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Meet a Member – Steve and Sue Emery – Experienced Sailors

Meet a Member – Our members are what make FlexiSail such a success – but who are they? Steve and Sue Emery – Experienced Sailors As a crew on the Hamble Lifeboat, Steve had regularly watched the FlexiSail boats sailing in and out of the Hamble River. Intrigued about what membership entailed, he got in…

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Meet a Member – Anne Weir – The only sailor in the family…

Meet a Member – Our members are what make FlexiSail such a success – but who are they? Anne Weir – The only sailor in the family Anne first joined FlexiSail in 2012, sharing her membership with her friend Lizzie with whom she had completed the circumnavigation of the world with the 2001 BT Global…

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Meet a Member – Kevin and Laura Palmer – A Sailing Family

Meet a Member – Our members are what make FlexiSail such a success – but who are they? Kevin and Laura Palmer – A Sailing Family Kevin and Laura were looking for an affordable way to sail and involve the whole family when they came across FlexiSail. Kevin was the only one with some sailing…

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Tea Break Talk – Rules of the Road

Tea Break Talk – Rules of the Road   Just as we have the Highway Code to stipulate the rules for driving a car on our roads, we have The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea to educate vessels on the rules of the nautical road.   One of the first things you might…

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Tea Break Talk – Navigation in a Nutshell

  Tea Break Talk – Navigation in a Nutshell   There are many things to think about before you head out on the water in command of your own boat for the very first time. We have previously discussed theory and practical training courses, but one course you will need to do before you take…

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Tea Break Talk – Radio Etiquette

Tea Break Talk – Radio Etiquette   There are many things to think about before you head out on the water in command of your own boat for the very first time. We have previously discussed theory and practical training courses, but one course you will need to do before you take to the high…

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Tea Break Talk – Tides

  Tea Break Talk – Tides   Unless you are going to do all your sailing in either the Mediterranean or the Caribbean, it is extremely important that you get to grips with and really understand tides. You always want to know that you have enough water beneath your keel!   What causes tides? Tides…

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