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Cancellation of a tuition booking must be received in writing 10 days prior to the course commencing, after which time clients will forfeit their course fee.  Course date changes must also be made 10 days in advance in writing – this will not incur any costs.

Mersea Island Watersports reserves the right to cancel course or change availability dates due to weather conditions, or any other technical issues.  In these instances, alternative dates will be offered or a full refund will be issued.  We reserve the right to change lesson type from group to private if the minimum attendance amount is not met or shorten the course accordingly.

Weather conditions. We will contact you in case of adverse weather or inadequate conditions – once a lesson is booked presume it will go ahead unless we contact you.

Cancellation of sessions during 6 week blocked booked courses. E.g Kids evenings during term time. Once a 6 week course is booked MIW will run 6 sessions. If one of these sessions is missed by the participant then no refund will be issued. If the session is cancelled by MIW then it will be rescheduled for the week following the end of the course.

Health & Safety

Any person having tuition must be medically fit to participate in their chosen water sport and be confident and comfortable in the water.  If you have any medical condition or take a medication that affects the activity you must inform us and your instructor before starting any course.

Any child under 11 years must have a parent/guardian on site at all times.  For children over 11 years parents can leave the site whilst their child is under instruction but must leave a contact telephone number and collect as the lesson finishes.

Whilst on a MIW course you must observe the instructors safety guidance for your safety and the safety of others.

There is an element of risk with any water sport, and the instructor is there for your safety, so their instructions must be followed to avoid exposure to any unnecessary risks.  Please ensure you declare any medical issues/medication, you are aware that your fitness is suitable for the sport you wish to try, and must not participate in any lesson under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Risk assessments have been carried out on all locations that our courses take place. Your instructor will make you aware of these and will be happy to discuss any concerns should you have any.

Privacy: All the information given to us is treated confidentially and is NEVER passed on to third parties.

We may contact you from time to time about new offers, sessions or even social events we have on offer. If you do not wish to be contacted please send ‘STOP’ to and we will remove all your information from the system.

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