RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency training


Personal watercrafts are fun and exhilarating crafts. The one day RYA proficiency course prepares you for riding safely and responsibly and is designed for first time and experienced riders alike. 




Course content

A Jet Ski is a great personal watercraft to rent during a holiday or to use as part of the recreational materials of a superyacht. It brings the riders lots of fun on a beautiful day on the water. However, this fast machine needs to be used safely and responsibly. The RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency course will teach you how to get the most fun out of it.

Whether this is your first time on a jet ski or if you're an experienced rider, this RYA course is the perfect opportunity to learn new skills or brush up your current techniques.

This course is available as one full day.

Amongst other you will learn

  • Launching & recovery
  • Low & higher speed handling
  • Planing Speed Cornering techniques
  • Man overboard recovery
  • Coming alongside / marina handling
  • Towing & emergency situations
  • Basic navigation & passage planning
  • Regulations 
  • Weather & Tides
  • Aftercare & maintenance


How to prepare yourself for this course

In order to get the most out of your course, we offer you the possibility to do our online pre-course knowledge quiz. The quiz helps you to test your knowledge and to assess whether you need more preparation in some areas. 


Ability after the course

At the end of the course you should achieve a level of boat handling and knowledge to safely ride a jet ski under normal conditions.





Details of this course

Duration:     This non-residential course has duration of one day


Location from where this course will be delivered:

  • Kats (Zeeland, the Netherlands)


Previous experience:   none required


Assumed knowledge: You must be holder of a relevant ICC certificate or a Dutch 'Klein Vaarbewijs' 


Minimum age to participate:  18 years


Language: This course is provided in English.


Cost: on request 





Supporting courses

We recommend attending the RYA Essential Navigation shorebased theory course in support of your Personal Watercraft course.


What's included

  • Tuition by one of our RYA instructors
  • Coffee, thee ashore 
  • All fuel fees
  • Free parking at our premises 
  • RYA Personal Watercraft certificate


Next steps

After successfully completing this course, it's time to enjoy riding your jet ski. We recommend SRC marine radio and RYA First Aid as complementary courses.




Register for joining this course


Course dates at our training centre in Zeeland:

  • on request


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