Frequently Asked Questions
What physical requirements / limits are there?
MINIMUM Weight = 100 lbs
MAXIMUM Weight = 250 lbs
MAXIMUM Height = 6' 4"
What if there's no / not enough wind?
Sailing winds are usually present in the open desert, sometimes elusive but rarely excessive. Since the inaugural 2005 season, guests have enjoyed a 98.33% sailing rate (1.67% due to storms or rain.) Sometimes we must wait for safe and conducive wind conditions. Re: Half Day Experiences- The Standard pass includes (1) make-up trip, while the Economy pass does not. Re: Multi-day Experiences- A generous, transferable credit will be given in the event inclement winds occurred for greater than 50% of the total sailing opportunity time.
"Is it safe?"
Yes, land sailing is statistically very safe, much more so than riding a bicycle. Your land yacht is equipped with a seat belt and leg straps to keep your body inside the cockpit. You will be outfitted with a helmet, sailing gloves, goggles, and knee pads. (You may wear sunglasses in lieu of the goggles.) Your guide will provide a complete lesson and practice area before allowing you to go further out on your own. By simply being mindful of what's going on around you, watching where you're going and using good common sense, there is very little risk.
What do I bring?
Re: Half Day Experiences- A refillable water bottle, sunglasses, sun lotion, lip balm, smartphone, vital medications, and a desire to have a great time & make new friends. Re: Multi-day Experiences- All of the above PLUS four days' fresh clothing. NOTE: Limit (1) standard size rolling hard-shell suitcase per person and (1) purse or backpack. Small, loose or valuable items are best left in the shuttle van while sailing.
What do I wear?
Full length pants are recommended and closed-toe shoes are mandatory. Choose casual clothing that you won't mind getting a little dusty. The same goes for your shoes - don't worry, a damp cloth is usually all that's needed to clean your shoes when you get back. During the early spring and late fall, it's a good idea to dress in layers and bring a coat, hat, gloves, and a muffler. The sunny desert air can sometimes feel very chilly at speed in the breeze.
What's the cancellation / refund policy?
ALL requests to cancel must be logged via telephone +1 800-377-9774
100% refund if:
- Omega Land Sailing cancels your trip
- Your request to cancel is logged 3 or more days prior to trip start date
50% refund if:
- Your request to cancel is logged 1 or 2 days prior to trip start date
No refund (0%) if:
- Your request to cancel is logged less than 24 hours prior to trip start time
- You did not show up on time or at all
How do I redeem a Gift Certificate?
Please call 800-377-9774 or email the date(s) you are interested in, including your name, certificate number, and telephone number. You will receive a prompt response.
I still have questions, who can help me?
Please call 800-377-9774 or compose an email and send it to: help @ omegalandsailing.com - but email isn't always reliable these days, so please call just to be sure. Thank You!