Student Usage Card

Current full time students of Hong Kong Universities listed in the application form may apply for a Student Usage Card for a maximum period of 12 months.  All applications are subject to approval by the Membership Committee of the Club.  A usage card is valid from 1 October of one academic year until 30 September of the following year, at which point a student can reapply provided they continue to meet the stipulated requirements. (application form)

Application Criteria
In order to maximize the chance of success of your application please provide details of relevant sailing and/or rowing qualifications or experience. The minimum sailing requirement is that you have completed at least 6 races or logged 40 hours of sailing or cruising on a sailing vessel in the last 6 months; or for rowing/paddling, the minimum requirement is that you have participated in at least 2 races or attended at least 18 organised rowing/paddling sessions in the last 6 months.,   All qualifications and experience must be verified by the relevant university.  The application must be endorsed by the relevant university’s sailing/rowing authority before submission to the Membership Office.

Application Procedures
The Membership Committee will consider applications for a student usage card every month at their regular meetings.  Copies of all application forms will be circulated to the members of the Committee before the meeting.  After each meeting, the candidates whose application has been considered at the meeting will be informed by post of the Committee's decision.  Successful candidates will be given a student usage card, and will be charged membership subscription from the beginning of the same month.  The Club reserves the right to reject an application without assigning any reason.

A ‘Student Usage Card’ holder or former ‘Student Usage Card’ holder may apply to be elected as a Junior or an Ordinary Member of the Club on or after ceasing to be a holder of ‘Student Usage Card’.  When applying for Junior or Ordinary Membership, all the normal application procedures for Junior or Ordinary Membership shall apply and the normal Junior or Ordinary Membership entrance fee shall be paid.

The Student Usage Card is valid from 1 October of one academic year until 30 September of the following year, at which point the applicant can apply for renewal.  For any renewal, a fresh application with the relevant endorsement by the university will be required to be submitted to the Membership Committee for consideration.

Charge
There is no joining fee required for this card but a monthly subscription of $155 will be levied in advance.

Requirement for Autopay
The Club requires all applicants to pay their monthly subscription by means of an autopay arrangement with their bank.  A direct debit authorisation must accompany an application for membership.  The direct debit authorisation will be processed upon an application for membership being approved by the Membership Committee.  In the event that an application for membership is withdrawn or not approved by the Membership Committee, the direct debit authorisation will be returned to the applicant.

Payment for Club Services
Successful candidates will be issued with a usage card which will allow access to the Club and use of the Club’s facilities.  When purchasing food and beverage and using Club facilities, the holder must present their valid ‘Student Usage Card’ and use an Octopus Card for payment.

Guests
Access under the Student Usage Card is strictly for the user only and no guests may be brought to the Club at any time.

Return of Usage Card
The Student Usage Card must be returned to the Membership Office upon the expiry of the usage or the termination of the contract. A charge of $110 will be debited to the autopay account if the card is lost or otherwise not returned.