PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS & CONDITIONS CAREFULLY
- SECTION 1 – WARNING / DISCLAIMER
Beware sailing carries an element of risk. Serious accidents can happen which may result in the applicant suffering injury to person and/or damage to property. No liability is accepted for any students whilst on Derwent Sailing Squadron properties, club grounds, on ladders, pontoons or vessels and all students participate in every aspect of the course at their own risk. No liability is accepted for any student vehicles parked or student’s possessions in the vehicle, on the pontoons or in the Squadron’s vessels.
- SECTION 2 – LOST PROPERTY
Derwent Sailing Squadron is not to be held responsible for any articles of clothing or other property left on a vessel, in the Clubroom or Squadron property. Please ensure you take all your belongings with you when leaving the yacht club.
Deemed firm once the booking form and payment has been received. Course will be confirmed by writing, email or phone.
- SECTION 4 – CANCELLATION - STUDENT
If cancellation reduces course numbers below minimum student numbers, the student will be liable for full fee. If the Squadron is successful in filling the place on the course and mitigating its costs, the student will receive a full refund.
- SECTION 5 – CANCELLATION - SQUADRON
If the Squadron fails to fill adequate places to run the course, a position will be offered on another course or a full refund given.
- SECTION 6 – RESCHEDULE DUE TO WEATHER
While every effort is made for classes to go ahead on the day planned, sometimes the weather can be unsuitable. In this event, the student will be contacted via phone and a replacement day organised to suit.
Students with special medical problems should check that their GP considers them safe to sail and advise the Squadron of the condition when booking, and advise the Instructor on the day of the course. Bring any personal medication necessary.
The applicant acknowledges and agrees the course includes limited injury insurance cover provided by the Derwent Sailing Squadron and Australian Sailing. The applicant may, in his/her own interests view the policy at www.sailing.org.au. However, student needs vary, the Squadron strongly advices that the student obtain their own insurance for sickness, course fees, illness or accident on board, or any other reason the student considers prudent for his/her personal lifestyle or wellbeing.
- SECTION 9 – UNDER 18 YEAR OLDS
Students under the age of 18 years are accepted under the following conditions: 12 – 18 years can be un-accompanied but registration forms must be signed by a parent or guardian before commencement of course.
Sailing occurs in rain or shine, in light wind and heavy wind, in just about everything but a gale. Every attempt will be made to give students maximum sea time. However, if the skipper or instructor’s opinion is that the weather conditions, safety or any other consideration renders sailing imprudent, the skipper’s decision is final.
Wear clothing suitable for the day and rubber soled non-marking shoes preferably with a white or light-coloured sole. Bring sailing gloves, cap & sun glasses with string, bottle of water and sun screen. Some gloves & wet weather gear can be supplied.
- SECTION 12 – SKIPPERS DECISIONS
From the moment the skipper steps on board the training vessel in accordance with marine practice, the skipper’s decisions are always final. All students/crew will accept all orders and decisions given to them by the skipper at all times whilst on board the training vessel. The skipper’s authority is total day and night in accordance with marine law. If for any reason whatsoever a student does not accept an order from the skipper or his/her designated substitute, whether the student considers it to be reasonable or not, the student shall be considered to be in breach of his/her Articles of Sailing. The skipper shall take any action or decision he/she considers fit for the wellbeing of the vessel and crew. If the student is placed ashore at the nearest port no liability whatsoever shall attach itself to the Squadron and neither shall the student have redress for any expenses or unused portion of the fee. Neither any redress against the skipper or Squadron as a result of actions taken by the skipper.
- SECTION 13 – CERTIFICATES
The Squadron standards of instruction are high and certificates will only be issued at end of certified courses if, in the opinion of the instructor the student has reached the necessary standard. The Squadrons SailTrain Principal and Instructor’s decision shall be final and accepted by all students.
Own boat training is for the owner/skipper and owners close friends and family. The purpose of own boat training is to assist the owner/skipper with the operation of their vessel. This type of training maybe arranged with SailTrain. The use of your own vessel must, at a minimum, meet AS VESSEL INSPECTION CHECKLIST - CAT5. For overnight training, the owner/skipper must provide the instructor with all bedding whilst on board. The owner/skipper of the vessel must notify his/her insurance company that a SailTrain instructor will be taking over as skipper for the duration of the training.
- SECTION 15 – PHOTOGRAPHIC CONSENT & RELEASE
The Derwent Sailing Squadron has the right to take or use photographs and video of all students (unless advised in writing before the commencement of a course) and to use these in any and all media worldwide including online, now or hereafter known, and for any purpose whatsoever. The Squadron has all rights to exhibit this these photographs and videos in print and electronic form publicly or privately and to market copies. Students waive the rights, claims or interest to control the use of a student’s identity or likeness in the photographs and agree that any uses described herein may be made without compensation or additional consideration to students.
- SECTION 16 – PRIVACY STATEMENT
Your personal information will be used for the primary purpose for which it is collected. Personal information will be managed in accordance with the Personal Information Act 2004 and may be accessed by Derwent Sailing Squadron staff and SailTrain Principle who are responsible for your course and instructor.