RYA Personal Watercraft Instructor

RYA yacht crew training course
Course Duration: 3 days
Training Centres
  • Antibes
3 days
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Most large yachts carry personal watercrafts (PW), or jet skis and many captains and managers are very concerned about their safety and the legal consequences of an accident. All maritime administrations in the Mediterranean require jet ski operators to have a certificate. Many yachts have themselves certified as RYA schools to legitimise personal watercrafts operation. The official governing body for recreational boating in the UK, the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), has created clear and exacting standards for the operation of personal watercraft. One of the key requirements of these rules is the employment on the yacht of a qualified PWC instructor. There is considerable demand for crew with this important certificate. Having this qualification will considerably enhance your chances of employment on large yachts. Pre-requisites for taking this course are the 1 day RYA PWC Licence, at least two years’ experience riding personal water craft and a valid first aid certificate to have been taken within the last three years (5 years for STCW).

We provide this yacht training course in Antibes.


Ongoing assessment by a RYA PW Trainer with a moderation on the third day by another RYA PW Trainer.


RYA Personal Watercraft

  • Minimum 2 years riding personal watercrafts
  • First Aid certificate completed within 3 years (within 5 years for STCW First Aid certificates)
  • Minimum age 16
  • RYA Membership
  • Medical Fitness Declaration
  • I have a sufficient level of spoken and written English to understand the course content and to pass any verbal or written assessments.
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