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RYA Approved Cruising & Motor Boat Courses, Powerboat & Yachtmaster Programs, and MCA Approved Engine & STCW Courses in Falmouth

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Located at Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, Cornish Cruising rovides RYA and MCA approved training in the Southwest of England. Cornish Cruising has full range of STCW courses and the practical courses are conducted using local swimming pool and the closest fire training center in Plymouth. They have have approved sailing courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.

Cornish Cruising runs RYA courses from the base in Falmouth for yachting weekends, cruising, one day, theory, radar, first aid, sea survival and yachtmaster qualifications.


They are based with easy access from Port Pendennis and 30 minutes away from the nearest airport Newquay. Apart from STCW, Cornish Cruising has approval for the AEC and is seeking approval for PDSD, PMC & PMF courses.

The company also provides yacht charter and with sailing events and regattas throughout the year, and a thriving town which is steeped in maritime history, Falmouth is the perfect base for your charter holiday.

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Training Programs




STCW Training (MCA Approved)

  • 1 Day Personal Survival Techniques
  • 1 Day Elementary First Aid
  • 1 Day Personal Social Responsibilities
  • 2 Day Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
  • 1 Day Proficiency In Security Awareness
  • STCW Refresher Training Courses

MCA Approved Courses

  • MCA Approved Engine Course (AEC 1)
  • MCA Approved Engine Course (AEC 2)
  • Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
  • Human Element, Leadership and Management (HELM) (Operational Level)
  • MCA Master 200 Prep

Superyacht Training Courses

  • STCW Basic Training (5 days)
  • STCW95 Designated Security Duties (1 day)
  • VHF Radio including GMDSS (1 day)
  • RYA Power Boat Level 2 (2 days)
  • RYA Day Skipper Theory (5 days)
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical (Sail or Motor)
  • RYA Competent Crew (5 days)
  • MCA Approved Engine Course (AEC 1) (4 days)
  • MCA Approved Engine Course (AEC 2) (5 days)
  • Professional Practices & Responsibilities (online)

RYA Cruising Courses

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  • Start Yachting Weekends
  • RYA Competent Crew
  • RYA Day Skipper
  • Coastal Skipper Practical
  • Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Offshore Prep with DoT Exam

RYA Theory Courses

RYA One Day Courses

  • Radar
  • Basic Sea Survival for Small Craft
  • ISAF
  • Diesel Engine
  • First Aid
  • VHF Radio including GMDSS
  • International Certificate of Competence & CEVNI

Specialist Courses

  • Spinnaker's
  • HSE First Aid at Work
  • MCA STCW95 Basic Training
  • Yacht Maintenence
  • Rigging & Sails
  • Weather
  • Sail Trimming

RYA Motor Boat Courses

  • Helmsman - 2 day course
  • Day Skipper Practical - 4 day course
  • Coastal Skipper Practical - 4 day course
  • Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster - 4 day course

RYA Powerboat Courses

  • Powerboat - Level 1
  • Powerboat - Level 2
  • Powerboat - Intermediate
  • Advanced Course
  • Safety Boat

Yachtmaster Development Program

  • 16 Week Quality Training Program (Fastrack) Sail
  • 13 Week Quality Training Program (Fastrack) Motor

Instructor Training

  • Powerboat Instructor
  • Advanced powerboat Instructor
  • Cruising Instructor (Sail)

Other Courses

  • First Aid Training