Covid-19 (Coronavirus) updates for Devon Sailing Experiences
Updated 23rd February 2021.
Further to the UK Government’s Covid-19 update on 22nd February 2021, Devon Sailing Experiences anticipate being able to safely run RYA courses, sailing experiences and bareboat charters as detailed below.
Should additional Government restrictions regarding Covid-19 come into force resulting in us being unable to run your sailing experience or bareboat charter, we will update this page and contact our guests via email.
If your sailing experience or bareboat charter cannot run due to restrictions, we will offer you 12 months to reschedule your booking. If you are unable to reschedule, we will offer you a refund of the money you have paid to us.
Day Sailing Experiences
We anticipate being able to run day sails as advertised from 29th March 2021. Places will be limited to 5 guests plus 1 skipper to allow for social distancing.
If your Day Sail was postponed in 2020 due to Covid-19, just email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a date and quoting your booking number. If you can’t see a suitable date on our calendar, do get in touch and we will do our very best to accommodate you.
Single-day exclusive charters are scheduled on-demand. We anticipate being able to run single-day exclusive charters from 29th March 2021. The maximum number of guests is normally 6, but whilst current Government restrictions are in place, we will temporarily cap the number of guests at 5 to allow for social distancing.
We anticipate being able to offer multi-day exclusive charters from 17th May. To operate safely and within current Government guidelines, you must only book with members of your own household or support bubble. If you have a multi-day exclusive charter booked before 17th May 2021, we will contact you by email to discuss your options.
If your Exclusive Charter was postponed in 2020 due to Covid-19, just email email@example.com requesting a date and quoting your booking number.
Weekend Sailing Experiences
We anticipate being able to run Weekend Sailing Experiences as advertised from 17th May 2021. This is due to the nature of the experience where potentially 3 or more households mix. However, please be aware that we will need to review local/national guidelines relating to overnight stays at the time of your scheduled booking. If you have a weekend sailing experience booked before 17th May, we will contact you by email to discuss your options.
We anticipate being able to run standard RYA Courses as advertised from 21st June 2021. However, please be aware that we will need to review local/national guidelines relating to overnight stays at the time of your scheduled booking. If you have an RYA course booked before 21st June, we will contact you by email to discuss your options.
If you have booked an exclusive RYA course, please refer to the Multi-day Exclusive Charter section.
We anticipate being able to run bareboat charters from 12th April 2021. However, please be aware that we will need to review local/national guidelines relating to overnight stays at the time of your scheduled booking. Current guidelines state that you cannot mix households/support bubbles until 17th May 2021.
Covid-19 Risk Assessments
The Devon Sailing Experiences team has spent some time preparing risk assessments directly relating to Coronavirus. A guide will be sent to you a few days before you join us and your skipper will brief you on the morning you sail. You may request an advance copy at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to draw your attention to the clauses regarding insurance (paragraph 3) and cancellation (paragraph 5) in our Terms and Conditions which state that DSE is not liable for hotel fees and travel costs incurred with attending a sailing EXPERIENCE, COURSE or BAREBOAT CHARTER. Guests should ensure they have adequate insurance in the case of cancellation due to Covid-19.
If you are travelling from abroad, you have the responsibility to follow UK guidance regarding self-isolation when travelling to and from England. Please ensure you have adequate insurance if we need to cancel your booking due to local UK Government restrictions.
We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during the pandemic in 2020 and 2021. Please rest assured that we will be continuously monitoring the situation and updating our guests accordingly.
As always, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to welcoming you to Devon soon.