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We operate a matched fleet in Sydney – ideal for learning to sail and getting to grips with race techniques. The 40.7 is a fast cruiser with three double cabins, a large saloon, and plenty of space on deck. They are ideal for inshore training exercises or short offshore passages. All out yachts are coded and have the required safety equipment required by the MCA in the UK or YA in Australia.


Sailing dinghies – Australia

Our small boats in Sydney include six two-person Bahia sailing dinghies, complete with asymmetric spinnakers and trapeze, and six Laser Pico single-handers, which are ideal for juniors learning to sail.

Powerboat driving

Our powerboat courses provide intensive training in the practical skills and theory knowledge needed by every small boat driver. Our rigid inflatable rescue craft (RIBS) in Cowes, Vassiliki and Sydney range from 5m Tornados to a 6.4m Ribcraft boat, all equipped with the required safety equipment

ARCTOS offshore yacht

ARCTOS is the flagship of the Flying Fish fleet in Sydney. She is a powerful cutter-rigged Radford/McIntyre 55. This impressive yacht was built for long distance ocean yacht passage making and completed a Southern Ocean circumnavigation via Cape Horn. ARCTOS is strong and fast and fully set up with Category 1 safety and communications equipment.

Every year a crew of amateurs from around the world join Flying Fish in Sydney to compete in the iconic Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Flying Fish ARCTOS has a string of podium results.

You can book a crew place on the Sydney to Hobart campaign or contact Flying Fish if you would like to charter ARCTOS for your group to compete in this or another event. ARCTOS is moored in a beautiful setting at Middle Harbour Yacht Club. The yacht is professionally maintained and fully equipped to live aboard.

RYA courses
Dinghy Instructors course
Dinghy Instructors course Australia
Dinghy Instructors course
Yachtmaster Offshore Course
Yachtmaster Ocean Course

ARCTOS specification

Length: 55 ft
Beam: 12 ft
Draft: 9 ft
Stucture: Hand laid and over engineered throughout
Internal Configuration: 12 sea berths, watertight bulkheads throughout

Engine: Yanmar 55 saildrive
Fresh water: Two 250 litre pressure tested aluminium tanks
Fuel: 150 litres
Electrical: 4 x 200 amp hour gel cell batteries in isolated secure compartment
Pumps: Manual and electric bilge pumps to four watertight compartments
Navigation: Raymarine C60 chart plotter, instruments, Radar
Communications: HF and VHF transceivers
Safety: ISAF Category 1
Rigging: Cutter rigged, over specified for the Southern Ocean
Sails: Hood 12oz to Southern Ocean specification with all headsails hanks


Beneteau 40.7s

The 40.7 is a highly regarded Bruce Farr-designed sailing yacht, ideal for learning and comfortable for cruising. It is also fun for racing and competes successfully in an IRC or PHS race fleet.

The yachts are professionally maintained and fully equipped to live on board.


40.7 specification

  • Length: overall 11.99m
  • Length: waterline 10.62m
  • Beam: 7.5m
  • Draft: 2.40m
  • Sail area: 98 sq m
  • Displacement: 6900 kg approx
  • Water tank: 320 ltrs
  • Fuel tank: 130 ltrs
  • Engine: Volvo 2040
  • Standard sail inventory – Dacron main with three reefs, Dacron furling number 2 and 4, storm sails


Safety and navigation equipment

Our yachts are equipped with the latest safety and navigational equipment, including Raymarine C Series chart plotters and instrumentation, HF and VHF radios, EPIRB, life jackets and PLB’s. For your added security, our in house technicians are on standby to assist if you find yourself in trouble.


Living on board

The layout of the 40.7 is very practical, with two double rear cabins, a large saloon and forepeak and an enclosed toilet and shower unit. The galley has a double burner stove and is fully equipped for cooking on board. The boat sleeps six in comfort or eight using the saloon bunks.