Falmouth School of Sailing

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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. We 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.

FSOS runs alongside its sister companies, Falmouth Training Solutions and Falmouth Powerboat School. Falmouth School of Sailing is an established company with a vast and respected reputation throughout the maritime industry in Falmouth. They deliver training in all areas running shorebased courses from Work Place/RYA First Aid to VHF/MCA Short Range Radio Courses. They are a very respected deliverer of powerboating courses, running training through the entire syllabus right up to commercial levels. They are fully registered with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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

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Customer Reviews

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  • Cecilia Weston

    Cecilia Weston

    Average rating: a month 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 months 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: 2 months 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: 6 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.

  • 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.

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