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Your FREE Sail Training Videos

We have developed and filmed a wide range of short, informative and useful free sail training videos and these are available to you with no strings attached.  We hope that you enjoy them.

These free training videos are perfect if you are a little rusty or just starting out.  Alternatively you may want to know more or want to know a better way to do something. Packed full of useful tips and information we hope that they will be useful to you for many years to come.

One example is ‘how to tie up your boat’. We see badly tied up boats every day and it is not always the work of a novice. Boat damage often occurs as a result, and yet is so easily avoided!

Do feel free to pass these sail training videos on to your crew and friends before they come sailing with you. Wouldn’t it be great if they had that clove hitch or bowline nailed beforehand?

This series of free sail training videos are an added benefit to our FlexiSail Members for them to learn from, and to use as a refresher when returning to sailing. Our videos are also designed to help crew better understand what is happening on a boat. It is an opportunity for them to learn some of the basics which in turn will enable them to feel more confident, contribute and join in the fun. While these free sail training videos are not intended to be all encompassing, they are a great motivator and reference for your library.

 

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WHY IN THIS COMMERCIAL AGE ARE WE GIVING AWAY SOMETHING SO VALUABLE FOR FREE?

The answer is very simple. We do not operate like any other sailing school. FlexiSail is a unique company that brings together the 3 most important aspects of sailing, which are quality boat access, mentored and individual training, and a year round fun social programme. Teaching our members on an RYA Training Package is something that we do, day in, day out, and we are very happy to also help you, by giving you access to this valuable free sail training video collection. At the same time you will gain a flavour of our style and approach to teaching; see for yourself the added value that we give our members and the great way that we support our members’ sailing.

We passionately believe that we have simply the best and most affordable way for people to sail, whether they are just starting out, or returning to sailing, or already an experienced skipper.  Our members enjoy a supported training environment on great boats within a wonderful, sociable community that is simply staggering value for money.

FREE TRAINING VIDEOS


Training Videos


FlexiSail Sail Training Videos: Package 1

ISSUING A MAY DAY CALL – SAIL TRAINING VIDEO.

You need to have an ‘operators’ licence, but here are the basics that all crew should know.

GENERAL SAFETY BRIEFING – SAIL TRAINING VIDEO.

The briefing will vary dependent upon the purpose, but here are some useful guidelines

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FlexiSail Sail Training Videos: Package 2

USING A STERN SPRING SLIP – SAIL TRAINING VIDEO.

Essential seamanship to ‘spring ‘ from the stern when along side and wanting to get away from a tight space, against the wind, or tide.

USING A BOW SPRING SLIP – SAIL TRAINING VIDEO.

Alternatively conditions may dictate that ‘springing’ from the bow will give you a better result, so using the same principals…

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FlexiSail Sail Training Videos: Package 3

How to Tie a Clove Hitch Knot – Sail Training Video.

HOW TO TIE A CLOVE HITCH KNOT – SAIL TRAINING VIDEO.

So useful for tying fenders. A knot that can be tied and adjusted quickly, but is not permanently secure.

HOW TO TIE A BOWLINE – SAIL TRAINING VIDEO.

The knot that EVERY Competent Crew should be able to do blindfolded.  an essential knot for safe boating.

HOW TO COIL A LINE – SAIL RAINING VIDEO.

Ever wondered why your lines end up with a twist in them or lines just get in a mess. A basic skill that is missed by many people.

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FlexiSail Sail Training Videos: Package 4

Hoisting the Mainsail – Sail Training Video.

HOISTING THE MAINSAIL – SAIL TRAINING VIDEO.

Let’s get the basics right and learn to efficiently hoist the mainsail.

UNFIRLING THE JIB – SAIL TRAINING VIDEO.

Simple, but fail to control the furling line and could lie head

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FlexiSail Sail Training Videos: Package 5

Dropping the Mainsail – Sail Training Video.

DROPPING THE MAINSAIL – SAIL TRAINING VIDEO.

If you are a beginner, let’s start with the basics. Dropping the main is simple yet imperative that it is done cleanly and efficiently.

FURLING THE JIB – SAIL TRAINING VIDEO.

Very straightforward if you get the basics right.  It is amazing how complicated and difficult some people can make this simple operation

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FlexiSail Sail Training Videos: Package 6

Stopping your Boat Under Sail – Sail Training Video. This is one of the most important manoeuvres under sail giving you more control over your boat which is essential for your safety, yet many have never stopped a boat under sail before…..

STOPPING YOUR BOAT UNDER SAIL – SAIL TRAINING VIDEO.

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FlexiSail Sail Training Videos: Package 7

HOW TO TIE UP YOUR BOAT SAFELY – SAIL TRAINING VIDEO.

Some of the damage that happens to our boats happens while in the berth.  We have to allow for the wind direction and strength and for the tide direction and strength.  Here is our standard method that ensures that your boat is snug and…

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Video Content


Your free sail training videos consist of:

Package 1
Lifejacket Safety Briefing: 1.56 mins
Issuing a May Day Call: 2.06 mins
General Safety Briefing: 1.42 mins

Package 2
Stern Spring: 2.20 mins
Bow Spring: 1.50 mins

Package 3
Clove Hitch: 0.29 mins
Bowline: 0.56 mins
Coiling a Line: 1.16 mins

Package 4
Hoisting the Main: 1.59 mins
Unfurling the Jib: 1.06 mins

Package 5
Dropping the Main: 0.34 mins
Furling the Jib: 1.09 mins

Package 6
Stopping your Boat Under Sail: 1.33 mins

Package 7
How to Tie Up Your Boat Safely: 8.23 mins

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