The skills covered are launching, handling and recovering, high speed manoeuvres, collision regulations and much more. This course is designed to be fun and informative.


  • 1 day Beginner course
  • RYA PWC Ticket (upon passing)
  • Min age: 12. Certificates for children aged between 12 and 16 will be endorsed to show they can only be used under supervision of a responsible adult
  • Courses take place at V & A Waterfront. Cape Town, South Africa



General Course Information (All Courses)

  • Students stay on the boat during the multi-day practical courses in order to get a real feel for onboard living. A stipend for essentials (tea, coffee, cereal, milk, etc) is included in the course price. During the theory week and STCW, students have the option of staying at our Academy in the Waterfront.

  • For practical courses we ask that students bring a sleeping bag, towel, toiletries, change of clothes, and suitable wet weather gear. Sunglasses and sunscreenare also a good idea.

    For the theory course students will need a 2B pencils, a pen, a notebook and where possible, their own Portland plotter and dividers (we can also loan to the student). We can also help with the purchase of any of these materials.

    For STCW you will need your Passport or ID book on day one of your course. You will also need to wear old clothes for the fire fighting (MFF) element, for Personal Safety Training (PST) you will need swimwear, a towel and a set of clothes to get in the pool with.

  • PRACTICAL sailing courses start with a briefing at the school, 11 Portswood Road at 8.30am.
    THEORY courses take place at the school and commence at 8.30am
    STCW training takes place in the Cape Town foreshore, training starts promptly at 8.30am
    STEWARDESS training takes place in Gordon’s Bay and starts Mondays at 9.00am

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