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Lake Yard Marina, Poole

RYA PWC Instructor Conversion Course Joining Instructions:

Thank you for booking your RYA Personal Watercraft  Instructor conversion course at Marine Education. The following information should answer most pre-course enquiries, but if you require further advice, please contact


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Course timings: 

09:00 - 18:00



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What to bring: 

  • Valid RYA Powerboat Instructor Certificate
  • RYA PWC Proficiency Certificate
  • Valid First Aid Certificate 
  • RYA Membership Number
  • Pen & Paper
  • RYA PWC Handbook
  • Wetsuit & Spray Top or Drysuit
  • Impact Buoyancy aid (50N / EN393 Marked) - if you do not own an impact buoyancy aid please drop us an email and let us know what size you are (S/M/L/XL) so we can have one ready for you. 
  • Wetsuit shoes/boots
  • Towel 
  • Jumper / Jacket to wear when you are on the boat
  • Water/ drink, suncream, hat to take on the PWC
  • Money to buy lunch at Lake Yard Club - Menu can be viewed by clicking here UNLESS notified to bring a packed lunch 

Meeting Place:

Lake Yard Marina, Poole


Course meeting location: 

Lake Yard Marina: when coming into the Yard, park as close to the top of the yard (nearest the entrance) as possible to allow for Yard movements. Your Trainer will meet you outside the front of the club house at 09:00

Course Logistics:

Your course will start at Lake Yard Marina with the theory aspects of the course, you will then travel to Salterns Marina by boat (where the PWC are stored on Versadocks), the practical training will commence from there. You will be returned to Lake Yard at the end of your course. 

Course Overview:


AM (approx 9am - 12pm) PM (approx 12:30pm - 6pm)
 Housekeeping / Introduction to the course Transit to Salterns Marina, Introduction to the PWC
Administration (certificate checks etc) Launching & Introductory session delivery 
Course Programming Low Speed Sessions
Session Key teaching Points Planing speed sessions, PWC Recovery
Briefing Skills & Group Control Transit back to Lake Yard 
Running a productive Navigation Session Short PWC specific shorebased presentations - this may be carried out on the boat
Introduction to Personal Equipment End of course debriefs 

Colour Key: 

Led by you / the instructor students

Group Work

Led by your Trainer

Pre-Course Preparation:

  • Review / Re-familarise yourself with the contents of the RYA PWC handbook
  • Update yourself with current Models of PWC, their technology and uses (particularly Seadoo & Yamaha)
  • Review PWC sections of RYA Wavelength magazine
Powerboating Books

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Course Outcomes: 

PASS: All goes well on the course!

ACTION PLAN: There may be some aspects that you still need to work on prior to being signed off as a PWC instructor - if you receive an action plan this will follow the SMART structure (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely). Action plans are specific to the individual. Examples of an action plan are: needing more time/experience on a PWC or range of PWs, increasing your background theory knowledge, more practice running and managing sessions afloat etc

FAIL: Though this is a possibility, it is unlikely so try not to think about it. People fail due to being dangerous or not having a clue what they are doing, so pretty unlikely that you will fall into categories like this! 

With a combination of enthusiastic and effective teaching, suitable and up-to-date equipment and a number of appropriate locations close to the centre, we are sure that you will have an enjoyable and productive course.


We look forward to meeting you. 


Your Health: 

You will be required to sign a Health Declaration before commencing your instructor course - please check the example wording below and if you have any concerns please contact me on as we will just need you to fill out an extra form if so. 

"I declare that I am not suffering from any physical or mental impairment which has an adverse effect on my ability to properly discharge my duty of care as an instructor. I undertake to inform the RYA if this changes and agree to submit to a medical examination if requested by the RYA."