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Booking Guide for Package Training Course

(I) Application Procedures
(1.1) Advance Application - Booking may be made 3 months in advance for all types of courses. (For instance, application form should reach the Centre before the first of April for hiring craft in July.) Allocation of places for the courses will be determined by balloting which will be held on the first working day of each month. The Centre will inform the applicants of the result of balloting before the 7th of the month. (Postal delivery may take longer time because of the remote location of the water sports centres.).
(1.2) Standby Application - Remaining places after balloting will be open for booking by mail or in person from the day after balloting on a first-come-first-served basis. The applicants of standby booking should return the completed application forms together with proof of water sports proficiency of all participants (if required), cheque made payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong SAR" for course fees and stamped self-addressed envelopes to the Centre. If payment is made by cheque, applicants have to put down their names, titles of package training courses and date of courses on the back of the cheque. Photocopies of the submitted documents will be returned to the applicants upon completion of enrolment procedures. (Chong Hing will be closed on Thursdays, Tai Mei Tuk and Stanley Main Beach on Wednesdays, Wong Shek on Tuesdays and St. Stephen's Beach on Tuesdays.)

(II) Courses Available and Entry Requirements
  Apart from the courses listed below, tailor-made programmes for water sports enthusiasts with special course contents and duration are also available at participants' request. Moreover, junior canoeing, sailing and windsurfing programmes are also provided for children aged 8 to 13. Interested people may contact individual water sports centre for details.
(1) Canoeing/Kayaking (a maximum of 6 persons per course for courses marked with # & a maximum of 8 persons per course for other courses)
Kayak Fun Day
1 day
Able to swim 50 metres with clothes
Kayak 1 Star Award Training Course
1 day
Kayak 2 Star Award Training Course
Holder of Kayak 1 Star Award
Kayak 3 Star Award Training Course
Holder of Kayak 2 Star Award
Racing Kayak Elementary Training Course
2 days
Holder of Kayak 3 Star Award or Kayak Elementary Certificate
Kayak Proficiency Bronze Award Training Course
1 day
Kayak Rolling Clinic
Elementary Kayak Clinic
1 day
Kayak Trip
1 day
Holder of Kayak 3 Star Award or Kayak Elementary Certificate or above (Some of the trips may require higher qualifications, depends on the route, please contact our staff for detail)
Kayak Proficiency Silver Award Training Course
2 days
Holder of Kayak Proficiency Bronze Award
Kayak Proficiency Gold Award Training Course
Holder of Kayak Proficiency Silver Award
Kayak Advanced Training Course (Techniques)
3 days
Holder of Kayak Proficiency Gold Award or Kayak Proficiency Certificate
Elementary Canoe Lifeguard Training Course (Techniques)
Holder of Kayak Proficiency Gold Award or Kayak Proficiency Certificate and valid First Aid Certificate
Elementary Canoe Life Saving Techniques Clinic
1 day
Had completed Elementary Canoe Lifeguard Training Course (Techniques) with 100% attendance and valid First Aid Certificate
Advanced Canoe Lifeguard Training Course (Techniques)
3 days
Holder of Elementary Canoe Lifeguard Certificate and valid First Aid Certificate
Kayak Advanced Trip
1 day
Completed Kayak Advanced Training Course (Techniques)
Junior Kayak Proficiency Bronze
1 day
Holder of Junior Kayak 3 Star Award or Junior Kayak Elementary Certificate
#Family Kayak Sea Star and Sea Horse Award Training Course*
2 days
1. Able to swim 50m with clothes
2. Enroll in group of 2 persons, one of them should be aged 18 or above
#Family Kayak Sea Seal and Sea Lion Award Training Course*
2 days
1. Holder of Junior Kayak Sea Horse Award or 1 Star Award
2. Enroll in group of 2 persons, one of them should be aged 18 or above
#Junior Kayak Sea Star and Sea Horse Award Training Course
1 day
Able to swim 50 meters with clothes
#Junior Kayak Seal and Sea Lion Award Training Course
1 day
Holder of Junior Kayak Sea Horse or 1 Star Award
#Junior Kayak Sea Elephant Award Training Course
1 day
Holder of Junior Kayak Sea Lion or 2 Star Award
#Junior Kayak 3 Star Award
1 day
Holder of Junior Kayak Sea Elephant Award
Kayak Marine Ecological Tour
1 day
Holder of Kayak 3 Star Award or Kayak Elementary Certificate or above (Some of the trips may require higher qualifications, depends on the route, please contact our staff for detail)
Kayak Coastal Geological Tour
1 day
(2) Dinghy Sailing (a maximum of 6 persons per course for courses marked with "#" & a maximum of 8 persons per course for other courses)
# Sailing Fun Day
1 day
Able to swim 50 metres with clothes
# Introduction to Sailing Training Course (Level 1)
2 days
# Sailing Basic Skills Training Course (Level 2)(Notes 1)
4 days
Holder of Hong Kong Sailing Federation(HKSF) Level 1 Introduction to Sailing Certificate OR Successfully completed Introduction to Sailing Training Course
# Sailing Helmsman Clinic
1 day
Holder of Sailing Basic Skills Certificate
#Wanderer Helmsman Clinic
1 day
Sailing Racing Clinic
2 days
Holder of Sailing Basic Skills Certificate with 30 logged sailing hours as a helmsman after attaining Sailing Basic Skills Certificiate (excluding training hours)
Sailing Trip (Pico, Topper, Wanderer)
1 day
Holder of Sailing Improving Techniques or Seamanship Certificate
Sailing trip (Pico) Po Toi / Port Island
1 day
Holder of Sailing Improving Techniques or Seamanship Certificate or Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF) Level 3 Certificate with 18 logged sailing hours as a helmsman after attaining "Sailing Improving Techniques" Certificate (excluding training hours)
Sailing Improving Techniques Training Course(Level 3)(Notes 1)
5 days
Holder of Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF) Level 2 Basic Skills Certificate with at least 1 sailing season (9 months) experience and 80 logged sailing hours (excluding training hours)(Notes 2) OR
Holder of Sailing Basic Skills Certificate with 80 logged sailing hours after attaining "Sailing Basic Skills" Certificate (excluding training hours)
# Laser XD Helmsman Training Course
2 days
Holder of Sailing Improving Techniques or Seamanship Certificate
# Magno Gennaker Clinic
# Laser XD Clinic
1 day
Holder of Laser Helmsman Certificate
420 Helmsman Training Course
4 days
Holder of Sailing Improving Techniques or Seamanship Certificate with 30 logged sailing hours as a helmsman after attaining "Improving Techniques" or "Seamanship" Certificate (excluding training hours)
Laser 2000 Helmsman Training Course
2 days
420 Tuning Clinic
1 day
Completed 420 Helmsman Training Course
Introduction to RS500 Training Course
2 days
Holder of Sailing Racing Skills Certificate, Sailing Advanced Skills Certificate or Advanced Seamanship Certificate
RS500 Helmsman Training Course
Holder of Introduction to RS500 (100% attendance rate) or Holder of Laser 3000 Helmsman Certificate
RS500 Helmsman Clinic
Holder of Laser 3000 Helmsman Certificate
Sailing Advanced Skills Training Course (Level 4)(Notes 1)
5 days
Holder of Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF) Level 3 Improving Techniques Certificate with at least 1 sailing season (9 months) experience and 80 logged sailing hours (excluding training hours)(Notes 2) and holder of 420 Helmsman Certificate OR
Holder of Sailing Improving Techniques or Seamanship Certificate with 80 logged sailing hours after attaining "Improving Techniques" or " Seamanship" Certificate (excluding training hours) and holder of 420 Helmsman Certificate
Sailing Racing Skills Training Course(Notes 1)
Holder of Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF) Level 4 Advanced Skills Certificate with at least 1 sailing season (9 months) experience and 80 logged sailing hours (excluding training hours)(Notes 2)
and holder of 420 Helmsman Certificate OR
Holder of Sailing Advanced Skills or Advanced Seamanship Certificate with 80 logged sailing hours after attaining "Advanced Skills" or " Advanced Seamanship" Certificate (excluding training hours) and holder of 420 Helmsman Certificate
# Introduction to Catamaran Training Course
2 days
Holder of Sailing Racing Skills Certificate or Sailing Advanced Skills Certificate or Advanced Seamanship Certificate
# Catamaran Helmsman Training Course
2 days
Completed Introduction to Catamaran Training Course
Sailing Trip (Laser XD, #Magno, Laser 2000, 420, #Catamaran/ Dart 16)
1 day
Holder of relevant Helmsman Certificate with 18 logged sailing hours as a helmsman (excluding training hours)
# Introduction to Junior Sailing Training Course
2 days
Able to swim 50 metres with clothes
# Junior Sailing Helmsman Training Course
2 days
Completed Introduction to Junior Sailing Training Course
# Junior Sailing Clinic
1 day
Completed Junior Sailing Helmsman Training Course
Junior Sailing Racing Clinic
2 days
Holder of Junior Sailing Helmsman Certificate
Day Sailing Training Course (Notes 1)
5 days
Holder of Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF) Level 4 Advanced Skills Qualification with at least 1 sailing season (9 months) experience and 80 logged sailing hours after attaining HKSF Level 4 Sailing Advanced Skills Qualification (excluding training hours) (Notes 2) OR Holder of Sailing Advanced Skills or Advanced Seamanship Qualification with 80 logged sailing hours after attaining Sailing Advanced Skills or Advanced Seamanship Qualification (excluding training hours)

Notes 1: Participant is eligible to apply for the Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF) Certificate at next higher level if they do hold the relevant certificate(s) issued by HKSF and has satisfactorily completed all the requirements in the HKSF syllabus.
Notes 2: Applicant should possess at least 80 hours sailing experience (excluding training hours) within at least one sailing season i.e. any 9 consecutive months or longer.

(3) Windsurfing (a maximum of 4 persons per course for courses marked with "*" & a maximum of 5 persons per course for courses marked with "@" & a maximum of 8 persons per course for other courses)
@ Windsurfing Fun Day
1 day
Able to swim 50 metres with clothes
@ Basic Windsurfing Training Course
2 days
@ Windsurfing Improver Clinic
2 days
Holder of Basic Windsurfing Award Certificate
Intermediate Windsurfing Training Course
2 days
Holder of Basic Windsurfing Award Certificate with 30 logged sailing hours (excluding training hours)
Intermediate Windsurfing Clinic
1 day
Holder of Intermediate Windsurfing Award Certificate
Windsurfing Race Training Course
2 days
Holder of Intermediate Windsurfing Award Certificate with 30 logged sailing hours after attaining the Intermediate Windsurfing Award Certificate (excluding training hours)
Advanced Windsurfing Training Course
Introduction to Shortboard Training Course
Windsurfing Trip
1 day
Windsurfing Race Clinic
1 day
Holder of Windsurfing Racing Training Course Attendance Certificate
Shortboard Training Course
2 days
Holder of Funboard Certificate or Introduction to Shortboard Certificate with 30 logged sailing hours in Funboard after attaining "Funboard" Certificate or "Introduction to Shortboard" Certificate (excluding training hours)
Shortboard Clinic
1 day
Holder of Shortboard Certificate
Waveboard Training Course
2 days
Holder of Shortboard Award Certificate with 30 logged sailing hours in Shortboard after attaining the Shortboard Award Certificate (excluding training hours)
Waveboard Clinic
1 day
Holder of Wave Board Certificate
Windsurfing Open Sea Award Clinic
2 days
Holder of Windsurfing Advanced Award Certificate
Windsurfing Advanced Trip
1 day
@ RS:X Board Training Course
2 days
Holder of Windsurfing Advanced Award Certificate with 30 logged sailing hours in Race Board after attaining the Windsurfing Advanced Award Certificate (excluding training hours)
@ RS:X Board Clinic
1 day
Holder of RS:X Windsurfing Board Certificate
* Junior Basic/Intermediate Windsurfing Training Course
2 days
Able to swim 50 metres with clothes
* Junior Advanced Windsurfing Training Course
2 days
Holder of Junior Intermediate Windsurfing Award Certificate
* Junior Windsurfing Clinic
1 day
Completed Junior Advanced Windsurfing Training Course

(III) Course Fees
  Fee is charged on the basis of per day per course. If the number of participants is less than the specified number, courses can still be conducted but course fees must be paid in full. If the number of participants exceeds the specified number, it should be multiple of the specified number of participants for each course.

Type of Activity Canoeing Dinghy Sailing Windsurfing
Month April to November

Holidays*

$1,000 $522 $950

Weekdays

$800 $450 $755
December to
March
$800 $426 $730
  • Fees are calculated per course per day.

* Holidays mean Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

(IV) Notes to Applicants
(1) All applicants must be able to swim with clothes for at least 50 metres.
(2) Applicants of Junior Windsurfing Course, Junior Kayaking Course and Junior Dinghy Sailing Courses should be aged between 8 and 13 while participants of other courses must reach 14.
(3) Applicants aged below 18 must seek consent from their parents/guardian or persons authorized by their parents/guardian and submit the Declaration to the centre staff for verification when attending the courses. The declaration form can be obtained at any water sports centres.
(4) Applicants must produce their personal identity documents on the date of the activity for verification by the centre staff. Participants paying at the concessionary rate have to make up the charge difference on site if they fail to meet the age requirement.
(5) Applicants should hold the relevant qualification when enrolling for the activities. They must produce their logbooks as well as the relevant and valid certificates at the time of payment and on the date of the activity for verification by the centre staff. If the participants fail to meet the requirement, they may be disqualified.
(6) Crafts can only be used under the supervision of instructors.
(7) Participants who are unable to meet the requirements as stipulated in notes 1 to 6 above will not be allowed to enroll in the courses and use the crafts.

(V) Others
(1) Applicants should wear suitable clothing for water sports such as swimming suits, swimming trunks, spectacle band, sun cap, light, permeable and fit long-sleeved clothes for attending the activity. When going afloat, applicants must bring a water-proof whistle and wear their own toe and heel-protected rubber shoes (slippers or sandals which provide no protection are not allowed) and the life jackets or buoyancy aids provided by the Centres.
(2) Activity hours of the training course: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Except other arrangement)
(3) Each centre will be closed on a particular day and no service will be provided, but other centres are still open to the public. Chong Hing will be closed on Thursdays, Tai Mei Tuk and Stanley Main Beach on Wednesdays, Wong Shek on Tuesdays and St. Stephen's Beach on Tuesdays.
(4) Transportation
Chong Hing (a) Scheduled shuttle buses are provided by the Centre to and from Sai Kung Tang Siu Kin Sports Ground and the Centre.
(b) Take public buses to Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung and then walk along Man Yi Road for 75 minutes to reach the Centre.
(c) Hire a 'kaito' (ferry) at Sai Kung Pier.
Stanley Main Beach (a) Take bus route no. 14 - Sai Wan Ho to Stanley Fort. Alight at Stanley Market and then walk for 5 minutes to reach the Centre. (Buses depart every 30 minutes approximately.)
(b) Take bus route no. 63/65 - North Point Pier to Stanley. Alight at Stanley Market and then walk for about 5 minutes to reach the Centre.
(c) Take bus route no. 6/6X/260 - Exchange Square, Central to Stanley Prison. Alight at Stanley Market and then walk for about 5 minutes to reach the Centre.
(d) Take bus route no. 73 - Cyberport to Stanley Prison. Alight at Stanley Market and then walk for 5 minutes to reach the Centre.
(e) Take bus route no. 973 - Tsim Sha Tsui (East) to Stanley. Alight at Stanley Market and then walk for about 5 minutes to reach the Centre.
St. Stephen's Beach (a) Take bus no. 14 - Sai Wan Ho to Stanley Fort. Alight at Wong Ma Kok Path and then walk for 3 minutes to reach the Centre. (Buses depart every 30 minutes approximately.)
(b) Take bus route no. 6A - Exchange Square, Central to Stanley Fort. Alight at Wong Ma Kok Path and then walk for 3 minutes to reach the Centre. (Buses depart every 30 minutes approximately.)
(c) Take bus route no. 63/65 - North Point to Stanley. Alight at Stanley Market and then walk for about 10 minutes to reach the Centre.
(d) Take bus route no. 6/6X/260 - Exchange Square, Central to Stanley Prison. Alight at Stanley Market and then walk for about 10 minutes to reach the Centre.
Tai Mei Tuk Take mini-bus 20C, bus no. 75K or 275R (available on Sundays and public holidays only) at Tai Po Railway Station and alight at Tai Mei Tuk Bus Terminus and then walk for about 5 minutes to get to the Centre.
Wong Shek (a) Take bus no. 92 from Diamond Hill MTR Station to Sai Kung or bus no. 299 from Shatin New Town Plaza to Sai Kung, and then change bus route no. 94 at Sai Kung for Wong Shek Pier. (Buses depart every 30 minutes approximately.)
(b) An additional bus route no. 96R from Diamond Hill MTR Station to Wong Shek Pier is available on Sundays and public holidays.
(c) As this Centre is located in the vehicle-restricted area of Sai Kung Country Park, those who drive to Sai Kung are requested to park their vehicles at the Pak Tam Chung public parking area and take the above-mentioned bus to Wong Shek Pier.
(5) Catering:
  • Users should bring their own food and drinks.
  • Sea trip participants should bring their own water-proof bag or barrel for storage of food and equipment.
  • Soft drink vending machines are provided at the Centres. Please bring small changes for buying soft drinks.
  • (6) Lockers:
  • Chong Hing and Tai Mei Tuk Water Sports Centre
  • : Use five-dollar coins
  • Stanley Main Beach Water Sports Centre
  • : Collect locker key from the office
  • St. Stephen's Beach Water Sports Centre
  • : Users have to bring padlock (30mm)
  • Wong Shek Water Sports Centre
  • : Use ten-dollar coins
    (7) If there is any amendment to the above information, the final decision of the centres shall prevail.
    (8) The website of Water Sports Centres: http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/watersport
    (9)
    Telephone enquiries : 2792 6810 (Chong Hing), 2813 9117 (Stanley Main Beach),
    2813 5407 (St. Stephen's Beach), 2665 3591 (Tai Mei Tuk),
    2328 2311 (Wong Shek)
    (10) Telephone enquiry hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm (except close day of Water Sports Centre)
    (11)
    Fax Nos.: 2791 2473 (Chong Hing), 2813 0490 (Stanley Main Beach),
    2813 6449 (St. Stephen's Beach), 2660 7910 (Tai Mei Tuk),
    2328 2172 (Wong Shek)
    (12) Shroff hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm (except close day)

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