two men sailing a dinghy at Mylor Sailing School Falmouth Cornwall

RYA Level 1 and 2 combined sailing course

Take both the RYA Levels 1 & 2 in 5 days and really get to grips with sailing. You will be ready to hire a boat in light to medium winds by the end of the 5 days

More course information

Courses run regularly almost every week. We also do many courses done on demand. If you cannot see your required dates on the electronic calendar then please get in touch and we can usually add them for you, no problem!!

Pay with Klana at the checkout and spread the payments for an interest free option – please get in touch if you have any questions

This intensive course for adults will give you the skills to feel more confident on the water. Come and see Cornwall from the beautiful view of the water and appreciate our stunning coastline.

Starting with the basic sailing and close quarter manoeuvres then leading on to sailing more efficiently on all points of sail.

The RYA Levels 1 and 2 course content will include –

Rigging, wind awareness, rope-work

Sailing techniques & manoeuvres, coming alongside, man over board rescues, launching & recovery

Some sailing theory and background, clothing and equipment, meteorology, capsize recovery, tides


Group SizePrice
3 or more£395pp + RYA Logbook £7
2:1£495pp + RYA Logbook £7
1:1£875 + RYA Logbook £7


Had a great time, this was my first sailing course and Giles, the instructor was really positive and patient.Out the water really quickly, beautiful scenery. Fantastic place to learn.

Frequently asked questions

When do you run these courses?

We do most of our courses on demand and so you can get in touch to check availability and book in. This is a 5 day intensive course but you can have a day break in the middle if preferred. Usual timings are 10am - 5pm each day with a short break for lunch. Timings may vary a little depending on the time of year.

I have never done it before is this ok?

This is a very frequently asked question! Yes of course, this is what we are here for! Around 60% of our customers are absolute beginners. If you have any apprehensions at all then please contact us and we will endeavour to put your mind at rest.

Can I just pay a deposit to secure my booking?

At the checkout you have the option to either pay in full or click on 'Klana' which is a free payment instalment platform where you can spread the payments.

I have a disability/learning difficulty/health condition, can I learn to sail or powerboat?

Yes yes yes!! Of course you can. Depending on the nature of your need we have a variety of boats, well trained staff and lots of great equipment to make this all possible. Two RYA certification schemes available. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any specific questions. Two different certification schemes available. Please read our Accessibility Guide at the top of every page for further info on our site.
All staff have specialist training to be able to aid all of our customers.

What do I need to bring?

We provide all the clothing and equipment you will need. If you are going in a smaller boat then you will get wet. Here at Mylor Sailing School we have plenty of wetsuits for all ages and sizes. If you are going in a dryer boat then we will provide waterproof jackets and trousers to go over your clothing. The only thing we do not provide is footwear so you will need to bring something that you don’t mind getting wet, like wetsuit shoes or trainers. If you are wearing a wetsuit you will also need to bring your bathing suit for underneath this and a towel. This will all be explained in your booking confirmation once you have confirmed your booking.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

It is the policy of Mylor Sailing School for all beginners or rusty sailors to wear helmets. Also if going from the larger boats and into the smaller single handed boats for the first time as the boom is much lower. Once adults have completed their Level 2 and their skills are current we start to take the helmets off.

Do I have to capsize?

Here at Mylor Sailing School we will never make anybody do anything that they would not like to do. For the more elementary stages of sailing you need to understand what to do in the event of a capsize and this will be talked through/demonstrated when you are booking onto the RYA courses. Normally once you have had a practical experience of a capsize in a controlled environment then any fears are normally alleviated. Capsize is a practical part of the Level 2 Adult sailing course.

If it rains will it still be on?

Yes, we still go sailing in the rain. Most of the time you are going to get wet anyway! We provide all wetsuits for the smaller wet boats and waterproofs for the larger, drier boats to keep you as comfortable as possible. We also provide all the safety equipment.

I cannot swim, is this ok?

Yes this is absolutely fine. You will always be wearing either a buoyancy aid or a life jacket that will keep you floating if you do enter the water. We normally ask this question on the booking form but it is just for our instructors information.

How many people in a group?

For Sailing, depending on the level of experience of the sailor will determine how many we are able to have in a group due to the Royal Yachting Associations strict regulations. We are generally allowed to have 6 people to 1 instructor for the first few levels of the RYA courses. Here at Mylor Sailing School, once we get a beginner group of more than 4 we prefer to also put an assistant instructor with the instructor so that we do not dilute the tuition too much. Depending on the experience of the sailors it may vary between 6:1 or 9:1. Tuition also available on a 1:1 basis. These ratios are slightly different for our fun sessions though.

Do I have to wear a buoyancy aid/life jacket?

Yes, due to the usual regulations, everybody that is going afloat will need to wear either a buoyancy aid or a life jacket for safety reasons.

I want to buy my own wetsuit, can you recommend where I can do this nearby?

There are a few good shops in Falmouth and Truro selling watersports clothing and equipment.

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