Day Skipper Fast-track
From beginner to RYA qualified Day Skipper in just four weeks. Gain a package of internationally recognized qualifications whilst enjoying fantastic sailing on Sydney Harbour.
This inspiring and varied programme has been designed for inexperienced sailors who are looking to fast track their sailing knowledge and skills in a stunning location.
By the end of the course you will have some valuable qualifications and the skills and technical knowledge to skipper a small sailing yacht with confidence.
A draft training schedule is shown below. The weeks may be run in a a different order to that shown.
Week 1 - RYA Powerboat Level 2 (2 days) / Dinghy Sailing Level 1/2 (2 days) / Marine First Aid (1 day)
Week 2 - RYA Competent Crew (5 days live-aboard)
Week 3 - RYA Dayskipper Theory (4 days) / ACMA Marine Radio License (1 day)
Week 4 - RYA Dayskipper Practical (5 days live-aboard)
If you would like a quote for a customised schedule please contact Flying Fish.
Set sail in Sydney
The course is based in the spectacular setting of the Flying Fish Sail Academy at Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Sydney.
You sail in Sydney Harbour, Australia's favourite yachting playground, cruising past the Opera House and under the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Offshore you explore the New South Wales coast, probably heading north to Pittwater and south to Botany Bay.
Weather conditions vary from warm sea breezes to cool southerly busters. You will experience magnificent seascapes, dolphins, whales and, of course, flying fish.
Equipment and instructors
We operate a fleet of excellent training vessels including Beneteau 40.7's, SV Arctos (our Radford 55 built for a southern ocean circumnavigation) and our luxury yacht Calypso a state of the art Moody 54 Deck Saloon.
For the dinghy sailing and powerboat training we use Laser Picos and Bahias and Tornado 4.8 and 5.8 rigid inflatable boats.
Our team of highly experienced, RYA qualified, instructors will guide you through your programme in the friendly and professional style that is the hallmark of Flying Fish.
We always conform to RYA teaching ratios ensuring and safety guidelines