Welcome to the Training Centre at Morecambe and Heysham Yacht Club.
We hope you will enjoy your training with us. Please take a few moments to glance over our terms and conditions.
 
Contents
CONTRACT
HOW DO I BOOK?
CONFIRMATION
CANCELLATION BY YOU
CANCELLATION BY US
INSURANCE AND LIABILITY
THE TRAINING CENTRE'S OBLIGATIONS
YOUR OBLIGATIONS
AGES
DISCLAIMER
BREAKAGES AND DAMAGE
RYA CERTIFICATES
SMOKING
TERMINATION AND REPOSSESSION
ANY PROBLEMS?
YOUR RIGHTS
MISCELLANEOUS
 
1. CONTRACT
Your Contract is with "Morecambe & Heysham Yacht Club" – referred to here as “we”, “us”, “our” or “the Training Centre”. Our Contract is with you, referred to here as “you”, “your”, ''they'' or “the Client” and means every person in whose name the course is booked.
 
2. HOW DO I BOOK?
Your place on a course is secured when we receive a booking request together with full payment for the course. A deposit of £50 per person may be sent with the booking, but the full payment must be received 6 weeks before the course start date.  We reserve the right to re-sell places if you do not pay the balance of course fees by the due date.
 
3. CONFIRMATION
We will confirm the booking in writing, within five working days of receipt of full payment.
 
4. CANCELLATION BY YOU
If you need to cancel the booking, you must do this in writing and it will be effective from the date that it is received by the Training Centre.
If you cancel more than 6 weeks before the course, you forfeit only the deposit.
If you cancel within 6 weeks of the course, you will be liable for the full fee.
If we are able to re-sell your original booking, we would be happy to offer you alternative dates.
 
5. CANCELLATION BY US
If, through circumstances beyond our control, it is necessary to cancel a course, we will tell you as soon as possible and do our very best to agree an alternative date with you. If this is not possible, we will return all payments to you, without further liability to “the Training Centre”.
We reserve the right to curtail an activity or return to a different venue from that of departure at our own discretion if, in the opinion of the skipper/instructor, the vessel or anyone on board is endangered owing to poor weather or other circumstances. We are unable to reimburse travel, accommodation or other incidental expenses incurred by you as a result of this.
 
6. INSURANCE AND LIABILITY
The Training Centre is fully insured for instruction. The Training Centre, Principal, Instructors, assistants or helpers 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 can be proven in a court of law to have been caused by, or resulted from, negligence.
For "Own Boat Tuition", the vessel must be; 1) insured by the owner for loss, damage and legal liability to third parties, 2) sound and fit for purpose, 3) adequately equipped and provisioned. The owner remains the skipper and legally responsible for the safe management of the vessel at all times (including when under tuition) and will not hold the instructor responsible for any loss or damage.
 
7. THE TRAINING CENTRE'S OBLIGATIONS
Equipment
Adult life jackets will be provided. These must be worn at all times on the water. Waterproofs will be provided if you do not have your own. You are responsible for their safe return at the end of each day. Damage to any item beyond normal wear and tear may render the Client liable either to pay for the item in full or to pay an amount (as determined by the Training Centre) in compensation.
Programme
We want to make maximum use of sea time so please be punctual; the tide will not wait for you! We will also try, to the best of our endeavours, to fulfil the agreed programme. However, we accept no liability if conditions beyond our control, e.g. the weather, make this impossible. If sea time has to be reduced because of weather conditions, safety or any other consideration, the instructor's decision is final.
 
8. YOUR OBLIGATIONS
Clients attending a course which involves going to sea, will be required to bring their own suitable warm clothing, wet weather gear, suitable footwear and sun protection. They must have a reasonable level of mobility to be able to transfer from the tender to the yacht. We will also need to be notified of any relevant medical condition(s). For the safety of everyone, it is important that clients accept that the skipper/instructor's word is final on all decisions (except the proviso contained in section (6) above concerning "own boat tuition").
 
9. AGES
Clients must be at least 18 years of age. We can accommodate under 18s as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult.
 
10. DISCLAIMER
The Training Centre accepts no liability for vehicles parked on it's premises or for clients' belongings in the vehicle, on-board training vessels or on Training Centre grounds or property.
The Training Centre accepts no liability for any client while on the T.C.'s grounds, in any of it's properties, or on ladders, pontoons or vessels. All clients participate in any aspect of any course at their own risk.
The Training Centre does not accept responsibility for injury to or death of the Client or loss of or damage to the Client’s property, unless it is proved in a court of law to have been negligent.
 
11. BREAKAGES AND DAMAGE
Any breakages or damage must immediately be notified to the instructor or a member of staff. This is for reasons of safety. You will be liable for any loss or damage to the Training Centre or to a vessel's equipment.
 
12. RYA CERTIFICATES
If you are attending an RYA course, please be aware that your instructor will need to be satisfied that you have demonstrated the appropriate level of competence before a course completion certificate will be awarded. Attending a course does not automatically result in a course completion certificate being issued. If for any reason you do not meet the required standard, your instructor will aim to provide you with an action plan, identifying areas for improvement, to help you achieve the award.
 
13. SMOKING
We operate a no-smoking policy in our Training Centre premises and on our boats.
 
14. TERMINATION AND REPOSSESSION
If we think that any of our clients may be likely to commit a serious breach of any of these conditions, we may immediately terminate the agreement and take whatever steps are necessary to remove them from the vessel. This termination shall be without prejudice to any rights and remedies which may have accrued to the Training Centre prior to the date of, or by reason of, such breach. In these circumstances, the Training Centre shall have no liability for the unexpired part of the course.
 
15. ANY PROBLEMS?
In case of a problem, please speak to the skipper/instructor on the day, so they have the opportunity to resolve any problems there and then.
Any other complaints should be sent in writing to: The Principal, Morecambe & Heysham Yacht Club Training Centre, Back Calton Street, Morecambe, LA4 5AS.
 
16. YOUR RIGHTS
These terms and conditions are governed by and in accordance with English law. They do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.
 
17. MISCELLANEOUS
All the clauses and sub clauses in our terms and conditions are independent of each other. If one clause or sub clause is invalid or unenforceable, this will not affect any other clause or sub clause.  By making your booking, you have accepted in full the above Terms and Conditions, as they are posted on our training website.  Any changes to these Terms and Conditions will be made on this website. However, such changes will not be applied retrospectively, if you have already made the booking.
 
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Welcome to Bay Sea School Ltd.

We hope you will enjoy your training with us. Please take a few moments to glance over our terms and conditions.

Contents
   1. CONTRACT

   2. HOW DO I BOOK?
   3. CONFIRMATION
   4. CANCELLATION BY YOU
   5. CANCELLATION BY US
   6. INSURANCE AND LIABILITY
   7. THE TRAINING CENTRE'S OBLIGATIONS
   8. YOUR OBLIGATIONS
   9. AGES
   10. DISCLAIMER
   11. BREAKAGES AND DAMAGE
   12. RYA CERTIFICATES
   13. SMOKING
   14. TERMINATION AND REPOSSESSION
   15. ANY PROBLEMS?
   16. YOUR RIGHTS
   17. MISCELLANEOUS

1. CONTRACT
Your Contract is with "Bay Sea School Ltd." – referred to here as “we”, “us”, “our” or “the Training Centre”. Our Contract is with you, referred to here as “you”, “your”, ''they'' or “the Client” and means every person in whose name the course is booked.
 
2. HOW DO I BOOK?
Your place on a course is secured when we receive a booking request together with full payment for the course. A deposit of £50 per person may be sent with the booking, but the full payment must be received one calendar month before the course start date. We reserve the right to re-sell places if you do not pay the balance of course fees by the due date.
 
3. CONFIRMATION
We will confirm the booking in writing, within five working days of receipt of full payment.
 
4. CANCELLATION BY YOU
If you need to cancel the booking, you must do this in writing and it will be effective from the date that it is received by the Training Centre.
If you cancel more than one calendar month before the course, you forfeit only the deposit.
If you cancel within one calendar month of the course, you will be liable for the full fee.
If we are able to re-sell your original booking, we would be happy to offer you alternative dates.
 
5. CANCELLATION BY US
If, through circumstances beyond our control, it is necessary to cancel a course, we will tell you as soon as possible and do our very best to agree an alternative date with you. If this is not possible, we will return all payments to you, without further liability to “the Training Centre”.
We reserve the right to curtail an activity or return to a different venue from that of departure at our own discretion if, in the opinion of the skipper/instructor, the vessel or anyone on board is endangered owing to poor weather or other circumstances. We are unable to reimburse travel, accommodation or other incidental expenses incurred by you as a result of this.
 
6. INSURANCE AND LIABILITY
The Training Centre is fully insured for instruction. The Training Centre, Principal, Instructors, assistants or helpers 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 can be proven in a court of law to have been caused by, or resulted from, negligence.
For "Own Boat Tuition", the vessel must be; 1) insured by the owner for loss, damage and legal liability to third parties, 2) sound and fit for purpose, 3) adequately equipped and provisioned. The owner remains the skipper and legally responsible for the safe management of the vessel at all times (including when under tuition) and will not hold the instructor responsible for any loss or damage.
 
 
7. THE TRAINING CENTRE'S OBLIGATIONS
Equipment
Adult life jackets will be provided. These must be worn at all times on the water. Waterproofs will be provided if you do not have your own. You are responsible for their safe return at the end of each day. Damage to any item beyond normal wear and tear may render the Client liable either to pay for the item in full or to pay an amount (as determined by the Training Centre) in compensation.
Programme
We want to make maximum use of sea time so please be punctual; the tide will not wait for you! We will also try, to the best of our endeavours, to fulfil the agreed programme. However, we accept no liability if conditions beyond our control, e.g. the weather, make this impossible. If sea time has to be reduced because of weather conditions, safety or any other consideration, the instructor's decision is final.
 
 
8. YOUR OBLIGATIONS
Clients attending a course which involves going to sea, will be required to bring their own suitable warm clothing, wet weather gear, suitable footwear, gloves, and sun protection. They must have a reasonable level of mobility to be able to transfer from the tender to the yacht. We will also need to be notified of any relevant medical condition(s) and will require details of emergency contact telephone numbers. For the safety of everyone, it is important that clients accept that the skipper/instructor's word is final on all decisions (except the proviso contained in section [6] above concerning "own boat tuition").
 
 
9. AGES
Clients must be at least 18 years of age. We can occasionally accommodate under 18s as long as there is a responsible adult in the vicinity.
 
 
10. DISCLAIMER
The Training Centre accepts no liability for vehicles parked on the Yacht Club's premises or for clients' belongings in the vehicle, on-board training vessels or on Training Centre grounds or property.
The Training Centre accepts no liability for any client while on the T.C.'s grounds, in any of it's properties, or on ladders, pontoons or vessels. All clients participate in any aspect of any course at their own risk.
The Training Centre does not accept responsibility for injury to or death of the Client or loss of or damage to the Client’s property, unless it is proved in a court of law to have been negligent.
 
 
11. BREAKAGES AND DAMAGE
Any breakages or damage must immediately be notified to the instructor or a member of staff. This is for reasons of safety. You will be liable for any loss or damage to the Training Centre or to a vessel's equipment.
 
 
12. RYA CERTIFICATES
If you are attending an RYA course, please be aware that your instructor will need to be satisfied that you have demonstrated the appropriate level of competence before a course completion certificate will be awarded. Attending a course does not automatically result in a course completion certificate being issued. If for any reason you do not meet the required standard, your instructor will aim to provide you with an action plan, identifying areas for improvement, to help you achieve the award.
 
13. SMOKING
We operate a no-smoking policy in the Training Centre premises and on our boats.
 
14. TERMINATION AND REPOSSESSION
If we think that any of our clients may be likely to commit a serious breach of any of these conditions, we may immediately terminate the agreement and take whatever steps are necessary to remove them from the vessel. This termination shall be without prejudice to any rights and remedies which may have accrued to the Training Centre prior to the date of, or by reason of, such breach. In these circumstances, the Training Centre shall have no liability for the unexpired part of the course.
 
15. ANY PROBLEMS?
In case of a problem, please speak to the skipper/instructor on the day, so they have the opportunity to resolve any problems there and then.
Any other complaints should be sent in writing to: The Principal, Bay Sea School Ltd, 8 Coniston Road, Morecambe, LA4 5PS.
 
16. YOUR RIGHTS
These terms and conditions are governed by and in accordance with English law. They do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.
 
17. MISCELLANEOUS
All the clauses and sub clauses in our terms and conditions are independent of each other. If one clause or sub clause is invalid or unenforceable, this will not affect any other clause or sub clause. By making your booking, you have accepted in full the above Terms and Conditions, as they are posted on our training website. Any changes to these Terms and Conditions will be made on this website. However, such changes will not be applied retrospectively, if you have already made the booking.

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