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What is FlexiSail Training?

FlexiSail Training is our ‘Members Only’ fully accredited RYA Training Centre – we do not do any ‘public training’. We focus solely on providing a fully supported, fun and integrated membership and training solution to ensure that you train at your own pace.

We believe that as a member you should have access to the best possible one-to-one RYA training and that it should be carried out on your own FlexiSail boat. Training is the key to your overall enjoyment and fundamental to achieving competency and confidence both for you and those around you.

FlexiSail’s RYA Training

  • A range of mentored RYA training packages when you start your membership — to achieve your sailing goals on your ‘own’ boat
  • Bespoke one-to-one RYA Yachtmaster Instructors — enabling you to learn what you want, when you want
  • Online theory courses with added value — supported learning ensures that you are not left on your own
  • Specific skills days — playing with spinnakers, boat handling and helicopter rescue, all adds experience and is fun
  • Shorebased 1 day RYA courses — VHF, Sea Survival, Diesel Engine Maintenance, First Aid, all to increase your safety at sea

Bespoke Mentored Training

Ours is a nurturing, hand-holding process for those that appreciate it, whilst those more experienced and well-qualified skippers have access to a whole tier of higher level bespoke and RYA training. The one factor that you quickly learn is that you never stop meeting different situations and there is always something to learn!

The value of personal high quality RYA training is invaluable. You will learn from our instructors, who are all Yachtmaster Instructors at the top of their profession.  They are able to relate to you, identify where they can best help you, and then deliver it. When this is delivered on your own FlexiSail boat the benefits are magnified further still. You will learn faster and gain a higher skill level than following any other route. We want you to have at your disposal a toolbox of skills that you can pick from and apply in any situation that you might encounter.

Shore Based and Practical RYA Training

We are RYA training accredited for both practical and shore based courses, so whether you are looking to do your Competent Crew or Yachtmaster, a Diesel Engine Maintenance or Sea Survival course we can provide it for you. We work with trusted known partners who specialise in providing one day shore based courses so you know that your course will be delivered to our high standards.

FlexiCrew for Training Short Handed

If you need training but are short handed, we have our FlexiCrew members ready to crew (at no cost) and help you on your way to qualifications and all the benefits they bring.  Then as a FlexiSail member yourself, our Flexicrew are there to crew for you at any time.

If you have any questions, would like more information or would like to chat through your needs or aspirations, do call us on 01590 688088.

Specific Skills Days

Do take the opportunity to join in on our supplementary fun training programmes that include Ladies Only Training Weekends; mile building (very valuable if you are wanting to move towards Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore); assisted Channel crossings; night passages; member training days for power handling; sail handling and sail trim days. We also book the coastguard helicopter for a practice high line lift on these days.

Kirsten explained complex concepts in a simple and understandable way. She also shared real life examples to illustrate the importance of key safety issues. Kirsten showed us that sailing is about using the right technique - not muscles! Overall, very enjoyable (despite the weather) - I now feel much more confident in what I know and can do. The course was just what I needed.

- Lesley MacDonald - Ladies Only Weekend