Yung Shue O Village
New Territories, Hong Kong SAR
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Our club terms and conditions are listed below. Please understand that you have some responsibilities to the club and the other club members before joining. Cheers and welcome
To promote sea kayaking in Hong Kong by providing sea-kayak training courses, affordable access & storage of sea-kayaks and creating a regular calendar of trips and events for club members.
To promote ocean literacy and stewardship through regular events and courses and by integrating sustainable policies into all club events.
Sea kayaking is not a race, nor is it a contest of paddling skills. It is an experience that takes you into another place where you are at peace or at odds with the forces of nature.
These are always more powerful than you. Always! So tread carefully as you paddle. Know your limits.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you if you need it AND it is your responsibility offer help if it is needed. This club is a product of the club members and being a club member means you are expected to help.
If you have kayaking skills, then your help in training other club members is always welcome & appreciated.
The club will also have events where we will be involved in upgrading facilities at our venues. Volunteering to help on these days will make our club events more enjoyable.
The ocean is an extremely dynamic environment which can change within minutes from being serene and placid to being wild and dangerous.
To ensure your safety & the safety of other club members sea kayaking with you, it is essential that you have the required skills and knowledge to participate in the club trips and events.
In order to make sure that you are capable, once you have joined you will need to do a Basic Kayak Control Course (free) and a Basic Rescue Course (free).
You will also have access to additional course through the Online Learning System (all free to members).
If you have recognised prior experience that is acceptable to the Club Standards then you do not have to complete the Basic Kayak Control Course.
Only Club Members can participate in Club Sea Kayak trips. Friends or family will be required to join and complete the basic kayak control and safety courses pior to participating in any trips.
Guests from other sea kayak clubs around the world will be offered a “visitor membership” opportunity.
Special “introductory trips” will be organised on a regular basis to allow non club members to understand what sea kayaking is by providing an easy and controlled experience.
Sea kayaking exposes us to the natural world. In Hong Kong that natural world is being spoiled quickly and permanently. As part of your responsibility as a member of this club, you will have to comply with some sustainability requirements. These in general are Global Standards but local issues such as no single use plastic water bottles on our club trips is a good example.
The Sea Kayak Hong Kong website has details of the standards.
Build an understanding of the enviroment in which you are enjoying your time. The ocean has a dramatic impact on our ability to sea kayak and we have a dramatic impact on it’s ability to sustain life.
By extending your knowledge through experience and courses you will become a more responsible user of this amazing resource.
To better understand ‘Ocean Literacy’ visit the Ocean Literacy page on the Sea Kayak Hong Kong website.