Skip to main content

Course Outline

PWC Jumping Wake of a Boat

PWC must be operated in a careful and responsible manner.

  • It is considered reckless operation if a PWC operator commits two or more of the following acts simultaneously:
    • Operating the PWC within a zone closer than five lengths of the longest vessel unless both vessels are traveling at “no wake speed”
    • Operating within the vicinity of a vessel in a manner that obstructs the visibility of either operator
    • Heading into the wake of a vessel that is within a zone closer than five lengths of the longest vessel and causing half or more of the length of the PWC to leave the water
    • Maneuvering quickly, turning sharply, or swerving within a zone closer than five lengths of the longest vessel unless the maneuver is necessary to avoid a collision
  • It is illegal to operate a PWC between sunset and sunrise or during periods of restricted visibility unless the PWC is equipped with the required navigation lights.
  • Unit 4 of 6
  • Topic 13 of 19
  • Page 2 of 2