TRAINING POLICIES

Membership Policy:

ANSA is a non-profit sailing club and membership is required to take or challenge any course.  ANSA membership is open to the general public.  Complimentary membership is included with your first ANSA class.

If ASA (American Sailing Association) certification is desired, ASA membership is also required.  ASA membership is included in the ASA 101 course. For advanced level courses, students must have a current ASA membership in order to be certified.

PFD (Personal Flotation Device) Policy:

For insurance and safety reasons, ANSA requires students to wear PFDs at all times while OTW unless otherwise directed by the instructor or skipper.  We provide PFDs for all sailors, but you may bring your favorite as well.

Waiver Policy:

For ASA insurance reasons a signed waiver is required before any OTW portion of a training or club sail.

Payment Policy:

Students must make full course payment in order to confirm their registration for a course.  Payments may be made through online banking,  Zelle, PayPal, or by check.  Registration is based on the order of payments received. If a check is being mailed, please inform the Rear Commodore for Training accordingly to hold your spot pending receipt.

Payments must be received 21 days prior to the scheduled start date so that materials can be ordered and course planning can proceed.   Payment is due immediately if the class is scheduled to start in less than 21 days.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy:

If a student must withdraw from a course, please inform the Rear Commodore for Training email (training@ansa.org) or phone as soon as possible.

If withdrawal notification is made 14 days before the first session, the course fee will be fully refunded.  Otherwise, there will be no refunds unless extenuating circumstances exist which should be discussed with the Rear Commodore for Training.

Cancellation Policy:

A class may be cancelled due to insufficient registrants, predicted weather, or a vessel malfunction or charter availability issue.  If ANSA cancels a class, you will receive a refund in full.

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