Terms and Conditions
U Sail Bermuda Terms and Conditions
A ‘Session’ is defined as a one time on the water with a rental boat. Rental boats are not rented on any hourly basis unless special permission from U Sail Management.
‘Booking System’ online is where you chose the rental package or instructional sailing courses.
All booking conditions or contracts or packages are made in English.
All Prices for the rental packages and instructional sailing courses which displayed on our website are accurate. However, we reserve the right to change the prices from time to time but if you have made a booking and received booking and payment confirmation, the price for that course or rental is guaranteed.
3- How to Pay
The rental packages must be paid in full before the first booked rental session. For training program course, a deposit of $50 must be paid to confirm course place and full course price paid in full before course start date. If we do not receive the payment by the start date, we will apply the cancellation charges outlined below under section 5 but we will send an email advising this.
4- Photography Release for Media and advertising purposes of U Sail Bermuda Only
From time to time, we may have authorized contractors or USB Management personal taking photos and video for use of advertising purposes only.
If you do not want to be in promotional videos, please let us know by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any Personal details will not be given out in accordance with local Bermuda Data Protections Act.
5-Cancellation/ Refund Policy Charges
You may choose to cancel a rental package or training program course at any time but it is subject to our cancellation/refund charges listed below.
The data of cancellation confirmation is the data that the office at U Sail receives it. Note: The only exception is if you have taken out insurance and there is a valid cancellation claim or you have an illness or injury with proof of illness or injury confirmed by a medical letter from a Doctor, you may be able to reclaim these unused amounts.
The number of days between the cancellation confirmation and the rental package first start day or sailing course start date. Note: If you have purchased a rental package, you will not be able to cancel or apply for a refund after you have had one sailing session in your rental boat.
For Sailing Courses:
To cover our unforeseen losses, there is a set scale below for cancellation charges:
More than 30 Days- Just Course Deposit Amount
29 days- 24 days- 50% of Course Fee
23 days- 7 days- 90% of Course Fee
6 days or less- 100% of Course Fee
For Rental Packages:
All rental packages must be used up within 12 months.
Any change in sailing dates/time can be made up to the start time of the rental session online through your booking account. Anything after the start time has to be agreed by U Sail Bermuda Management.
The rental package itself cannot be refunded after first session has commenced, any day before this is fine, with a 20% of the rental package for cancellation fee.
6- Swimming Ability
If you are taking part in renting or in an instructional course, you must be able to swim 50 metres in appropriate summer swim wear. You must at all times be wearing a Buoyance Aid of 50 N or above when on the water.
7- Health Declaration
I am aware that sailing is a physical activity and can be strenuous. I declare that to the best of my knowledge I am not suffering from any health condition that causes me to be unfit for sailing, and that I am fit to rent a boat or participate in any instructional sailing course. In an emergency situation which happens inside the base of U Sail Bermuda or during a staffed sailing course, I give permission to qualified first aid U Sail Bermuda staff and volunteers to administer any First Aid treatment or medication, to call the emergency services and give my full permission for any treatment required to be carried out in accordance with the medical staff diagnosis. Please note that U Sail Bermuda management, instructor staff or volunteers which are qualified with a RYA First Aid Certificate or equivalent are not responsible for anything that occurs at any time and therefore cannot be made liable.
Please refer to the wavier of liability which linked next to this document on the website.
The sailing area will be in the waters of Harrington Sound a land locked area of water which is effected by small tidal effects. On arrival of renting a boat, there will be a sailing area chart located on the notice board under the covered area of U Sail Bermuda Sailing Facility. This will have a rough guide as to areas that can be sailed and areas to be avoided. The sailing area diagram will also be available on the website under ‘About Us’.
You must see these before you go out sailing and agree to be in the defined sailing area set out on the notice board.
If you are taking part in a sailing course with an instructor, the instructor will in the briefing go through the sailing area which you must try to maintain at all times.
The launching area will be the public water access point across the street from the U Sail Bermuda Sailing Centre. U Sail Bermuda understands the risk of launching and recovering boats and understands there is an element of risk which is why an ‘L’ Shape Versa Dock Structure has been put in place to aid sailors when launching and recovering boats. However, U Sail does not take any liability at any time during launching and recovering process but can be there as an aid if required.
During a Sailing Course or Private Tuition Lesson when a qualified RYA Instructor is giving the student instruction the instructor will do a launch and recover session with a demonstration for the student/s as well.
The risks when launching the Waszp is, it does not sail well when not on the foils with the initial start, you might drift downwind faster than expected. This means there is a risk of ending up on a lee shore only when any type of westerly breeze. However, the ‘L’ Shape Structure is in position that enable you to use it as an aid to get out to deeper water and drop the foils. Making sure you are ready and have enough mainsheet pulled in, that you do not have the Waszp capsize on top of you.
The risk of launching with the 29er or 420 is just like any conventional style dinghy which has an element of risk to it going wrong especially if the dagger board and rudder is not down far enough to stop the boat from drifting sideways on to the lee shore with westerly breeze. The ‘L’ Shape should reduce the risk of this occurring, as you can walk the boat out past the danger of drifting into the shore when a westerly.
The risks when recovering in a Waszp is that it does not suddenly start to foil and gain speed when you are trying to slow the boat down. The foil system must be disconnected before attempting to recover the boat to the launch/recovery area. Try to slow the boat as much as possible by getting ready to unclip mainsheet and as a safety precaution the bottom of the ‘L’ Shape will act as a barrier to stop the boat and person/s going into the shore. For the 420s and 29ers, it will be the same but the main sail should be lowered before entering the launch/recover area. This is especially important when coming downwind into the launch/recovery area. Sail in on the jib and just let it flap when close to ‘L’ Shape Pontoon Structure.
Personal Data and Payment Details that are entered into our online booking system will not be shared with anyone outside of the U Sail Bermuda Team.
Terms which apply to all boats:
Waszps Foiling Winged Boat Specific Terms:
29er Boat Specific Terms:
420 Boat Specific Terms:
Safety Boat Specifics Terms:
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