Travel Insurance For Sailing Courses

What if your sailing trip is cancelled due to weather? Or your bags are lost en route? Or stolen? What if someone falls ill? Travel insurance is vital to a stress-free vacation.

For the above reasons we mandate that anyone doing our courses needs to obtain travel insurance. Many credit cards (esp. Chase Sapphire Reserve) provide insurance if you book the trip with their card. Perfect. In other instances you will need to buy separate travel insurance. This is a decent review of travel insurance (that actually recommends Travelex Travel Select).

While we don’t mind who you go with, Sailing Virgins has partnered with World Nomads to offer sailing trip insurance to our students.

You can buy and claim online, even after you’ve left home. Travel insurance from is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.


7 reasons why we recommend travel insurance from World Nomads.

Firstly we don’t mind who you insure with, simply that you do obtain coverage from a reputable provider. Here’s why we like World Nomads:

  1. Trusted reliable underwriters is backed by a suite of strong, secure, specialist travel insurers who provide you with great cover, 24 hour emergency assistance and the highest levels of support and claims management when you need it most.

  2. Value for money with the cover you need provides cover for what’s important for travellers from 140 countries. By focusing on what you need and leaving out what you don’t, World Nomads prices are some of the most competitive online.

  3. Flexibility when you need it most

    Had a change of plans? You can buy more cover or claim online while you are still away. You can even buy a World Nomads policy if you’re already travelling.

  4. Cover for a range of adventure activities

    From sailing in the British Virgin Islands to whitewater rafting in Colorado, covers a range of adventure activities, giving you peace of mind to get the most from your travels.

  5. World Nomads keeps you travelling safely

    All members have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, as well as travel safety advice and tips online through the World Nomads Travel Safety Hub.

  6. More than just great value travel insurance

    All members can learn the local lingo through a series of iPod & iPhone Language Guides and can stay in touch with family and friends with an online travel journal.

  7. Commitment to exceptional customer service

    We want to make sure you get the most from You can find out more about why travel insurance is important for your trip. If you have any questions about your travel insurance or travel safety in general, please contact directly.