Cornish Cruising

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Cornish Cruising is one of the largest marine schools in the Southwest of England, we sell the full range of STCW 95 courses to our clients as part of a package which when purchased as a whole costs only £980. All of the theoretical courses are based on our premises in Falmouth, and the practical courses are conducted using our local swimming pool and the closest fire training centre, in Plymouth. Besides STCW 95, we have approval for the AEC, are seeking approval for PDSD, PMC & PMF courses, on top of the full yachting syllabus from the RYA. We're based with easy access from Port Pendennis as well as transport links which are as good as they get down in Cornwall, with a regular train and bus service to Truro, and from there direct trains to London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and others. We are also situated around 30 minutes away from the nearest airport, Newquay, and provide a car service from there to our premises. 

STCW Training Centers

Cornish Cruising have their training center located in Falmouth, United Kingdom.

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Customer Reviews

Cornish Cruising reviews as published on Google:

  • Tom M

    Tom M

    Average rating: 10 months ago

    Thanks to all at Cornish Cruising who helped me pass my Yachtmaster Offshore during my development program. Great team, great sailing area, great people to sail with. Thoroughly recommend Cornish Cruising if you want to learn to sail.
    Experience is affected by the weather so be prepared for sun, rain, wind (too much & too little) and the occasional snow.
    Will be going back.

  • John Wells

    John Wells

    Average rating: a year ago

    Donna Louise - June 2017

    It is nearly nine months since we chartered from Cornish Cruising. I write this review in corroberation of the review from Graham, where I was mate on the vessel. We are a very experienced crew of six and have chartered throughout the UK and the Baltic for many years. We are therefore experienced charterers. I agree with all item listed in Graham's comprehensive snagging list. This was possibly the worst condition charter yacht we have ever taken over, which was a pity because with a bit of TLC she could be an excellent sail. It serves to emphasise a major problems affecting most charter organisations: they all run on a shoestring budget and do not allow nearly enough time for maintenance between charters. As a tight knit crew we pride ourselves on bringing a yacht back in a better condition than when it was taken over.

  • Graham Payne

    Graham Payne

    Average rating: a year ago

    Donna Louise Snag List 14-20th June 2017

    •VHF aerial failed. Loose on bracket and no signal. Deployed emergency aerial. We were told over the telephone that 'It tested OK in port' Testing it with a receiving station a couple of hundred metres away is not a test.
    •No proper selection of cutlery. One knife missing
    •No glasses
    •No small plates
    •Misc mugs (5 only)
    •Only one USB outlet. We were advised 5 on board by Michelle
    •Microwave oven does not function
    •Missing lamps in saloon, one cabin, navigator's table
    •Bow thruster not working. Battery registers 1 volt. no instructions on charging
    •Few instruction manuals on board
    •No ship's papers
    •One fender flat. Needs pumping up or replacing
    •Outboard kill switch lead missing. Replacement purchased but not refunded
    •One outboard securing clamp missing
    •Outboard will not start. Carburettor needs servicing
    •Saloon table loose (and was reported in log in January! S/b table flap support fell off but was repaired by crew
    •Missing pin In halyard snap hook
    •No signal halyard
    •No courtesy flags
    •First aid kit on Spanish
    Very Inadequate tool kit
    Small Frying pan falling apart
    •No cleaning materials on board
    •No fixtures for Cook's belt
    •Oven front falling apart
    •240 volt outlets all Euro and we were not advised to bring adaptors to U.K. 13A
    •No water hose supplied
    •No spare light line
    •Dinghy side rope failed

    All above were reported in writing to Nick on arrival back to port who then became abusive. I will never use this company again and I would advise other charterers to go over their chartered boat extremely thoroughly before leaving harbour. Especially safety items such as the radio.

  • Jim Dylan

    Jim Dylan

    Average rating: a year ago

    Just completed day skipper theory & pratical ! Would recommend to anyone . Theory was with Simon , brilliant teaching, so knowledgeable & just all round nice guy! Practical was George & again brilliant teaching skills & great fun & goes well beyond expectations! Cool, calm & a really nice guy , getting everybody involved & the other instructors from there yachts always really helpful, great to chat too & full of great tips & information!! I have enjoyed my last two weeks so much & the thought of going back to work on Monday is real arse but hey “we’re all in the same boat”

  • David Bullen

    David Bullen

    Average rating: a year ago

    Thank you Cornish Cruising and Nick for a brilliant day skipper theory week.  The instructor was very good, who was able to get across the information so that all us students understood the subject being taught.  Considering that there was a large age and ability in the course.  The instructor was able to bring our skill levels together and help each other after the days instruction.

    I look forward to my practical week in a few weeks time.  Thank you Nick.

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