Upon agreeing on the availability of the boat you require on the appropriate dates, you can secure the booking by completing the booking form and sending it, together with a deposit of 25% of the charter fee, to the address shown at the bottom of this form. This can be by credit card for convenience.
We will then confirm the booking. The balance of the charter fee and the security deposit become payable 28 days before the charter date.
In addition to the charter fee a security deposit as detailed on the price list payable by credit card or cheque is required to cover minor breakages, losses and fuel and gas consumption. In the event of any insurance claim, it will cover the boats insurance excess. Should a boat be chartered for racing, the security deposit will normally be double the basic rate. The security deposit will be banked, and the balance refunded within 14 day of the completion of the charter.
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Weekly charters run from 1800 hours Friday to 1600 hours on the following Friday. For weekend charters hand-over time is 1800 hours on Friday, with return by 1600 hours on Sunday. Other times can usually be arranged by prior agreement. Hand-over will normally be at Southampton or at Cowes.
Upon hand-over the yacht will be clean and ready for you with full water and fuel tanks and gas supplies. You will be fully briefed on the boat by our staff, and there will be comprehensive information about the equipment in the yacht's file on board.
Charterers are reminded that the boats should be returned on time and in a clean condition with all fuel and water tanks full.
Our yachts and their equipment are comprehensively insured against all usual risks with cover in all British coastal waters and English Channel from Brest to the Elbe. We do recommend that personal insurance is taken out for cover against cancellation, personal accident, damage and loss of personal effects.
In addition to your personal clothing, you may need oilskins, bedding and provisions, all of which can be provided by Windward Sailing if requested.