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WATER SPORTS ACTIVITIES - USERS’ GUIDE

Water Sports Activities

 

Water sports activity sessions are between 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Since activities may be suspended at any time due to changes in weather or other special circumstances, users should follow the instructions of our staff.

 

Cancellation of Activities

 

If a programme has to be cancelled due to inclement weather or special circumstances (e.g. emergency maintenance of craft/venues, etc.), our staff will notify the participants of the subsequent arrangement as soon as possible. If the programme cannot be re-scheduled or compensatory session(s) cannot be arranged, participants may apply for full / partial refund. 

 

The following arrangements will be made in case of inclement weather :

“High” health risk category (Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) of 7): Activities will be held as scheduled. Environmental Protection Department advises those with existing heart or respiratory illnesses (such as coronary heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, asthma and chronic obstructive airways diseases including chronic bronchitis and emphysema), children and the elderly are advised to reduce outdoor physical exertion, and to reduce the time of their stay outdoors, especially in areas with heavy traffic. Participants with existing heart or respiratory illnesses should also seek advice from a medical doctor before participating in sports activities and take more breaks during physical activities. As the health effects on individuals may vary, participants should seek advice from a medical doctor if they are in doubt or feel uncomfortable. 

 

Very High” health risk category (Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) of 8-10): Activities will be held as scheduled. Environmental Protection Department advises those with existing heart or respiratory illnesses (such as coronary heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, asthma and chronic obstructive airways diseases including chronic bronchitis and emphysema), children and the elderly to reduce to the minimum outdoor physical exertion, and to reduce to the minimum the time of their stay outdoors, especially in areas with heavy traffic. The general public is advised to reduce outdoor physical exertion, and to reduce the time of their stay outdoors, especially in areas with heavy traffic. As the health effects on individuals may vary, participants should seek advice from a medical doctor if they are in doubt or feel uncomfortable.

 

 “Serious” health risk category (Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) Exceeding 10): Activities will be held as scheduled. Environmental Protection Department advises those with existing heart or respiratory illnesses (such as coronary heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, asthma and chronic obstructive airways diseases including chronic bronchitis and emphysema), children and the elderly to avoid outdoor physical exertion, and to avoid staying outdoors, especially in areas with heavy traffic. The general public is advised to reduce to the minimum outdoor physical exertion, and to reduce to the minimum the time of their stay outdoors, especially in areas with heavy traffic. As the health effects on individuals may vary, participants should seek advice from a medical doctor if they are in doubt or feel uncomfortable.

 

Equipment

 

When taking part in water activities, 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 centre. 

 

All participants are advised to bring their personal cleaning supplies and spare clothes. 

 

The centre will stop the participants to take part in water activities if they do not use the craft and gears of the centre properly. 

 

Catering

 

All participants should responsible for their own drink and food. The centre sell only water. There are restaurants nearby the centre in Stanley Market.

 

Locker

 

Padlock lockers usable by small and medium size padlock are available in the centre. Users may bring their own padlocks.

 

Please do not bring valuables to centre and take care of your personal belongings. All property stored in the lockers is at the users’ own risk. Hiwindlover is not responsible for any items stored in the lockers. Locker users should clear the lockers before leaving the centre.

 

Transportation

 

Stanley Main Beach 

 

Take any of the following buses, alight at Wong Ma Kok Path and walk for 3 minutes:


- Bus no. 14 (Sai Wan Ho to Stanley Fort) (buses depart about every 20 minutes)
- Bus no. 6A (Exchange Square, Central to Stanley Fort) (buses depart about every 20 minutes)

 

 Take any of the following buses, alight at Stanley Market and walk for 5 minutes:


- Bus no. 63/65 (North Point Ferry Pier to Stanley)
- Bus no. 6/6X/260 (Exchange Square, Central to Stanley Prison) 

-Minibus 40 (Casueway Bay to Stanley)

-Minibus 52 (Aberdeen to Stanley)

 

 

Others

All participants should arrive at the centre on time and report to the respective programme instructors sharp in the activity day.

 

The participants are requested to inform the centre staff/instructor as early as possible if they cannot attend the class.

 

If case of sickness or participants do not feel well during the activities, they should stop the activities immediately and call for assistance from the instructors or any other persons nearby right away.

 

Unless under special circumstances, no application for refund, change of programme or making substitution is allowed after the programme enrollment/craft is booked.

 

Telephone enquiry no. : 6226 5390

 

If there is any amendment to the above information, the final decision of the centre shall prevail.