New for 2018


File 2013Well hello again...what a great season 2017 was!

The weather was fantastic, Falmouth had great crowds of visitors and Trysail continued to provide quality training.

Winter is now upon us and we are turning our thoughts to next season.  

We plan to get going a bit earlier this year and will have plenty of options for you on and off the water. Whether you're RYA Training, Adventure Cruising or Ocean Passage-making, you can continue to expect our diligent, informative & friendly service.

Andy Grant (RYA Principal / Director)    


More Theory Courses !!

This season, we are preparing our office and training facility at Coverack Bridges for many more theory and shorebased classes. The facilities can be found on the first floor of a lovely barn conversion.  We have a well equipped classroom for 6 students, a student lounge & shop along with a student kitchen where you can heat up or eat lunch.  The kitchen also doubles as a larger classroom if required!

Being centrally located just outside of Helston it is the perfect location for RYA shorebased courses in West Cornwall & the Lizard.

Please check out our training schedule for our next courses!

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We are also now offering online theory training through Skippers Online.
This is a great new style of online learning with interactive lessons, check it out through our free trial lesson and see what you think!

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Introducing..... Windgather!

New to Trysail this season, Windgather will be available for charter from Mid-May 2016! This stunning example of a Tradewind 35, has jusFile 2024t completed a substantial 'mid life' overhaul.

She is a long keel, heavy displacement, blue water cutter built for serious passage-making. She turns heads and sails beautifully offshore but, as a long-keeler,  does need care when manoeuvring in the confines of a marina. With a roller reefing genoa and in-mast reefing main and all lines leading to cockpit, she can easily be handled by two people and the wide flush fore-deck makes a safe and easy space for anchor work etc. Below there is a spacious double V berth in the fore-cabin, two good sized saloon berths, a pilot berth to port, a quarter berth to stbd, and a large modular heads/shower compartment. As a traditional design, we would recommend her as suitable for 4-5 adults or families up to 6.

For more information, please take a look at her webpage.

New Wheels!

We have taken delivery of a (almost) new VW T5.  We thought white was a good idea (looks cool eh?) but it is a nightmare to keep clean!  Cliff and Dawn at AutoGraffiti did a great job with the graphics and we are really pleased with Dave Brayford's 'Word-Art' on the back.  If you see us, give us a 'toot' !

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Shiny New Trysail Van 2014
Jay and the crew - August 2014
Bass Point
Louise at anchor in the Helford
Louise berthed in Falmouth Yachthaven
Swan and Cygnets at the Yachthaven Falmouth
RYA Start Yachting Weekend with Ben Instructing
RYA Day Skipper/Comp Crew with Jay Instructing
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2018 Course Dates:


Both Theory and Practical Elements combined
 -Live aboard for 1o days-

21st Sept - 1st October

Other dates available on request..

RYA Start Yachting

All 2018 Weekends 

Dates available on request..

RYA Competent Crew 

10th June
8th July
29th July
5th Aug
19th Aug
9th Sept

2018 Every Sunday from 18th Feb
Other dates available on request..

Online - RYA Day Skipper Theroy

365 days per year!
£295 per course or £490 combined

(5% DISCOUNT when booked with ANY practical course)

RYA Day Skipper

10th June
8th July
29th July
5th Aug
19th Aug
9th Sept

2018 Every Sunday from 18th Feb
Other dates available on request..

Online RYA YM Shorebased Theory

5% DISCOUNT when booked with any practical course

RYA Coastal Skipper

15th June (7 days) - 2 places

Other dates available on request..

Yacht Master Prep / Exam

Available on Request

More dates and BESPOKE bookings can be added on request!
Just give us a call to discuss options on 01326 212320 or email