FlexiBook System

Fundamental to FlexiSail’s success is our substantial investment in our bespoke online calendar booking programme that ensures that each members’ sailing time is guaranteed, even in high season, and that the boat’s usage is shared fairly between all members.

Without investment you are left with a basic calendar and a rough & tumble first come first served basis. This is great for the first off the blocks but hopeless for everyone else who is always left with second best, or nothing at all. We don’t think that this is fair and so have created a system that is fair to all – no matter what time of the year you join.

Our Belief

At FlexiSail we believe in fairness and our sophisticated ‘state of the art’ booking system is designed to be flexible and easy to use. FlexiBook also gives a wealth of relevant information including tidal and weather information, statistics, FlexiCrew, and news. It allows you to book on a mobile, tablet, PC or Mac, and of course everything is in real time.

The information below shows you how FlexiBook ensures that you have a great experience sailing with FlexiSail.

FlexiBook FAQ's

Can I book a full weekend?

Yes, with a Weekender or Anytime membership you can book a full weekend in every 2 month booking rotation (8 or 9 weeks), with bookings up to 12 months ahead. In fact, many members that have a distance to travel will book from 1800 hrs the night before and come down after work, enjoy a full weekend sailing and then depart at 18.00 hrs on the Sunday evening. This is still only using 2 days of your allocation. Un-booked additional weekend days can be picked up by using your free “Last Minute” (within 72 hrs) facility. Only Midweek memberships are excluded from weekend sailing.

We know that competitors’ booking systems typically require you to book a 24 hour period, which is not very flexible. How do you deal with this in the FlexiBook?

FlexiBook facilitates a start time of 08.00, 10.00 or 18.00 hrs. You choose the best time for you. Our ’24 hr day’ is split into the ‘day’ time booking and the ‘night’ time booking. This allows you to make just a day time, or a night time, or a full day (24 hrs) booking. If you take a day time sail, the night time sail remains in your allocation to be used at another time during the same booking rotation. This flexibility allows you to make better use of your time and therefore you achieve better value, even before you make use of your free last minute (within 72 hrs) allocation. For example you could book from 18.00 hrs on Thursday and depart at 18.00 hrs on Sunday. You will have used just 3 ‘day’ times and 3 ‘night’ times, and therefore the equivalent of 3 days.

How long can we take the boat away for in a single booking?

An Anytime Voyager membership allows you to book a complete week at a time. By using ‘time exchange’ this could be increased to a maximum of 2 weeks in total. In reality we find it very unusual for the boat to be taken more than 4 or 5 days at a time, and generally it is the larger boats that are booked for the longer periods. One of the reasons for this is that when you are sailing all year round there are other competing activities that also want a look in!

Our well attended social events have facilitated many members meeting each other and subsequently sailing together regularly, sometimes changing boats to share the same boat. If two members are sailing together they have doubled their access to the boat, creating greater flexibility, more sailing in each booking rotation, and often have more fun! Boat time during socials is in addition to your personal allocation.

When you meet us we will show you the ‘live’ working FlexiBook for the boats that you are interested in so that you can see the actual and current bookings. You will be able to see for yourself how innovative, fair, and important FlexiBook is to a successful boat share.

We are always happy to arrange for you to speak to, and/or meet, existing members so that you can hear first hand how the FlexiBook system works in the real world. Our regular Fleet Open Days are often a good time to meet existing members as we often have one or more helping on the day.


FlexiCrew are accessed through FlexiBook. FlexiCrew members are good company, ready to help you pull the ropes, and are a source of experienced skippers/sailors who can help and advise. This means you can always get out on the water even when you cannot muster your normal crew. Best of all FlexiCrew are free!

Fleet status

At the click of the mouse you can see all our fleet, which boats are out and who is sailing them with a contact number. This is just another fun way that we help members to meet and socialise.