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Yachtmaster Short Courses

If you are too busy to devote three months to a full time Yachtmaster Fast Track course you can build your own programme with a series of short courses from Flying Fish. Here are all the elements you need to go from zero to hero at your own pace in Sydney.

Zero to RYA Dayskipper

An RYA Dayskipper Certificate is convertible to an International Certificate of Competence (ICC) without further assessment.  The ICC is a requirement for yacht charter in Europe and the Caribbean.

Dayskipper to Yachtmaster

An RYA Yachtmaster Certificate is internationally recognised as the benchmark qualification for professional yacht captains and is a passport to worldwide employment in the yachting industry.


Yachtmaster commercial endorsement 

If you plan to use your Yachtmaster certificate commercially you will also need

Yacht Instructor 

If you like the idea of working as an instructor you need to first complete the Yachtmaster Offshore certificate and then a Yacht Cruising Instructor course

Yachtmaster Ocean Theory and Passage

Contact Flying Fish for help designing a personalised Yachtmaster training plan

Yachtmaster Fast Track

We also have a range of Yachtmaster Fast Track programmes to take you to Yachtmaster with full time, intensive training.

  • Yachtmaster Milebuilder and Qualifying Passages

    7 - 16 days
    Our Yachtmaster Milebuilders provide the opportunity to log sea miles and qualifying passages in preparation for assessment for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate. You will take part in a series of extended offshore passages by day and night, operating a watch system on board.

  • Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory

    6 days
    On completing this course you will have a thorough knowledge of all the theory required for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence.

  • Yachtmaster Practical Skills

    5 days
    This course is for anyone at, or above, RYA Day Skipper standard who wants to develop their boat handling, seamanship and navigation skills and their confidence as a skipper.

  • Yachtmaster Prep and Exam

    5 days
    This course leads to a practical assessment, conducted independently by an RYA Yachtmaster Examiner. Depending on your prior skills and experience your objective may be a Yachtmaster Offshore or Coastal Certificate of Competence.

  • Yacht Cruising Instructor

    5 days
    The RYA Cruising Instructor course is a requirement for commercial Yachtmasters to teach RYA courses up to Day Skipper level. Qualified instructors are in demand for work at RYA approved schools in Australia, the UK, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

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