Flying fish occasionally run into trouble thanks to territorial seagulls who don’t like outsiders invading their territory. Keep water activities where they belong with today’s Groupon: $475 for a five-day course to learn the basics of sailing small boats on the Sydney Harbour and receive an internationally recognised qualification with Flying Fish ($995 value).
Boasting a pro team of seafarers with stringent safety regulations, Flying Fish covers all the basics of beginner sailing in a fun, hands-on environment. Groupies get set for five fun-filled days with a Learn to Sail Small Boats course to introduce them to the exciting world of sailing. The course covers the following:
• YA Small Boat Basic Skills 1
• RYA Dinghy Level 2 Basic Skills
• YA Small Boat Basic Skills 2 Basic Skills
The course is suitable for rookie sailors, with no experience required, and includes the five basics of sailing: sail set, trim, balance, centre board and course made good, transforming beginners into seaworthy pirates in no time. The experienced, qualified instructors aim to get peeps on the water as quickly and with as much confidence as possible. The qualification is recognised both in Australia and internationally, making it the perfect starting point for those interested in working as a deckhand on international super yachts. Short theory lessons are thrown into the mix, to ensure participants gain the maximum know-how to sail safely on the water.