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RYA Day Skipper Theory – November 2023

I really enjoyed Alans style of teaching and felt well supported throughout.


RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance – November 2023

It's been a great course with lots of information covered in one day. Bob was very good at explaining everything in simple terms.


RYA First Aid – October 2023

John was great, he made the course accessible and relevant. He covered sensitive topics whilst putting everyone at ease. Thank you very much!


RYA/MCA VHF-GMDSS Short Range Marine Radio Classroom Course – October 2023

I really enjoyed the course. The instructor, Roger, was very clear and understanding.


RYA Day Skipper Practical – October 2023

We had difficult weather conditions to deal with but Keith made the very best of all opportunities for us to cover the course requirements. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole time and Keith did a great job!


RYA Day Skipper Theory & Practical – October 2023

I recently completed my Day Skipper theory and practical with Falmouth School of Sailing, and what a great experience it was! Both courses were not just informative but also incredibly enjoyable. Ian and Keith's passion for life and sailing was contagious, and their expertise made even the trickiest stuff feel like a walk in the park. So, if you're considering any courses with Falmouth School of Sailing, I couldn’t recommend them highly enough! An absolutely fantastic experience!


RYA Competent Crew – October 2023

Excellent balance of explanatory/demonstration training and practical opportunity to practice and learn. Going from zero sailing experience, I now feel very comfortable to crew a sailing yacht alongside a competent skipper.


RYA Competent Crew – September 2023

Great experience all round and we saw wildlife too! Exceeded expectations. We enjoyed being with 2 people on a day skipper course.


RYA Day Skipper Practical – September 2023

Packed so much into the week! Mike was fantastic - overflowoing with knowledge and he has a great/friendly manner. I've learnt so much and have come away feeling confident.


RYA Day Skipper Theory Classroom Course – September 2023

Ian was fantastic and experienced instructor making the course informative, relative and fun.


RYA Competent Crew – September 2023

A very pleasant experience. The instructors training ability and attitude were excellent, especially to myself being the only complete novice on the boat.


RYA Coastal Skipper Practical – September 2023

Mike is a fantastic trainer! His instruction was comprehensive and he gave us enough rope but never allowed us to get into any really stressful situations.


Private Sail Training & RYA Start Yachting

We had a fabulous time on Lily Belle, despite Force 9 on the first day which meant we had to retreat back to the Marina for the second night... Mike was absolutely great, top notch professional with the boat, and knew exactly how to
pitch it for my 10 year old son's first voyage, making it fun and informative, as well as being super with the rest of us adults.  Thank you again for the co-ordination in the months before...we were very impressed by your helpfulness in the initial stages and for any questions we had before joining the boat - wonderful!

Cecilia & Family

RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance – August 2023

Really interesting. I liked the hands-on elements. Bob was really knowledgeable, approachable & straightforward.


RYA Competent Crew – August 2023

Really enjoyed it - Keith is clearly an excellent sailor and a really nice guy. The night sail through the fog was brilliant!


RYA DAY Skipper Practical – August 2023

I really enjoyed the course and Keith's guidance, patience and enthusiasm. Sailing with a great crew was good fun and really effective. I really appreciate the hands-on experience.


RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance – August 2023

I found the day interesting and feel my knowledge base of zero has considerably rasied. I feel more empowered.


RYA Competent Crew – August 2023

Keith was brilliant - just great, very patient, understanding and encouraging. Thanks so much for everything - I feel much more confident with everything we learnt.


RYA Day Skipper Practical – August 2023

I completed my Day Skipper online theory and 5-day Day Skipper course with FSS and I would like to thank the team for their friendly, helpful and professional support throughout both courses. I especially wish to thank Keith who was our skipper/instructor/assessor on the training yacht. I learned a huge amount from him and really appreciated his knowledge, style, patience and humour!


RYA Competent Crew – August 2023

Michelle was absolutely outstanding over the whole course. Incredibly calm, patient and very imformative. The boat was extremely well stocked and comfortable throughout.

Peter & Sarah

RYA Day Skipper Practical – Private Course – August 2023

Excellent coaching by Mike. Highly recommended to any first timers wanting to do their RYA Day Skipper. The food was excellent too! An experiemce that won't be forgotten!


RYA Day Skipper Practical – August 2023

Above and beyond expectations. We all had a terrific week and both my brother and friend, who were accompanying me, are now hooked and will be back!


RYA Competent Crew – August 2023

A great course, feeling so much more competent and confident now. Thank you!


RYA Competent Crew – August 2023

Bob was an excellent instructor, patient, calm and brought a wealth of experience and knowledge.


RYA Competent Crew – July 2023

We were a family group of cousins mostly in our 30's and have all thoroughly enjoyed the voyage. Keith was both a calm and highly competent instructor. He was also excellent company and soon became part of the family!


RYA Day Skipper Practical – July 2023

Keith was brilliant - calm, clear instructions, stepping back to let the crew figure things out for themselves. The best instructor I've sailed with by far.


RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Course – July 2023

Bob was excellent and made the course brilliant. He was thorough, clear and checked that we understood everything which is exactly what we wanted to ensure that we got the most out of the course.

Howard & Debby

RYA Competent Crew – July 2023

Excellent training - Jay met the needs of the crew perfectly, he was very encouraging, in fact it was wonderful!


RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory Course – July 2023

Fantastic course!! Boosted my confidence for my next courses. Thank you.


RYA Day Skipper Practical – July 2023

Mike was great at coaxing the most out of us with the weather/sea that we were working with. He provided lots of useful ways to remember things and was great fun to be with for the week


RYA Competent Crew – July 2023

Instructor highly knowledeable, friendly and above all extremely patient. Thank you Mike!


RYA/MCA VHF-GMDSS Short Range Marine Radio Course – July 2023

Just wanted to say a big thank you for the course today and how professional you all came across. I was made to feel welcome from the first minute and the facilities were excellent. Our instructors were extremely good and provided the perfect balance of classroom and practical training, all of which culminated in us all passing the course. All the best for the future and keep the great work up.


RYA Competent Crew – June 2023

Really great week. I appreciated the clear instruction and room to learn/make mistakes. Thanks Jay! Also excellent customer service during the booking process.


RYA Day Skipper Practical Course – June 2023

Very happy with how the week went. I built confidence day by day thanks to Jays encouragement and calm handling of every situation.


RYA Competent Crew – June 2023

A really great and enjoyable week. Keith's knowledge, enthusiasm and coaching was first rate. The boat was perfect and the whole experience has whetted the appetite for more sailing. Absolutely brilliant!


RYA Competent Crew – May 2023

I had a great week. Thank you to Keith who was an excellent instructor! I would certainly recommend and will be back in the future.


RYA Day Skipper Practical Course – May 2023

Terrific week with Bob on Chloe Jane last week. Bob’s experience shone through, he was an excellent instructor. It was an honour to be able to tap in to his experience and advice. On top of that he was very good company and I thoroughly enjoyed my week. I would highly recommend Falmouth School of Sailing to anyone thinking of undertaking their Day Skipper course.


RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Theory – May 2023

Another great course with Bob and Falmouth School of Sailing. I learnt so much and gained so much confidence. Thank you!


Falmouth School of Sailing (FSOS) is a well established family run recognised Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training centre, with a vast and respected reputation throughout the maritime industry in Cornwall.  For any sailors wishing to travel further afield, with the option of staying onboard overnight, we run  Cruising Courses. These are available from beginner to professional skipper.  For Skippers wanting a little bit more speed to their Adventure we offer Powerboat Courses. These are also available from beginner to professional skipper. We also offer a large range of classroom and online theory courses in Basic Navigation, Day Skipper, Coastal Yachtmaster & Ocean Yachtmaster. To support our practical and theory courses we offer a large range of specialist short courses in, VHF-GMDSS Marine Radio, First Aid, Basic Sea Survival and Diesel Engine Maintenance to name a few.

Being situated within the historical maritime town of Falmouth, one of the largest and most beautiful natural working harbours in the world, the local waters of the Fal Estuary and south coast of the UK provide the most versatile, and picturesque locations for watersports in Europe.

We work alongside our sister companies Falmouth Training Solutions (FTS), Falmouth Powerboat School (FPS), Falmouth Boat Charters (FBC), Safety Training Units (STU) and Falmouth Marine Solutions (FMS) to provide a complete service to both leisure and commercial users of the water.

The requirements of the leisure and commercial maritime industries are growing significantly and with that growth, there are genuine needs for quality training. Falmouth School of Sailing with her sister companies offers that “Quality in Training” through our experienced trainers and instructors, who are from operational backgrounds who provide top quality tuition in a fun and enjoyable fashion with our well-equipped facilities that are available to us.

Online Training Specialist & Navigation Courses

Classroom Specialist & Navigation Courses