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Safety, Radio and Maintenance

MaintenanceFlying Fish offer a range of the latest marine industry relevant yacht safety, maintenance and communications courses at our training centres in Sydney Australia and Cowes UK.

Prevention is better

When it comes to safety on board, prevention is always much better than cure. Good navigation and boat handling are essential, as well as having thorough maintenance systems in place.

Prudent skippers and crew make sure they are up to date with the latest survival, first aid and fire fighting techniques as well as radio procedures in case of an onboard emergency.

Essential marine safety courses

Marine navigation courses

Powerboat training

Flying Fish also delivers approved Boat Licence courses.


  • AS/ISAF Offshore Safety and Sea Survival

    2 days
    This two day course meets the requirements of ISAF, RYA and AS for crew planning to take part in offshore yacht races like the Sydney to Hobart race. The course is also highly recommended for anyone going to sea for any purpose.
    $595.00


  • ACMA Marine Radio License (VHF, HF, GMDSS)

    1 day
    This one day Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) approved course teaches you to use VHF (Short Range) as well as MF and HF (Long Range) radio for distress, urgency, safety and general calls. The course includes GMDSS and DSC
    $350.00


  • Outboard Engine Maintenance

    1 days
    This one day course is for the Sydney boating enthusiast who wants a basic understanding of the operation and maintenance of an outboard motor. We teach you how to take simple measures to prevent mechanical breakdown at sea and to rectify defects which do not require workshop support.
    $350.00


  • RYA Diesel Engines

    1 day
    This course gives you an overall awareness of the main systems of a marine diesel engine. We teach you how to take simple measures to prevent mechanical breakdown at sea and to rectify defects which do not require workshop support.
    $350.00


  • Marine First Aid

    1 day
    This course has been specifically designed for those working in the marine environment and is ideal for boat owners, watersports instructors, yacht skippers and crew. The course leads to an internationally recognised first aid qualification.
    $295.00


  • Basic Yacht Maintenance

    3 days
    This course provides a grounding in the essential maintenance tasks required to keep a modern cruising yacht on the water.
    $995.00


  • RYA Powerboat Level 2

    2 days
    This course provides intensive training in the practical skills and theory knowledge needed by the small boat driver. You will learn to drive our rigid inflatable rescue craft.
    $695.00

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