UPDATE -CJSC have raised over £800 for our charities during the RNLI day in Conwy - The Osborne Trust and Ysgol Gogarth
Colwyn Jetski Club
Advantages of membership include
Free assisted tractor launch and recovery
Greatly reduced annual launch permit charge & possible reduction in the annual launch permit from CCBC
Safe environment for family jetski activity
Controlled use of jetski activity at the site during peak times
Experienced local Jetskiers to help, assist and advise.
Please note Colwyn Jetski Club does not hire out Jetskis.
All Jetskis used at Colwyn Jetski Club are privately owned by our members
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Mark Drakeford, the First Minister of Wales, has now announced a further easing of lockdown restrictions to the public. He stated, "On Monday, July 6, we will lift the requirement to stay local provided the evidence at the time continues to support this".
This means we can now prepare to reopen the club on Sunday 12th July (we will not be operating on Saturdays for the moment). In order to do this we must introduce a series of measures to ensure the safety of all members and their families, and that of the Tractor Driver (TD) and any committee member present. Please note the following:
Social Distancing must be practised at all times (currently 2m in Wales)
After safety, an important priority is to prevent a crowd gathering at the top of the slipway. Public gatherings are illegal in Wales. We must not congregate in that area.
All club members wishing to Ski on the Sunday MUST pre-book their launching slot with Andy Taylor on 07876233386 from 9am, and not before, on the Saturday before (e.g. 11th July for launch on 12th July). These slots will be at 15-minute intervals starting at 09:30 until 13:00. From 13:00 until 16:00 the tractor will be available for recovery of skis only. No pre-book, no launch. N.B. if weather conditions are not favourable, launching will be cancelled.
Only Colwyn Jetski Club members will be launched. No day launches, visitors or boats will be launched by our tractor. No new CJSC memberships will be taken at the slipway.
Please remember, the car park at Porth Eirias is a public one, so with respect to parking, it will be first come, first park. There will be no coned-off section of the car park for watercraft owners. If the car park becomes full, late-comers may drop off their skis by the slipway “road” wall, then park either on the promenade or at Parc Eirias Tennis Centre.
Only the CJSC member (the PW owner) and one other person will be allowed on site. Other family members must park on the promenade and we respectfully ask that they do NOT attend the Porth Eirias site.
The PW owner will remove his/her trailer from their vehicle and position the trailer along the “road” wall to await launching.
Please ensure that your ski is seaworthy and fully fuelled, and that you have all the correct personal protective equipment required - this may be checked by the committee member present prior to launching. Colwyn Bay Watersports has closed down, so no equipment is available on-site.
If conditions are problematic (e.g. strong onshore winds, high waves, etc.), the TD has the final decision on whether to launch PWs and, in conjunction with the Harbour Officer, to close the slipway. We have been asked to minimise the possible involvement of the RNLI and other rescue services in the current climate.
Any changing of clothes must be done on the car park as the Porth Eirias building will be out of bounds.
When they are ready to launch, the member will attach their trailer to the tractor. If there is a second person with them, that person must wait at the top of the slipway to remove and store the trailer on the tractor’s return. This will have to be done by the TD if no second person is available. Substantial gloves and goggles will be worn always by the TD.
Please do not land at Llandudno, Conwy Quay, Beaumaris, Caernarfon or other areas frequented by the general public. This will assist adherence to Social Distancing criteria.
On return, the second person or TD will take the trailer to the water and retrieve the PW. At the top of the slipway the owner or other must remove the trailer from the tractor.
The water tap will not be operational. PW wash-out must be carried out at home.
There must be no maintenance or repairs made at the top of the slipway or car park.
Once out of the water the owner and other must change and leave the car park at the earliest convenience.
We strongly advise against club members launching themselves because this could contravene the Welsh Government regulations in terms of overcrowding, and the advice from the RYA.
Any contravention of these measures may result in the cancellation of CJSC Membership.
Please note, should the Welsh Government see fit to NOT lift the requirement/partial lifting, the Club will remain closed.
We realise the above may appear formidable, but we must adhere to the restrictions imposed by the government. Hopefully, these will be reduced as time goes on.
Thank you very much for your understanding; we really appreciate it.
The CJSC committee.
Update 12/5/20 - This afternoon the committee of CJSC spoke to officers of RYA Cymru Wales and Conwy Harbour Authority. Both organisations confirmed the following:
As it stands today, following the Welsh Government announcement over the weekend, all boating (including jet skiing) in Wales cannot re-start at the moment.
All Conwy County Borough Council slipways, including Porth Eirias, are staying closed and access barricades remain in place.
All none essential travel in Wales is being actively discouraged and police patrols have been seen on the A55 questioning drivers.
You will be updated again as soon as any changes to the above situation are made.
Update 26/3/20 - For Reference all Slipways in Conwy County are now closed to the general public as directed by Conwy Harbour Office.
Colwyn Jetski Club Committee Message:
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a life-threatening respiratory illness that can cause fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Considering the restrictions announced by the government in relation to the outbreak of COVID-19, we, the committee, recognize the need for adherence to the guidelines that have been issued.
With this in mind your committee has decided to postpone the club’s official start of the 2020 season, Sunday 5th April, until further notice. This means the tractor will not operate during this period, nor will any committee members be present at the slipway. We will constantly monitor the situation, particularly with respect to any changes to the policies and directives set out by the government, and advise you accordingly.
No RYA PW Competency Courses will be run at this time, and the AGM due to take place on Friday 10th April 2020 has been postponed.
We hope you will recognize the necessity of these actions in the current climate of uncertainty and thank you for your patience and understanding.
Matt Forbes, the Conwy Harbour Master, has said that there are no plans for Conwy County Borough Council to close the Porth Eirias slipway at the moment. This could, of course, change at any time so we would ask you to contact the Conwy Harbour Office on 01492 596253 with any enquiries as to the current situation.
We sincerely hope the circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic improve in the not too distant future so we can all get back to the sport we love and enjoy.
May we wish you and your family all the very best for 2020, and please, stay safe.
The Committee, Colwyn Jetski Club,
John, Roger, Andy, Jakki, Mark, Paul and Dylan
A massive year for Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Jetski Club seeibng the first Aqua X event held at Porth Eirias in June, Jetski competitors from all over the world raced in the variable conditions, 2 home grown talents Lucy Barrow and Derek Turner performed excellently finishing 3rd and 4th in the stand-up races - lots of photos on our facebook page of the whole event.
In July our annual trip to the Conwy Quay Day / Conwy RNLI day gave members of the public once again chance to have Jetski rides in exchange for a donation to charity, Our 2 nominated charities this year Ysgol Gogarth and The Osborne Trust benefited greatly.
CJSC also handed over a cheque for nearly £400 to replace the vandal damaged Defibrillator box for Abergele Community First Responders
Happy New Jetski Season, first Sunday of the year for CJSC and 15 Jetskis launched from Colwyn Bay on a warm spring day, happy to be on the water again and a few new faces too enjoying their first ride out from Colwyn Bay.
The first RYA proficiency course of 2019 takes place at Colwyn Jetski Club on
27th April, spaces are limited so contact Roger on for further details.
July, August & September 2018
What an amazing summer, lots of new members took to the water with their skis, many of which had undertaken our RYA courses making them safer and more confident on the water.
Many Sunday runs took place, including a few of our members braving the sea conditions and looping Anglesey, others did the usual Molfre trips for Ice cream or Conwy for chips.
The season may now have finished and the tractor put away for the winter but the CJSC committee are hard at work putting plans in place for an even bigger better year in 2019 - keep your eyes peeled for diary dates on our CJSC Facebook page.
May 2018 & June so far... Sunny Sundays, RYA courses and Prom Xtra - Amazing warm sunny days at CJSC, lots of skiers taking advantage of this unusual weather & quite a few new members sharing the fun.
6 more students took to the water on our latest RYA course some for the very first time, pleased to say everyone passed and gained sun tans at the same time.
The next RYA course in June is Fully Booked but there is still places available for July - For more information on this and other up and coming courses please contact Roger on the email link on the RYA page.
April 2018 - The first RYA course of the season - 5 Students took to the water (and classroom) to gain their RYA Proficiency Certificate, the sun made an appearance as well as the local seals, everyone had a fantastic educational day.
Gemma Cooper - "Today has been amazing! I attended the RYA course and thoroughly enjoyed every second. Not only did I make some new friends ans see baby seals, I took so much away from the course! Even enjoyed tipping my ski, highly recommended to every ski owner"
Places are filling up fast for the next RYA course on June 9th - don't forget the special offer of Membership and RYA course for £200 is still available.
Easter 2018 - The Jetski season is finally here, Good Fridays weather is looking good and the water is flat calm in Colwyn Bay - The Tractor is running Friday, Sunday and Monday over the Easter weekend so come down and say hello and chat all things Jetski
Don't forget CJSC's first RYA course on 2018 will take place on 14th April, spaces are still available and if your also looking to join Colwyn Jetski Club our special offer of a membership and RYA course for £200 - Email Roger via the RYA page for more details.
September 2017 - Lots been going on in September for Colwyn Jetski Club - We presented Ty Gobaith a cheque for the money raised at Conwy Quay day (see photos on the gallery pages), we also had some RYA courses take place, all the students thoroughly enjoyed the day, everyone passed and we even managed a trip to see the seals in Angel Bay.
Did I mention we saw the new Llandudno RNLI Lifeboat?....On 26th September CJSC were proud to welcome Lifeboat William F Yates into Llandudno Bay for the first time, a number of Jetskis from Colwyn Jetski Club ventured out to follow the new Lifeboat from the Great Ormes Head to her new home at the boathouse in
Craig y Don, Llandudno.
August 2017 - On 26th August members of Colwyn Jetski Club spent the day giving rides on the River Conwy to the general public and raised a massive £1000 for our two nominated charities this year - Ty Gobaith Children's Hospice & Ogwen Mountain Rescue.
It was an amazing day showcasing our sport to people some of which have never even sat on a Jetski before, lots of smiling faces from both adults and children - Photos now on our gallery and Facebook pages.
June & July - A busy few weeks for Colwyn Jetski Club, We attended the All Wales Boat Show chatting to lots of people and showcasing our sport to the public.
A big welcome to all our new members that have joined us over the last couple of months. Don't forget that since 1st July the tractor is now earning its keep twice a week running both Saturdays and Sundays and not forgetting Bank Holidays too.
May 2017 - The first weekend of May and 4 RYA proficiency course students successfully passed with flying colours in what can only be described as challenging conditions.
A week later the sun came out for prom Xtra, yet again a cracking day chatting to people about Colwyn Jetski Club & Jetskis. A big thank you to Neville and Penny from Ideal Boat for allowing us to show off some brand new Jetskis.
All the photos of the Prom Xtra day are now on our Facebook page.
April 2017- First day of the Colwyn Jetski Club season and what a day its been, the sun shone all day, lots of members new and old came down to say hello, and dozens of skis launched. Even the Dolphins and seals came out to play, Please check out the Facebook page for photos of the Dolphins and seals, oh and some members and Jetskis too, I'm the one in the silly hat.
February 2017 - Not long now till the beginning of the season, don't forget our first Club day & Sunday launch is on 2nd April with the AGM on Good Friday 14th April. Please take a look at our News page for further details of up and coming events.
January 2017 - Happy New Year to all our members and fellow skiers.
Plans are well under way for our 2017 season and membership renewals have been sent out, if you were a 2016 member and haven't received your renewal pack yet please give Roger a shout at
September and Yes....October
What an amazing end to the season we've had, the sun made a very long awaited appearance and we even got a weekend skiing in October too. The season maybe finished for 2016 but we are busy behind the scenes planning 2017.
August - More RYA Courses and BBQ
Over the month of August another 9 candidates successfully completed their RYA training with Colwyn Jetski Club, everyone really enjoyed the training days and lots more excellent feedback came in. Don't forget all our members will receive a discount off next years membership for having your RYA proficiency certificate - bookings are still being taken for courses so please get your name down early to avoid disappointment, for further details see the RYA page.
August also included our Bank Holiday BBQ, the rain stayed away and dozens of members, their families and friends enjoyed a day of jetskiing and burgers. A big thank you to all involved in the day, the photos are now in the gallery section.
July - Conwy Quay Day - Photos on the Gallery Page
On 23rd July 15 of our club skiers took to the water in Conwy to take part in the Conwy Quay Day and gave passenger rides to the general public. What an amazing day we had, the sun shone (for part of the day anyway) and the club managed to raise nearly £900 for our charities The Air Ambulance and the new RNLI boathouse in Llandudno.
Also this year CJSC are donating £100 of the money raised to one of our club members Carina Williams who is doing a parachute jump for St David's Hospice in Llandudno, we would all like to wish her the best of luck with the jump and cant wait to see the photos.
A massive thank you to everyone involved in the day, and another big thankyou to Ideal Boat for supplying all the riders and helpers with T-shirts to wear on the day.
June - RYA Courses in full swing
Yet another 6 Candidates successfully passed their RYA Proficiency Course with Colwyn Jetski Club, for once the sun came out and the sea was flat and more great feedback from all the students, see the Gallery pages for some photos of our successful Candidates.
May - Prom Xtra & Sunny Day
Crowds flocked to Porth Eirias on a sunny Saturday afternoon, The Colwyn Jetski Club crew were out and about and our new gazebo took pride of place on the car park with 3 brand new Jetskis in it and the ski club tractor along side. Many thanks to Ideal Boat for allowing us to use their skis and letting people sit on them, although the tractor was more of a hit with the little ones. Photos on our Gallery pages.
April - Our First RYA PWC Course of the season
Having completed the first RYA course of the year at Colwyn Jetski Club, six students now have their PWC proficiency certificates and are ready to safely hit the waves. A fantastic fun day was had by everyone and great feedback from all the students.
"I just wanted to send a quick message to say THANK YOU for Saturday. The RYA PWC course was brilliant! Jakki and Andy were great trainers and made me feel at ease completely! Even got to 40mph on that rough sea. So glad we did the capsizing part and now feel much confident out at sea if an emergency happened! Its a totally family atmosphere at the club with everyone helping and supporting eachother! The course is highly recommended to all jetskiers regardless of experience" - Carina.
Year of Adventure 2016 / Blwyddyn Antur 2016
Late last year Colwyn Jetski Club was approached to take part in a very special video to promote 2016 as Wales Year of Adventure. CJSC proudly agreed and a number of videos were produced to be used for promotional purposes throughout 2016.
Here are the results:
In autumn 2014 the club applied for and was granted Recognised Training Centre for Personal Watercraft status by the RYA (Royal Yachting Association), the national governing body for all forms of boating. The certification followed a site inspection and several training courses for each of the six committee members who are now qualified RYA Personal Watercraft Instructors.
This means that the club are offering the 1-day RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency Course to all PW riders. This course is designed to ensure safe, sensible and enjoyable PW operation, and the qualification gained, after successful completion of the course, is recognised by several PW insurance companies, leading in some cases to a reduced premium. Please look on our RYA pages for all the 2016 course dates.
We now offer on line payment for the course (reductions for club members too). For Full details please see the RYA pages on this site.
Colwyn Jetski Clubs Tractor
One of the best assets during 2015 was the purchase of our own brand new tractor to enable us to offer FREE launch and retrieval to all members on Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the season, this year we are also offering FREE launches to club members on Saturdays in July, August and September. There is a charge of £20 for Non Member Launching on these days (Jetskis only)
Keep an eye on the Colwyn Jetski Club Facebook page or the website for more details of the up and coming events.
Please note Colwyn Jetski Club does not hire out Jetskis. All Jetskis used at Colwyn Jetski Club are privately owned by our members