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Taking a gap year in Australia

Australia one of the original gap year destinations with it’s warm climate, firendly people, it is no wonder that thousands of people flock down under each year to eascpe the winter and learn something new in the sunshine

A gap Year with Flying Fish provides all the fun, adventure and travel but you learn to sail a yacht or Dinghy, gain a professional qualification which open up work opportunites all over the world.

Sydney Australia

Gap year Sydney

Training in Sydney offers so much more than the hot climate. You will learn to sail on the beautiful Sydney harbour and offshore along the East Coast of Australia. Customers are encouraged to go racing with yacht owners at Middle Harbour Yacht Club or join Flying Fish weekend courses as mate to a qualified instructor to gain experience.

There is so much to do off the water too. You can relax on beautiful sun-drenched beaches, enjoy world class food and of course learn to surf!


You will find the Flying Fish crew apartments in Manly, a stunning location right in the heart of the Northern Beaches and a stone’s throw from the centre of Sydney. Flying Fish apartments are comfortably furnished and a short walk from the bars, restaurants, and supermarkets in the centre of Manly.


Night life

Christmas on Manly beachManly has a vibrant night life, with many bars and restaurants to choose from. There are so many bars that you will find it difficult to choose! If this is not enough, then a short ferry ride will have you in the heart of Sydney. Everybody loves Manly: we guarantee that you will have an amazing night out. Christmas is a special time to be in Australia, not forgetting the New Years eve fireworks display!

See how Gyles got on down under

If you would like to get qualified as a Yachtmaster or a Dinghy Instructor as part of your Gap year then return to Europe and work in your chosen diciplin then check out our course options below

Train to become a professional skipper

12 Weeks from £8,385

Yachtmaster Offshore Course

Our Yachtmaster Offshore course takes you from a beginner to Yachtmaster in 12 weeks

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Become a Dinghy Instructor

6 weeks from £3,011

Dinghy Instructors Course (Australia)

Everything you need to become a competent Dinghy Instructor in 6 weeks

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