Pacific Sailing School PSS 

Section 1: Privacy

PSS is a recognised training centre of Australian Sailing and the RYA.

PSS policy on handling of your personal Information

Section 2: Insurance


Insurance AIG-Policy-Schedule

Yacht Club Members

Automatic cover for any current financial members of an Australian Sailing Affiliated Club

Section 3: Our Booking Conditions

Australian Sailing & RYA practical and theory courses

Immediately on the booking of any course or event we will email you the receipt number and the link to our booking conditions. If you have any questions re our booking conditions please email the Principal at Deposit on Courses or Events The deposit is payable on booking Try Sailing Lesson or Workshop or Team building Evet and Discover Sailing Experience

$50 Deposit per person on booking

Balance due 7 days prior to the event


Keelboat Courses and Programs 

$200 deposit per course

plus $89 for YA Sailing Registration, Insurance for 3 months on PSS boats, Logbook , YA Start Yachting textbook and Certificate


RYA Courses and Programs

$500 deposit per course

plus $89 for YA Sailing Registration, Insurance for 3 months on PSS boats, Logbook , YA Start Yachting textbook and Certificate



$100 per person in groups on Start Crewing course only

book 2 courses – 5% discount

book 3 or more courses 10% discount

Booking a Program  P1 to P10 or a combination of courses 10% discount

Couple booking a program 15% discount


Sailing Holidays 

$1,500 (paid direct to our licensed Travel Agent)

And the Travel Agency booking conditions


The Balance Try Sailing Lesson or Workshop or Team building Event and Discover Sailing Experience – Due 7 days prior to the Event 

YA Courses – Is due 15 days before the start of the course

RYA YA Courses – 31 days before start of course

Sailing Holidays – 60 days prior to charter


 PSS Refund Policy 

Not available if you change your mind.

PSS refund policy based on guidelines provided by NSW Department of Fair Trading

Open dated Courses/lessons – From 1st January 2018 courses are valid for 12 months from date purchase


Rescheduling/change of DatesYA Discover Sailing Experience, YA Try Sailing  lesson, Keelboat Start Crewing, Start Helming courses:

More than 48 hours is required, inside 48 hours we have our boat and Instructor committed and we will charge a $50 rescheduling fee per person.

We need at least two persons for a lesson to go ahead. We will try to give you 48 hours notice if we have to reschedule a lesson.


YA Keelboat Spinnaker, Keelboat Start Racing, Keelboat Start Skippering Sailing Courses,  

More than 15 days notice is required, inside 15 days we have our boat, the crew and Instructor confirmed and we will charge a $50 rescheduling fee per person/session. To re book – re booking is on a standby basis and subject to availability.


Winter Series, Summer Series, Short Haul Racing

More Than 15 days notice is required, inside 15 days we have our boat, the crew and Instructor confirmed.  To re book – re booking is on a standby basis and subject to availability.

PSS reserves the right to cancel racing and or training days/or sessions due to weather and/or safety concerns. In such an event an alternate sailing day or session will be re scheduled.

PSS reserves right to replace racing with training.

Non-attendance on sailing and training days will not be reschedules or refunded.


YA Bareboat Charter Skipper, Offshore Racing Crew Practical Courses, RYA YA Shore based Theory, RYA YA 2 day and 5 day Practical Courses, Try Sailing Workshop, J24 Racing Championships, Safety and Sea Survival and Radio Courses and any other course or training listed and available on our website.

31 days notice is required. Reschedule, cancel or change of date within 31 days of the course start will forfeit all fees paid.  We have booked our rooms, Instructors, the J24 yachts & our large expensive yachts and we are committed to the hire and use of the rooms & yachts.

Insurance – We advise to insure against loss of fees in case of emergency or sickness.

We do not provide insurance.

We will of course try to organise a replacement in the event of an emergency, however if we are unable to find a replacement the conditions above will be strictly enforced.

Refunds as per PSS Refunds Policy.


Inclement Weather This is an outdoor sport and we ask that our Students arrive for the lesson. We provide light wet weather jackets.  The Instructor will decide for the reasons of safety if the lesson will continue. If for reasons of safety the practical lesson cannot go ahead the Principal in agreement with the student or group manager may Options

move to shore based theory lesson as the alternative or

rescheduled to a date convenient to the student or group manager


Cancellation: All Courses & Programs

Cancel the Course or Program within 5 days of the date of booking the course, we will refund, less a cancellation charge of $200 per course.

Cancel more than 5 days from the date of booking – No refund.


Section 4: RYA ‘On line’ Courses

Data policy, terms and conditions for RYA online courses

How and why we hold your personal information

Use of is open to those completing online RYA courses provided by RYA Recognised Training Centres or the RYA. This website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool. Learning Pool will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course on this website. In order to take a course you will be asked for your name, email, date of birth and address. Your name and email address are used for the purposes of recording any grades or certificates achieved and to make contact with you. On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification gained as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification centrally, and to update any records we may already hold about you or your qualifications. Management of your course and any instructional support that you may need is provided by the RYA Recognised Training Centre that you booked your course with and may be time limited (please check the centre’s booking terms and conditions for details). To allow this to happen the training centre has visibility of your progress and achievements in the course. The training centre also has visibility of the information in your user profile.


A session cookie is used to provide continuity and maintain your login from page to page. Cookies must be enabled in your browser to allow this to happen. When you log out or close the browser this cookie is destroyed. There is a second cookie which you may choose to allow on the login screen so that your username is remembered each time you log in to the site. This cookie is optional and can be disallowed if you wish.

Length of access

The RYA does not impose a time limit for access while you are actively using the site, however your training centre may do so and may request deletion of your user account once that time limit is reached. Please check their booking terms and conditions for details of length of access and whether a fee is payable for extended access. If you do not actively use the site for one year (evidenced by the date of your most recent login) your user account will be deleted. Any course completion or certification achieved will be recorded on the RYA database.

Requesting removal of your personal data

If you want your personal data removed from prior to the end of your access period, please email your request to giving your name and email address. Please note that if you request deletion of your account before you have completed your course, your access to the course and records of your progress will be lost. If you also want details of your online course removing from the RYA database, please email your request to giving your name, date of birth, RYA reference/membership number (if known) and the name of the course you want removed from your records. Please note that removal of course details from the RYA database means that any certification gained as a result of this course will not be verifiable by the RYA, nor would the RYA be able to issue a replacement certificate.

Contact regarding your course

Contact will normally be made by your RYA Recognised Training Centre. However, occasionally the RYA may contact you in relation to your course or account. This would normally be done by email. You will not receive any sales or marketing information from the RYA as a result of holding an account on unless you have given consent via a personal account on If you have any questions about how we look after your personal information please contact us by email at or by phone on +44 (0)23 8060 4185.

Your course

While the RYA will endeavour to ensure the correct functionality of courses across the most commonly used devices and web browsers, as such technologies evolve continuously, access cannot be guaranteed. Copyright of the courses offered through this site belongs to the RYA. Any additional information added to the site by Recognised Training Centres, coaches or instructors is the responsibility of that person or organisation. Course content is devised in good faith and is accurate at the time of publication. While the RYA endeavours to ensure that content is reviewed regularly and appropriate changes are made to ensure that content is correct and up to date, it cannot be held responsible for errors.

Unacceptable use of the site

You must use the site and the information available from the site responsibly. You may be invited to contribute to online activities such as forums, questionnaires and surveys which may be read by others within your training centre or group. Any comments posted must not break the law, be abusive, pornographic or sell products or services. Comments posted which contravene this will be removed and your continued access to the site will be reviewed.

Section 5: PSS disclaimer 


PSS handling of your personal information   Pacific Sailing School Disclaimer The student acknowledges that there are risks involved with any water sports and accordingly hereby releases Pacific Sailing School Pty Ltd and any of its employees or agents from any liability however arising from personal injury, financial loss or loss & damage to personal belongings.

Student Disclaimer to sign at start of each course

Welcome to Sailing- Today is your introduction to sailing on Sydney Harbour.  I know this will be the start of an incredible voyage.  Set Sail safely and have fun!  Please read our disclaimer and then sign this document and return it to our office prior to setting sail:  Some safety first, can you swim?  If not, ask your Instructor for a Life jacket or a Personal Flotation Device. Please make sure that you are aware at all times of the boom, that you keep your head low and don’t let your head be hit by the boom. Prior to setting sail, your Instructor will ask if you can swim and conduct a safety briefing. Please ensure that you have non-marking and enclosed soft soled shoes. Disclaimer – I acknowledge that there are risks involved with any water sports, and accordingly hereby release Pacific Sailing School Pty Ltd. and any of its employees or agents from any liability however arising from personal injury, financial loss or loss or damage of personal belongings. Booking Conditions – I have read and understood and agree to the booking conditions relating to rescheduling of lessons, cancellations and refunds, as set out in the Booking Schedule and on our website. Facebook/Photos – I AUTHORISE /I DO NOT AUTHORISE Pacific Sailing School or their agents to take photographs of me while I am participating in events organized through the School including sailing courses, social occasions, sailing holidays, racing and Try Sailing workshops and sailing events, I understand the images may be altered and copy added and I waive the right to approve the finished product that may be reproduced on the School’s website or Facebook pages. Email news – I AUTHORISE/I DO NOT AUTHORISE Pacific Sailing School to add my name to their mail chimp e newsletter list and email me the newsletter on a regular basis.

Thank you