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Terms & Conditions

The receipt of a signed application to Waypoint Amsterdam Sailing School or a telephone booking or an email booking , followed by an acceptance letter telephone or email from Waypoint Amsterdam Sailing School forms the basis of a contract between us.

The deposit for all courses is 25% (except where specifically indicated otherwise). The appropriate deposit must be made at the time of  booking. Deposits are non refundable.

Full payment must be made (and cleared with our bank) 6 WEEKS before the course start date. If full payment is not made by this date then Waypoint Amsterdam Sailing School reserves the right to re sell your place. Students is liable to pay the full amount of the course booked even if Waypoint Amsterdam resells the place. Courses booked within SIX weeks of the start date must pay the full fee at the time of booking.

Payments should be made payable to:

Name Waypoint Amsterdam
IBAN NL89ABNA0446411388

CANCELLATIONS In the event of a cancellation by the student up to SIX WEEKS before the course start date then only the deposit shall be forfeited. In the event of a cancellation after this date the student shall be liable for the full course fees in all cases.

We would advise students to take out cancellation insurance.

Waypoint Amsterdam Sailing School reserves the right to cancel any booking at any time, in the unlikely event of this happening a full refund of all monies paid to us shall be offered. Liability of Waypoint Amsterdam Sailing School is limited to refund of the monies only.

CHANGES TO PROGRAMME Waypoint Amsterdam Sailing School reserves the right to make changes to the advertised programme or craft if circumstances beyond our control dictate this.

ACCOMMODATION Is only provided on board the yacht in shared cabins for practical courses. On theory courses, accommodation is the responsibility of the student. We reserve the right to have up to a maximum of five (5) students per yacht. There is sometimes an extra person (student instructor or someone else not a student) on board , exclusive the instructor/ skipper

AGE LIMITS Waypoint Amsterdam Sailing School cannot accept students under the age of 18. There is no upper age limit, but it will be the student’s responsibility to satisfy themselves that they are fit and able to join their chosen course.

HEALTH AND SAFETY Sailing is an activity sport and it is the responsibility of the students to ensure that they are fit and healthy to sail. Please check with your doctor if you are in any doubt.

You must inform your instructor or skipper if you are taking any form of medication. For practical courses please bring double your usual dose. This means that you can carry your usual dose and your skipper can keep a reserve for emergencies.

If for whatever reason the skipper has to put a student ashore or administer medical aid, no liabilities are accepted by Waypoint Amsterdam Sailing School or the Skipper.

On matters of safety the decision of your instructor or skipper is final.

You must be able to swim a minimum of 100m for all practical Courses.

Smoking is not permitted in the classroom or below decks although if necessary smoking breaks can be taken ashore.

INSURANCE The school is insured for instruction, the School’s vessels,  and equipment. However, this does not cover the student’s personal possessions, motor cars, negligence/injury or disablement however caused.

Students are strongly recommended to take out personal/cancellation insurance.

CERTIFICATES We provide all the necessary coaching but as with all training courses and exams we cannot guarantee you pass. The decision of your Instructor or Assessor is final. 

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES All students will be expected to participate in the cooking, cleaning of the vessel and routine maintenance as required by the Instructor. At the end of the course, the students are expected to clean the vessel to an as found condition.

Marina fees and food and drinks costs are 22,50 Euro p.p.p. day .

Waypoint Amsterdam Sailing School reserves the right to terminate your course at any time if your behaviour is unacceptable. In this instance we have no obligation to pay for any return travel costs or refund any monies paid to us.

Any equipment borrowed from the school for the duration of the course must be returned at the end of the course. The cost of replacement will be levied in the event of the non-return of equipment.

COMPLAINTS Are best dealt with at the time; therefore in the first instance students should discuss their area of concern with their Instructor, who will endeavor to correct the matter according to the schools operating procedures.

Failing a satisfactory outcome, please contact the school principal. Complaints must be received in writing or email within 28 days after the last day of the course.

FORCE MAJEURE In the event of non-performance, partial performance or delay resulting wholly or partly from any force majeure or any occurrence or circumstance whatever beyond Waypoint Amsterdam Sailing School’s control including the acts or omissions of third parties, labour difficulties, weather conditions, technical breakdown or accident to any vessel or any part of it, natural disaster or the act of any authority, then Waypoint Amsterdam Sailing School shall use reasonable endeavours to continue or perform the booking but otherwise shall have no liability to the student. No refund of money shall be made. No liability will be accepted by Waypoint Amsterdam

These terms and conditions are governed by Dutch law and are subject to exclusive jurisdiction of the Dutch Courts.

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