Returns and Exchanges

Yes, we understand some parts are not what you were expecting or they were too big or small for your deck. Not a problem! We want to make sure that you find your experience with Vela Sailing Supply as user friendly as possible, so relax because you have 30 days (14 days on electronics) from the day you receive your order to request a RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) and we will be glad to exchange it for a different part or size or simply refund your credit card or Paypal account.

Please read all the information and in order to make it easier and faster for everyone, please fill out the contact form and wait for our email response. We will contact you in the next business day:

Return and Exchange period:
Exchange or return your item anytime from the original purchase date within the timeframe below:
• 14 days for electronics (GPS, Chartplotter, Tacktick, Velocitek, etc.).
• 30 days for all other products.

Special situations:
For all our customers with boats based on severe weather areas, such as New England, great Lakes and northern Europe, we understand that you may shop during winter and won't be able to test your hardware on your sailboat until the spring; well, no worries, just drop a note when you are placing your order and we will keep track of it. In case you need to return an item after the abovementioned periods, we will honor the return as a store credit to be used on future purchases through Vela Sailing Supply.

Non-Returnable Items:
Some items cannot be returned, including:
• Labor, delivery and/or installation services
• Gift certificates.
• Custom made halyards, sheets or control lines.
• Custom made lifelines.
• Custom made shrouds and / or stays.
• Damaged or abused items.
• Items that are missing accessories, such as remote controls, cords and cables.
• Etched or otherwise personalized items.
• Used / worn sailing gear of any type.
• Custom made sails 
• Items that are in the "Clearance Bucket" section

Documents needed for return or exchanges:
We will email you a RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) after your request for return (email, phone or Live Help Chat). Please include the RMA on the package returned/ exchange together; this will help us identify your package promptly and therefore solve your situation as early as possible. We will refuse delivery of any package not clearly marked with an RMA number, and it will be sent back to you. We will not accept the return of any used, scratched, dented, soiled or damaged items or items that are not in their original packaging with all component parts, literature and warranty cards included.
Also please note that unless we shipped you the wrong item, outbound shipping charges are non-refundable, and you are responsible for return shipping.

Restocking Fee:
The restocking fee may apply to products accepted in the eventuality of a late return or exchange prior approval, or show less than perfect resalable conditions or custom made. The restocking fee for hardware or equipment is 18%. The restocking fee for gear and apparel is 20%. If your order was shipped for free, the refund will be for the amount of the goods you are returning minus a flat fee of $15-$25, depending on what has been returned, which will go towards the shipping we have had already absorbed when we first shipped your order, because this is a service already rendered.

Refund Method:
Your refund will generally be in the same form as the original payment. Please, we authorize and execute the refunds every 15th and 30th of each month.