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Safety, Radio and Maintenance

MaintenanceWe offer a range of relevant yacht safety, maintenance and communications courses at our training centres in 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.

For details of navigation and theory courses, see below.

Courses for beginners

Shorebased courses for Yachtmasters

Powerboat training

Flying Fish also delivers RYA Powerboat courses.


  • AS/ISAF Offshore Safety and Sea Survival

    2 days
    This two day course meets the requirements of ISAF and Yachting Australia in all aspects of sea survival. It is a requirement for anyone planning to take part in an offshore race in Australia. The course is 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


  • Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR)

    1 day
    Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) is a compulsory online course for new and revalidating applicants for RYA Commercial Endorsement to support a skipper's Certificate of Competence. Ignore the dates shown here! You do the course in your own time and can start as soon as you are registered.
    $85.00


  • 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
    The one day First Aid course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid to people using small craft or employed as RYA instructors.
    $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.