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Please ensure you have read and understood the terms and conditions set out below before making a booking. If you are unclear about anything, please contact us for clarification. Payment for your 7 day Sailing Adventure with 45 Degrees Sailing confirms your understanding and acceptance of our terms and conditions.

After making a booking with 45 Degrees Sailing, the group organiser will be required to complete a group booking form and include each member of the traveling party. It will be the responsibility of the group organiser to ensure that each guest has read, understood and agrees to these terms and conditions.

A copy of each traveler’s passport will need to be supplied to 45 Degrees Sailing, along with the completed group booking form. The group organiser will be the point of contact for 45 Degrees Sailing, and will be responsible to keep your traveling party informed of all sailing, transfer and travel arrangements.

Your skipper will follow a personalised itinerary, however there may be circumstances out of their control where this may not be possible. The skipper has authority to change the itinerary when and where he/she deems fit. These will be for safety reasons or adverse weather conditions. Dangerous winds may dictate we take another marina/port/berth to the listed itinerary. If the group collectively requests a change to the itinerary, the decision to do so, will be at the skipper’s discretion.

Embarkation and Disembarkation

All 45 Degrees Sailing, sailing adventures end at 8am on the following Saturday or Sunday. This is your time to disembark the yacht. You will arrive in your final port on Friday by 18:00 at the latest. Embarkation / Check in time is different for each itinerary. If you are instructed to arrive early, please do. We will advise you of the time closer to your sailing date. If you can’t be on time, please be early. We will check you in and conduct a safety briefing. If guests do not arrive by check in time, we will deem you as “failed to arrive” and will sail without you. There will be no refunds provided.

Non-payment of booking / cancellation

If you fail to pay your deposit, we will cancel your booking without notice and make the dates available to the public. If you fail to pay the balance of the booking price by the required date, you will forfeit your booking dates and deposit. We will attempt to contact you/ your group organiser and it is ultimately your responsibility to pay the balance by the agreed Date.

There is a strict no refund policy if you cancel your booking at any time, after paying your deposit. N.B. You may be able to make a claim to your travel insurance provider.

Cancellation by us
We aim to have a zero cancellation policy, and in the unlikely event it may happen, we reserve the right to do so. We will notify the group organiser of any cancellations as soon as possible before departure date. We will offer you a choice of the following:
– reschedule to follow for the amended arrangements,
– cancel the booking and receive a full refund of monies paid to us.
N.B. We will not refund other associated costs such as flights and transfers.

Force Majeure

In this Clause, “Event of Force Majeure” means an event beyond the control of the Authority and the Operator, which prevents a Party from complying with any of its obligations under this Contract, including but not limited to:

Act of God (such as, but not limited to, extreme weather, fires, explosions, earthquakes, drought, tidal waves and floods); war, hostilities (whether war be declared or not), invasion, act of foreign enemies, mobilisation, requisition, or embargo; rebellion, revolution, insurrection, or military or usurped power, or civil war, contamination by radio-activity from any nuclear fuel, or from any nuclear waste from the combustion of nuclear fuel, radio-active toxic explosive, or other hazardous properties of any explosive nuclear assembly or nuclear component of such assembly, riot, commotion, strikes, go slows, lock outs or disorder, unless solely restricted to employees of the Supplier or of his Subcontractors; or acts or threats of terrorism. In the event 45 Degrees Sailing, are not able to carry out the services contracted due to reasons out of our control, we will not be liable.

All due care will be provided to ensure the safety of your personal belongings, however 45 Degrees Sailing, will not be held liable for replacement of your personal belongs if there is a break in or theft on the yacht. It is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance before setting foot on board, covering you for personal possessions and against injury.

Your skipper will provide a safety briefing before all departures and will not leave the marina until everyone is satisfied with their obligations and the skipper is satisfied that everyone is capable and understands. 45 Degrees Sailing, will not be held liable for any injuries due to guest negligence or mishaps.

Sailing is an active sport with variables such as wind, water, moving objects and other vessels. All care will be provided and guest safety is the priority of the skipper, however 45 Degrees Sailing, will not be held liable for any unforeseen incidents involving guest injury.

Guests may not wish to participate in active sailing, however by setting foot on board and embarking with us on a sailing holiday, you assume any associated risks including and not limited to cuts, bruises, sprains, broken bones or rope burn that may occur.

Each Guest acknowledges and agrees that participation in a 7 day Sailing Adventure with 45 Degrees Sailing may involve a risk of injury or even death from various causes, including Accidents.

Each Participant acknowledges that (to the extent permitted by law) he or she participates in a 7 day Sailing Adventure with 45 Degrees Sailing at his or her own risk and in consideration of, and as a condition of acceptance of, his or her 7 day Sailing Adventure with 45 Degrees Sailing each guest agrees to release and indemnify (to the extent permitted by law) 45 Degrees Sailing, the Directors of 45 Degrees Sailing, its employees, the sponsors, the partners and any agents, affiliates, employees, members and volunteers (as indemnified) from any and all liability relating to a guest’s: Death; or physical or mental injury (including the aggravation, acceleration or re-occurrence of an injury), unless that death or injury was caused by the reckless conduct or reckless disregard of those indemnified.

Each Guest attests that they are physically fit and that they have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical practitioner.

Each Guest consents to receive medical treatment that maybe deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and/or illness during a 7 day Sailing Adventure with 45 Degrees Sailing.

Each Guest acknowledges that they are responsible for their personal possessions and equipment during a 7 day Sailing Adventure with 45 Degrees Sailing and related activities.

Participants must ensure that their ability to participate a 7 day Sailing Adventure with 45 Degrees Sailing is not impaired by alcohol or drugs. Participants must not behave in a manner that is offensive or aggressive, that may diminish the reputation of 45 Degrees Sailing.

Each Guest consents to the publication and/ or use in any form of media whatsoever of their name, personal information, image and statements in any context pertaining to their 7 day Sailing Adventure with 45 Degrees Sailing or otherwise during or after the 7 day Sailing Adventure whether for advertising, promotions or otherwise for no fee or remuneration, unless otherwise advised by the Guest in writing.