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Tea Break Talk – Tides

By Richard Pierpoint | December 7th, 2016

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 exist solely because of the moon and…

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Tea Break Talk – Weather Systems

By Richard Pierpoint | December 7th, 2016

Tea Break Talk – Weather Systems Weather is probably the single most important factor to consider when planning a trip on the water – it will affect virtually every aspect of your journey, even down to whether you go or not! Therefore, understanding weather is very important. Weather is a highly complex, not to mention fickle, phenomenon. We have…

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Really Useful Sailing Tips – Onboard Wellbeing

By Richard Pierpoint | December 7th, 2016

Really Useful Sailing Tips – Onboard Wellbeing Often much of the effort of preparation for a voyage is put into the passage planning and boat preparation with the well being of the crew taking a back seat. The few tips below will help to ensure that everyone gets off the boat as happy and excited about sailing as when they…

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Really Useful Sailing Tips – Helmsmanship

By Richard Pierpoint | December 7th, 2016

Really Useful Sailing Tips – Helmsmanship Keeping the boat on the right course and under control is the Helmsman’s job. A few pointers follow as to how to be a good helmsman. Tip 1  – Helmsman communication
 The helmsman has the feel and performance of the yacht in his hands. The ‘helm’ can often feel if a yacht is…

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Really Useful Sailing Tips – Crew Work

By Richard Pierpoint | December 7th, 2016

Really Useful Sailing Tips – Crew Work Crew co-ordination and harmonious team work is imperative to successful and enjoyable sailing. Tip 1 – Crew training
 Make sure each crew member is assigned a task and is ready and prepared in position in the right part of the yacht before each manoeuvre. Talk through each manoeuvre before it happens to…

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Really Useful Sailing Tips – Sail Trim

By Richard Pierpoint | December 7th, 2016

Really Useful Sailing Tips – Sail Trim Even if you are only cruising, trimming the sails correctly will make your boat speed more efficient, reduce leeway and generally give a more comfortable ride. Here are some valuable sail trim tips. Tip 1 – General Sail Trim
 Powering up your sails is all about angle of attack. At zero angle…

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Really Useful Sailing Tips – Passage Planning and Navigation

By Richard Pierpoint | November 30th, 2016

Really Useful Sailing Tips – Passage Planning & Navigation When off out on the water, whether for a day or for an extended period, a passage plan is always advisable to ensure you get where you want to go, when you want to get there, and in one piece! Below are just a few considerations when planning your trip….

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Really Useful Sailing Tips – Safety at Sea

By Richard Pierpoint | November 23rd, 2016

Safety at Sea Safety on board is one of the most important things to think about when equipping a boat for sea – especially if you are trying to persuade others to come with you! It’s imperative to carry a comprehensive selection of safety equipment on board your yacht, even if you are only going a few miles offshore. The…

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Discounted London Boat Show 2017 Tickets

By Richard Pierpoint | November 21st, 2016

Discounted London Boat Show 2017 Tickets FlexiSail’s preparations for the London Boat Show 2017 are in full swing! We will have a completely new look for our stand this year which will feature a Jeanneau 389 lifting keel and more space to relax and chat. If you are coming we would love to see you on our stand A084…

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Really Useful Sailing Tips – Anchoring and Berthing

By Richard Pierpoint | November 16th, 2016

Really Useful Sailing Tips – Anchoring and Berthing Once you have left your berth or mooring you will, at some point, have to get back into it or another one! This can sometimes be the most nerve-racking part of a trip, so we have put together our top tips for mooring, berthing and anchoring to ensure a smooth arrival. Tip…

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