Long weekend adventures

Weekend membership is our most popular plan. It gives you the ability to book your boat for a long weekend afloat, perfect for families or friends looking at getting out on the water.

All members can reserve a guaranteed 2 weekend days and 1 midweek day every 2 months. These days can be booked up to 1 year in advance and are booked either as individual days, or together, whichever you’d like. If booked as one consecutive booking, that gives you a long weekend (Fri/Sat/Sun or Sat/Sun/Mon).

In addition, you receive a further 2 weekend days and 1 midweek day as last minute. These are days you can book up to 5 days in advance and are not guaranteed; they are on a first-come basis.

Weekend membership gives you up to 36 guaranteed sailing days.

Membership starts at £650/month and prices can be found on each boats page.

Membership is a 12-month commitment and you must choose a specific boat to join. You are able to switch boats once a year if you find that you need a different type of boat.

Benefits of Weekend Membership

Up to 36 days sailing each year
Midweek and weekend days to book
Guaranteed 2 weekend days & 1 midweek day every 2 months
Social events throughout the year
2 day boat induction included in your joining fee

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To join, complete our joining form and pay the £495 joining fee. You’ll then be able to start booking your first sailing adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED?

All members require Day Skipper and VHF certificate.

If however you don’t hold these then we can provide these as part of the joining process. You can even train on your own FlexiSail boat.

WHAT EXTRA CHARGES ARE THERE ABOVE THE MEMBERSHIP FEE?

After the joining fee, we do not have any extra charges as part of membership.

Your FlexiSail boat is fully insured, berthed, maintained and managed by us. Even the cooking gas and fuel is included. You are of course responsible for your own overnight berthing costs when away from your home marina. FlexiSail membership is true fixed cost sailing.

WHAT IS THE INSURANCE EXCESS?

Initially you are liable for the first £2,000 for any incident. Should you not make any claims, this reduces to £1,500 after 1 year and then £1,000 for any subsequent years.

HOW MANY MEMBERS SHARE A BOAT?

We restrict members in any boat to an equivalent of 7 Anytime members. This equates to 60% of each 2-month rotation leaving the remainder for inverse weather, maintenance days, social events and last minute availability.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF MEMBERSHIP OVER OWNERSHIP?

The advantage of FlexiSail membership is that it is clear cut and straightforward. You are simply paying for access to the asset.  So whilst you are gaining the ‘ownership ‘ experience, you are not buying it.

Membership is a great way to see if sailing is for you (dipping your toes in the water) at a known fixed cost. By comparison, owning a boat involves a significant financial commitment, which by its nature is long term, and the costs if you change your mind are huge!

Membership is a no risk straightforward fixed cost 12-month commitment.

IS SHARED MEMBERSHIP POSSIBLE?

Yes, we allow you to share your membership with one other person. In other words we allow two named skippers under one membership. This is normally a spouse or partner, but could be a friend, son or daughter, or business colleague. There is no additional charge.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE BOAT BREAKS DOWN?

FlexiSail provide breakdown cover through SeaStart – the AA on the water. SeaStart will sort you out, usually within the hour, and will tow you back if necessary. They cover a wide area of the South Coast and have arrangements with local engineers in many other locations.

DO I MEET THE OTHER MEMBERS OF MY FLEXISAIL YACHT?

Absolutely you can.

As a FlexiSail member yourself you have all the other members’ contact details on your own boat as well as the opportunity to meet other members at our regularly arranged social and training events from across our locations.

CAN I BRING GUESTS?

Absolutely! Sailing with guests is much of the pleasure, be it family, friends, colleagues or other members.

Provided that you as ‘the named skipper member’ are on board, who you invite is entirely up to you. You can also still sail if you have not yet obtained your qualifications provided that you have a suitably qualified skipper who is in charge. In this situation, we need to have approved the skipper’s details and qualifications for insurance purposes prior to sailing.

HOW DO YOU HANDLE IRRESPONSIBLE MEMBERS?

Our membership agreement makes provision for any member who abuses their FlexiSail membership to be fined or removed from the club.

You get to personally know the members that are following you on board. Consequently, there is a natural concern and desire to return the boat on time and in the excellent condition that you received your boat. Also, because you join FlexiSail to have the ‘ownership’ experience, you become familiar with your boat, treat it as your own and as a result we have many fewer accidents.

IS RACING PERMITTED?

No, unfortunately not. One of the reasons why we can keep and maintain our yachts to such a high standard is that they are for cruising only. We know from experience that boats which are raced are ‘pushed’ hard and to the limit, which results in equipment breaking and significantly greater wear and tear.

The only exception is the annual Round the Island Race when we only enter one of our larger yachts with an instructor aboard.