RYA Level 1 Adult Beginner Sailing Course
Getting Afloat. An introduction to the sport, covering the knowledge required to get afloat under supervision. The RYA Level 1 course will give you a basic understanding of boat handling techniques
More course information
All RYA courses and most other training sessions are normally done on demand.
We run courses every week so please get in touch to check availability.
Come and learn to sail in the most wonderful area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, here in Mylor Yacht Harbour, near Falmouth.
Our Fal Estuary is the perfect place to dinghy sail with its sheltered waters.
Most of this 2 day course is spent on the water sailing but there are also some theoretical aspects of the course that will be taught in the classroom ashore.
RYA Level 1 adults sailing course content will include rigging, wind awareness, ropework, sailing techniques & manoeuvres, launching & recovery, some sailing theory and background, clothing and equipment, meteorology, capsize recovery.
Frequently asked questions
When do you run these courses?
I have never done it before is this ok?
I gained my Level 1 a few years ago, do I have to start again or can I go straight to Level 2?
I have a disability/learning difficulty/health condition, can I learn to sail or powerboat?
All staff have specialist training to be able to aid all of our customers.
What do I need to bring?
Do I have to wear a helmet?
Do I have to capsize?
What happens if it is really windy?
Is sailing and powerboating sustainable/environmentally friendly?
RYA Green Blue sustainability scheme
Raising awareness amongst industry and users
Reducing harmful discharges
Reducing environmental disturbance
Encouraging sustainable choices
Mylor Sailing School is also a member of Surfers Against Sewage’s (SAS) 250 business club which is part of a network driving forward a movement for change to protect the UK’s unique coastal environment.