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Terms & Conditions for Adult Courses

The Following T&C's will apply to organized training course at CY&BC. These do not apply to informal or ad-hoc 'Coaching sessions'.

Booking and Confirmation

Upon booking a course, an invoice will be sent shortly after to a participant.

Only when payment is received will your place(s) on the course be considered confirmed. You will not be allowed to participate in a training course unless the course fee has been paid.


Payment will be expected either within 10 days of the invoice or before the start of the course.

One payment will be required for full cost of the course.

Preferred payment method is 'EFT' (Electronic Fund Transfer) to the club-account. Details will be provided in the invoice. If this is not possible CY&BC will accept payment by cheque or cash.

Cancellation of Bookings and Non-Attendance

All cancellations made by participants must be made in writing (email).

In the event of a cancellation by a participant, CY&BC will reserve the right to forfeit 50% of the course-fee and return a refund of 50% of course fee. A few courses may require a forfeit of 100% if external trainers are required for the course such courses will be clearly indicated in the booking information of a course.

CY&BC reserve the right to cancel a booking. Notice will be given. In the event of a cancellation prior to the start of the course by CY&BC, any course-fees will be fully refunded.

Non-attendance of the course or partial attendance does not qualify as a cancellation.

General Liability

Participants will release CY&BC, its members, employees & volunteers from any liability no matter how arising.

Fitness & Health

We are very keen to encourage people to experience sailing and take to the water. Participants are expected to be of reasonable fitness and health. Sailing is a sport, and an amount of exertion will be required depending on the type of boat being sailed. CY&BC reserves the right to refuse or canel a booking on health or medical grounds.

Safety On the Water

At CY&BC we take on-the-water Safety very seriously. We have rescue-boats at hand for incidents/assistance. We will provide participants with buoyancy aids (or life-jackets). We expect participants to be dressed appropriately for water activities (see FAQ or contact the Training Convenor ( for queries). Should you wish to use your own Buoyancy Aid or Life Jacket, this will be in working order and of sufficient buoyancy (typically 50N minimum for an adult). Life-jackets cannot be worn for dinghy sailing (only buoyancy aids).

Water sport activities are by their very nature, hazardous. By engaging in the course participants accept there are risks and the inevitable bumps and scrapes. Serious injury like many sports, is very rare but possible.

Participants will accept all safety and general instructions given by club members & staff.

Safety Ashore

The club (yard and Club-house) are next to a busy road. Participants must cross this road to go sailing. The club uses a public slip. CY&BC are not liable for injury or accident at the slip. Participants are requested to be mindful when using public spaces.

Participants are welcome to use club facilities. Some areas are considered are 'working areas' and are out of bounds . This includes: Bar, Kitchen, ancillary offices and rooms. In the rear of the club is a large shed, this will also be out-of-bounds unless arranged for training activities.

Fenced off areas in the yard, are considered out-of-bounds (trailer-stacking areas).

Medical Attention

Participants will permit basic or emergency First Aid to be administered where and when considered necessary.

Weather & Suitable Sailing Conditions

At CY&BC we sail in a wide range of weather conditions. Unfortunately, we are not for safety reasons able to sail in certain wind conditions and sea-states. We cannot take responsibility for the weather conditions on the day and no course refund will be made for sailing time lost due to weather or sea states. We do endeavour to arrange alternative on-shore activities where possible.

Decency & Unruly Behaviour

Sailing requires consideration for others on and off the water. We warmly welcome participants to use facilitates and engage fully with the club. Participants will be guests aboard boats belonging to the club and club-members. We endeavour to make your time on the course most enjoyable. We hope you will feel welcomed by our club.

In the unlikely scenario in the club's reasonable opinion, a participant behaviour may cause danger, upset or distress to any other participant or member, or cause damage to property; CY&BC is entitled without prior notice to expel the participant immediately, without refund. The participant may be liable for any damage caused.

Photography, Video & Media Content

CY&BC will receive photos and video during the course most often provided by club-members. This may appear on club website, club-brochures, Facebook or other media streams. We do not police individual members or other participants when it comes to video/photography.

You are most welcome to take and share photos and videos of your time at the club particularly on the water.

Please do ask others present if you can take photos etc. Similarly if you do not wish to appear in a picture, please let others know beforehand.

If you do not want your picture/image on club media and documents (or a picture/video to be removed from club-media), please inform the Training Convenor (

Queries or Complaints

Any queries or complaints should be made in the first instance to the Training Convenor ( If an issue cannot be resolved, it can be escalated to the Commodore (

Last updated 17:32 on 9 February 2021

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