Anchorage RYA Navigation School

Booking Form and Conditions.

Please telephone 01934 744430 to confirm course availability, then download our booking form below and complete all sections. Post it to us together with your deposit or full fee if booking within six weeks of the course start date.

The receipt of a signed application to Anchorage Sea School or a telephone booking or an email booking together with any monies due, followed by an acceptance letter or email from Anchorage Sea School forms the basis of a contract between us.

Bookings will only be accepted when accompanied by the appropriate deposit. The deposit for all courses is 25% (except where specifically indicated otherwise). Deposits are non refundable.

Full payment must be made (and cleared with our bank) 6 WEEKS before the course start date. If full payment is not made by this date then Anchorage Sea School reserves the right to re sell your place. Courses booked within SIX weeks of the start date must pay the full fee at the time of booking.

Cheques should be made payable to the Anchorage Sea School and posted to Anchorage Sea School, The Old Police House, Norville Lane, Cheddar, SOMERSET BS27 3HJ

Alternatively we can invoice you through PayPal at a 3% premium.

CANCELLATIONS In the event of a cancellation by the student up to SIX WEEKS before the course start date then only the deposit shall be forfeited. In the event of a cancellation after this date the student shall be liable for the full course fees in all cases.

We would advise students to take out cancellation insurance.

Anchorage Sea School reserves the right to cancel any booking at any time, in the unlikely event of this happening a full refund of all monies paid to us shall be offered.

CHANGES TO PROGRAMME Anchorage Sea School reserves the right to make changes to the advertised programme or craft if circumstances beyond our control dictate this.

ACCOMMODATION Is only provided on board the yacht in shared cabins for practical courses. On theory courses, accommodation is the responsibility of the student. We reserve the right to have up to a maximum of five (5) students per yacht.

AGE LIMITS Anchorage Sea School cannot accept students under the age of 21. There is no upper age limit, but it will be the student’s responsibility to satisfy themselves that they are fit and able to join their chosen course.

HEALTH AND SAFTEY Sailing is an activity sport and it is the responsibility of the students to ensure that they are fit and healthy to sail. Please check with your doctor if you are in any doubt.

You must inform your instructor or skipper if you are taking any form of medication. For practical courses please bring double your usual dose. This means that you can carry your usual dose and your skipper can keep a reserve for emergencies.

If for whatever reason the skipper has to put a student ashore or administer medical aid, no liabilities are accepted by Anchorage Sea School or the Skipper.

On matters of safety the decision of your instructor or skipper is final.

You must be able to swim a minimum of 50m for all practical and Sea Survival Courses.

Smoking is not permitted in the classroom or below decks although if necessary smoking breaks can be taken ashore.

INSURANCE The school is insured for instruction, the School’s vessels, equipment and buildings. However, this does not cover the student’s personal possessions, motor cars, negligence/injury or disablement however caused.

Students are strongly recommended to take out personal/cancellation insurance.

RYA CERTIFICATES We provide all the necessary coaching but as with all training courses and exams we cannot guarantee you pass. The decision of your Instructor or Assessor is final. For externally moderated exams an appeals process is in place at the RYA.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES All students will be expected to participate in the cooking, cleaning of the vessel and routine maintenance as required by the Instructor. At the end of the course, the students are expected to clean the vessel to an as found condition.

Marina fees are split amongst the crew.

Anchorage Sea School reserves the right to terminate your course at any time if your behaviour is unacceptable. In this instance we have no obligation to pay for any return travel costs or refund any monies paid to us.

Any equipment borrowed from the school for the duration of the course must be returned at the end of the course. The cost of replacement will be levied in the event of the non-return of equipment.

COMPLAINTS Are best dealt with at the time; therefore in the first instance students should discuss their area of concern with their Instructor, who will endeavor to correct the matter according to the schools operating procedures.

Failing a satisfactory outcome, please contact the school principal, Tony Agar 044 (0) 7771 780 467.

FORCE MAJEURE In the event of non-performance, partial performance or delay resulting wholly or partly from any force majeure or any occurrence or circumstance whatever beyond Anchorage Sea School’s control including the acts or omissions of third parties, labour difficulties, weather conditions, technical breakdown or accident to any vessel or any part of it, natural disaster or the act of any authority, then Anchorage Sea School shall use reasonable endeavours to continue or perform the booking but otherwise shall have no liability to the student. The student shall be liable to pay such a part of the price as is applicable to that part of the booking which has been performed (if any), and all expenses connected with it. Anything in excess paid by the student shall be refunded. Anchorage Sea School’s determination of the applicable part of the price and the connected expenses shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error.

These terms and conditions are governed by English law and are subject to exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

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Please complete a separate form for each person in your Party.

Personal Details





Post Code:

Telephone Home:




Date of Birth:

Booking Details

Medical Declaration

Do you suffer from epilepsy, diabetes, deafness, heart disease, asthma or similar ailment?

Please specify.

Are you on any form of medication? This should not prevent you from taking part in our courses, BUT we do need to know in advance If none please state “none”

Shore side contact in case of emergency:



Telephone no of shoreside contact.

Payment & Declaration

Please tick:

Cheque: Please make cheques payable to the Anchorage Sea School

Credit Card via PayPal (3% charge made for this)

Please enrol me on the above course, I enclose/have sent a deposit of 25% or the full fee if within 6 weeks of the course start date. Where a deposit payment has been made, I undertake to pay the balance 6 weeks before the course start date. I have read the booking conditions and the schedule of payments and agree to abide by them.




 Course:  Cost:
 Start Date:  End date:

 Prevoius Sailing Experience if any:

 Oilskin Hire £30: Yes/No Course Notes £10.95: Yes/No
 RYA Logbook £4.95: Yes/No Insurance £20.00: Yes/No