1. CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
You can provisionally reserve a voyage for a period of up to four weeks. A provisional reservation is not confirmed until a deposit of 50% of the total voyage cost is received. In that time we will endeavor to reserve that voyage for you; however, a provisional reservation is not confirmed until the deposit is received by Leila Sailing. The completion and return of the booking form constitutes an agreement that you wish the booking to be confirmed and that you agree to pay the deposit of 50% of the total cost which is due.
The balance of the total voyage cost is payable two months prior to sailing.
In the event that you have to cancel your booking, we will make every effort to find a replacement, If we are unable to find a replacement, any monies paid by you to Leila Sailing will be retained and any deposits or balances that remain due under these Terms and Conditions must be paid immediately.. Sail Training groups that cancel at short notice will be liable for the full cost of the voyage. Personal and customer cancellation insurance is not included in the course fee, NB travel insurances do not always cover sailing courses. We advise that you have appropriate insurance that provides cover in the event of cancellations.
Sailing is subject to weather and other factors beyond our control. We reserve the right to cancel any voyage. If this proves necessary, any deposits or balances you have paid will be refunded and Leila Sailing will have no further liability whatsoever. We will not be responsible for any delay, curtailment, changes to itinerary, alterations to travel arrangements or any associated costs due to weather conditions or operational reasons beyond our control.
You may make a reservation by post, telephone or email. Payment can be made by Paypal, cheque, or by BACs transfer.
The majority of voyages have no fixed itinerary, which given the vagaries of weather is the best way to go sailing. We will aim to achieve the specified departure point, arrival point and any intended itinerary, but cannot guarantee that we will do so. The weather, and particularly the direction of the wind, is the main determining factor. For reasons of safety and comfort, the skipper has the responsibility of taking the final decision on destinations, based on conditions at the time. The decision of the skipper or in his absence his delegated representative will be final.
3. INSURANCE/ HEALTHCARE
It is advisable to have your own insurance to cover against cancellation, loss of personal effects, personal injury, medical expenses, etc. Please ensure that the policy you choose includes cover for sailing outside of UK territorial waters (more than 12 nautical miles offshore). In case medical treatment is required abroad please ensure that you have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for voyages that may involve ports of call outside the UK.
You can get cover for a single trip for £25 from Topsail here – http://www.topsailinsurance.co.uk/tall-ships-insurance-overview/tall-ships-insurance-other-tall-ships-policy.html.
All those taking part should be reasonably fit for a voyage in a sailing vessel, and free from medical disabilities which would affect their ability to take part in such a voyage. If you are unsure, please discuss this with us before making a booking.
The price includes all meals on board, fuel and harbor dues.
During Sail Training voyages and Tall Ships Races, trainees are expected to take a part in all aspects of running the vessel this includes domestic duties including cooking, washing up and cleaning.
We regularly take pictures for use in promotional material, including our web site. If you or any member of your group wishes NOT to appear in any such photography, please let us know prior to your voyage.
All matters arising from voyages shall be subject to English law and jurisdiction.