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Why I became a Watersports Instructor

Amy Peacock, 18 from Leeds decided to take some time out before university to learn a new skill and fulfill a dream of working on the beach as a Watersports instructor. Amy had spent years on water sports holidays with her as a child and seen the life that the Instructors enjoyed working on the beach and wanted the lifestyle that a Watersports instructor enjoyed, here is Amy’s story.

What were you doing before your course?

Before my Instructor’s course I was

Becoming a Yacht Stewardess

From selling insurance to working on a luxury Superyacht, Kelly shares her journey to success and why she decided to become a Superyacht Stewardess.

What did you do before you decided to become a Yacht Stewardess?

I did various phone based customer service roles including a spell selling insurance and even worked for a debt collection agency. I didn’t much like sitting behind a desk so I retrained as a British Airways Air Stewardess which was much more up my street. I spent

Ellie’s Amazing Gap Year With Flying Fish

After finishing Uni, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, there were so many choices but none of them were for me. I knew that I wanted to travel and I looked at ways to combine that travel and to earn a living at the same time. Twelve months on I have done it, I started with the Greece Water sports experience then Divemaster and now I have just landed a job as a Stewardess on a Superyacht. I

Not going to Uni

If you are not going to uni and are looking for some ideas on what to do next then our feature on the working on Superyachts may be of interest

Windsurf foiling

Why it’s a great time to be a Watersports Instructor!

Windsurf foiling is the latest craze to hit the Windsurfing world. This exciting new addition to windsurfing see's you flying across the water. We see what it is like to learn how to foil

ENG1 Medical Certificate

What if I fail my ENG1 medical

If you have recently completed an ENG1 medical and have failed the Ishihara test which tests colour vision then don't give up hope as there is another test that can be completed which may prove helpful

Charlotte fox

Life working in the Superyacht industry

We caught up with ex-student Charlotte Fox who had an interesting start to her life in the Superyacht Industry. Charlotte, who was new to yachting industry spent two weeks training with Flying Fish in March 2017, we were keen to see how she got on!

French sailor breaks around the world solo record

François Gabart finished his circuit of the globe in a time of 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.

107 Yachts to start Sydney Hobart 2017

This year will be the 73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart, the races promises so much with 107 yachts currently scheduled to cross the start line in Sydney Harbour on the 26 December.

Students taking part in the Flying Fish STCW 95 Basic Safety Training Course

What is STCW Basic Safety Training?

At Flying Fish we get a lot of questions about STCW, What STCW is all about and why do I need STCW?

Updates to our Superyacht Deckcrew Training Course

The Flying Fish Superyacht Deckhand programme has been updated for 2018 with the addition of two new elements. The course we offer gives you the essential qualifications required to enter the Superyacht industry as a Deckhand.

How do I get a job on a Superyacht?

The best jobs are the ones that don’t feel like work and that’s certainly true of a career in the Superyacht industry.