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Bookings of Centres' Craft and Services - Package Programmes
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Notes to Applicant and Booking Procedure for Package Programmes

Notes to Applicant

(1)

Participants should sign a declaration that they are able to swim with clothes for at least 50 metres / proficient in swimming before they can participate in water sports training courses.

(2)

The participants of Junior Windsurfing Course, Junior Kayaking Course and Junior Dinghy Sailing Courses should be aged between 8 and 13 while the participants of other package programmes must reach aged 14.

(3)

All package programme participants aged below 18 must seek consent from their parents/guardians or persons authorized by their parents/guardians and submit the Parents/Guardians or persons authorised by their Parents/Guardians’ Declaration to the organising Centres for verification when attending the package programmes. The declaration forms are available at the centres or at
http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/watersport/doc/guardian_declaration.pdf

(4)

Participants should bring along their receipts/permits, recognised qualification (if necessary) and original copy of identity documents used for enrollment for verification by the instructor when attending class: Hong Kong residents should produce their Hong Kong Identity Cards (Birth Certificates / Documents of Identity for Visa Purposes also acceptable for children aged below 11). Children aged 14 or below may produce a copy of their identity documents. The original of a valid photograph-bearing student handbook / card should also be produced if their identity documents supplied do not bear a photograph. Persons without Hong Kong Identity Cards should produce their valid travel documents (such as Passports, Exit-Entry Permits for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao). Participants should keep their receipts/permits until the end of the training course/programme.

(5)

Participant’s age is calculated against the commencement date of the programmes.

(6)

All participants should meet the relevant qualification requirement when enrolling for the activities. They must produce their activity log books as well as the recognised qualifications for verification by the centre staff on activity day.

(7)

All crafts can only be used under the supervision of instructors.

(8)

When taking part in water activities, package programme participants should wear suitable clothing and gear (such as swimming suits, swimming trunks, spectacle bands, sun caps, light, fit, breathable long-sleeved clothes); and toe and heel-protected rubber shoes suitable for water sports (slippers or sandals are not allowed), and life jackets or buoyancy aids provided by the centres.

(9)

Any participants who are unable to meet the requirements as stipulated in notes 1 to 8 above will not be allowed to enrol in the package programmes and use the crafts.

(10)

Participants should be aware of their health condition, and consider whether it is suitable for them to enrol in the recreation and sports activity. In case of doubt, please consult a doctor prior to the enrollment of activity.

 

Booking Procedure

(1)

Advance Booking – Bookings for package programmes may be made 3 months in advance (e.g. application form for package programmes in July should reach the respective water sports centres before the 1st of April).  Allocation of places for package programmes will be determined by balloting holding on the first working day of each month.  The centres will inform the applicants of the result of balloting before the 7th of the month. 

(2)

Standby Booking – 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 recognised qualifications 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 programmes and date of courses on the back of the cheque.  After completion of the booking procedure, the centre will return the proof of water sports proficiency of all the participants to the applicants. (The weekly close days are Chong Hing – every Thursdays, Tai Mei Tuk & Stanley Main Beach – every Wednesdays and The Jockey Club Wong Shek and St. Stephen’s Beach – every Tuesdays.) (Please reserve sufficient postal time. Postal delivery may take longer time because of the remote location of the water sports centres.)

 

 

Bad Weather Arrangement

Reallocation of bookings will only be arranged as the Centre has to be temporarily closed due to the issue of tropical cyclone warning signal No.3 or above and unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather. 

If the original booking falls the non-peak day, the reallocated session should be within the alternative non-peak day of the same venue.  For peak days, reallocation is however allowed to be made in either peak or non-peak days.  The group/organisation is entitled to refund of the difference in charges for reallocation of sessions.

If a mutually acceptable alternative date and time cannot be arranged, the group/organisation may apply for a full refund.  Application of refund should be made within 30 days, inclusive of the day of the original booking.

 

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Last revision date: 17 February, 2014