Bluenose Sailing School Cancellation Policy
Operating a sailing school requires careful coordination of the number of students, boats, and instructors. Last-minute changes create considerable disruption, which may result in the entire course being cancelled if the student threshold is not met. We request that you let us know immediately if you need to change or cancel your reservation for any reason. We encourage you to take out trip cancellation insurance in the event unforeseen circumstances cause you to cancel.
A deposit of $500 is required to reserve a sailing course or private lesson with Bluenose Sailing School, and final payment is required 30 days prior to the start of the course.
If you cancel more than 30 days prior to the start of the class, we will issue a refund, less a $150 cancellation fee, or issue you a credit for an alternate course. There are no refunds if you cancel within 30 days of the start of the course, unless we can find an alternate person to take your spot, in which case we will issue a 50% refund or a 50% credit toward an alternate course. All course material related costs (e.g. books, postage, etc.) are non-refundable once the materials have been shipped.
Bluenose Sailing School reserves the right to cancel or delay courses due to weather, boat availability, staff issues, or if the student threshold is not met for a specific class. If Bluenose Sailing School cancels a class, we will endeavor to make up the class or will issue a credit for a future course. Cancellations by the school can happen at short notice, up to and including the day of the course, depending on conditions.