May 5th, 2020

Virtual Events here at FlexiSail

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We hope that you are keeping well during this period and perhaps brushing up on navigational studies from home!  We are still offering to FlexiSail Members and Non Members 20% discount off our online RYA Day Skipper Theory, RYA Coastal Yachtmaster Theory and also the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Theory courses, all of which are provided through Skippers Online who we are partnered with.  Information can be found on the FlexiSail Training Website – please click here for further details and to purchase, along with the discount code.  A great time to study and also achieve one of the RYA certificates!

Here at FlexiSail we have been providing our members with various ‘virtual’ quizzes, talks and presentations, a fun way of not only learning perhaps something new, but also great to say hello to fellow members and have a catch up!

So far we have hosted a FlexiSail Quiz, where we had many teams competing to become the April 2020 FlexiSail Quiz Champions.  We were honoured to have one of our members, and ably assisted by his wife, as the the Quiz Master a great Saturday evening with a few glasses of wine consumed and a lot of laughter!

We were delighted to have Grenville Houser, one of our RYA Instructors and Coxswain of the Hamble Lifeboat, to give a presentation about the running of the Hamble Independent Lifeboat Station.  A fascinating insight into the operations of a lifeboat station, rescues, drills, fundraising and the work they undertake within the community.  Great videos and photographs were shared by Grenville and we all thoroughly enjoyed the evening and experience.

Coming up we have training presentations by Adrian Thornton our Chief Instructor, (RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner).  These include ‘A Practical Talk About Knots’, ‘A Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore Prep Forum’ and also a talk on ‘Course to Steer, Secondary Ports and Blind Navigation’ .  These presentations will give FlexiSail members a great opportunity to brush up on skills and also chat through with our instructor questions they may have with undertaking their Yachtmaster qualifications and navigation.