SCHOOL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All courses will abide by any government restrictions of who is allowed onboard on your course commencement date. Should further restrictions come into place we will refund or postpone your booking. We will not be liable if your course cannot go ahead if you are having to self isolate for any reason- you are advised to take out insurance to mitigate this.
Booking – Bookings are considered confirmed when booking form with terms and conditions accepted and £125 (per person) non-refundable deposit payment is made. You (the student) will then be issued with an invoice for payment due 6 weeks prior to course start date. If booking is made with less than 6 weeks to course start, full payment will be required. Upon part / full payment joining instructions will be sent out.
Booking form – Booking forms must be completed prior to course start as required by the RYA. This will contains important issues like your Next of Kin, Medical Statement and food intolerancies etc . By accepting the terms and conditions it is agreed that the suggested pre course requirements have been read and understood. We cannot accept responsibility for anyone attending a course without adequate preparation.
Payment – Payment is either by BACS payment or secure online payment using credit or debit card. Full payment to be made 28 days prior to course.
Cancelation – Cancelations to be made in writing / e-mail to which we will confirm receipt. While all monies paid are non-refundable as a gesture of good will if we can resale the course we will refund all monies except for the initial £125 payment made.
Cancelation by Four Seasons Yacht Charter – If we have to cancel for whatever reason an alternative date or full refund of course fees paid will be made. We will not be liable for incidental expenses due to cancelation. If the yacht is unable to return to home port at the end of course for whatever reason then students can return home at their own expense or stay onboard free. If a student abandons a course part way through then the company is not liable for any expenses incurred. You are advised to take out holiday insurance, see insurance section below.
Course timings – Courses normally start at 1830 and finish at 1600 on the last day. Please be on time or notify us if you are going to be late.
Pre-course requirements – by accepting the terms and conditions you have agreed to have completed any theory or practical course requirements for thecourse you are taking.
Minimum age 16 – All minors to be accompanied by an adult.
The Course – The skippers decision is final. The skipper will try and give you maximum sea time but itinerary will be based on weather and crew strength. The course will be taught in English. Each client is expected to participate in all duties onboard including cooking, washing up and general cleaning of the yacht. The yacht should be cleaned at the end of the course.
Insurance – Four Seasons yacht Charter is fully insured against accident, third party liability and personal injury arising from negligence by the company. The yachts are MCA code of practice for small vessels for 60 miles offshore. The company accepts no liability for personal accident or loss / damage by the client. we recommend you take out insurance available through Topsail from £20 single trip.
Certificates – Certificates will only be issued at the end of the course if the student has in the opinion of the School’s instructor reached the required standard as laid out in the course syllabus.
Disclaimer – No Liability is accepted for any student vehicles, possessions in vehicle or onboard for the duration of the course.
Own yacht tuition – Ensure your yacht is fully insured and has safety gear to minimum RYA standards. You should notify your insurance company that you are receiving Yachtmaster instruction. You will always be the skipper of your own yacht.
In the event of a dispute – We are commited to a high standard of training but if the student has a problem please tell the instructor or principle straight away so we can attempt to put right while the student is still on the course. If a solution still cannot be found tell the principle straight away. All disputes are subject to the laws of England.
Last revised: 28th June 2020 (highlighted)