Accreditation & Safety

Our UK governing bodys for sailing & powerboating Training

Falmouth School of Sailing has always set the highest standards in safety and professionalism. As well as operating within the guidelines laid down by the national governing bodies, the Centre is a reconised RYA Coastal Training Centre and licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority, which is required by anyone providing adventure activities for young people under 18. Safety procedures and risk assessments for all activities offered at Falmouth School of Sailing are continually monitored.

RYA Training Centres 

And How They Benefit You


The Royal Yachting Association is the Main UK governing body for sailing & powerboating and is highly regarded around the world. Over a number of years the RYA has developed a detailed and varied training scheme for water sports enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. This ensures that teaching is to national standards and, whilst locations may vary greatly, the standard of training is consistent.

RYA Training Centres are inspected annually in order to maintain these standards and to ensure constant feedback with particular regard to your safety. The RYA also provides the framework for training courses from absolute beginner to instructors, trainers and national coaches. This means that when you attend a course at Falmouth School of Sailing, an RYA Training Centre, you are assured of a very high standard of tuition, equipment and facilities. 

AALA Recognised Training Centres


and How They Benefit You

Falmouth School of Sailing is also regularly inspected and licensed by the AALA. The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority is the national body responsible for ensuring that all activity providers in a wide range of disciplines comply with the safety, and operating procedures required for the provision of training for all children under the age of 18.

"The aim of adventure activities licensing is to provide assurances to the public about the safety of those activity providers who have been granted a licence. In this way it is expected that young people will be able to continue to enjoy exciting and stimulating activities outdoors without being exposed to avoidable risks of death or disabling injury."