All courses are open to the public ages 18 to 65 - younger and elderly students may be accepted upon special arrangements, so please call for the details. No experience is required for ASA 101, Introduction to Sailing, or Docking Endorsement. Our general policy is a maximum of 4 persons plus an instructor per boat for ASA 101, ASA 103, ASA 104, and ASA 114, up to 6 students. A minimum of three persons require for ASA 101 and ASA 103 - 2 persons permitted, but the course will be limited to 2 1/2 days unless otherwise arranged. A minimum of 3 persons is required for ASA104 - 2 persons allowed, but the course length will be limited to 3 days/2 nights as it will be semi-private unless otherwise arranged. One student is allowed on all courses, which will be regarded as Private Lessons and charged accordingly. Under unusual circumstances, we can make special arrangements or accommodations, but call to create one.
Students outside the area have many choices of local hotels, B&B, and motels. If our large vessel is at the marina, an overnight stay on the boat can also be arranged. Also, our marina is running BOATEL (hotel on the boat) - call for advice, please.
To be enrolled in any course or activity, participants will need to:
1. Surf our website and read all available information. Contact us with any questions.
2. Choose the course or activity of your interest.
3. Register on our website - essential!
4. Choose the dates you want to take the course or other activity.
5. Make the payment. Indicate dates of your interest in "Add a note to seller." Note: payment does not reserve the dates!!!
6. Wait for confirmation on dates of your choice. We will contact you if your dates are not available.
7. After confirmation of the dates, we will contact you about the study materials; all books are available on the ASA website or at the school.
8. Please print and read the Waiver Form, fill in the blank lines, and sign it. Bring the Waiver Form (if available) with you to the classroom.
9. Enjoy reading the book and note all of your sailing questions. Prepare and bring your passion and good spirits to the class.
10. After arrival at our location, the instructor will welcome you into the classroom; this will be your sailing dream come true.
11. Relax, be patient, and let's make it fun days of sailing!
Wearing nonmarking and nonskid footwear is a must. For your safety: no barefoot, flip-flops, high heels, or backless shoes, please. On the water, wear sun protection and protective clothing. Be prepared and dress accordingly to the weather, please. Drinking water is strongly encouraged, as we will be sailing for hours. We firmly advise you to carry your insurance for the courses and stay the length.
With any questions, please call Kris at (845)688-2000.
All classes come rain or shine, so always be at the class on time and be prepared for the weather. No show or missing the course date is not the base for Griffin Sailing School, LLC (abbreviation: GSS) to offer a refund or make special accommodations. As a courtesy to loyal students, GSS may offer other dates for free, but it is subject to availability in the class. Makeup day is available as a stand-by option, and the student must check with GSS for any availability. If the standby option exceeds 21 days, the student must pay for the make-up day at a prorated rate for the course. Inclement weather or no wind cancellation is up to GSS and/or the instructor in charge, and the make-up day may be offered.
All Courses and Other Activities requested dates must be confirmed by GSS after payments are received by GSS. Any payments do not guarantee the reservation. Only registered students will be considered for reservations. Registration must be filled out for each student separately to confirm the requested dates for each student. If no confirmation is received by the student at 21 or fewer days off your course dates, please, contact GSS and request one.
All cancellations are subject to a $200.00 cancellation fee deduction plus all supplied materials, tools, shipping costs, sales tax, and other expenses. All shipped packages with books, materials, tools, sales tax, shipping, etc., are non-refundable.
All canceled courses in the Caribbean are non-refundable. All charters require a 50% non-refundable deposit, and complete payment must be received at least 21 days before the charter date.
Cancellation within 21 days or less before the date of your course, no refunds policy will take place, with exceptions of:
If you fill in the vacant place with the qualifying candidate, we will refund the course cost minus sales tax, shipping cost, supplied books, materials, and tools. We may offer to reschedule, but only during the season of the course date and based on availability and your schedule coordination.
There are no refunds if the GSS school location is unavailable due to natural disasters such as a hurricane, tornado, fire, earthquake, torrential rain, flood, or other reasons. However, GSS will allow students to make up a lost day on another day, provided that we will have available slots in the class. This day can also roll over for the following season.
All Course Challenges fees are not refundable. Missed dates will be offered on a make-up date as a one-time courtesy of GSS. If the student fails the written test, GSS may submit one free test within 21 days; otherwise, a retake fee of 100.00 dollars will be required for each written examination. If a student fails the practical test, GSS will recommend 3 hours of private sailing coaching, and if this will not help to improve the student's skills, GSS will recommend taking the whole course.
All Gift Card sales are final. Sorry, no refunds and no exceptions.
If you would like to make another arrangement or have questions, you are welcome to call Kris at (845)688-2000.
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