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Help, advice, meet up, accommodation Falmouth

Post by aquaplane » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:30 am

First Mate and myself are biting the bullet after many years sailing and doing an RYA Day Skipper course with Trysail in Falmouth.

We have never sailed on the South Coast so chose Falmouth to do the course somewhere different.

Anyway, the course runs from Sunday 20th Sept to Friday 25th Sept 16:00 so we will have a possible 3 days extra exploring time either end of the course and since we are coming so far it seems a shame to not use it.

I have looked at BnB/Travelodge/Hotels and it's doable but not cheap, except the Travelodges are miles away.

Can anyone recommend somewhere to stay for £100 or less a night, for a room?

Does anyone have a couple of berths on a boat we could use, as a caravan, or if you want crew to go day sailing we can do that. Not bothered about it being in Falmouth but somewhere local would be best.

If you just want to meet up for a chat and drink, or meal and drink that would be good too.

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Post by TyroSailor » Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:40 am

Can't help, I'm afraid,as I'm nowhere near there but Falmouth strikes me as an excellent place for a Dazed Kipper course. Lots of space and nooks and crannies for practising manoeuvres, plenty of sheltered water in the harbour and day-sails to Mevagissey and/or Fowey, maybe Polperro/Looe (difficult entrance) as well. You'll enjoy it!
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Post by aquaplane » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:38 am

I'm sure we will. I just regret not taking the Copland down there while I had the Discovery available to tow it with.

It'll make a nice change from the West of Scotland but I think it may be busier, and hopefully warmer :)
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Post by TyroSailor » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:59 am

Not too busy, I should think, in late September.
I presume you've done the shorebased DS course (or at least have equivalent knowledge) as it does make the practical mush easier.
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Post by aquaplane » Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:21 pm

I did the theory courses at the local night school 35 yrs ago just for an evening out. I have repeated the DS one a couple of times the latest being 15 yrs ago.

Erica did the DS theory winter 2013/14 and I had no problems helping her with her homework even though we seldom use DR/EP or secondary ports. In Scotland the tide is either with you or against you (very roughly speaking) and height of tide is handy to have at the back of your mind but not often critical, it's deep everywhere if you stick to the white and blue bits on the chart.
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Post by aquaplane » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:01 pm

I have found my Log Book with Coastal Skipper theory certificate in it, passed in May '99, doesn't time fly when you are having fun?

I have now booked a Travlodge for the 19th Sept night before the course.

Still looking for berths or the following Friday and possibly Saturday nights.
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Post by Nigel Birch » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:14 pm

When I was doing my Marine Engineering course at Falmouth we stayed here for about 12 weeks

http://www.tregednafarmholidays.co.uk

The farmer that ran the place bent over backwards to help us out. But that was 2005 could have changed hands now I suppose. They also have self catering chalets.....

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Post by aquaplane » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:05 am

Thanks Nige, you have planted the seed and we are now looking at camping.

We have all the gear, maybe leave the 1980's frame tent at home though and use a bendy pole one :)
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