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

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  • Jacob Eisenberg

    Jacob Eisenberg

    Average rating: 3 weeks 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: a month ago

    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: a month ago

    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: a month ago

    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: a month ago

    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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