Tuesday 27 July 2010

Jetskis, Choppers and Aerobatics!

Just had a great weekend running one of our ISA National PWC certificate training courses. Day one saw everyone getting to grips with all the set-up and procedures as well as the basic handling qualities of the machines. Everything went according to plan despite one crew managing to capsize their machine on the first morning at slow speed (no names to save blushes!), first time I've seen that happen with the high stability of these skis.

By the end of the day everyone was well comfortable with the basics and even starting to throw them around a little in proper ski fashion so a bit more challenge was needed for day two. As it happens Bray Air show was running on Sunday so a quick nav plan was made and we all met up to launch from Howth on Sunday morning.

The spin to Bray took just over 30mins so with time to kill we went on down to Greystones for a quick look before anchoring the Skis off the beach in Bray for lunch.

The show was spectacular and there was plenty of company from other leisure boaters as well as the Garda Water Unit, Howth Coast Guard boat and some Civil Defence Crews.

All in all a great weekend which enjoyed by 4 tired but happy campers. The next course is scheduled for Sep 11+12 and it is also possible to schedule additional courses for groups of 3 - 6 people.