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Seafarer’s Dictionary Part 1

By Richard Pierpoint | December 17th, 2015

Sailing vocabulary peppers the English language, with nautical terms being used or finding new senses with non-nautical people. It is quite amazing how much of our everyday vocab has maritime origins. Below you will find part 1 of our very own Seafarer’s dictionary with original meanings and the landlubber definition: Aboveboard Seafarer: above deck Landlubber: out in the open, honest…

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Everyday Phrases with Nautical Origins Part 1

By Richard Pierpoint | December 17th, 2015

Throughout the years many nautical phrases have made it into everyday language. Just for fun we have put together a compendium of common expressions that originated from nautical phrases and commands with their nautical and more general meanings. As we found so many we have broken this down into two instalments! Part 1 below: All hands on deck Nautical:…

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FlexiSail’s London Boat Show Ping Pong Challenge!

By Richard Pierpoint | December 9th, 2015

Win up to £150 of John Lewis vouchers by entering our Ping Pong Challenge on the FlexiSail stand at the London Boat Show at Excel from 8th January – 17th January 2016. To enter the challenge all you have to do is guess the number of Ping Pong balls in the rather large tube hanging from the bow of the…

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FlexiSail is Opening a Base in Poole!

By Richard Pierpoint | December 9th, 2015

We are very excited to announce that from the 1st of March 2016 we shall be based in the Poole Quay Boat Haven with the first boats in our Poole fleet, Meerkat, a Legend 33 and The Audrey, a Jersey 30 motor cruiser. As a bilge keel boat, Meerkat is just ideal for sailing in the shallower waters of…

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Discounted London Boat Show Tickets with FlexiSail

By Richard Pierpoint | December 1st, 2015

FlexiSail will be at the London Boat Show at ExCel from 8th January – 17th January 2016. We would be delighted to see anyone who is interested in getting out on the water on a regular basis in an affordable and sustainable fashion. Come and find us on the boardwalk close to the large Fairline stand at the end of…

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Galley Grub: Onboard Catering Solutions

By Richard Pierpoint | November 12th, 2015

Deciding on what to feed a hungry crew can sometimes be challenging, so we decided we would share some of our favourite boating recipes with you starting with Chicken Couscous (and the vegetarian alternative!) If anyone has any of their own favourites then please don’t hesitate to email them in to us in the FlexiSail office and we can share some of…

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Seasickness and Science?

Seasickness and Science?!

By Richard Pierpoint | November 1st, 2015

Seasickness, or motion sickness, is the reason why many do not take to the water and miss out on the great adventure, as well as the social side, of sailing.But why do people get seasick and what can we do to prevent it or at least lessen its effects? A recent article by Julie Beck on the website theatlantic.com explores…

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Baby On Board? Really? Is it possible to go Sailing with Children?

By Richard Pierpoint | November 1st, 2015

Learning to sail and getting out on the water from a young age can lead to a life long passion. For parents though, taking their ‘precious cargo’ on board can sometimes be a daunting thought. Can sailing with babies and small children really be compatible? The following article by Jessica Lloyd-Mostyn, who works for a Lake Austin charter boat tours…

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Top Tips for Sailing with Children

By Richard Pierpoint | November 1st, 2015

Sailing with a young family can be daunting, especially if you are new to sailing yourself. The thought of it may be idyllic – pottering around on a scorching summers day, anchoring in a small bay and watching the kids play on the beach. In practice the idea may fill you with dread and trepidation. But fear not! Sailing with…

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