Falmouth School of Sailing Ltd

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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.

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Falmouth School of Sailing Ltd have their training center located in Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom.

Customer Reviews

Falmouth School of Sailing Ltd reviews as published on Google:

  • Cecilia Weston

    Cecilia Weston

    Average rating: a week ago

    We had a most amazing few days with the Falmouth Sailing School - a perfect mix of professional expertise learning the ropes of sailing, but also a great sense of humour and fun from our skipper Mike, alongside the wonderful scenery of the Falmouth estuary.
    We will be back again! Thanks also to the helpful admin team
    setting up all the arrangements.

  • Liz Elks

    Liz Elks

    Average rating: 2 weeks ago

    Jay is the most fantastic trainer and sailor. He is completely unflappable, incredibly calm even when the weather isn’t and an excellent teacher. The boat was very well maintained.the admin of booking the course and follow up through Falmouth School of Sailing has been very through. Both my husband and I learnt a lot and we look forward now with much more confidence to our sailing holiday in Greece. Thanks again team. Liz

  • Sarah


    Average rating: 3 weeks ago

    I recently completed the exam preparation for the RYA Yachtmaster certificate with Falmouth School of Sailing and I have to say it was worth every minute of my travels to get here from Germany including an 10 hour busride through rainy England. Falmouth has presented itself from its best side and I would choose this time of year again. Mild temperatures, blooming wildlife-

  • Mark Fernihough

    Mark Fernihough

    Average rating: 4 months ago

    I recently completed my Day Skipper theory and practical with Falmouth School of Sailing, and what a great experience it was!

    My theory course in the classroom with Ian, was like a crash course in all things nautical. His teaching style was super relaxed, which gave me the confidence to ask for help when necessary, and his anecdotes helped me to remember all the important.

    As for the Day Skippers practical course with Keith, not only did we put all of our navigational learnings into practice we had a hell of a good laugh, doing it! Keith's wit and humor added a whole new dimension to our sailing adventure.

    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!

  • Jacob Eisenberg

    Jacob Eisenberg

    Average rating: 5 months ago

    A wonderful school filled with people passionate about sailing; the perfect place to rediscover one's love of sailing! From an excellent and patient skipper to supportive and caring office folks, I trust them to lead me back into sailing and cannot recommend this great school enough!

  • Graham M

    Graham M

    Average rating: August 31, 2023

    Great comp crew course. Thoroughly enjoyable whilst still learning a huge amount. A night at anchor in the Helford was idyllic and the passage up to Fowey exhilarating in some sporty conditions. Jay, the instructor, excelled in getting knowledge over whilst not making it feel like a lesson and his easy going manner made it feel more like a holiday than a course. The yacht was comfortable and well maintained. I will be definitely coming back when it's time to take the next step up.

  • John Westwood

    John Westwood

    Average rating: August 30, 2023

    Falmout School were excellent in all respects. Michelle was fantastic for the day skipper training and the boat was really well turned out. Highly recommend using them and will be back myself for more.

  • Steve Smith

    Steve Smith

    Average rating: August 25, 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!

  • Paul Stafford

    Paul Stafford

    Average rating: August 5, 2023

    I recently achieved my Day Skipper through Falmouth School of Sailing and the course was first class.

    The vessel was well maintained and very comfortable.

    Our instructor Michelle was superb, I learnt so much from her over a week period and her method of teaching was excellent.

    I have attended other sailing schools in the past and Falmouth School of sailing is by far the best experience I have had.

    If anyone is looking to build on their knowledge of sailing then I highly recommend their services.

    I have already had the opportunity to meet the owner Rob, who took the time to advise me on how to proceed with my journey to becoming a yatch master.

    I will certainly be going back to continue on my learning journey and was equally impressed that all the courses are taught either on the water or on site at their own facilities. Not many sailing schools offer fire training.

    In short, excellent training and first class instruction.

    Thanks guys, it was a great experience.

  • Esther McConnell

    Esther McConnell

    Average rating: June 30, 2023

    Fantastic course with super experienced instructor. Great customer service also. Many thanks!

  • Andy Nicoll

    Andy Nicoll

    Average rating: June 1, 2023

    Completed my Day Skipper Practical with FSoS, the quality of instruction was excellent, delivered with patience and good humour.
    The facilities and equipment were good. I would highly recommend.

  • Robin Meldrum

    Robin Meldrum

    Average rating: October 12, 2022

    Exceeded all expectations - Day Skipper 5-day course. The instructor (Mike) was attentive, great company and a superb teacher. He trained us to a higher level than I would have expected for Day Skipper. The boat was clean and all worked well. I really can find nothing to fault, at all. And Falmouth is obviously a great place to sail - we berthed/moored at some fantastic, peaceful spots surrounded by some of the most beautiful coastal scenery you can imagine and usually close to excellent traditional pubs with great Cornish beer.

  • Mark Hill

    Mark Hill

    Average rating: February 21, 2020

    Just came back from doing the Day Skipper course and can't recommend this school highly enough! great team, great tutor and great boats. Very professional company and I'm looking forward to carrying on with my Yachtmaster with Falmouth School of Sailing. A huge thank you

  • Charles Hartle

    Charles Hartle

    Average rating: January 30, 2020

    Emailed twice and phones to book onto the competent crew. Sadly no one bothered to get back to me....

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