Yachtmaster Offshore Fast Track - 12 weeks
The Flying Fish Yachtmaster Offshore Fast Track in Sydney takes you from novice sailor to the RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence.
Flying Fish have been training professional Yachtmasters for more than twenty years. Our customers include men and women of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds.
Our innovative course programme provides an exhilarating mix of training and a reliable route to certification.
We promise you expert tuition, a stimulating learning environment and a great Australian sailing adventure.
During the course your time is divided between live-aboard passages and shore-based day sailing or theory classes.
Weekends are usually free but we encourage you to join our dinghy sailing and windsurfing classes (at no cost), go yacht racing with owners at Middle Harbour Yacht Club or join a Flying Fish weekend course as mate to one of our qualified yacht instructors.
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 Day Skipper Shorebased Theory / ACMA Marine Radio Operator (1 day)
Week 4 - RYA Day Skipper Practical (5 days live-aboard)
Week 5 - Racing and Spinnakers (2 days) / Yacht Maintenance and Diesel Engines (3 days)
Week 6, 7, 8 - Yachtmaster Milebuilder and Qualifying Passages (16 days live-aboard)
Week 9 - RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory (6 days)
Week 10 - RYA Coastal Skipper Practical (5 days live-aboard)
Week 11 - Yachtmaster Practical Skills (5 days)
Week 12 - Yachtmaster Prep and Exam Week (5 days live-aboard)
Request a custom training plan
The above schedule can be individually structured to take account of your prior skills and experience and save you time and money. If you would like a quote for a personalised schedule please contact Flying Fish using the Register Interest button.
Fantastic sailing area
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, heading south to Jervis Bay or north to Pittwater, Seal Rocks and Coffs Harbour.
Weather conditions vary from warm sea breezes to cool southerly busters. You will experience magnificent seascapes, dolphins, whales and, of course, flying fish. This is offshore sailing at its best!
Equipment and instructors
We operate a fleet of excellent training vessels including Beneteau 40.7 cruiser racers, SV Arctos (a Radford 55 built for a southern ocean circumnavigation) and our luxury yacht Calypso, a state of the art Moody 54 Deck Saloon.
Our team of experienced instructors will guide you through your programme in the friendly and professional style that is the hallmark of Flying Fish.
Where to stay ashore
Flying Fish serviced crew apartments – stay with other Flying Fish customers on one of Australia's most beautiful beaches.
Our crew apartments in Pine street are a stone’s throw from Manly beach and a short bus ride to our training centre at Middle Harbour Yacht Club.
They are comfortably furnished for shared living with two bathrooms, a separate toilet, well equipped kitchens, lounge/dining areas, laundry facilities and an outdoor area.
Room share (twin or triple with en-suite) $690 per week / single room $990 per week
Book your own
Backpackers In Manly - basic accommodation for those on a budget (approx $50 / night for 4-6 berth mixed dormitory)
Air BNB - various prices and standards