1. The Contract
This contract is made between Salty Sailing Ltd (‘the Company’), a company registered in England as company number: 6716436 and any person(s) or company or firm (‘the Client’) booking a vessel or training course (‘the Charter’) with the Company. All Bookings accepted by the Company are subject to these terms and conditions. This contract will be construed in accordance with English law and it is agreed between the Client and the Company that each will submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts. By making a deposit payment or signing the Company booking form the Client will be accepting the terms and conditions for both themselves and the members of their party. If any part of these booking conditions is found to be invalid or unenforceable then the remainder of these booking conditions will not be affected and will remain valid and enforceable.
Bookings must be made with a booking form along with a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the full fee, payable in GBP (unless otherwise stated in the booking form). The Company may accept provisional bookings by telephone or email which will normally be held for 5 working days, including the day on which the call or email was received, at the end of this time unless the Company receives a completed booking form with the deposit as described above the provisional booking may be released without further reference to the Client. The signed booking form must be returned to the Company’s offices at Unit D, Shepards Marina, Medina Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK, PO31 7HT. Once a booking has been made and a deposit paid the total cost of the booking will not normally be subject to any surcharges, other than agreed additions to the booking. This does not apply to invoice errors. However, the Company reserves the right to increase or decrease the event fee due to variations in costs.
3. Balance of Payment
On receipt of the booking form the Company will send the Client confirmation of booking. This should be checked carefully to ensure that it accurately reflects the requested booking. Full payment, less any prepaid deposit must reach the Company no later that 60 days before the commencement of the event. Should a booking be made less than 8 weeks before the Charter the full amount must be paid at the time of booking. If full payment is not received by the due date, the Company reserves the right to cancel the booking with no refund of deposit and apply the cancellation charges stated below.
The Client who signed the booking form shall be liable for all those to whom the booking applies and for any other person that the Company were subsequently requested to book and in respect of whom the Client was sent an invoice. In the event of any inconsistencies between the provisions of this clause and the invoice, the provisions contained in the invoice shall prevail.
(i) By the Client
Cancellation of a booking must be notified to the Company in writing and the effective date of cancellation is the date that the Company receives such notification. If the Client serves notice of cancellation of a booking or fails to pay at the specified times the amounts specified in the invoice, the Client will be liable to pay cancellation charges, which are based on a proportion of the invoiced price for the event. The cancellation charges are as follows:
40-60 days 50% of total event costs
20-39 days 75% of total event costs
Under 20 days 100% of total event costs
(ii) By the Company
It is unlikely that any changes will have to be made to the event, however occasionally changes may be made, which the Company reserves the right to do so at anytime. The company reserve the right to substitute another vessel of a different type or cancel the event at any time, for any reason including weather conditions and non availability of a vessel. The Company will not normally cancel less than 60 days before the event except for Force Majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstances beyond the Company’s control. In the event of cancellation, the Client will be given the choice of choosing an alternate date for the event. In the event that the Client does not wish to choose an alternate date, the Client will be entitled to a full refund. No compensation will be paid where the changes or cancellation are due to Force Majeure. No liability is accepted for any costs or expenses incurred by the Client in the event of changes or cancellation by the Company.