PWC ("JET SKIS") IN LANGSTONE HARBOUR
PWCs are fast, fun and are relatively easily to launch and recover which reduces normal costs associated with boat ownership. Most PWC use takes place in the close inshore zone and Harbours. Jet Skis also have a very high power to weight ratio giving them acceleration capabilities far in excess of most other vessels. This results in a management challenge to ensure PWC users can enjoy themselves without putting others at risk.
Jet Skis and other PWCs are welcome in Langstone Harbour. We acknowledge that the majority of PWC users conduct themselves in a responsible manner with due regard to the principles of good seamanship. It is accepted that suitably experienced and trained PWC users pose a minimal risk to themselves and other water users. However, it is also acknowledged that some degree of management is required particularly in response to a minority of inexperienced or negligent and potentially dangerous users.