A Family Sailing Business...
Nick and Alison met at Stithian's Windsurfing Club, Cornwall in 1980. They both went on to compete in national and international windsurfing events. Alison was 1989 Division 1 Ladies World Windsurfing Champion and Nick was Navy Windsurfing Champion for many years, winning The Hammond Cup. They have four teenage children, who all enjoy being out on the water in a sailing boat or windsurfing on Hickling broad.
“It has been a dream come true to be able to offer sailing holidays for people to enjoy. Sailing is our passion, as a family we love being out on the Broads, the pace of life is set by the speed of the boat. Your focus becomes the wind and the weather. The breeze dictates your day, where you go and how far you travel; nature’s beauty replaces the internet. It is a wonderful place to holiday".
BROADS SAILING HOLIDAYS LTD TRADING AS OLIVER’S SAILING HOLIDAYS TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SAILING BOAT CHARTER 0.1 If we can not operate our sailing yacht charters or a member of your household has Covid- 19 symptoms or has to quarantine, your booking is fully refundable, including the deposit. We are taking a 15% deposit, at the time of booking, with the final balance due two weeks before the start of your holiday. Alison Highton 16.1.2021 1.0 Charter and payment. 1.2 To secure booking the charterer must pay 15% as a deposit. The deposit should be received within seven days of booking. 1.3 Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays will confirm the booking in writing. 1.4 If a holiday deposit is not received within seven days of booking Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays reserves the right to re-charter the boat and return the deposit. 1.5 The balance of payment shall be paid to Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays less than 30 days prior to the start of the charter period. 2.0 Alteration Fee 2.1 If the charterer needs to alter any holiday arrangements after booking has been confirmed, the charterer must notify Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays in writing and we will do our best to help. An alteration fee of £15 may be charged. 3.0 Cancellation. 3.1 If a charterer needs to cancel a booking Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays must be informed as soon as possible by telephone and email. In all cases of cancellation, the holiday deposit will be forfeit. Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays will endeavour to re-charter the boat and if successful the charter fee, less deposit, will be refunded. If unsuccessful, the charterer will be liable to pay the full cost of the holiday unless the cancellation notice is received, in writing, 60 days or more prior to holiday start. Personal holiday insurance is strongly advised. 4.0 Non-Arrival 4.1 Normal boarding time shall be 3pm for learn to sail holidays, If a charterer fails to arrive the boat will be ‘held’ until 5pm on the following day. If the charterer fails to arrive without notification by 5pm on the day following hire start Oliver’s Holidays reserves the right to recharter the boat. If the boat is re-chartered the hire fee, less deposit, shall be refunded. If the boat is not re-chartered the charterer shall be liable for the full hire charge. 5.0 Boarding the Yachts are let on the understanding that Oliver’s Holidays will brief the charterer on the boat and its equipment. Henceforth, the charterer becomes responsible for the yacht and its equipment. If Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays is prevented by circumstances beyond its control from making a boat available and cannot provide a suitable alternative, Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays will refund all monies paid, but no further liability will be accepted. 6.0 Insurance and liabilities 6.1 Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays shall insure the yacht and her equipment against fire, marine and collision risks with third party damage cover of not less than £3,000,000 subject to a policy deductible of no greater sum than the security deposit. 6.2 Notwithstanding the provisions of clause 6.1 the charterer will indemnify Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays in respect of any loss of or damage to the yacht or its equipment or any other equipment or liability arising out of any act or omission of the charterer, his servants or agents or any member of his party or any other person invited onto the yacht which is not for any reason covered by Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays insurance. 6.3 Broads Sailing Holidays trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays accept no liability for death or personal injury, loss or damage to personal property, suffered by the charterer, his servants, agents any member of his party or any other person invited onto the yacht, nor for any consequential losses resulting from such incidents, save in the event that same is caused by willful default. 7.0 Navigation Restrictions. The charterer will not take the yacht outside the cruising limits. On no account may the charterer (a) Tow, or be towed by other cruisers unless with professional assistance (b) Cruise after dark, (your boat is not insured or equipped for night navigation) (c) permit your boat to be taken out to sea. You must navigate in accordance with current byelaws and must observe the speed limits applicable to the waterway. If you intend to sail beyond Stokesby, you must be briefed on crossing Breydon water by Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays 8.0 Charter Obligations 8.1 The charterer warrants that he/she and his/her crew have the experience and competence as formally stated in the Booking Form and that they are capable of the safe handling of the yacht. He shall appoint himself or a suitably experienced person to be skipper of the yacht prior to signature of this agreement. 8.2 In the event of any damage to or failure of the yacht or any incident involving a third party, the charterer shall at the earliest opportunity report such occurrence to Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays and shall comply with any instructions given to him. It is the responsibility of the skipper to establish and record the name and registration number of all boats involved, together with the name and address of their owners and/or hirers and report these details, with details of any damage to Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays as soon as possible via the contract details in the Boat Manual. The skipper will be required to complete a full accident report, including diagrams and photographs of the incident on return to the boatyard. 8.3 The charterer will not lend, sub-charter, nor operate the yacht in a manner contrary to national and international rules applicable to the waters in which the yacht is being navigated. Nor shall the nominated skipper part with the control of the yacht, without the written consent of Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays 8.4 The charterer will not use the yacht for any purpose other than private pleasure cruising for himself, his crew and guests unless otherwise agreed and recorded in this agreement. He will not race the yacht prior to the written consent of Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays 8.5 The charterer shall take care of and assume full responsibility for the safety and maintenance of the yacht and its equipment at all times, including periods when the yacht is left unattended. 8.6 The charterer shall observe all regulations of Broads authorities and will not allow the yacht to be used for lawful purposes. 8.7 The charterer shall not allow any animals on board the yacht without the written consent of Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays 8.8 The yacht should have sufficient gas and diesel for your trip but should you require additional diesel or gas the charterer will be liable for all costs involved. 8.9 The charterer shall ensure that the yacht remains afloat at all times, including periods when berthed. 8.10 at the end of the charter period the charterer shall ensure the re-delivery of the yacht to Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays clean and tidy in the conditions as upon delivery (reasonable wear and tear excepted) if the charterer shall fail to re-deliver the yacht at the time and place agreed he shall be liable for an additional charge equal to twice the pro rata daily charter fee for every day or part thereof by which re-delivery is delayed, plus costs incurred by Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays in returning the yacht to Martham Ferry Boat Yard by 9.00am on the last day of hire. 9.0 Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays obligations. 9.1 Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays will with reasonable endeavours to deliver the yacht to the charterer at the agreed time and place. If for any reason the yacht or equivalent alternative yacht shall not be so delivered a pro-rata refund will be made to the charterer for each 12 hour delay. If such delay exceeds 25% of the total charter period, the charterer shall be at liberty to treat the charter as determined and the Managing agent on behalf of the owner shall thereupon return all sums paid. In this event neither the owner nor his managing agent shall be liable to pay to the charterer any other compensation for any loss or damage of whatsoever nature resulting from the delay curtailment or cancellation of this charter. 10.0 General. 10.1 Additional persons. The number of persons indicated for each boat must not be exceeded except where provision for extra persons is specified and agreed by Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays 10.2 Pets: May be allowed aboard the boat with the prior permission of Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays and at the owners personal risk. 10.3 Minors. Booking from persons aged 18 cannot be accepted 10.4 Suitability of Hirer. Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays reserves the right to decline to accept a booking or refuse to hand over a boat to any person or group where, in the opinion of Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays , facilities are not suitable for the person or any group member on the grounds of age, ill health, disability, inexperience or any other reason. In such case all sums paid will be refunded in full and the contract shall be discharged without liability on either party. The boat operator reserves the right to repossess the boat at any time where a serious accident or damage has occurred or in the opinion of the boat operator is likely to occur because of the unsuitability of the hire due to age, ill health, disability, inexperience or any other reason. In such cases the boat operator shall not be liable to make a refund of any portion of the hire. 10.5 Hirers Equipment. You may not take on the boat without the boat operators prior permission portable heaters of any type, lighting equipment or anything which may cause danger to the boat, its equipment or its occupants. 10.6 Yacht delays or curtailment. Every boat is checked before the start of each hire cruise so it is unlikely that your boat will suffer a mechanical breakdown. If a breakdown of any kind should occur, you must report it to Broads Sailing Holidays Ltd trading as Oliver’s Sailing Holidays immediately so that steps can be taken to repair the boat and it’s equipment as speedily as practicable in the circumstances. Apart from the above obligations the boat operator shall not be liable whatsoever in respect of any direct or consequential loss or damage that you may suffer whether financial or otherwise as a result of such breakdown. The boat operator shall not be responsible for the consequence of delays or restriction of cruising arising from obstructions repairs or damage to navigation works, flooding, shortage of water, industrial action, fuel rationing, shortage of or Non-availability of fuel or other cause and the boat operator reserves the right to restrict cruising if unusual of hazardous conditions prevail. 10.7 Sailing Dinghies. Sailing dinghies may be available to hire at an extra charge but are subject to availability at the start of hire. 10.8 All crew members must wear non- slip shoes. 10.9 The boat and all its equipment must be returned to the boatyard in a clean and tidy condition, equivalent to the pickup condition by 9.00 am on the last day of hire. Updated October 2020 For the joy of sailing! Website last updated January 2021
For a full refund, cancel at least 30 days before the activity is scheduled to start.