General Information Sheet: 10th
All of the following is supplied as a guide only and no responsibilities are implied or
accepted by the writers. It is intended to contribute to your wellbeing and good times.
Information supplied is accurate at time of printing and can be subject to change
Refer to our Current
Season Rates for your itinerary costs.
for our Hire Agreement and Terms and Conditions.|
|Shuttle pickup Auckland 0900 hrs.|
|Assembly at yacht from 0930 hrs.|
|Departure of yacht at 1000 hrs.|
|Shuttle pickup Auckland 0900 hrs.|
|Assembly at yacht from 1000 hrs.|
|Departure of yacht at 1030 hrs.|
|Shuttle service can be arranged for your pickup and/or return:-|
|From the Airport.|
|From your accommodation.|
|Tour vehicle can be arranged for you:-|
|In or around the city.|
|Sightseeing, Special Interest, Golf.|
|All guest are required to make their own insurance arrangements or make sure that our
activity is covered in your travel insurance.|
|Insuring against broken travel arrangements would be advised if weather conditions
restrict our return at expected time. Due to weather we CAN NOT guarantee
returning at schedule times.|
|It is a condition of our Insurance Company that there is no smoking permitted below
|For the comfort of everybody on board smoking is only permitted down wind from all
|The over consumption of alcohol does reduce the ability of the individual to maintain a
stable position and does result in some very nasty cuts after falls. A severe knock on the
head coupled with falling overboard while the vessel is moving will probable result in
approximately 5 - 10 minutes before we return to our last position recorded by the GPS
"Man-Over-Board" system. So for safetys sake the over consumption is not
allowed but moderation and accepted practices with meals is enjoyed.|
|Racing starts at 1030 hrs.|
|Racing finishes at 1630 hrs.|
Louis Vuitton Begins October 2002
|Round Robin 1
||1st Oct - 11th Oct
|Round Robin 2
||22nd Oct - 1st Nov
||12th Nov - 19th Nov
|Quarter Finals Repecharge
||23rd Nov - 30th Nov
||9th Dec - 16th Dec
|Semi Finals Repecharge
||20th Dec - 28th Dec
||11th Jan - 21st Jan
Americas Cup Racing begins February 2003
Note - Rest days and reserve days are
included in the dates above as the conditions of racing require minimum and maximum wind
conditions before racing can commence.
You must pack suitable clothing for protection
As NZ is very dangerous for the burning of skin
due to the ultra violet rays emitted by the sun and the hole in the Ozone layer.
As the weather can change rapidly when out on the
water with rain and/or salt water spray from wind.
If the weather changes for the worst then the air
or wind can be very cold. Also evenings on the water can be cool.
Please wear white soled or non marking soled
footwear whilst walking the decks of the yacht.
Some footwear that is suitable for stepping into
saltwater and protection from sharp shells or rocks can save some nasty cuts and
Suitable light walking footwear for casual walks
along our lovely sandy foreshore, in the dunes or up to the shop for an ice cream.
Good sturdy tramping footwear for the adventurer
that wants to wander off into the wilderness is a necessity.
Soft baggage is required on board for the ease of
stowage and minimising of damage to the vessel and your enjoyment.
A lightweight backpack for the sun protection,
snacks, camera, footwear and jumper is ideal.
Tea, coffee, sugar and milk supplied.
Meals supplied onboard on request from "Ripples
Cafe on The Marina"
Meals before or after Adventure from "Ripples
Cafe on The Marina".
|Note. Whilst you are most
encouraged to participate in as many activities as we can find, due to the differing
abilities of all our guest we can not look after everybodys health and safety and
supply the appropriate equipment. |
A selection of boat rods are on board.
MUST ONLY swim
within your own capabilities.
ONLY IF you are able to safely snorkel and accept responsibility for yourself.
Please supply your own equipment
We can arrange pick-up from your arrival location
if pre arranged for groups up to 7 , 9 or 10 per van.
Please be aware that the weather sometimes plays
a major role in determining whether we move on the water or not. The skippers decision is
final in determining whether the vessel moves to the destination or not, even if the
possibility of missing a travel connection can not be avoided. We have cell phone and
radio phone communications available for your rearrangement of travel commitments and
accept no liability what so ever for inconveniences or costs incurred as a result of any
decisions made or weather encountered.
|A booking is not confirmed until the deposit is received.|
A non-refundable portion of the total charter fee equal to 33% of the total charter
A one third of total charter fee is required
within 7 days of booking.
The remaining balance of the total charter fee is
due before 50 days before sailing departure date.
|A sailing departure date is not confirmed until the full fee has been received.|
|Whilst we dont want
cancellations we would first offer the next available closest time slot to suit. |
Prior to 50 days of sailing a refund less booking fee
will be made.
Within 50 days, ONLY once a substitute charter is booked a refund less the booking fee
will be refunded.
Incipient weather will result in a credit being made for another booking.
Skipper unavailability will result in a full refund if no alternative booking can be