Policy 

 

        Enrollment Policy

        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 required for ASA 101, Introduction to Sailing, Docking Endorsement. Our general policy is a maximum of 4 persons plus instructor per boat for ASA 101, ASA 103, ASA 104 and ASA 114 up to 6 students. Minimum 3 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. Minimum of 3 persons 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 allowed on all courses and the course will be regarded as a Private Lesson and charged accordingly. Under unusual circumstances, we can make special arrangements or accommodations, but call to make one.

       Students from outside of the area have many choices of local hotels, B&B's and motels. If our large vessel is at the marina, overnight stay on the boat can be arranged as well. 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 - important!

  4. Choose the dates you would like 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 send you the Welcome Package with all study materials.

  8. Print Waiver Form and read it, fill blank lines and sign it, please. Don’t forget to bring the Waiver Form 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, instructor will welcome you in the classroom, and 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.

 

        Refund/Cancellation Policy

       All classes run 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 it is the student’s obligation to check with GSS for any availability. If stand-by option exceeds 21 days, the student will have to pay for the make-up day at prorated rate for the course. Inclement weather or no wind cancellation is up to GSS and/or instructor in charge and the make-up day may be offered.

       All Courses and Other Activity requested dates must be confirmed by GSS, after payments received by GSS. Payments do not guarantee the reservation. Only registered students will be considered for reservations. Registration must be filled for each student separately so that we can confirm 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 deduction of $100.00 cancellation fee plus all supplied materials, tools and cost of shipping, sales tax, and other costs. 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 50% non-refundable deposit and full payment must be received at least 21 days prior to the charter date.

       Cancellation within 21 days or less prior to date of your course, no refunds policy will take place, with exceptions of:

  1. If you fill in the vacant place with the qualifying candidate, we will refund course cost minus sales tax, shipping cost, supplied books, materials, tools.  We may offer to reschedule, but only during the season of the course date and based on availability and your schedule coordinated.

  2. If GSS school location will be not available due to natural disasters such as a hurricane, tornado, fire, earthquake, torrential rain, flood or other reasons, there are no refunds. 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 rollover 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 offer one free test within 21 days, otherwise, a retake fee of $100.00 dollars will be required for each written test. If a student fails the practical test, GSS will require 3 hours private sailing coaching, and if this will not help to improve students skills, GSS will recommend taking the full 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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Rondout Yacht Basin

102 1st Street  

Connelly, NY 12417

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