Centres' Notice

Notice of 22 June 2020
“On-the-spot Enrolment” Arrangement for Water Sports Activities
Enhanced arrangements for “On-the-spot Enrolment” will be implemented with effect from 1 August 2020. Details are as follows –

  1. If enrolled participants cannot attend the programme or are absent or late for 30 minutes or more on the first day of the activity, their places will be allocated to on-the-spot stand-by applicants on a first-come-first-served basis. This arrangement applies to one-day and multiple-day programmes.
  2. Participants of multiple-day programme who cannot arrive within 30 minutes or have to be absent on the first activity day shall submit a written application for being late or absent on the first activity day to the concerned centre at least two working days prior to the commencement of the programme. The on-the-spot enrolment arrangement will not be applicable if such an application is made. A participant may apply for being late or absent on the first activity day at most once in every 90 days in a centre.
  3. In case there are no on-the-spot applicants to fill the relevant places, the concerned centre, subject to no interruption to the activity, may consider allowing participants who are late for 30 minutes or more to take part in the rest of the programme.
  4. The above arrangement is only applicable to the activities organized by water sports centres.
For enquiries, please contact staff of the respective Water Sports Centres.
Notice of 10 December 2019
Intermediate Windsurfing Award Assessment Course
The Intermediate Windsurfing Award Assessment (IWAC) will be held by the Water Sports Centres of the LCSD from April 2020 onwards on the basis of one day per session.  Qualified participants must have completed the Intermediate Windsurfing Training Course within one year prior to the month of the IWAC (e.g. a participant can only take the IWAC on 30 April 2020 if he/she has completed the Intermediate Windsurfing Training Course on or after 1 April 2019) with proof of 100% attendance, and must not be a holder of the Intermediate Windsurfing Award.

For enquiries, please contact staff of the respective Water Sports Centres.
Notice of 1 April 2019
Hiring and Training Course for Hartley 12.2 in Tai Mei Tuk Water Sports Centre
With effect from 1 April 2019, Hartley 12.2 will be used in “Sailing Basic Skills Training Course (Level 2), and Sailing Helmsman Clinic (Pico /Wanderer) will be amended to (Pico/Wanderer/Hartley 12.2).

With effect from 2 May 2019, Hartley 12.2 dinghy will be available to hire in Tai Mei Tuk Water Sports Centre with one of the below requirements:
(1) Holder of Sailing Improving Techniques Certificate or;
(2) Holder of Sailing Helmsman Clinic (Hartley 12.2/Wanderer) or;
(3) With record been used Hartley 12.2/Wanderer in Sailing Basic Skills Certificate。

2 persons on board are allowed in Hartley 12.2 dinghy. Both must contain the relevant qualifications.
Please contact Tai Mei Tuk Water Sports Centre for enquiries.
Notice of 5 July 2017
New Requirements for Kayak Training Courses
The Hong Kong Canoe Union has relaxed the age limits for its courses, with the age requirement for junior kayak training courses adjusted from between 8 and 13 to between 8 and 11, and the minimum age requirement for one-star to three-star courses and other certificate courses of higher levels lowered from 14 to 12.

In view of the above new requirements, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) has adjusted the age requirements for its kayak training courses accordingly.  The new requirements apply to courses with the first session falling on or after 1 September 2017.  Details are accessible at the LCSD’s website and set out in the “Monthly Water Sports Centres Recreation and Sports Programme Sheet” distributed at the water sports centres.  For enquiries, please contact the water sports centres.
Notice of 29 February 2016
New Arrangements for Junior Kayak Training Courses

With effect from 1 April 2016, training courses will be organised separately for each of the awards in junior kayaking (namely, the Starfish, Sea Horse, Seal, Sea Lion and Walrus Awards) at the water sports centres.  Courses for combined awards will no longer be offered.

The courses for different awards are all one-day programmes designed according to the course outline laid down by the Hong Kong Canoe Union (“the Union”).  Participants who pass the assessment may move on to a course at the next level of award.  The courses are available for open enrolment by applicants who meet the qualification requirements specified by the Union for each award.  Details are set out in the “Monthly Water Sports Centres Recreation and Sports Programme Sheet” distributed at the water sports centres and accessible at the website of the water sports centres.

For enquiries, please contact the staff of water sports centres.

Notice on 8 January 2016
On-the-spot Enrolment for One-day Water Sports Programmes

To make optimal use of resources, places vacated by the participants of the one-day programmes (excluding competitions) of the water sports centres will be released for on-the-spot enrolment after the withdrawal of participants is confirmed.  Those who are interested and eligible for the programmes may apply.  If the number of walk-in applicants exceeds the number of places available, places will be allocated by ballot.  As for one-day competitions, the on-the-spot enrolment arrangements vary from case to case.  Please refer to the Notice of Race of the competition concerned.

For enquiries, please contact the staff of water sports centres.

 

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