RYA Practical Courses
Welcome to our RYA Training Centre, based in Mylor Yacht Harbour, Falmouth we are lucky to have some incredible waters on our doorstep. With in the Fal Estuary we have busy marinas, secluded anchorages, rivers, creeks and open water to explore. Through out your course we try visit as many of these areas as possible, a night at anchor in the Helford Passage with a clear sky is hard to beat but a trip the Heron Inn at Malpas after a busy day on the water is up there too! Venturing out further, Cornwall has Stunning and dramatic coastlines punctuated but welcoming harbours and anchorages. We often visit; Fowey, Newlyn, the Yealm and the Scillies.
The RYA cruising syllabus is laid out to offer a clear progression from total beginner to competent and independent skipper. As the courses progress in difficulty you will see more pre-requisites listed, it is important to be honest and realistic with these as you will get far more out of being on the appropriate course rather than trying to race ahead.
We limit our group size to 4 on our advertised courses so you will get plenty of time at the helm and be sure of lots of tuition from our instructors. For private courses you are able to bring 5 people if you wish.
The RYA courses are designed to run combined with other courses in the same scheme, so a Competent Crew course will often run with a Day Skipper course.
In between courses you will need to gain milage and practice your skills, we offer mile builders and skills weekends throughout the year to help you achieve this.
Which RYA course is right for you?
Take a look at which courses we run below and which one might be right for you. To book please use the form at the bottom of the page or give us a call. We are here to help! No question is too big or small, why not get in contact today. More courses coming soon.
-March 31.03.24-05.04.24 - 2 Places
-April 21.04.24-26.04.24 - 2 Places available
-May 05.05.24-10.05.24 - 3 Places available
-June 09.06.24- 14.06.24 - 2 Places available
-June 21.06.24-23.06.24 & 28.06.24 -01.07.24 - 4 Places available
-July 21.07.24-26.07.24 - 3 Places available
-August 18.08.24-23.08.23 - 4 Places available
-September 15.09.24-20.09.24 - 2 Places available
-October 13.10.24-18.10.24 -4 Places available
Private course available - Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
This is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers. By the end of the course you should be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines.
This course gives you the chance to take charge on short passages under instruction. You will concentrate on pilotage, boat handling, seamanship and navigation.
The RYA Dayskipper course is designed to teach the skills required to skipper a yacht in familiar waters by day. This includes, pilotage, boat handling under sail and motor, deck work, practical application of the navigation learnt on the Dayskipper theory course, boat maintenance, emergency situations, passage making and night cruising.
Own Boat Tuition
Own boat tuition is a great way to learn sailing adapted to you and your vessel. We offer personalised tuition on your own boat, just get in contact for more details.