“In many many years at sea on different oceans and in different boats I have never had one of my crew or passengers have an accident. That is due to experience, a sixth sense and a tad of luck. I am proud of how our skippers and crews embrace safety before profit.” John
Our safety policies are extensive and are not just on board – they link to specific maintenance schedules, fueling procedures and workshop and office practices.
Our policies are not there just for our customers – they are there to protect our staff and all those around us.
We have advised many other operators worldwide on safety policies and they are all based on our own successful policy.
Here we just give an idea of our approach and for your assurance a list of a few simple things that you can identify with. As long established seafaring people with extensive knowledge of these waters and overseas waters we have every respect for the oceans and their temperament. The sea is a beautiful and calming environment but has its risks. We try to identify all of these in our working practices to ensure a safe enjoyable voyage for our clients. We are proud to note that we have not suffered a serious accident or suffered vessel damage in our time of operation.
Is it safe for children?
We carry babies right down to babies in arms. Our biggest concern for the little ones is wind chill so please make sure that they are wrapped up.
What if I feel unwell or have a panic attack?
If you are unsure then we would recommend the inshore Ramsey Sailings. Then if you really feel unhappy we will sail quickly back to shore and drop you off. It is something that we understand and wont make a fuss about.
I have a medical condition so can I sail?
We can carry disabled people and pregnant ladies, our general rule is that you must let us know in the office that you have a condition. This then will be related to the boat and the shore duty officer may give advice. The sailing is always tailored to the requirements of those on board and hence it is important that the skipper knows of any condition.
Ultimately though this advice from our insurers states “that unless there is an act of negligence that the decision to partake in the activity is that of the client and by partaking they consent.” Please note that the vessels depart from St Justinians and here there is a short walk and a number of steps to the slipway, which could prove difficult for those with limited ability. For those in wheelchairs we do our best to make suitable or alternative arrangements.