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Little Falmouth Yacht Yard

Flushing, Falmouth

Cornwall, TR11 5TJ

Learning to Sail

How to start sailing in Cornwall?

The South West is a renowned nurturing ground for excellent young sailors. Royal Yachting Association (RYA) centres are dotted along the coastline waiting for the next Ben Ainslie. Joining a sailing club as a young person opens up many opportunities including learning a new skill, networking, competition and even a prospective career.

Many local Cornish clubs offer discounted or even free sessions for young people living in the area, an unmissable opportunity which many elsewhere would pay a great amount for. Additionally, dinghy sailing is a great way to get outdoors and have fun, especially in beautiful locations throughout the country.

The RYA offers the British Youth Sailing scheme a range of qualifications in everything from Seamanship to Spinnaker Racing, for beginners through to advanced sailors. Joining a club can introduce young people to racing, regattas, sponsorship and boat skills which can be carried through to further dinghy and yachting experiences.  

Latest News

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on Suhaili in the Golden Globe Race

Two FBC Biscay 36s to star in Suhaili Parade of Sail

Goldstar, to be raced by Antoine Cousot, and E'le May, to be raced by Nabil Amra, will take part in the Suhaili Parade of Sail to mark the Golden Globe Race 2018.

Boat launch  Cornwall

Second Golden Globe Race Boat Refitted by Falmouth Boat Co.

The second boat competing in the Golden Globe Race 2018 that Falmouth Boat Co. has refitted has been launched.

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