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Dinghy Sailing

Learn the core skills of sailing while having a ton of fun.

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a relaxation addict, you can learn new skills with the help of a friendly Flying Fish instructor.

Learn to sail or improve your skills on an accredited course, book a private lesson, or hire a boat and get out sailing on your own terms.

Whatever it takes, get away from the screen and feel the freedom of the wind on the water. It’s great for mind, body and soul! 

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Dinghy Sailing - Start Sailing (Level 1)

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the exciting sport of dinghy sailing. It is an intensive, fun packed programme, starting with the core sailing skills.

2 days



Dinghy Sailing - Start Sailing (Level 2)

This course is for improvers who have completed our Level 1 course. You will practice all of the five essentials of sailing as well learning some basic seamanship skills.

2 days



Dinghy Sailing Classes (Level 1 and 2)

Our morning sailing classes are a great way to improve your skills in a fantastic location with our friendly, experienced instructors. You can book a single class, a series of classes or a private lesson for yourself or your group.

3 hours



Dinghy Sailing Instructor Fast Track

The Dinghy Sail Instructor Fast-track programme is designed for basic intermediate sailors who want to progress to instructor quickly.

4 weeks



Dinghy Sailing / Windsurf Instructor Fast Track

The programme is designed for water sports enthusiasts who want to fast- track their progress to instructor level in two sports.

8 weeks



Dinghy Sailing Instructor Course

This course combines training afloat with shore-based training in teaching techniques and leads to the internationally recognised RYA Instructor qualification.

5 days



Sail Camp - Learn to Sail

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the exciting sport of dinghy sailing. It is an intensive, fun packed programme for beginners

5 -days



Sail Camp - Intermediate Dinghy Sailing

This course is for those who have completed our Learn to Sail course and wish to develop intermediate sailing and seamanship skills. As with all Flying Fish courses we aim to provide quality education in a fun packed way.

4 - days



Hire a Sailing Dinghy

Hire one of our sailing dinghies and get out sailing on your own terms in fabulous Middle Harbour.

Minimum - 2 hours



NSW Boat Licence

This course provides all the practical training and theory knowledge you need to get your NSW Boat Licence and is delivered in a hands-on way by an expert instructor in one, fun, day. Bookings are open to adults and kids aged 12 and upwards.

1 day



RYA Powerboat Level 2

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.

2 days


  • Try Yachting

    3 hours
    Experience the magic of sailing on Sydney Harbour on one of our comfortable yachts. This short lesson introduces you to the exciting sport of sailing in a safe and controlled way.
  • Discover Yachting

    1 day
    Spend a fabulous day sailing on Sydney Harbour aboard one of our comfortable sailing yachts. This is a great way to meet new friends and have fun in the great outdoors.

World's best sailing locations

Sail in superb conditions with Flying Fish in Sydney, Australia.

Our training centre is based in a spectaular setting at Middle Harbour Yacht Club on Sydney Harbour.

The local sailing area is blessed with beautiful sandy beaches nearby to explore, as well as plenty of cafes and eateries to visit just a short sail away.

Fish boats are kept a stone’s throw from the water making easy access for sailors.

Sailing conditions are generally excellent all year round with plenty of warm sea breezes in the summer.

Official RYA Training Centre Australia