Pacific Sailing School PSS 

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Our Booking Conditions

Immediately on the booking of any course or event we will email you the receipt number and the link to our booking conditions. If you have any questions re our booking conditions please email the Principal at info@pacificsailingschool.com.au Deposit on Courses or Events The deposit is payable on booking Try Sailing Lesson or Workshop or Team building Evet and Discover Sailing Experiencen
  • $50 Deposit per person on booking
  • Balance due 7 days prior to the event
Keelboat Courses and Programs 
  • $200 deposit per course
  • plus $89 for YA Sailing Registration, Insurance for 3 months on PSS boats, Logbook , YA Start Yachting textbook and Certificate
RYA Courses and Programs
  • $500 deposit per course
  • plus $89 for YA Sailing Registration, Insurance for 3 months on PSS boats, Logbook , YA Start Yachting textbook and Certificate
Discounts
  • $100 per person in groups on Start Crewing course only
  • book 2 courses - 5% discount
  • book 3 or more courses 10% discount
  • Booking a Program  P1 to P10 or a combination of courses 10% discount
  • Couple booking a program 15% discount
Sailing Holidays 
  •  $1,500 (paid direct to our licensed Travel Agent)
The Balance Try Sailing Lesson or Workshop or Team building Event and Discover Sailing Experience - Due 7 days prior to the Event 
  • YA Courses - Is due 15 days before the start of the course
  • RYA YA Courses - 31 days before start of course
  • Sailing Holidays - 60 days prior to charter
 PSS Refund  Policy 
  • Not available if you change your mind.
  • PSS refund policy based on guidelines provided by NSW Department of Fair Trading
    • http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au
  • Open dated Courses/lessons - From 1st January 2008 courses are valid for 12 months from date purchase
Rescheduling/change of Dates: YA Discover Sailing Experience, YA Try Sailing  lesson, Keelboat Start Crewing, Start Helming courses:
  • More than 48 hours is required, inside 48 hours we have our boat and Instructor committed and we will charge a $50 rescheduling fee per person.
  • We need at least two persons for a lesson to go ahead. We will try to give you 48 hours notice if we have to reschedule a lesson.
YA Keelboat Spinnaker, Keelboat Start Racing, Keelboat Start Skippering Sailing Courses,  
  • More than 15 days notice is required, inside 15 days we have our boat, the crew and Instructor confirmed and we will charge a $50 rescheduling fee per person/session. To re book - re booking is on a standby basis and subject to availability.
Winter Series, Summer Series, Short Haul Racing
  • More Than 15 days notice is required, inside 15 days we have our boat, the crew and Instructor confirmed.  To re book - re booking is on a standby basis and subject to availability.
  • PSS reserves the right to cancel racing and or training days/or sessions due to weather and/or safety concerns. In such an event an alternate sailing day or session will be re scheduled.
  • PSS reserves right to replace racing with training.
  • Non-attendance on sailing and training days will not be reschedules or refunded.
YA Bareboat Charter Skipper, Offshore Racing Crew Practical Courses, RYA YA Shore based Theory, RYA YA 2 day and 5 day Practical Courses, Try Sailing Workshop, J24 Racing Championships, Safety and Sea Survival and Radio Courses and any other course or training listed and available on our website.
  • 31 days notice is required. Reschedule, cancel or change of date within 31 days of the course start will forfeit all fees paid.  We have booked our rooms, Instructors, the J24 yachts & our large expensive yachts and we are committed to the hire and use of the rooms & yachts.
  • Insurance - We advise to insure against lost of fees in case of emergency or sickness.
  • We do not provide insurance.
  • We will of course try to organise a replacement in the event of an emergency, however if we are unable to find a replacement the conditions above will be strictly enforced.
  • Refunds as per PSS Refunds Policy.
  Inclement Weather This is an outdoor sport and we ask that our Students arrive for the lesson. We provide light wet weather jackets.  The Instructor will decide for the reasons of safety if the lesson will continue. If for reasons of safety the practical lesson cannot go ahead the Principal in agreement with the student or group manager may Options
  • move to shore based theory lesson as the alternative or
  • rescheduled to a date convenient to the student or group manager
  Cancellation: All Courses & Programs
  • Cancel the Course or Program within 5 days of the date of booking the course, we will refund, less a cancellation charge of $200 per course.
  • Cancel more than 5 days from the date of booking - No refund.
                    Pacific Sailing School Disclaimer The student acknowledges that there are risks involved with any water sports and accordingly hereby releases Pacific Sailing School Pty Ltd and any of its employees or agents from any liability however arising from personal injury, financial loss or loss & damage to personal belongings. Student Disclaimer to sign at start of each course Welcome to Sailing- Today is your introduction to sailing on Sydney Harbour.  I know this will be the start of an incredible voyage.  Set Sail safely and have fun!  Please read our disclaimer and then sign this document and return it to our office prior to setting sail:  Some safety first, can you swim?  If not, ask your Instructor for a Life jacket or a Personal Flotation Device. Please make sure that you are aware at all times of the boom, that you keep your head low and don't let your head be hit by the boom. Prior to setting sail, your Instructor will ask if you can swim and conduct a safety briefing. Please ensure that you have non marking and enclosed soft soled shoes.   Disclaimer - I acknowledge that there are risks involved with any water sports, and accordingly hereby release Pacific Sailing School Pty Ltd. and any of its employees or agents from any liability however arising from personal injury, financial loss or loss or damage of personal belongings.   Booking Conditions - I have read and understood and agree to the booking conditions relating to rescheduling of lessons, cancellations and refunds, as set out in the Booking Schedule and on our website. Facebook/Photos - I AUTHORIZE /I DO NOT AUTHORIZE Pacific Sailing School or their agents to take photographs of me while I am participating in events organized through the School including sailing courses, social occasions, sailing holidays, racing and Try Sailing workshops and sailing events, I understand the images may be altered and copy added and I waive the right to approve the finished product that may be reproduced on the School's website or Facebook pages. Email news - I AUTHORIZE/I DO NOT AUTHORIZE Pacific Sailing School to add my name to their page or 'Rhumb Lines' newsletter list and email me the newsletter on a regular basis. Thank you   
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