What is provided: lifejackets, wet weather gear & a great sailing experience!
What to bring: Personal clothing, wet weather jacket & pants (we do have sets aboard you can borrow), sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, soft shoes or sea boots, personal medication, suitable clothing, water to keep you going.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
On receiving your booking form your booking will secure the date, the booking confirmed on payment of 50% deposit. The NZ Sailing Trust will issue an invoice for your sailing 30 days prior to your sailing trip. The invoice must be paid 14 days prior to the trip.
NZST in some circumstances will require a $500 refundable bond in order to secure a booking. This is to ensure the condition of the vessel is maintained. Upon Skippers approval, the bond will be refunded within 5 working days of charter completion. If a charter party causes damage to the vessel in any way, NZST reserves the right to retain the bond, (or part thereof) to replace or repair any damage. Note: any damage caused which is over and above the value of any Bond retained will also be payable by the customer.
If the booking is made more than 4 weeks from charter date, a 50% deposit is required.
BALANCE OF PAYMENT
Balance of booking will be invoiced 30 days prior to departure and to be paid 14 days prior to departure.
We require a minimum of 30 days’ notice if the booking is to be cancelled in writing. If the booking is cancelled or amended within 14 days the full value of the charter will be payable. If a confirmed booking is cancelled more than 15 days before the charter a 50% cancellation fee will apply. If a confirmed booking is cancelled more than 30 days before a charter a 20% cancellation fee will apply.
BY NZ SAILING TRUST:
In the unlikely event we are forced to cancel the trip due to extreme weather or other circumstances, we will contact you to advise of any risk of cancellation/postponement.
If it is not possible for us to fulfil your charter on your charter date, we will: Contact you with an alternative vessel or look to reschedule for an alternative date. If an alternative date cannot be arranged, you will be entitled to a full refund.
In the unlikely event we cancel the trip due to extreme weather or other circumstances this will be done 24 hours prior to your departure; a full refund will be given if an alternative dates cannot be arranged.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SHARED LIABILITY
Yacht racing is challenging adventure activity and has a degree of inherent risk that will be managed in accordance with the Trust’s professional risk management procedures, participants should be aware and accept responsibility for these risks. The New Zealand Sailing Trust therefore asks that you sign the following acknowledgement.
While recognising that the NZ Sailing Trust skipper and crew will take every precaution possible to ensure the safety and manage the risks inherent in the activities you will be participating in, I agree that I will accept responsibility for observing all safety procedures (including the wearing of safety clothing and equipment), obeying all instructions and using equipment in a proper manner.
The NZ Sailing Trust are not responsible for any injury to passengers or damage to property for any cause whatsoever. People with medical conditions will be accepted at the discretion of the skipper. The departure is subject to minimum numbers and the NZ Sailing Trust reserves the right to return to Auckland rather than complete the race if safety of the crew or the vessel is unduly compromised due to weather or other circumstances.
In the event of accident or illness, I authorise the staff of The Trust to obtain such medical assistance for myself as may be thought necessary.