Catamaran Sailing Travel Insurance
Catamaran Sailing is a type of Sailing with a very typical boat. As opposed to regular boats that have only one hull, Catamarans are characterised by their two (or sometimes even more) hulls. Another major difference between regular boats and Catamarans is that the former have a ballasted keel that keeps them stable while the latter get their stability from their…
Catamaran Sailing is a type of Sailing with a very typical boat. As opposed to regular boats that have only one hull, Catamarans are characterised by their two (or sometimes even more) hulls. Another major difference between regular boats and Catamarans is that the former have a ballasted keel that keeps them stable while the latter get their stability from their width. With their two hulls, Catamarans do not have any ballast and are therefore much lighter than your typical monohull boat, which makes them significantly faster than most other boats.
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Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||£1,000||£3,000||£7,500|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Scheduled Airline Failure||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
Pre Existing Medical Conditions
If you have pre existing medical conditions and you plan to participate in Catamaran Sailing whilst travelling abroad, we are able to provide you with a policy. If you want to get a quote online, you can go to our dedicated website for pre existing medical conditions. When prompted you should select Hazardous Activity Pack A. For a quote and policy details: GET A QUOTE ONLINE
Please check the Policy Terms and Conditions for any restrictions or exclusions whilst taking part in Catamaran Sailing.
Another major difference between regular Boats and Catamarans is that the former have a ballasted keel that keeps them stable while the latter get 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 that Catamarans are 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, a 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 other type of Catamaran are the new and modern Mega Catamarans. These are essentially huge Catamaran yachts, enormous luxury boats that can occasionally be spotted in the French Riviera and along the coast in Florida. These types are powered by a motor as well.
On the other side of the Catamaran spectrum are 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 it 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.
Catamaran Sailing can really be done anywhere where there is water. The most popular places to do it, though, are off the southeast coast of the USA, in the Mediterranean Sea and in the South Pacific.
Catamaran Sailing Equipment
The main piece of equipment that is necessary for Catamaran sailing is the Catamaran itself. In addition to that, other necessities include ropes and clutches, navigational tools, repair kits and sailing clothing, such as wet or dry suits, a life vest and coats.
You must ensure that you are adequately supervised, that appropriate safety equipment (such as life jackets etc.) are worn at all times and you do not participate in Catamaran Sailing for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.
This Activity does not provide cover for Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.
Please read the Policy Wording for full details.
This Travel Insurance is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.