The course is suitable for experienced sailors and newcomers alike. Candidates with previous experience will find they are fully stretched, while the flexible, modular programme allows beginners to progress at their own rate. The course is delivered in three parts. Master of Yachts Part 1 (Pro Crew Training) is a UK-based, six-week foundation course. Periods of training ashore in Cowes alternate with periods living and learning on board a Beneteau 40.7 sailing yacht. Then you fly to Sydney for Master of Yachts Part 2 (Yachtmaster Passages and Skipper Training), to start a seven week Australian sailing adventure. Training is both practical and theoretical, and covers a wide variety of sailing skills, techniques and knowledge. The training takes place both in Sydney Harbour (yes, you really can sail past the opera house) and offshore. Part 3 is the Yachtmaster assessment. You can do this in Sydney or back in the UK. Once qualified (and you should, as Flying Fish have a 96% pass rate), you'll get help finding a job. There are fast-track options for experienced sailors and you can also choose to do the whole course in the UK.
- RYA Competent Crew
- RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Theory
- RYA Day Skipper Practical
- RYA Diesel Engine course
- RYA Short Range Radio (GMDSS/DSC)
- CIEH Food Safety Level 2
- STCW 95 Elementary First Aid
- STCW 95 Personal Survival Techniques
- STCW 95 Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities
- STCW 95 Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
- RYA Powerboat Level 2
- MCA Yacht Rating
- RYA Dinghy Level 1 Start Sailing
- RYA Dinghy Level 2 Basic Skills
- PADI Open Water Diver (or Advanced)
- RYA Yachtmaster Theory
- RYA Watch Leader
- RYA Coastal Skipper course
- RYA Yachtmaster Offshore & MCA Master of Yachts 200gt (150nm)
January, April, September
Salaries vary according to where you get a job after qualifying.
minimum fitness level.
in-country support, orientation, some meals, in-country transport, training, qualification, job-finding assistance.