Policies

East Carolina Sailing School Policies

Payment Policies: Courses require a deposit to be paid to reserve a seat in a class and to receive course materials.  The balance is due and will be collected before the start of the first day of class for individual classes or the remaining balance will be split between classes in multiple class packages.*

Refund Policy:  If something comes up and you cannot attend your class, we will make every effort to reschedule your class to a later date, at no additional charge. If you cannot reschedule, we will refund 100% of your deposit and/or tuition, less our cost of any materials you have received, up to 30 days before the scheduled class date. If you cancel with less than 30 but more than 10 days notice, you will be charged for materials received plus 10% of the class tuition. If you cancel with 10 or fewer days notice, you will be charged for materials received plus 20% of the class tuition.

*In the event of a named storm or weather conditions that are not conducive to a safe class we will attempt to reschedule your class to another date (weekend or weekday) or refund 100% of your deposit and/or tuition, less cost of materials received.

Audit Privileges: Each student is welcome to come back and audit any US Sailing Basic Keelboat, Day Sailor or Weekend Sailor course they have completed on a space available basis for one (1) calendar year from the date of testing.  Bareboat Course students may also come back and audit a scheduled course on a space available basis for one (1) calendar year from the date of testing, but will be subject to a charge of 30% of the current price to cover costs of charter, fuel, dockage and food.

Audit Plus: We offer any past student of East Carolina Sailing that took a 101,103 and/or 104 course the ability to come and audit the US Sailing Basic Keelboat course, on a space available basis, for $295 and add the additional certification. The student(s) has to attend all 4 days of the course and pass the written and practical exam. Applies to courses at Conch Republic Sailing as well.

Free Coastal Carolina Community Maritime Center Rentals: Once The Community Maritime Center is up and running we will offer students from East Carolina Sailing a free introductory 1/2 day (4 hours) sail. We will waive the rental fee but students will be required to sign a Rental Agreement and pay the NC sales tax, cleaning fee, pump out fee and fuel costs. (Cleaning and pump out fees can be avoided by performing them yourself) We also require a credit card on file to cover any damages.

* Package Payments: As an example, you purchase the Skipper Package for $1,995.00, you deposit $500 and schedule your date. When you show up for the Day Sailor class your balance for that class is $95 for a total of $595.00 (Day Sailor). When you come back for your Weekend Sailor class your balance is $400 for a total of $995 (Sailor Combo). When you come back for your 104 class your balance is $1000 for a total of $1,995 (Skipper Package).