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Learn to Sail

Learning to sail is a great way to make new friends and to experience Sydney’s magical waterways.

Friendly instructors, great yachts

Flying Fish offer Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Australian Sailing (AS) approved courses on fast, comfortable yachts which are fully equipped to live aboard. Our highly qualified instructors will show you the ropes in a friendly and professional way.

Our base at Sydney’s Middle Harbour Yacht Club is in a spectacular setting. You learn to sail on Sydney Harbour and explore the coast up to Pittwater and beyond.

Begin with a Start Yachting Weekend for an introductory day sailing course. Add two Competent Crew Weekends to complete your RYA Competent Crew certificate

If you are ready for an adventure book a Competent Crew Week  for a comprehensive introduction to sailing leading to an internationally recognized qualification. This course is highly recommended.

Once you have completed Competent Crew you will be ready to move on to Dayskipper Practical where you will learn the skills of the skipper.

Day Skipper Fast-track – 4 weeks

If you are ready for some time off and want to progress quickly then join our Day Skipper Fast-track course and be ready to skipper your own yacht.

Free membership of Middle Harbour Yacht Club

If you book a ‘Learn to Sail package’ (Competent Crew, Essential Navigation and Seamanship online, Day Skipper Practical). We will include 1 year’s free membership of Middle Harbour Yacht Club.


  • Competent Crew Week - Luxury Yacht

    5 days
    Learn to sail in comfort and style on a stunning yacht in a spectacular location. The course is designed for novice sailors who would like to become useful and active crew members.
    $2,995.00


  • Start Yachting Weekend

    2 days
    Book a Start Yachting Weekend for a structured learn to sail course. Add two live-aboard Competent Crew Weekends for a comprehensive introduction to yachting, leading to the RYA Competent Crew certificate.
    $595.00


  • Competent Crew Weekend

    2 days
    Learn to sail in style on Sydney Harbour. This is a fully catered live aboard sailing weekend on board one of our fast, comfortable 40 foot training yachts.
    $695.00


  • Competent Crew - 5 days

    5 days
    This live-aboard course provides a comprehensive introduction to yachting and leads to a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) certificate. The course is designed for novice sailors who would like to become useful and active crew members.
    $1,695.00

Select any course above for more details or click at right for upcoming dates.