The Colwyn Jet Ski Club, based at Porth Eirias in Colwyn Bay [a “seaside resort in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales overlooking the Irish Sea,” according to a 4-second Google search – Ed.] have recently been recognized by the prestigious Royal Yachting Association as a Personal Watercraft Training Centre.
This will allow the Jetski club to train members and non-members at the Porth Eirias site. The one-day course will teach how to use a personal watercraft (PW) safely, responsibly and with confidence, ensuring the rider gets the best out of the craft. Weather, safety and courtesy to others, launching and familiarization, personal watercraft handling, emergencies, rules of the road, essential navigation, recovery and aftercare will all be covered which in turn should make the rider more proficient and safer with other water users and Self-sufficient in good conditions, aware of limitations of themselves and their PWC.
Six members of the Colwyn Jet Ski Club, including four living in North Wales, have also recently successfully completed five days of training with the RYA to all achieve Personal Watercraft Instructor status.
The club, formed in 1996, meet every Sunday at the Porth Eirias slipway between Easter and October with members not only from North Wales but traveling from all over the North West and as far down as the Potteries. The Clubs RYA Coordinator, Jakki Bates said, “We hope to start the first Personal Watercraft Proficiency courses next year. With Colwyn Bay Promenade undergoing such dramatic changes these are really exciting times for the Club and Porth Eirias and we look forward to Easter when the season starts again.”
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