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STCW and Superyacht Courses, RYA Yatching Courses and Other Training Programs in Cowes, Isle of Wight

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Established in 1995, Flying Fish provides maritime and recreational training which leads to qualifications and certificates from internationally recognized awarding authorities. The in-house trainers at Flying Fish deliver courses in yachting, powerboating, dinghy sailing, and windsurfing and, in the UK for STCW commercial maritime qualifications. Flying Fish is recognized as a sea school and approved as a training centre by the RYA in the UK, Greece and Australia (Flying Fish Australia).

Flying Fish UK was established in 2003 in Cowes Isla of Wight, setting up the UK sailing school as a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training centre where you can learn to sail in Cowes. They specialize in four areas, providing training, adventure and job opportunities to our customers who are looking for a new career, these are -Watersports Training (Windsurfing, Dinghy sailing and Diving); Professional Yachtmaster Training; Superyacht Deck and Stewardess training; and Gap year adventures

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Training Programs

STCW Courses

Superyacht Courses

  • Superyacht Steward or Stewardess Course (2 weeks)
  • Superyacht Deckhand Course (2 weeks)
  • Superyacht Interior Course (5 days)

RYA Yatching Courses

  • RYA Radar course (1 day)
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical (5 days)
  • Competent Crew (1 week)
  • Day Skipper Theory (1 week)
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course (2 days)
  • Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) – Online
  • VHF Radio Course (1 day)
  • RYA First Aid

Other Programs

  • ISAF Offshore Safety Course (2 days)
  • Dinghy and Windsurf Instructor Course
  • Dinghy Instructor Course (Greece)
  • Windsurfing Instructor Course
  • Dinghy Instructors Course (Australia)
  • Yachtmaster Ocean Course
  • Yachtmaster Offshore Course
  • Yachtmasters, Superyacht crew, Windsurfing and Dinghy instructors Recruitment


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