Our Yachtmaster Offshore Course takes you from novice sailor to RYA Yachtmaster Offshore in twelve weeks. The course provides all the skills, prerequisite miles, and passages for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam.

Why Yachtmaster Offshore?

The Yachtmaster Offshore Course is the most popular route for those seeking a career in the yachting industry. The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification is widely respected and acknowledged globally, opening up opportunities as a professional sailor.

Once you are qualified, you can take control of a sailing boat. The boat can be up to 24 meters long. You can go on a trip that is up to 150 nautical miles away from the shore.

Customers join our Yachtmaster Offshore Course to either achieve a lifetime goal or to begin a career.

If you are looking for a career in the maritime industry, then we recommend choosing this option.

Want to venture across an Ocean?

If your goal is to skipper a sailing yacht across an Ocean, then consider choosing our Yachtmaster Ocean course.

Why Flying Fish

So many people choose Flying Fish because of our training location, experience, and history of running professional Yachtmaster training courses. Train with Flying Fish and enjoy Sydney harbour, warm water, sunshine, and some of the best sailing conditions in the world.

Train with Flying Fish to combine your RYA Yachtmaster Offshore course with travel and adventure.

  1. Flying Fish is well known for our Yachtmaster Offshore Courses in Sydney. We have been running Yachtmaster training courses in Australia since 1995 and have seen thousands of customers achieve their dream.
  2. Sydney is known for its relaxed, cosmopolitan lifestyle, incredible beaches, and great surf. You sail hard during the day and unwind on the beach at night.
  3. The evenings and weekends are a time to explore Sydney and enjoy the bars, restaurants, and Aussie way of life. Many customers learn to surf, live life outdoors, and enjoy the Aussie laid-back way of life.
  4. There is so much to do that most customers stay in Australia and carry on the adventure!


What to expect from the course

You begin with two days of Dinghy sailing, great fun and provides fundamental sailing skills.

Next, you progress to our 40′ yachts for two weeks of hands-on, practical training followed by RYA Day Skipper Theory. As the course progresses, you venture offshore to learn how to sail, navigate and take charge of a yacht offshore.

Becoming a competent Yachtmaster Offshore sailor requires good leadership, management, and problem-solving skills. A key part of our Offshore and Ocean courses is to teach you how to manage the yacht.

We add a two-day, learn-to-race package to understand how to use spinnakers and the art of yacht racing.

The final stage of the Yachtmaster Offshore Course is the final exam prep week, culminating in the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam.

For a full course breakdown, please click on the full itinerary below.

Where to stay

If you choose to stay with us, you will stay in one of our apartments, located in the heart of Manly, a stone through from the beach and 15 minutes from the training centre at Middle Harbour Yacht Club.

Manly is a stunning spot famous for its surf beach, outdoor living, bars, and restaurants. Manly is a special location, just a half-hour ferry ride from the center of Sydney and the entrance to the Northern beaches.

The accommodation is self-catering and a popular choice for customers who want to stay on the beach! For more details on our accommodation in Manly then click here.


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What our previous customers have to say

What an absolute honour and pleasure it was being a part of Flying Fish family for the 2 weeks I completed with them! From the professional, helpful and attentive staff to fun, laughter and memories.

Monika B

Staff are amazing and so kind! Great course and great accommodation. Lovely location and an all round great friendly atmosphere.

Ossia M

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82 day(s)


Sydney, Australia


12 weeks accom, twin or triple room in a shared apartment

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