Video: Defero Communications Takes Personal Watercraft Training

The video features Lucie Chilton and Matthew Trace from Defero Communications as they volunteered for some safety course training. The Watercraft Journal met up with Lucie who described it for us:

“We undertook some training with PWP (the Personal Watercraft Partnership, the official UK body for personal watercrafts) and the RYA at Jet Ski Safaris in Poole.

“The training taught us the knowledge of [PWC] and how to use them safely, this also included training on the importance and safety of weather forecasts and rules of the water for yourself and other water users, including safe speed, ‘road’ priorities and overtaking.

“When out of the water, our instructor Candi Abbott, trained us on stopping distances, control at speeds and other exercises including how to approach and recover a man overboard in a rescue situation and how to tow another PW or craft.

“Out of the water and into the classroom, the course included essential navigation: reading charts for land, shallow/deep water, hazards direction and distances. With this knowledge, getting back out onto the water following the route we plotted in the classroom, identifying buoys and landmarks with our compass navigation.

“We are basically trying to highlight the importance of  training/understanding for personal watercraft with our video and the work with PWP. I know you are based in America but the same principle still applies to have fun but be safe on the water!”

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Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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