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Catamaran Sailing Travel Insurance

If you are planning a holiday and you will be Catamaran Sailing, then you will need to have a Travel Insurance policy in place before your leave your home. To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 / support@jsinsurance.co.uk Summary of…

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If you are planning a holiday and you will be Catamaran Sailing, then you will need to have a Travel Insurance policy in place before your leave your home.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 / support@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover (per person)

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical Expenses and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Property £1,000 £1,500 £4,000
Activity Equipment* £1,000 £1,500 £4,000
Laptop Cover £500 £500 £500
Gadget Cover* £1,000 £1,000 £1,000
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
End Supplier Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Overseas Return Quarantine Included Included Included
Standard Excess** £100 £50 £35

*Activity Equipment is covered whilst in transit and storage only.

**Gadget Cover can be added to the quote page at an additional premium.

***Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the Policy Wording of this policy provided by JS Travel Insurance.

This Catamaran Sailing Travel Insurance policy is underwritten by Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Limited, registered in Gibraltar under number 87598, registered office at Level 3, Ocean Village Business Centre, 23 Ocean Village Promenade, Gibraltar. The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission is licensed and regulated by the Financial Services Act 2019 of Gibraltar.

Catamaran Sailing (Amateur Competition)

If you are taking part in a Catamaran Sailing (Amateur Competition) and require cover whilst away from your home, then we can provide coverage through one of our providers, Adventures.

If you are looking for a policy for a child under 18 years of age, you will need to select Independent Child when going through the quote process.

Please select: Yachting / Sailing (within territorial waters) and you will be automatically covered for Catamaran Sailing (Amateur Competition).

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This policy will provide cover up to 69 years of age.

Please Note: We can cover just the day or days that you will be taking part in Catamaran Sailing (Amateur Competition) if you already have a Travel Insurance policy in place. When getting a quote and purchasing a policy, you must take out Adventures Party A Only, so the cover is valid.

Please read the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Catamarans

Another major difference between regular Boats and Catamarans is that the former has a ballasted keel that keeps them stable while the latter gets their stability from their width.

Catamarans with their two hulls don't have any ballast and are therefore much lighter than your typical Boat. The two hulls of the Catamaran are also much narrower than the heavy broad hull of other Boats. All these factors make Catamarans generally much faster than regular Boats.

A Catamaran, for example, will not lean over the way that a Sailboat would, which causes its sail to spill less wind, thus making it more efficient.

The fact that it doesn't lean as much makes the ride more comfortable for the passengers as well, the main reason why larger motorised Catamarans are often used as passenger and/or car ferries.

The two hulls are joined by at least a frame, this is the most basic type but generally by a platform on which people can stand.

Some types of Catamaran even have accommodation and common spaces on the bridge that connects the two hulls.

There are several different types of Catamaran. The bigger Catamarans are used as passenger boats and ferries, and sometimes even for military purposes.

These types of Catamarans are always powered by a motor. A completely another type of Catamaran is the new and modern Mega Catamarans.

These are essentially huge Catamaran yachts, enormous luxury boats that can occasionally be spotted on the French Riviera and along the coast of Florida.

On the other side of the Catamaran, the spectrum is the recreational Catamarans. These are small sailing Catamarans without motors, popular things to use for water sports.

The history of Catamarans goes back thousands of years. Greek engineers are known to have developed a Catamaran like Boat in the 3rd century BC.

Those Boats were used to transport large building materials and obelisks. It is also said that the Greeks had two so-called super galleys, boats so big that they must have been two boats joined together, a Catamaran, in other words.

Catamarans have also been a common means of transportation in Polynesia, where they consisted of a larger and heavier hull in which people sat joined to a smaller stabilising hull.

The very word 'Catamaran' is derived from the Tamil word 'Kattumaram', which means tied wood in the most literal sense.

There are many Annual Catamaran Sailing races all over the world, the most well-known of which are the America's Cup and the International C-Class Catamaran Championship.

The most popular places to do it, though, are off the southeast coast of the USA, in the Mediterranean Sea and the South Pacific.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

If you have pre-existing medical conditions and you plan to participate in Catamaran Sailing whilst travelling abroad, we can provide you with a policy.

This activity is covered automatically under Hazardous Activity Pack A.

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Please read the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover

Our JS Travel Insurance policy for Catamaran Sailing can cover you provided the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all but essential travel to your destination.

All customers must follow the advice of the FCDO at the time of travel and for the duration of their trip. This includes returning to the UK if the FCDO changes their travel advice based on the risks presented at the time. www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

  • Medical Expenses and Repatriation - when medically necessary, if you or anyone on this policy contracts COVID-19 whilst abroad.
  • Cancellation Cover - if you or anyone on this policy are unable to travel because you have contracted COVID-19 within 14 days of your departure date. This includes a positive pre-travel test.
  • Curtailment Cover - if your trip is cut short if you or anyone on this policy becomes ill with Covid-19.
  • Overseas Return Quarantine - additional accommodation & transport costs (limits apply) if you or anyone on this policy are unable to return home due to contracting Covid-19 and being told to self-isolate abroad.

European Resident or Already Travelled

Globelink International offers Single Trip and Annual Multi Trip policies if you live in another European country.

This policy will also cover you if you have already left your home country and are already travelling.

This activity is automatically covered under Hazardous Pursuits Category 1 & 2, so there is no need to select an extra option for Catamaran Sailing.

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Please read the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Useful Websites

Yachting World

Complete Guide to Catamaran Sailing


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