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XYC FAQ’s

Frequently asked questions

What is the cost of joining the club? And what do I get from my membership?


Price depends on the membership category you choose. The package includes sailing apparel, the right to use XYC’s state-of-the art, highly customized sailing boats, as well as participation in races, and other events.




How can I pay for my membership?


You can pay online by credit card on our website: www.xclusiveyachtclub.com or by bank transfer by contacting one of our team members.




I have booked a race, when can I expect to know who I will sail with?


At this stage, we are working on gathering an exclusive on-board team that will consist of the crew, a coach and a skipper. The team will ensure that your sailing experience goes as smoothly as possible.




How will I know what will be my key sailing role / position on board the yacht?


Gold members will have the chance to choose their positions first, followed by Silver, and Bronze members. You will be able to undertake more than one position during offshore races.




If I was a Jib trimmer in my previous racing team, can I ask to do it with XYC too?


Sure! Please specify your preferences, and we will do our best to accommodate you.




How many people will be on board for a race?


This will depend on the type of the race, but usually it is up to 12 persons including the coach and skipper.




Will the teams be gender diverse (include both men and women)?


Yes.




What kind of food will be available during the offshore races?


Our team will ensure that we provide all necessities during the offshore races, as well as a delicious, tailor-made cuisine similar to what is served at the Volvo Ocean Race. If you have any special request, please let us know and will do our best to accommodate you.




What should I bring with me on board?


You need to have your sailing gear with you, as well as your day-to-day clothing. We will provide all the safety equipment. Right before the race, we will send out a detailed email with everything we recommend for you to bring. Should you need any sailing gear at all, please drop our team an email in advance and we will supply you with all you need.




Is it possible to cancel the booking after payment?


Yes, you can get a refund up to 48 hours after you have paid.




I have paid, but unfortunately, I will not be able to come to the competition. What should I do?


Don't you worry, your payment will be kept on your account and can be used for participating in the next race you choose.




When do bookings for a race close?


Bookings close as soon as the boat is fully booked.




Will a deposit be required?


Yes, a cash deposit of €1,500 will be charged right before the race and if there are no damages to the boat or equipment, the deposit will be automatically refunded.




Do I need insurance?


Yes. You must be insured to participate in the competition. Every sailor must have personal accident insurance and medical insurance. Third-party boat insurance coverage is provided by XYC.




What safety equipment do you have on board?


The boat will have a life raft, life jackets for all sailors, pyrotechnic equipment and satellite coms.




Can I book a boat for cruising?


Yes. You can rent a boat for cruising either before or after the race. Boat availabilities and leisure charter & cruises program is available on our website: www.xclusiveyachtclub.com.