Hunts SC Summer Sailing Courses 2021: Terms and Conditions


Application and eligibility

Courses are typically booked via the website, please ensure you book onto the right course and that your sailor meets the minimum age requirement for the course (aged 8 years) unless by prior arrangement. If you are not a club member you will need to ensure your payment covers membership of the club. Submission of the form and payment doesn't guarantee a place. You will receive a confirmation of your place once the Training Principal or Course Instructor has checked your application and if there are sufficient spaces available. Hunts Sailing Club reserves the right to refuse a booking where a student has a medical condition that is considered to be detrimental to their safe participation in the course and/or its smooth running

Payment

Course fees are due in full with the completed booking form for each course. Fees include instruction by RYA qualified staff, boat hire, buoyancy aid and, where applicable, RYA logbook and course certificate upon successful completion of the course. Booking fees do not include cancellation insurance.

Refunds/Cancellation

Hunts Sailing Club reserves the right to cancel any course or activity if the numbers are insufficient, due to bad weather or for other reasons beyond its control. Where this is necessary a full refund will be made or an alternative course or activity offered. No additional liability for compensation or expenses will be accepted by the Club. Reserved places that are cancelled in writing by a student less than eight weeks prior to the starting date will result in the full fee being forfeited. In the event that we have to cancel a course in advance or part-way through due to COVID-19 then you will receive a full or proportionate refund.

Safety

Safety is of paramount importance at Hunts. Whilst we do everything in our power to prevent injuries, water sports involve some risk and course participants, parents and guardians must accept that accidents may occur. To manage these risks, our RYA courses are run by qualified instructors who teach to RYA guidelines, are first aid trained and our safety systems are inspected annually by the RYA. We reserve the right to change or modify any activity if we think the risks require us to do so.

Liability

Hunts Sailing Club, its instructors, committee, organisers and volunteers do not accept any responsibility for any loss damage or injury suffered by any persons and/or their property arising out of or during the course of their activities whilst training, instructing or otherwise unless such loss or damage was caused by or resulted from negligence or deliberate act.

Health

Sailing is an active sport and it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are healthy and physically fit to take part. Please check with your doctor if you are in any doubt. Hunts Sailing Club will require every student on a course (both adults and children) to complete a medical form, including details of their next of kin and emergency contact number.

If for whatever reason, an instructor has to put a student ashore or administer medical aid, Hunts Sailing Club or other employees accept no liabilities. If a health condition arises that prevents a client from taking part in a course this shall be regarded as cancellation by the client and the cancellation procedure above will apply.
Buoyancy aids MUST be worn. Hunts Sailing Club can provide buoyancy aids but cannot offer wetsuits, suitable footwear or waterproof clothing. Students must be confident in the water and must advise of any medical conditions, illness or accessibility requirements at the time of booking, which we will endeavour to accommodate where reasonably practicable to do so. Details of kit required will be provided in the joining instructions.

Own Boat Instruction

The owner must:
(a)    ensure that the dinghy is equipped to minimum standards (checklists for types of dinghies available on request) and is maintained in a proper, safe and seamanlike condition for the intended sailing activities;
(b)    ensure that the dinghy is fully insured for third party liability up to £5m for the duration of the instruction; and
(c)    retain responsibility for the safety of the dinghy throughout.
If in the instructor’s opinion weather conditions, safety, or any other consideration renders it imprudent or inappropriate to continue, then the instructor’s decision is final; Hunts Sailing Club does not accept liability for the consequence of delay or cancellation in such circumstances.

Certification

Certificates for courses are only issued upon successful completion of all elements of the course syllabus. Every effort will be made to ensure that students successfully complete the course but students, parents and guardians must accept that certificates will not be awarded if a sufficient level of understanding and ability is not shown throughout the course. Weather conditions and behavioural issues can all impact upon our ability to deliver the syllabus of any course, as well as the competence and confidence of students.

Complaints Procedure

Hunts Sailing Club aims to provide the highest standards of instruction to our sailors. If you have been less than fully satisfied with the service you have received, we would welcome your comments so that we can rectify the problem and improve our service in the future. In the first instance, please speak with your instructor, who will either discuss your concern with your or refer you to a more senior member of our team.

If this does not satisfactorily resolve your concern, please contact us in writing, sending details of your complaint and the actions taken in respect of it to: The Principal, c/o Hunts Sailing Club, Harrison Way, St Ives, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE27 4YA
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Wherever possible, an acknowledgement will be sent within five working days of receipt. Your complaint will be fully investigated and a response will usually be sent within fourteen working days of receipt. Please note that this process should only be used for comments or complaints about services provided directly by Hunts Sailing Club.

Photography

In submitting this form you agree that you consent for video or photographs of you or your child taking part in dinghy sailing to be published on social media (Hunts SC Facebook Page) the Hunts SC website and within a members only YouTube channel, for the purposes of training and the promotion of Hunts SC.

Personal Possessions

All personal possessions, including sailing kit, cars, money and other valuables are brought to Hunts Sailing Club at the owner's risk and we cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to them.

Data Protection

Personal information requested by Hunts Sailing Club at the time of booking or any other subsequent information is held in its original form and on computer. Hunts Sailing Club is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 and will process your personal information in accordance with that Act. Your personal information will not be divulged or sold to third parties. By providing us with your personal information to process a booking, you agree that your personal information can be:
(a)    held and accessed by Hunts Sailing Club’s authorised staff; and
(b)    used to contact you in the future, either by email or post, to send you e-news and/or marketing materials (including information about future courses and other events).
You can exercise your right to opt out of receiving such e-news and/or marketing materials at any time by contacting Hunts Sailing Club – opt out details will be in emails you receive from us.

Rights of Third Parties

A person who is not a party to this agreement (except (where applicable) any successors and permitted assigns) shall not have any rights under or in connection with it by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

Waiver

Hunts Sailing Club reserves the right to waive any or all of these Terms and Conditions.

Applicable Law

The contract formed on the acceptance of a booking, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. The Courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with that contract or its subject matter, and both you and Hunts Sailing Club irrevocably submit to such jurisdiction.

By making a payment for a course you confirm that you have read and accepted these terms and conditions.