Terms & Conditions

REGISTRATION IS CONTINGENT UPON RECEIPT OF PAYMENT AND ALL REQUIRED FORMS BEFORE CLASS BEGINS

Payor and Participant (or Participant’s Parent/Guardian as applicable) acknowledge that participation in any Deep Creek Sailing School program is contingent upon receipt of payment and all required forms.  Such forms include, but may not be limited to, a Liability Waiver form, a Consent to Medical Treatment form, a photo/video release form, and, if Participant is under age 18, a Behavior Contract and participation consent form.  

Payor will be taken to required forms immediately after payment is processed.  Required forms are also also accessible on the Student Portal page of this website.

SAFETY

Payor and Participant understand that violating safety regulations or failure to comply with instructions of the instructors, staff, or assistants may result in harm or injury to the Participant or others and may be grounds for dismissal from class. Participant agrees to practice safe boating at all times and to wear a life vest whenever on or near the water.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

Payor and Participant understand that the weather on Deep Creek Lake can change quickly, and as long as the conditions are safe, Participants should plan to sail, even if it’s cold or raining.

Payor and Participant further understand that, while the instructors will cover all classroom material, on-the-water instruction time may be reduced due to wind or other weather conditions.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Gift certificates are available for private lessons only and are contingent upon receipt of payment and all required forms. Students must have reached the age of 18 by the date of the lesson (or age 16 and accompanied by an adult age 18 or over who also purchases a private lesson at the same date and time).  Please see the Private Lessons page of this website for details.  We encourage the recipient of the gift certificate to contact the private lessons registrar as soon as practicable to schedule. Gift certificates are not refundable, and gift certificates not redeemed in 1 year from the date of purchase will be deemed a donation to the deep creek sailing school. If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact the registrar.  

 

Cancellation & Change Policy

CANCELLATIONS MORE THAN 30 DAYS BEFORE FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Registrants may receive a complete refund if they cancel their registration 30 days or more before the first day of class.

CHANGES MORE THAN 30 DAYS BEFORE FIRST DAY OF CLASS

If you wish to change to a different class, you may do so without any fee, as long as there is space available and you notify us 30 days or more before the start date of the class for which you are originally registered.

CANCELLATIONS OR CHANGES LESS THAN 30 DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS

If you cancel your registration or change to a different class within 30 days of the class start date, there will be a non-refundable deposit of $100. However, if we can fill the spot you canceled or changed, we will reduce this fee to $50.

ONCE THE CLASS HAS STARTED, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR PRO-RATING OF FEES

Please note that once the class has started, fees cannot be refunded or pro-rated.

NOTIFICATION OF CANCELLATIONS OR CHANGES

All requests for cancellations and changes must be made by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Location



The physical location of DCSS is different than our mailing address. The sailing school classroom is located on the first floor of Deep Creek Lake Sailing Association (DCLSA) clubhouse.  

Some classes are held at Deep Creek Yacht Club, Inc. (DCYC) Both clubs are located at the southern end of Deep Creek Lake.

DCLSA
Deep Creek Lake Sailing Association
204 Yacht Club Road
Swanton, MD 21561
(301) 387-4159

DCYC
Deep Creek Yacht Club
855 Shoreline Drive
Swanton, MD 21561
(301) 387-7890