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Old 02-09-2012, 18:29   #1
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Womanship - Worldwide Sailing Company - Refuses To Refund Girl Scout Money

We want to let all in the sailing community know that you have a shark in your midst. Womanship.com, a worldwide sailing company that professes it can lead anyone on a learning adventure contracted with our group of 11 and 12 year old Girl Scouts on the Chesapeake Bay in June, 2012. We spent time coming to an agreed upon itinerary that led to us putting down a $1400.00 deposit on May 2nd. Since that time, Womanship suspended communication and did not respond to any of our appeals to get information regarding our upcoming trip. Our six Girl Scouts had to sell thousands of cookies to fund this trip, only to be disappointed and be left ashore. To add insult to injury, they continue to ignore all requests for a refund. If our experience is any indication of their business practices, do not spend any time or money on this company! The sailing community needs to spread the word! Don’t believe us? Look on TripAdvisior, Yahoo Travel, Cruisers Forum, Yelp, Sailing School Reviewer to name a few!!!
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:53   #2
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Re: Womanship - Worldwide Sailing Company - Refuses To Refund Girl Scout Money

Is there a more recent review than the August 1999 Practical Sailor article on sailing schools that would cover Womanship ( Sailing School Review - The Best Sailing School - J World San Francisco, The Performance Sailing School and Club )?

Trip Advisor, Yahoo Travel, and sailing school reviewer have some reviews in which participants sometimes report lucking out and get excellent instructors, but other times are hit by disorganization and harsh business practices.
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Old 03-09-2012, 15:14   #3
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We haven't found any other articles, but thanks for the heads up on this one. Please look up the reviews on this company. Good luck!!!
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Old 03-09-2012, 18:19   #4
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I introduced a number of women (mostly single - you're welcome) to sailing. Our experience is that the Womanship experience is very much dependent on the individual instructor. There isn't much consistency from person to person.

The office (is there more than one? Hard to tell) is very poor.

I'm sorry about the Girl Scouts. I live and sail out of Annapolis. Send me a PM with contact information and I'll see what I can rustle up among the locals, starting with J/World.
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Old 03-09-2012, 22:53   #5
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As a new member I am unable to send personal messages until I have become "trusted". I asked that I become your friend Auspicious and hope that will help the process along - I would love to give you more information and will checkout your website! Thanks
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Sounds harsh, but a useful early life lesson for the Girl Scouts.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, moorephun.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:41   #8
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Go sell them some fire insurance till you get your money back. They give money back and you guarantee they dont have a fire. Ive tried it and it not only works but is cheaper than shyster lawyers
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Yeah, that's a real useful suggestion. Let's get the Girl Scouts involved in illegal extortion schemes. SHEESH!
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Yeah, that's a real useful suggestion. Let's get the Girl Scouts involved in illegal extortion schemes. SHEESH!
It's only illegal if you get caught.

.......in which case, blame it on the Brownies
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Moorephun, I am assuming you are a troop leader and perhaps have shared the information about your bad experience with your council or district executive, program director, and others. Of course, you wouldn't want another troop, council group, wider op group, etc., to go through what you did.
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We have sent letters to the schools, boy scouts, girl scouts -if you have any other suggestions keep them coming - I will tell all about this!!!
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Have you contacted the better business bureau and the local Annapolis newspapers? Sometimes the press involvement greases the wheels and things will happen.
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Great ideas! thanks for the info!
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