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Terms & Conditions

1. BOOKING PROCEDURE 

Confirmation of booking will be provided upon receipt of a completed booking form and receipt of a 50% non-refundable deposit. The non-refundable booking deposit is 50% of the course fees. If a booking is made within one month of the commencement date, the full course fees are payable upon booking. Charter fees must be paid in full prior to  commencement. Until the deposit is paid, the booking remains unconfirmed and we reserves the right to allocate the place to other guests.

2.PAYMENT

Payment can be made in cash, bank transfer or PayPal. Bank transfers can be made in in GBP, Euro or AS$. An invoice will be issued upon full payment. Final payment must be made two weeks prior to commencing the course.

3.CANCELLATION BY THE CUSTOMER

If more than eight weeks’ notice of cancellation is provided, the non-refundable booking deposit may be transferred to a later course or transferred to another student. If a booking is cancelled within four weeks of the charter start date, and LJ is unable to re-sell the place on the course, the deposit is both non-refundable and non-transferable. Charter fees shall not be refunded for any reason once the charter has started. Please note, we recommend you take holiday cancellation or personal travel insurance. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing.

4. CANCELLATION BY LADY JOMO

If the Lady Jomo has to cancel a course, before commencement date, any course fees you have paid, including your deposit, will be refunded in full

5. DELAY OR FAILURE TO ARRIVE

If a client is likely to be delayed beyond the start time of the booking, we must be informed as soon as possible and must be notified in writing. It is at the discretion of LJ if the fees paid can be transferred to a future course. If a client fails to arrive, for any reason whatsoever including illness, and LJ has not been notified in writing, the charter fees will be forfeit.

6. HEALTH POLICY

 LJ accepts no responsibility for the decision of the physical fitness of the client to participate in a course. If a client has any medical problems, it is their responsibility to check with their GP that it is acceptable for them to join the course. Clients must ensure that any personal medication is brought to the course.

7. WEATHER

Your Skipper will make decisions re: heavy weather training with the safety of crew and vessel as first priority. The instructor/examiner’s decision is final. If a course has to be postponed, once course has commenced, due to weather conditions beyond the control of the school, course fees will be transferred to a later date. Course fees are not refundable in such a case.

8. ACCOMMODATION ONBOARD

The accommodation is offered on the understanding that the vessel be kept clean, tidy and secure at all times. Gas must be turned off at the main gas supply when not in use. It is strictly forbidden to move the boat. It is not permitted for any

other person to be onboard unless permission is gained in advance from the skipper. The client is required to act with duty of care towards the vessel at all times. Full rules are available on request.

11. PROVISIONING

Linen, towels (2 each) and basic toiletries (sunblock,shampooo erc ) are provided on board. Breakfasts and lunches are provided for as part of the charter. An evening meal plan for dining on board will be agreed before commencing the course. Meals and drinks onshore are not included.

12. ALCOHOL

LV shall not be liable for any accidents that occur whilst a client is under the influence of alcohol. The consumption of alcohol is not permitted whilst underway. 

13. SMOKING

Smoking is not permitted in any interior space including the cockpit on lady Jomo. Please respect our rule that no cigarette butts be thrown into the sea.

15. DRUGS

Recreational drugs of any kind are strictly forbidden onboard Lady Jomo.. If found, or suspected, the customer will immediately leave the course and no monies will be refunded, nor any additional travel expenses reimbursed.

16. CLIENT NEGLIGENCE

If irresponsible or negligent behaviour of a student leads to damage or loss of any item belonging to the property of Lady Jomo, the student is responsible for replacement or repair. Damages and breakages, howsoever caused, must immediately be notified to the skipper/instructor.

17. MOORING FEES

Mooring fees away from the vessel’s home berth are a shared responsibility of the client and are to be paid locally. Your Skipper will provide a suggested plan of harbours and inform the crew of expected costs. Mooring fees at base are included.

18. PERSONAL INSURANCE

It is strongly advised for students and guests to obtain their own insurance for sickness, illness, loss of course fees, loss of personal effects, breakages or damages to the boat, cancellation or curtailment, travel disruption or delay, accident onboard or any other reason the student considers appropriate for their activity and well-being.

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