Any booking will be provisional until fees have been received by Wembley sailing club, and confirmation of the dates booked given.
Refunds are not payable in the event of a cancellation by the trainee within 4 weeks of the start of the course, unless a replacement can be found.
On receipt of your booking we also book your instructor, so changing to a later course within two weeks of the start of your course is only possible providing we can get a replacement booking.
As the Harp Sailing School (herein referred to as the “school”) is an RYA training centre then the instruction, safety guidelines and all equipment used by the sailing school conforms to the requirements of the RYA.
In the interests of safety, the school’s representatives have absolute discretion over boating activities, having regard to the weather conditions, equipment available and their assessment of the trainee's ability.
All facilities are offered subject to availability.
The school does not accept responsibility for any delays or changes to the arrangements nor for any cancellation due to circumstances outside the school's control, including adverse weather conditions.
If a course is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, trainees will be offered places on a subsequent course.
You will be made aware of any specific risks drawn to your attention by the Senior Instructor at the briefing.
The instructor will give information on blue-green algae and leptospisosis (Weil’s disease) and any other such warnings displayed on the Secretary’s Notice-board.
It must be recognised that sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the course you agree and acknowledge that:
(i)You are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and you accept responsibility for exposing yourself to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the sailing course;
(ii)You will comply at all times with the instructions of the sailing instructors, particularly with regard to handling of boats, wearing of buoyancy aids and the wearing of suitable clothing for the conditions;
(iii) You accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by your own negligence;
iv) You will not participate in the course if your ability to crew a dinghy is impaired by alcohol, drugs or whilst otherwise unfit to participate;
(v)The provision of safety boat cover is limited to such assistance, as can be practically provided in the circumstances; but will comply with RYA guidelines on providing cover
(vi) The school can not accept any liability to loss or damage of property brought onto the site