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There’s a lot you’ll need to know before embarking on a course with Flying Fish.

We’ve gathered the most essential pieces of information for you below to make it as easy as possible for you. Please familiarise yourself with everything so that you can ensure you’re completely organised prior to embarking on one of our courses, or your yachting career!

Superyacht information

In this section, you’ll find everything you need to know about Superyachts, including exactly what they are and what working on one is really like once you’ve achieved the necessary superyacht qualifications…

Royal Yachting Association

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is, as stated on their website, “the national governing body for dinghy, motor and sail cruising, all forms of sail racing, RIBs and sports boats, windsurfing and personal watercraft, and is a leading representative body for inland waterways cruising in the UK.”

Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about them!

Course and exam requirements

If you’re taking a course with Flying Fish, make sure you read through the most relevant information to your specific training/ chosen superyacht qualifications below:

Yachting careers and preparation

Completed your training and ready to embark upon your career with your new superyacht qualifications? All the information below will help!


Below are all the details you’ll need to be aware of in order to successfully finance your Superyacht career:

Other essential information

Learn more about what to expect on a course with Flying Fish, as well as essential safeguarding and data protection information and our complaints procedure:

Is there anything else you’d like to know?

If so, be sure to browse through our blog and other resources, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of the Flying Fish team – they’ll be more than happy to help!

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Training Record Book

A training record book is part of the qualification requirements for a Deckhand who is looking to progress to Officer of the Watch on a Superyacht.

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MCA Sea time requirements

If you are starting, partway through your career at sea then the MCA sea time requirements are something to think about.

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Flying Fish Safeguarding Policy

As a maritime training provider, Flying Fish is committed to the highest standards.

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What is an RYA Yachtmaster?

The RYA Yachtmaster certificate of allows the holder to take charge (skipper) a vessel up to 24 meters in length up to 150 miiles offshore.

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What is a Superyacht

A Superyacht is the name given to a privately owned sailing or powered yacht that is over 24m in length.

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Becoming an Officer of the Watch (OOW)

Working as a Deckhand on a large yacht and are looking for a path through to Officer of the Watch 3000GT?

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RYA Commercial Endorsement

What is Commercial Endorsement? If you would like to work on a vessel whether it be a Powerboat, Yacht or Motor boat then you will need to apply for Commercial Endorsement.

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How to write a Yachting CV

If you are new to the Yachting industry or have not written a CV for a while then our guide on how to write a Yachting CV will talk you through the do's and don'ts of the Yachting CV.

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RYA Dinghy Sailing Scheme

The RYA Dinghy sailing scheme is designed to take a Dinghy sailor through a structured learning process, building practical sailing skills, theory knowledge and understanding safe practices to make your experience on the water enjoyable.

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How to get an STCW Certificate

If you looking for a new career and fancy travelling around on a superyacht, serving the rich and famous, then you’re going to need STCW 95 certificate.

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General Data Protection Regulation

At Flying Fish we take the data protection seriously and  we have the technology and security in place to ensure that the data you provide us is stored securely.

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Kit list for our Greece water sports courses

Click here for a comprehensive kit list for Water Sports activities in Greece

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