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About us

Training and adventure

adventuresAt Flying Fish we promise you professional training and international adventure.

Train for a career, plan a gap year or take time out from work

With over 20 years’ experience in the UK, Australia, Canada and Greece, we believe we offer the best courses you will find, in the world’s best training locations.

Work around the world

With every professional level course you are eligible for our free online recruitment service. We match employers with job-seekers, at no cost to anyone using the service.

Yacht charter and race events

Flying Fish is about more than training and jobs. You can join Flying Fish as an individual crew member to compete in one of the world’s great yacht races – or get a group together and charter a yacht for cruising, racing or corporate entertaining.

The story so far

The story of Flying Fish began in 1993 when Andy Fairclough and Andrew Lorant set up a winter windsurf training camp in Barbados.

Sailing and windsurfing

In 1995 we established our European base at Vassiliki on the Greek island of Lefkas. 20 years later, we are running Windsurf Instructor courses at Club Vass and Dinghy Sail Instructor courses at Wildwind.

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Yachtmaster

We launched RYA Yachtmaster training in Australia in 1996, at Sydney’s Middle Harbour Yacht Club. Our flagship Yachtmaster Professional Traineeship now runs six times a year in Cowes and Sydney.

Scuba diving

1998 saw the first Flying Fish PADI professional scuba dive traineeship. In 2003 we added a Divemaster Internship in Vassiliki, Greece.

Snow sports

Flying Fish Ski and Snowboard Instructor training took to the slopes in 2004, at Canada’s top winter sports resort, Whistler Blackcomb.

UK sailing

In 2004 we brought all our UK yacht operations in-house, setting up our UK sailing school as a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training centre where you can learn to sail in Cowes.

STCW for captains, crew and security personnel

In 2008 the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) approved Flying Fish to offer STCW Basic Safety Training marking the launch of our Superyacht Crew training department.

Best courses

Flying Fish now trains and places over 1,000 professional candidates a year, plus many hundreds more who join us for personal skills training, yacht racing or a challenging activity holiday.

We are confident that we offer the best courses available in our activities, in the world’s best training locations.

If you are making a serious career move, planning a gap year or just aiming for a great adventure – we look forward to welcoming you to Flying Fish!

Australia

Flying Fish Sydney

In 2009 we established the Flying Fish Sail Academy in Sydney, bringing together our administration staff, RYA instructors and operations team at Middle Harbour Yacht Club. Here we deliver yacht training and yacht racing as well as dinghy sailing, all from an impressive location on Sydney Harbour.

Flying Fish Australia Pty Ltd

Flying Fish courses in Sydney are run by Flying Fish Australia Pty Ltd. ABN 34 098 757 656.

Flying Fish Sail Academy, Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Lower Parriwi Road, The Spit, Mosman, NSW 2088.

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UK & Greece

UK – Sailing, superyachts

In 2004 we brought all our UK yacht operations in-house, setting up our UK sailing school as a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training centre where you can learn to sail in Cowes.

Greece – Sailing and windsurfing

In 1995 we established our European base at Vassiliki on the Greek island of Lefkas. 20 years later, we are running Windsurf Instructor courses at Club Vass and Dinghy Sail Instructor courses at Wildwind.

Awarding authorities

Awarding Authorities

Awarding authoritiesFlying Fish training leads to qualifications issued by, industry leading, internationally recognised awarding authorities.

Our courses are approved, our operating procedures are monitored and our facilities are inspected, ensuring high standards of instruction and safety management.

Join Flying Fish and you have chosen a world leader.

Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

In the UK Flying Fish is approved by the MCA as a training provider under the STCW convention of the International Maritime Organisation.

Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)

Flying Fish dive training takes place at training centres approved by PADI in Australia and Greece.

Royal Yachting Association (RYA)

Flying Fish is recognised as a sea school and approved as a training centre by the RYA in the UK, Greece and Australia.

Australian Sailing

Flying Fish is an approved Australian Sailing training provider.