Gwynedd & Anglesey County Council regulations for PWC users

To ensure that everyone can enjoy the countys’ coastline, beaches and waters in safety Gwynedd & Anglesey County Councils have Rules and Regulations in place that, as a responsible PWC user, you must ensure you abide by.

PWC’s are great fun to use, but if you are an irresponsible or reckless rider you could not only be regarded as a nuisance, but also become subject to legal action or prosecution by either County Council or any other organisation or individual affected by your actions.

Before you use your PWC on the countys’ coastal waters, please read the Rules and Regulations in the link below.

Rules and Regulations for PWC users

The coastal waters of Gwynedd & Anglesey are home to a rich & diverse variety of marine life & cetaceans. Whilst any marine life encounter is a memorable one, we must all ride in a manner that both respects & protects such marine life.

Both Councils have now adopted the Marine Code. Please read the code & make sure you abide by it, every time you venture out to sea.

Age Requirements for PWC use in Gwynedd & Anglesey

Persons under 12 years old are NOT PERMITTED to operate a PWC in Gwynedd or Anglesey coastal waters.

Persons aged 12-14 yrs, in posession of RYA Certificate of Competence for PWC’s, or Powerboat Level 2 Certificate may operate a PWC under DIRECT ADULT SUPERVISION.

“Direct supervision” means that a person 18 yrs or older must be ON BOARD the craft at all times.

Persons aged 15-17 yrs, in posession of RYA Certificate of Competence for PWC’s, or Powerboat Level 2 Certificate may operate a PWC independantly.

Persons 18 yrs and over may operate a PWC without posession of RYA Certificate of Competence for PWC’s, or Powerboat Level 2 Certificate.

RYA Certificates/ Cards must be available for inspection at all times, by Beach Wardens or Council Officials.

We strongly recommend that you complete the RYA PWC Competency course.

Gwynedd & Anglesey Council appreciate & welcome safe/ responsibe PWC users.

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