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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

Pirate, sister of Ocean Pirate, fully restored for Jersey Boat Show

Classic offshore power boat restored to star in Jersey Boat Show

A classic offshore power cruiser built in 1974 and declared a loss five years ago is to motor from Falmouth to Jersey to star in the Jersey Boat Show.

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.

From Our Blog

Jun 11
Down and dirty: dealing with diesel bug

Power cruiser Pirate picked up dirty fuel so we had to clean the engine and filter the fuel.

Apr 09
What constitutes a full engine service?

What exactly is a full engine service to the manufacturer’s recommendations?