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Terms & Conditions of Business

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A minimum deposit of 25% (non-refundable*) is required for bookings made more than six weeks before the start of the course, with the balance due 30 days before commencement. Payment in full is required for bookings made less than six weeks before the start of the course and for courses costing less than £100.


You may cancel your course / trip at any time by written notification (email). Cancellation will be effective on the day notification is received. Refund (less £50 administration fee) will be made only if cancellation is received 30 days prior to course / trip commencement. Should you wish to change your course dates this will be subject to a £50 administration fee and must be requested 30 days prior to original course commencement.

Personal Insurance

We strongly recommend that you arrange your own personal insurance at the time of booking to cover against personal accident, loss of property, cancellation, medical costs, repatriation etc.

Nomad Insurances

Our yachts are fully insured against accidents and third party liability. Responsibility is not accepted for personal accidents, damage or loss attributable to your negligence or misconduct. Nomad Sailing reserves the right to hold any student liable for any/all damage or loss resulting from negligence or misconduct.

* Cancellation by us

We reserve the right to cancel a course or your booking. If circumstances beyond our control dictate that we have to cancel your booking, then a full refund (including deposit) will be made. Beyond this Nomad Sailing does not accept any liability for incidental expenses incurred. We will endeavour as far as is reasonably practicable to offer an alternative course which you may choose to accept in place of a refund. Such an offer, once accepted, constitutes a new booking subject to all the aforesaid terms and conditions. If, unusually, we need to make changes to the vessel, venue, departure point, destination or instructor, this will not constitute a change in the conditions of the contract and changes to the aforementioned by us do not constitute a cancellation. If, in the case of mile-building trips, channel crossings and longer passages, we have to make changes to the destination or route due to adverse weather, but are able to offer alternative sailing, then this does not constitute a cancellation.

Free Resits

We offer a free re-sit to those who fail to meet the standard required to pass the course. This applies to RYA Day Skipper Theory, Yachtmaster Theory, Start Yachting, Competent Crew, Day Skipper Practical. To qualify you must meet the prerequisite experience, qualifications or knowledge and understanding for each course - see our course pages for this.


Nomad Sailing Ltd reserve the right to refuse to continue to serve any customer or customers causing inconvenience or annoyance to other customers and/or creating difficulties that would hamper the smooth operation of the course or trip.  Use of narcotics and/or excessive consumption of alcohol during the period of the course (on or off the boat) is prohibited.

Data Protection

Information you submit in booking and enquiry forms will not be shared, except with the appropriate instructor and/or with the RYA for registration and certification purposes - in accordance with our Privacy Policy.


Should you at any time feel that a course is not meeting your expectations or you have a concern, it is vital that you bring the issue to the attention of your instructor in the first instance. Should the matter remain unresolved you should contact the Principal or Chief Instructor at Nomad Sailing (07931 940277 / 01424 461185). If the Principal has not been able to resolve the issue then you are free to contact the RYA Training Dept : RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble SO31 4YA. Complaints will be time limited to 1 month from the date of the course.

Revised 20th September 2023

Social Media Giveaway Terms & Conditions

  • For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, “the Promoter" refers to Nomad Sailing whose Instagram handle is @nomadsailing and whose Facebook page is “Nomad Sailing". Any prize, “freebie" or promotion refers specifically to the detail provided within the post.
  • Entry into the draw (Day One) is restricted to one entry per person for a chance to win one fifty pound (£50) voucher redeemable against any Nomad Sailing product, course or booking. 
  • By entering the competition you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. All entries or bookings must be received/made by 23:59 on 17/12/2023. One (1) winner from the draw will be selected at random by the Promoter on 18/12/2023 and the winner will be notified on or after this date.
  • One (1) winner will be chosen at random from all entrants and across all platforms.
  • No purchase necessary. Winners will not be required to pay to enter the competition. 
  • Entrants must be over 18 years old on the date of their entry.
  • Employees of the Promoter are not eligible to enter.
  • Instagram or Facebook are not in any way affiliated or involved in the competition.
  • Only one entry per person per competition will be accepted.
  • Each entrant shall enter the competition via Instagram or Facebook by:
    • 1) “Liking” the post
    • 2) “Tagging” someone in the comments who they would like to go sailing with
    • 3) “Sharing” the post
  • The Prize will be awarded to a randomly selected winner who has entered on Instagram or Facebook, using a random number generator. The Promoter will not be held liable if the named prize becomes unavailable or cannot be fulfilled.
  • The Promoter will not be help liable for any failure of receipt of entries. The Promoter takes no responsibility for any entries which are lost, delayed, illegible, corrupted, damaged, incomplete or otherwise invalid.
  • To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Promoter’s liability under or in connection with the competition or these terms and conditions shall be limited to the cost price of the Prize in question.
  • To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Promoter shall not be liable under or in connection with these terms and conditions, the competition or any Prize for any indirect, special or consequential cost, expense, loss or damage suffered by a participant even if such cost, expense, loss or damage was reasonably foreseeable or might reasonably have been contemplated by the participant and the promoter and whether arising from breach of contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise.
  • Prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternative is available. Where a Prize becomes unavailable for any reason, the promoter reserves the right to substitute that prize for a prize of equal or higher value.
  • The name, address, email address and phone number of the winner must be provided to the Promoter if requested and will be shared with the Promoter to enable fulfilment of the Prize.​
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control, the promoter reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition or these terms and conditions, either in whole or in part, with or without notice.
  • The Promoter's decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • The winner’s name and social media username may be posted on the social media profiles of the Promotor after the winner has been selected.

Revised 30th November 2023
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