Booking Terms and Conditions
SchoonerSail Limited (referred to here as SchoonerSail) cannot accept bookings from anyone who is pregnant, is a carrier of a serious communicable disease (such as Hepatitis B) or has epilepsy. SchoonerSail reserves the right to refuse any booking which in its sole opinion might affect the safety of Trinovante or anyone on board.
Please do not pay for or finalise any travel arrangements until we have confirmed in writing that we accept your booking. SchoonerSail will confirm your booking by email after a booking form has been filled in, accepted and the initial voyage payment has been made. A contract exists between us from the date we confirm your booking to you in writing
Covid Policy Terms and conditions
The covid situation is fast moving and constantly changing so SchoonerSail’s policy will also certainly change with time.
SchoonerSail’s 2021 sailing holidays are being planned in the expectation that the Government will remove all legal limits on social contact in England by the time our season starts in July. We will be monitoring Government advice closely between now and then for any changes in the situation and how we might adapt to them.
The Government will be running a scientific Events Research Programme to test the outcome of certain pilot events through the spring and summer, where the use of testing and other techniques to cut the risk of infection will be trialed. If any government guidance arises as a result of this with regard to testing and other techniques and which relates to our sailing holidays, guests joining us will need to comply with them. Sailors joining the boat will need to fund any Covid tests that are required themselves. If testing is required our expectation is that home testing kits will be available at a reasonable price by mid summer. Again this is a fast moving area.
It is currently anticipated that all adults in the UK will be vaccinated and the government will roll out some sort of vaccine passport over the summer. Ideally we’d like everyone who sails onboard to have been vaccinated. If it is legal and practical to do so we intend to enforce this as far as possible. If you don’t intend to be vaccinated you must phone us to discuss this before you book.
Negative Covid Test Before Joining The Ship
It is possible (in the event that you can’t get vaccinated) we will accept proof of a negative Covid test before joining the ship. However if you don’t intend to participate in the Government vaccination scheme do not book without consulting us first.
The Crew Bubble
Each voyage will be it’s own bubble for vaccinated and or Covid negative crew to enter. To maintain this, whilst ashore, you may be required not to go inside any venues or shops except for essential purposes, maintain social distancing and/or wear a mask. The exception to this will be toilet and shower facilities and sitting outside pubs and cafes. You may be required to use hand gel before coming back onboard after a trip ashore. Hand washing onboard will also be emphasied. The aim is that we take responsibility as a group and take all sensible measures. It is not intended that crew will be required to wear masks whilst onboard.
The voyages have been deliberately planned with as much as a week in between legs with a view to the viability of the virus on surfaces over time. Trinovante normally has a deep clean between voyages and we are currently reviewing extra cleaning measures with a view to Covid.
Covid Testing For Permanant Crew
It is anticipated that the permanant skipper and mate (John and Su) will be undertaking regular Covid testing throughout the season.
Cancellation Of Voyages
If SchoonerSail has to cancel any sailing holidays in 2021 because of covid government restrictions, or if we feel it is necessary, we will provide a full refund to everyone as we did in 2020.
If a voyage has already started we will refund prorata.
Last Covid Policy Update 23.03.21
1. Your voyage fee includes
a. accommodation on board and all meals on board
b. use of life jackets, lines and sailing waterproofs/thermal suits
c. harbour dues, mooring fees and fuel
2. Your voyage fee does not include
a. travel to and from the boat, you are solely responsible for arranging and paying for your travel to and from the boat.
b. travel insurance, you are solely responsible for arranging and paying for your travel insurance.
c. bedding – crew bring their own sleeping bag and pillowcase, a pillow (or two) is provided
d. any meals you choose to take ashore