The booking guide to organisations for hire of craft:
Block bookings of craft in water sports centres may be accepted for the priority users to organise water sports events when the following pre-requisite requirement for use of craft are fulfilled by the specified organisations. All the participants of the organisations are required to meet the following conditions of use of craft:
The quota of craft for block booking by organisations with booking priority will be made with reference to the variances including and without limitation to the public demand for craft and water sports programmes in different water sports seasons. In general, a maximum of one-third of the total number of craft (counted on class basis) at each centre in peak days and two-thirds of the total number of craft (counted on class basis) at each centre in non-peak days may be hired to the organisations (except the recreation craft of CHWSC).
Block booking of craft should be made in writing / by the application form (LCS 189) to respective centres in advance as stated below. If there is clash of booking, the centres will allocate the craft by balloting.
|(a)||If the organisations want to book the sessions less than 3 months, please check with the relevant water sports centre whether there is still quotas for block booking.|
|(b)||Block booking is not applicable to Package Programme.|
If any organisation with booking priority fails to observe or perform any of the provisions of the Conditions of Use for block booking, the Centre may refuse the organisation from using the craft, or without notice cancel the confirmed booking or immediately terminate the booking, in whole or in part. Any charges paid by the organisation to the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) may not be refunded and the LCSD haves the right to deduct from the charges paid or claim from the organisation any loss of the Department as a result of the breach.
Reallocation of bookings will only be arranged when the organisation has used the craft for less than half of the booked sessions and 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. However, this alternative date should be within 15 days from the date of the original booking. No reallocation will be arranged if the organisation has used the craft for a duration of more than half of the session.
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. For school bookings, the reallocated sessions should be within normal school hours. The 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 organisation may apply for a full refund. Application of refund should be made within 30 days, inclusive of the day of the original booking.