Next meet the fleet day: Friday 14th September
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Denise Carr

"Thank you very much for arranging the training yesterday with Matt.
The day was a huge success and we all thoroughly enjoyed it but also got a lot out of it too. I feel far more confident in my abilities.
We are looking at dates to do this again in September.
I would personally like you to pass on my thanks to Matt for his pati..." Read More

Robin Chillman

"Having sailed many times whilst on holiday, I had for some time been keen on owning a yacht of my own. However, the prospect of only being able to use it once or twice a month due to the many other calls on my recreation time meant it would be an expensive option that didn't seem to offer value for money. The only other alternative was to charter, ..." Read More

Bill Walker

"So I’ve come back after an enforced 8 year break, to give my family a riverside days out facility and to get some sailing for me in before I’m too decrepit.

Before, I had good income but little time. This time I have no time as a 24/7 carer and obviously little money. Not much chance I’d own and run a fully maintained yacht th..." Read More

Paul Scott

"I joined as a power boat member in the autumn, and was able to complete my Day Skipper training over the winter, which was in itself enjoyable & interesting. Since then I've been able to enjoy using the boat several times a month, in particular often taking advantage of short term vacancies on the Calendar to use the boat effectively "free". The ..." Read More

Pete and Clare Lubrano - Owner-member, Scramble

"We joined because we wanted to own a boat, but had limited leisure time as to when we could sail. Plus, having previously owned a boat we were aware of the costs that this involved. This programme offers us a cost effective solution to boat ownership and we are still able to sail our boat on a regular basis.""

Paul and Vicky Wright

"Adrian, Vicky and I would like to thank you for a fantastic 5 days on Issamella. Not just for the top notch training and patience, but for your great company in the evenings, it was an absolute pleasure.

We had our first solo weekend last weekend and the training you gave us provided us with the confidence to run the "Cowes week gau..." Read More

Bill Walker - FlexiCrew

"Flexicrew is great. So as a lone wannabe sailor with a lot of responsibility below deck, how do I sail safely and enjoyably? Flexicrew! They don’t cost anything and have either similar experience (“caravan days mooring”) or skilled mentors are available. Perfect."

Steve Giggs

"I joined Flexisail having already completed RYA training up to Coastal Skipper but needed a way of building up my experience as skipper. It's not too difficult to build up miles as crew but getting experience to take you up to Yachtmaster needs you to take command of a yacht on a regular basis. I had some doubts about my ability to make the step bu..." Read More

Nigel Lane

"I would like to thank you for the wonderful time I have had with FlexiSail, the expect tuition and the incredibly pleasant and thoughtful way you manage things. Although I haven’t participated in any of the socials, I’ve felt part of your group and enjoyed my association with you. I look forward to coming back next year once my house refurbis..." Read More

Maggy Dean

"We joined without even seeing a boat and all the way along our expectations have generally been exceeded. The boat seems to be always very clean and well maintained. I think I'm especially appreciative because having run a ski business for a few seasons I know just how hard you have to work to maintain quality and keep people happy. The "formula"..." Read More

Damien and Trudy Brennan

"The induction day with Alasdair was excellent. Damien and I were hoping to convince Al that we could safely sail the boat. With Damien’s day skipper and my comp crew a little rusty, we were anxious. Al brushed and honed us with berthing tips rope work skills and a great day of sailing. When at the end of the day Damien and I were tired from a..." Read More

Nick Jarman – Owner-member

"Sue, Richard, just got to the boat after a very busy week and she is absolutely spotless. What a great business. Thank you. Nick
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Mark Malitskie – Owner-member, Miramar

"FlexiSail was a great help to me right from the outset. Miramar is my first 'owned yacht' and Richard Pierpoint at FlexiSail worked through the specification and MCA coding process with me - attending meetings with the yacht agent, helping with negotiations and marine finance and generally making the whole process of becoming an owner of a signifi..." Read More

Xis Fawkes

"I have to share a story from the weekend.
Someone in the Yarmouth marina in the berth next to us on Saturday asked us about our experience with FlexiSail and we were full of praise and compliments! He shared that it is the only boat sharing programme where he hears people are happy - people from other programmes / companies seem to be less..." Read More

Sue Kenward

"A huge thank you from Pete and me for the excellent Open Day at Port Hamble yesterday.
We were hugely impressed by your organisation and the attention we received; please pass on our thanks to Bee for her time with us, her knowledge and enthusiasm and explanations of all that's involved in Flexisail Membership, especially the intricacies of ..." Read More

Alex Stephenson - Owner-member, Shadowfax

"I joined as an owner member 4 years ago. Living in the Midlands limits our time for sailing and the boat sharing scheme is ideal. We have been delighted with the standard of maintenance and the care with which other members treat "their" boat. Shadowfax still looks really smart. Richard and Sue look after their members with just as much enthusia..." Read More

Mark & Audrey Payne

"It is difficult to express our appreciation of the value that Team FlexiSail has added to our lives. 2015 was mad year for us as we faced the challenges that I know you are aware of. I want to thank you for your flexibility and understanding in tweaking and accommodating us into your programme. We have loved our time with FlexiSail and Audrey and..." Read More

Rob White

"Richard – just a short email to say thanks to Flexisail, SNC and particularly Alasdair for a very enjoyable and worthwhile weekend. The balance and structure of the weekend was pitched perfectly to suit the participants; I was particularly impressed by Alasdair’s astute personality quickly assessing the “crew” for ability and knowledge and..." Read More

Nick Drew

"FlexiSail provides such a high level of personal service. I have never received anything less than perfect service - I can think of no ways in which they could provide a better service."

Richard Pearson

"Flexisail go to great lengths to answer your questions, any time of the week!
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Terry Bufton

"I feel as a customer of Flexisail that I am treated as a special individual by the management team. A real family feel even though we are all obviously part of a professionally run business."

Nigel Lane

"Thank you for a great days sailing. It was a really good day and particular well managed by you as skipper and trainer "on the go". You managed a crew with widely differing experience levels with skill, firmness and fun, safely too. It was a pleasure to get to know and to work with the other crew members. "

Darren Standing

"FlexiSail recognise the different abilities of members and provide guidance and support to enable maximum value from membership."

Terry Bufton

"Flexisail provide value added services with the extracurricular activities which engender team spirit between the members and make sailing really enjoyable. "

Nicky and Neville Quick

"FlexiSail’s value for money is so much better than the previous membership club we were in: if we use all our allocated and last-minute days, the cost of each sail is less than the other scheme. The ease of changing bookings is also so much more flexible.”

With FlexiSail, we have found that members have more pride in the boats th..." Read More

Dave Petitt

"One of the primary factors in my decision to go with Flexisail was their commitment and concern to get things right for their members."

Julia Branson - Ladies Only Weekend

"A huge thanks from me Kirsten. Great fun, learned a lot & got lots of practical experience- I shall certainly be signing up for future days/ weekends as they arise
Julia

From Allison Broad re Ladies Only Weekend – October 2017

Thanks for a great weekend everyone, and great tuition, Kirsten. I was quite appreh..." Read More

Alison Snelling

"The level of customer service provided by FlexiSail is outstanding. In a world where companies often forget who the customer is, FlexiSail always put the customer first. "

Jason Holt

"I've dreamt of sailing my own yacht since I was a kid. The reality, practicability and affordability of this dream meant that until I came across FlexiSail this would remain a pipe dream. Since last July I've been a member. The team, instructors and FlexiCrew available to help are brilliant. A great bunch of people. Frankly feels like family in ..." Read More

Nigel Jones

"I like the convenience of being able to use a well maintained and high spec boat at times which suit me, and at a known fixed monthly cost. By using the same boat each time (as opposed to charter) I can build up my skills and get a little more out of the boat each time I go out."

Dave Sturgess

"When there have been issues with my boat the team have always been willing to do whatever it takes to resolve the problems."

Stephen Roberts

"A great way to experience the pleasures of boating without all the attendant hassle and cost, and your IT booking system is the ingredient that adds fairness, to compliment the excellent on hand team to sort out the minor glitches that sailing brings."

Amanda Otway

"FlexiSail are very sociable and proactive. They are always thinking of ways to improve the experience of their members.
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Steve Trigg

"Whilst Scramble is unwell, it's really fantastic how quickly you have resolved the challenges, and emphasizes to me why we joined you originally. Thanks for all the hard work. "

Darren Standing

"FlexiSail recognise the different abilities of members and provide guidance and support to enable maximum value from membership."

Andy & Jane Nurse

"Just a very short note to wish you, Richard and all the family the best for 2008. Here's wishing you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. You work incredibly hard on making your business feel like so much more than just a sailing timeshare, Andy and I feel very much a part of the community. We look forward to seeing you at the boat show and ..." Read More

Richard Stokes - Dreamcatcher in the Med

"Dreamcatcher is very well built and maintained, and you feel confident that she'll look after you in any weather. Richard and Sue have equipped her extremely well, and there's nothing - other than the T towels (!) - that you'll need to bring.

There is ample cool box space for keeping your water and beer chilled, the air conditioning..." Read More

Sally-Ann & Stephen

"Slightly belated thank you but wanted to say how much we enjoyed last Saturday and it was lovely to spend some time sailing with you and Richard.
Enormous thanks for organising the day and we are very much looking forward to the cross channel crossing.
Also looking forward to being on the boat today and tomorrow - how lucky are we!!..." Read More

Paul Haines

"The boats are always maintained to the highest possible standard and any problems are dealt with immediately and efficiently.
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Sue Kenward

"We were hugely impressed by FlexiSail … the attention we received…with no pressure to try and get us to commit - which I imagine does happen with some other companies."

Justin and Jennie Carter – Owner-members, Fat Lady

"We fancied owning a boat and not having the hassle of looking after it week on week. We were looking for a good quality second hand boat and found our Beneteau Oceanis 40 already in the FlexiSail fleet. She was a 3 year old yacht in great condition – better in fact than other privately owned used boats that we had seen.

We have b..." Read More

Jim and Anne Goodbourn

"A huge thank you from both Anne and me for what was a brilliant three days of sailing and your, as ever, great coaching. We both learned much again which will set us on our way for another enjoyable season. We look forward to seeing you and your wife on the high seas.
All good wishes,
Anne and Jim"

Jason Holt - FlexiCrew

"I have used Flexicrew at least 5 or 6 times. On each occasion I have been delighted. Great knowledge , skill and company!"

Jeremy Botha

"Uniform friendliness and approachability - one never feels like a customer, more like a friend. FlexiSail are consistently pleasant to deal with - a rarity in the modern world."

Tony Taylor

"FlexiSail not only provide a great product but also add something extra in the way of opportunities for members to socialize and get even more enjoyment out of membership. "

Kevin Tolcher

"Highly professional, highly adaptive"

Nigel Lane

"Thank you very much indeed for a really excellent day. I learned a lot and feel much more confident to handle the boat in the marina area with the complex winds and tides. It was a pleasure to meet you. Thanks for being so patient, helpful and understanding with us."

Nick Drew

"Email to new Owner of Miramar - I am very pleased to say that I couldn't have been more impressed with FlexiSail! I have been a member for almost 3 years now and I have never had any reason for complaint! Not bad! In 2008 we had a very unfortunate incident with "Scramble" (the yacht on which I have been a member until this year), where, during t..." Read More

Jonathan Pegler – Owner-member, Siriana

"One of the main challenges of boat ownership for me has been the day-to-day maintenance and care of my boat as I live a distance away from the Solent. FlexiSail provide peace of mind with their highly professional organisation. All aspects of boat ownership are taken care of, particularly daily boat-keeping, regular routine servicing and unschedu..." Read More

Joseph Keenan

"The attention to detail is second to none and all members are extremely well looked after in their own personal way.
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Joanne James

"Flexisail provide a very friendly service, nothing is too much trouble."

Lesley MacDonald - Ladies Only Weekend

"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. Th..." Read More

Julian Richardson

"FlexiSail excel in all areas of customer service. Nothing is too much trouble. "

Andrew McLean and family

"Just a short note to thank you very much for a terrific course last week. We all enjoyed learning with you and are all set to make a start as a sailing family. Thanks in particular for your patience with the kids - despite needing some 'down time' occasionally with a DVD, they also had a great time. Of course, we were all delighted to come away flu..." Read More

Justine Roberts - FlexiCrew

"The Flexicrew database has enabled me to make the most of my membership; if I needed an extra pair of hands or the expertise of a more experienced sailor I could find the right person on there - it’s been really valuable and very good fun. The fact that they are all known to the Flexisail team also made it feel like a safe option for me.
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Richard Chappell

"FlexiSail always give the impression that nothing is too much, they proactively look to accommodate wherever they can. "

Kevin Palmer

"Just wanted to say many thanks for a lovely day.
You're a great host and made us all feel very welcome, as you always do."

Graham Petersen

"Membership is an excellent way to experience the joys of sailing without the cost and responsibility of owning my own boat. For a fixed monthly fee, I have the opportunity to enjoy my sailing hobby whilst leaving all the organisational headaches to the friendly and efficient team led by Sue and Richard."

Andy Nurse – Aragorn – Channel Crossing

"A quick note to thank you and Richard for organising again the trip across to Cherbourg. All the organising bits (not involving engines, seaweed, lobster pots etc!) worked beautifully. The Yacht Club meal was great and the people welcoming."

Andrew McLean

"Just a short note to thank you very much for a terrific course last week. We all enjoyed learning with you and are all set to make a start as a sailing family. Thanks in particular for your patience with the kids - despite needing some 'down time' occasionally with a DVD, they also had a great time. Of course, we were all delighted to come away flu..." Read More

Martin Watson

"I have always found that they respond positively to any challenges."

Tony and Nickie Dixon - Owner members, Howler

"There were two things that the FlexiSail scheme offered that attracted us to yacht ownership.

Firstly, we felt that without the potential for income from the ownership revenue share scheme, we could not justify buying a new yacht and have enough time to sail it at a busy time of our lives.

Secondly, the condition of..." Read More

Graham Potts

"Thanks very much for organising the Day Skipper course for us. We concluded the proceedings this afternoon and I must say it was great fun and we thoroughly enjoyed sailing with Ray over the last two weekends. It was also very informative and a great learning experience. Ray was great fun to sail with and really knows his stuff!

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Dave Sturgess

"The 'extra mile' is that all the staff at Flexisail are very focused on creating a great experience for owners and members. They will always do whatever is needed. "

Jon Milne

"The team at FlexiSail take customer service very seriously. This comes across both in their communication but also their actions.
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Joseph Keenan

"The attention to detail is second to none and all members are
extremely well looked after in their own personal way."

Paul and Tracey Williams

"Hi Adrian, I'd like to thank you for everything you have done for Tracey, your patience and caring nature have won through.
She went from virtually throwing in the towel on Thursday to actually saying that she thinks it would be good to do a charter in the Mediterranean next year.
It's a shame you couldn't have seen her on the Friday..." Read More

James Wiles

"We have been members for 3 months. We are busy with our children and running our business. For us this is ideal. We have easy access to our boat to make maximum use of our limited leisure time, the online booking systems works well. Richard and Sue keep the boat in A1 condition. For us that means more time sailing, less time dealing with boat prob..." Read More

Bill walker - Catamarans

"The Catamarans. Cats did not cross my mind until your Open Day, I had come for something like Sailfin (Oceanis 43). What sold me was the segregated “ground floor” “passenger” daytime accommodation that is great for the less agile. Loads of indoor light, comfort and space all in complete safety. With the sailing activity completely separ..." Read More

Richard Hopkins

"The standards that Flexisail keep their boats in is second to none."

Nicky Quick - FlexiCrew

"The FlexiCrew database has been invaluable to me as a weekday member. My husband works full-time so I've been able to find crew to enable me to sail at my convenience.

My advice is to plan ahead as much as possible to secure the FlexiCrew members for your sail, as they are also busy people and cannot always be free at the last minut..." Read More

Andrew Foster - Owner-member, Sirius B

"I went along to the Southampton boat show for years, but never imagined I could be the owner of one of those beautiful vessels myself one day.
Then a couple of years ago, someone showed me a leaflet on this owner-membership programme. The more I found out about the scheme the better it seemed, and now I am the owner of a Bavaria 29 Sport." Read More

Jonathan Pegler - Owner Member, Siriana

"One of the main challenges of boat ownership for me has been the day-to-day maintenance and care of my boat as I live a distance away from the Solent. FlexiSail provide peace of mind with their highly professional organisation. All aspects of boat ownership are taken care of, particularly daily boat-keeping, regular routine servicing and unschedul..." Read More

Stephen Roberts

"I think that last weekend was our last trip on Estel before we start on the house renovation in earnest. We even saw Bee in a 'sail by' whilst moored up on a buoy on the lower reaches of the Beaulieu river! We have really enjoyed being part of the FlexiSail family, even though it was for 16 months. A great way to experience the pleasures of boating..." Read More