Terms and conditions for booking of courses and sailing activities:
This contract is made between Premier Sailing Limited (the Company) registered in England, and any person(s) (the Client) booking with Premier Sailing Limited to take part in any event, charter, training course or management training event (the programme). All bookings are subject to these terms and conditions and it is agreed between the Client and the Company that any contracts will be construed in accordance with English Law.
Bookings can be made in writing on the booking form and sent to Premier Sailing Ltd, Fambridge Yacht Haven, North Fambridge, Essex CM3 6LU. Bookings can be made by telephone (01621 744902), submitted via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via the Company’s website (www.premiersailing.co.uk). In order to reserve a place, bookings must be accompanied by a non-refundable deposit of 10% of the programme fee. The Client who signed the booking form shall be liable for all those to whom the booking form applies and in respect of whom the Client was sent an invoice. Information given by the Client via booking forms or online or via a deposit forms the basis of a contract and the Client will be accepting the booking conditions for themselves and members of their party.
Balance of payment
On receipt of the booking form the Company will send the Client confirmation of booking. Full payment less any prepaid deposit must reach the Company no later than 6 weeks prior to the start of the programme, as decided by the Company. Should a booking be made less than 6 weeks prior to the advertised programme then full payment will be required at the time of booking.
Cancellation by the Client must be in writing and is effective upon receipt by the Company. In the event of cancellation by the Client the following charges shall apply:
More than 6 weeks: loss of deposit only
6 – 4 weeks: 50% of programme cost
Less than 4 weeks: 100% of programme cost
The Company will not normally cancel less than 6 weeks prior to the start of the programme except for unusual or unforeseen circumstances beyond its control. In the event of cancellation, the Client will be given the choice of an alternative programme where possible. If the Client does not wish to choose an alternative programme then a full refund will be given. In the unlikely event that changes to the advertised programme occur the Company reserves the right to make such changes as required.
No liability is accepted by the Company for any costs or expenses incurred by the Client in the event of changes to the programme or cancellation by the Company.
The Client’s obligations
- Details supplied on the booking form must be accurate.
- The Client is advised to take out a personal travel insurance package that covers cancellation, injury and medical expenses. The policy should include cover for sailing including offshore passages for the length of the programme. The Company can recommend an insurance broker but the Client reserves the right to choose their own.
- The Client agrees to abide by the normal operating and safety procedures as laid down by the company in its Standard Operating Procedures.
Visas and travel
If all or part of the programme is overseas Clients will need a passport and may need a visa to enter the country where the course takes place. Clients will need to make their own visa arrangements in good time to attend the programme. Clients are responsible for travel arrangements to and from the embarkation and disembarkation points.
The Client agrees to accept the authority, decisions and instructions of the Company’s Skippers, employees, agents and representatives during the programme. At all times the decision of the Skipper is final on all matters. Should the Client interfere with the well being of the Skipper or other Clients during the programme through difficult or disruptive behaviour, the Skipper has full authority to dismiss the Agitator(s) from the programme or vessel. In such event there will be no recourse to any refund. The Skipper has full authority to decide when to sail, with regard to weather conditions and the well being of the crew and vessel, or to return to port after the commencement of a passage. A decision to terminate a passage due to defects to the yacht or the state of the crew may be made at any time and the Skipper’s decision will be final.