Committees & Commissions

Board of HKCRA
Club Rowing Committee
Coastal Rowing Committee
Operations Committee
Indoor Rowing Committee
High Performance Committee
Coaching Commission
Event Commission
Para Rowing Commission
Safety Commission
Umpiring Commission

Club Rowing Committee

Chair:
Vacant
Members:
Ms. Yeung Yuk Man, Vick
Mr. Cheng Chi Ming, Franco
Mr. Cheung Kwok Keung, John
Ms. Ngo Sin Yee, Sallie
Mr. Yau Chi Choi, Daniel
Mr. Lau Ying Pan, Damon

The Club Rowing Committee is responsible to the Board for the promotion, development and success of club rowing. Its responsibilities include:

  1. Subject to approval of the Board and in cooperation with relevant Commissions, establish and implement policies for the long-term sustainable development of club rowing in its current locations and in new locations wherever suitable conditions exist.
  2. Establish and implement policies for the sustainable development and operation of viable rowing clubs as the core element of the rowing structure in Hong Kong to create and support a broad base of rowing activity in the community.
  3. Promote the sport of rowing to the community through clubs and continually increase the number of people actively involved in club membership.
  4. Coordinate and cooperate with the other Committees to provide overlap and transition from one type of rowing to another where this is beneficial to the development of club rowing and where there is a demand for such overlap and/or transition.
  5. Promote rowing club membership as a life-long involvement in sport.
  6. Oversee and plan, together with the Executive Director and Technical Director and the Venues Commission, the most effective utilisation of facilities and equipment to support the success of clubs in the promotion of sustainable rowing activity and membership.
  7. In cooperation with the Events Commission ensure that the rowing competition programme in Hong Kong meets the requirements of promoting club rowing including the opportunities for hosting local international regattas to benefit local rowers.
  8. Monitor the utilisation of current facilities and coordinate with the Venues Commission and other Committees to develop a long-term plan to ensure sufficient facilities to anticipate and serve the current and future demand for club rowing activities.
  9. Make proposals to the Board on matters of policy or on new policies related to club rowing which require Board approval.
  10. Cooperate with all Commissions in their areas of speciality to ensure that rowing is promoted through active clubs and is organised in a positive and proactive manner for the long term benefit of the sport.
  11. Manage the budget allocated for its activity by the Board and make submissions to the Board on related budget or financial issues.
  12. Review from time to time these Terms of Reference for consideration by the Board.

Coastal Rowing Committee

Chair:
Mr. NG Kong Wan
Members:
Mr. Cheung Ming Hang Keith (Vice Chair)
Mr. Allan Bell
Mr. Andrew Tsang
Mr. Toby Cheng
Mr. Caleb Choi
Mr. Chu Kai Hin Kelvin
Ms. Tess Dolk
Ms. Ho Kim Fai, Fay
Mr. Stanley Lam
Mr. Wong Kwok Kai, Lawrence
Mr. Cheng Ho Kwan

Vision – Hong Kong is surrounded by water, much of which is not suitable for traditional “Olympic” rowing, but is well-suited to coastal rowing, using purpose-designed coastal boats. Coastal rowing gives the HKCRA the opportunity to provide access to an internationally recognised aspect of our sport in a fresh, challenging and attractive environment to large numbers of people throughout Hong Kong.

The Coastal Rowing Committee is responsible to the Board for the promotion, development and management of coastal rowing and its competition programmes, including: –

  1. Subject to approval of the Board, establish and implement policies for the development of coastal rowing in suitable locations throughout Hong Kong.
  2. Establish and implement policies for the creation and operation of coastal rowing clubs, utilising both new and existing organisations and facilities, to promote and support a broad base of coastal rowing activity and continually increase the number of people actively participating in coastal rowing.
  3. Manage and develop the coastal rowing competition and activity programme in Hong Kong, including the opportunities for hosting local international regattas, and ensure these programmes achieve the objectives of developing and promoting the sport.
  4. In coordination with the Rowing Safety Commission, to develop and maintain an appropriate and relevant safety code for coastal rowing.
  5. Coordinate and cooperate with the other Committees to provide overlap and transition from one type of rowing to another where this is beneficial to the development of rowing and where there is a demand for such overlap and/or transition.
  6. Cooperate closely with the other Committees and Commissions to ensure that coastal rowing is developed, managed and promoted in an active and sustainable manner.
  7. Encourage the participation of clubs in overseas coastal rowing events.
  8. Advise clubs on the procurement of coastal rowing equipment.
  9. To work with the Promotion and Public Relations Commission to develop appropriate publicity and promotional material.
  10. Make proposals to the Board on matters of policy or on new policies which require Board approval.
  11. Manage the budget allocated for its activity by the Board and make submissions to the Board on related budget or financial issues.
  12. Cooperate with Commissions in their areas of speciality to ensure that coastal rowing is promoted and organised in a positive and proactive manner for the long term benefit of the sport.
  13. Prepare minutes of meetings, policy recommendations and advice to the Board and to the relevant Rowing Committee.
  14. Review from time to time these Terms of Reference for consideration by the Board.

Operations Committee

Chair:
Mr. Mike Tanner, MH
Members:
Mr. Cheung Kwok Fai, 
Mr. Ng Wing Ning, Victor
Mr. Chris Perry
Ms. Annie Lam

Operations Committee is responsible to the Board / Council for supervision of the operation and management of the Association, including:-

  1. Advising the Executive Director on operational matters;
  2. Implementation of approved policy;
  3. Commenting on policy proposals submitted to the Council and where appropriate submitting its own proposals to the Council;
  4. Receiving reports from Committees and Commissions and the Executive Director and Technical Director;
  5. Performing financial matters and other duties which authorized by the Board of Directors;
  6. Ensuring that the Association properly performed in accordance with the provisions of the other co-operating agencies.

Indoor Rowing Committee

Chair:
Ms. Yeung Yuk Man, Vick
Members:
Ms. Kwok Po Ki, Natalie
Ms. Leung Po King, Daisy
Ms. Leung Yuen Ying
Mr. Ng See Hung
Mr. Wong Kwok Kai, Lawrence

Vision – Rowing requires access to suitable water. In Hong Kong there are geographical limits on the access to such water for large areas of the population. Indoor rowing provides a convenient, accessible and exciting option for participation, competition and development and is a key anchor of the HKCRA’s community and school sport activity. In addition indoor rowing forms an important part of the talent identification programme.

The Indoor Rowing Committee is responsible to the Board for the promotion, development and management of indoor rowing and its competition programmes. Its responsibilities include:

  1. Subject to approval of the Board, establish and implement policies for the development of indoor rowing into a mass participation sport/activity throughout Hong Kong.
  2. Promote indoor rowing to the widest possible range of existing organisations, with emphasis on self-organisation within the framework established by the HKCRA, i.e. organisation by and between the participating groups rather than depending on the HKCRA.
  3. Promote indoor rowing to the community and continually increase the number of people and groups actively participating.
  4. Manage and develop the indoor rowing competition and events programme in Hong Kong in cooperation with the Events Commission, including the opportunities for hosting local international indoor regattas to benefit local rowers, and ensure these programmes achieve the objective of promoting the sport.
  5. Through reference to overseas practice, provide guidance to participating organisations and groups on the range of activities which are possible for the use of the indoor rower.
  6. Promote indoor rowing as a life-long activity for all.

Coordinate and cooperate with the other Committees to provide overlap and transition from one type of rowing to another where this is beneficial to the development of rowing and where there is a demand for such overlap and/or transition.

  1. Cooperate closely with the other Committees and Commissions to ensure that rowing is developed and managed in an integrated manner across all its forms.
  2. Make proposals to the Board on matters of policy or on new policies which require Board approval.
  3. Manage the budget allocated for its activity by the Board and make submissions to the Board on related budget or financial issues.
  4. Cooperate with all Commissions in their areas of speciality to ensure that indoor rowing is promoted and organised in a positive and proactive manner for the long term benefit of the sport.
  5. Prepare minutes of meetings, policy recommendations and advice to the Board and to the relevant Rowing Committees.
  6. Review from time to time these Terms of Reference for consideration by the Board.

High Performance Committee

Under construction

Coaching Commission

Chair:
Mr. Lee Chi Yung, Victor
Coaching Director:
Mr. Wong Chi Wai, Sam
Members:
Mr. Cheng Chi Ming, Franco
Ms. Yeung Yuk Man, Vick
Mr. Lam Wing Sang
Mr. Cheung Ming Hang, Keith
Mr. Tse Kwok Bong
Mr. Wong Man Wai, Benjamin

The Coaching Commission shall oversee the effective utilisation of coaching expertise by the HKCRA. It shall make recommendations or representations to the Board on coaching matters. It shall work closely with the Coaching Director who has professional responsibility for the coach education programme. The duties of the Commission include:

  1. Maintain the HKCRA’s register of qualified coaches.
  2. Consider and propose to the Board policies and initiatives with regard to the activities and the quality of rowing coaches in Hong Kong.
  3. Cooperate closely with the Coaching Director on matters relating to the coach education programme and coaching standards.
  4. Propose to the Operations Committee for approval the method of selection of coaches for local or overseas training which may be funded by the HKCRA.
  5. In cooperation with the Technical Director and Coaching Director provide opportunities for coaches to gain international experience and qualifications.
  6. Propose to the Board an annual Coaching Awards structure to recognise best practice and performance, including the method of selecting awardees for the various categories.
  7. Keep registered coaches informed of current practice and initiatives and activities of the Commission.
  8. Prepare minutes of meetings, and also recommendations and advice to the Board, Operations Committee and to the relevant Rowing Committees as appropriate.

Event Commission

Chair:
Mr. Cheung Wai Lun, Warren
Members:
Mr. Lau Hon Fung
Mr. Leung Ying Kit
Mr. Lau Sui Tung, Tony
Ms. Wong Kar Man
Mr. Ng Kong Wan
Ms. Chum Pong Ching

The Events Commission is responsible for coordination of the competition programmes for all branches of rowing and to establish and monitor the standards of organisation and facilities of competitive events and their presentational aspects. Its duties include:

  1. Recommend to the Board an annual competition programme to include all rowing competitions in Hong Kong.
  2. Ensure the competition programme in all its aspects achieves the objective of promoting the sport and in particular meets the objectives of promoting club rowing.
  3. Coordinate between the responsible Committees to ensure no undue conflict occurs between rowing, coastal rowing and indoor rowing events.
  4. Consider and determine, in conjunction with relevant Committees and Commissions, the events to be included in the various competitions and to ensure that these support and promote the development policies and objectives of the HKCRA.
  5. Improve the management and operation of regattas and other competitive events.
  6. Consider ways to improve the presentation of competitive events for the benefit of competitors and spectators and the promotion of the sport.
  7. Identify and implement ways to increase the number of volunteers taking responsibility for the organisation and management of regattas.
  8. Prepare minutes of meetings, policy recommendations and advice to the Board and to the relevant Rowing Committees.

Para Rowing Commission

Chair:
Mr. Yau Chi Choi, Daniel
Members:
Mr. Ng See Hung
Ms. Ho Kim Fai, Fay
Mr. Lau Sik
Mr. Derek Ko
Mr. Eddie Suen
Mr. Yau Tsz Fung, Brian
Mr. Cheung Hon Kit
Ms. Cheng Suk Mei, Carmen

The Para Rowing Commission is responsible for the coordination, planning and policy direction of adaptive rowing. Its duties include:

  1. To promote the broad participation of people with a disability in rowing on an inclusive basis in Hong Kong.
  2. To propose for Board approval a policy for the sustainable development of adaptive rowing and to monitor and implement such agreed policy.
  3. To develop and propose to the Board policies for the promotion of adaptive rowing at elite level, in particular targeing participation in the Paralympic Games and Asian Para Games.
  4. In conjunction with the Rowing Safety Commission make recommendations on any special safety requirements for adaptive rowers.
  5. To advise the HKCRA on specialised equipment for adaptive rowing.
  6. To coordinate and organise on behalf of the HKCRA the training and certification of Classifiers and to closely monitor the requirements and information available from FISA in this respect.
  7. In cooperation with the Umpiring Commission, advise the HKCRA on any rules of racing which should apply specifically to adaptive rowers.
  8. Prepare minutes of meetings, policy recommendations and advice to the Board and to the relevant Committees and Commissions.

Safety Commission

Chair:
Mr. Kwan Ka Chung
Members:
Mr. Ko Ka Kit
Ms. Ng Oi Ping
Mr. Yu Tak Fai
Ms. Chan Ngai Yan, Celia
Mr. Wong Man Wai, Benjamin
Mr. Wong Chun Wai
Mr. Lui Kam Chi
The HKCRA is committed to the safe practice of rowing and to the well-being of all those enjoying the sport of rowing or participating in events or competitions provided for, or organised by or on behalf of, the HKCRA.

The Safety Commission

is responsible for the establishment and monitoring of safety codes for all branches of rowing and their enforcement. Its duties include:
  1. Prepare, review, update as necessary, and arrange for the publication of a “Code of Practice for Water Safety” and associated safety promotional leaflets.
  2. Review safety records, Accident and Incident reports submitted by the HKCRA’s members, to determine whether improvements may be implemented that will reduce the possibility of similar accidents/incidents occurring in future.
  3. Consider appeals by members against warnings/penalties imposed by the HKCRA for alleged infringement of Safety Rules.
  4. Review all issues and concerns relating to Occupational Safety and Health for coaches, umpires, staff and any related parties and make recommendations to the HKCRA for possible measures to ensure Occupational Safety and Health.
  5. Ensure that the HKCRA meets all of its obligations in respect of safety issues under current legislation.
  6. Audit safety measures employed at Regattas and Competitions as well as for training.
  7. Consider whether safety practices employed outside Hong Kong may be practicable in Hong Kong, and to arrange for their implementation, where applicable.
  8. Consider and, if appropriate, arrange for the implementation of safety initiatives and the improvement of safety-related practices or facilities that may be suggested or recommended by members, staff or other associated bodies.
  9. Prepare minutes of meetings, policy recommendations and advice to the Board and to the relevant Rowing Committees.

Umpiring Commission

Chair:
Mr. Ng Wing Ling, Victor
Members:
Ms. Chum Pong Ching
Mr. Cheung Kwok Keung, John
Dr. Siu Kin Wah
Mr. Ng See Hung
Ms. Candy Wong
Mr. Warren Cheung
Ms. Lo Tze Yang
Mr. Leung Ying Kit

The Umpiring Commission is responsible to oversee the training and qualification of umpires, the effective utilisation of umpiring expertise by the HKCRA and the ongoing programme of umpiring education and development for all branches of rowing. Its duties include:

  1. Select and provide umpires for all regattas organized by the HKCRA.
  2. Select and provide umpires for regattas organized by member clubs if requested at least five weeks prior to their date of regatta.
  3. Select and nominate for Board approval International Umpires for International regattas when requested.
  4. Select and nominate candidates to participate in FISA International Umpires seminars and examinations, subject to the approval of the Board.
  5. Review and recommend for approval amendments to the Hong Kong Rules of Racing as appropriate, both by reference to FISA Rules and otherwise.
  6. Conduct Umpires Seminars and examinations at least once every two years.
  7. Organize Umpires revision seminars for existing umpires at least once every year.
  8. Collect comments and suggestions from rowers and member clubs concerning aspects of umpiring and review regularly the performance of umpires and standard of umpiring in regattas in order to improve the standard of umpiring.
  9. With the approval of the Board, establish guidelines for appropriate action against Umpires with poor standard of conduct and, or poor standard of umpiring.
  10. Prepare suitable uniforms and equipment for umpiring purposes.
  11. Advise HKCRA on the purchasing of materials and equipment for the use of umpires in their work.
  12. Prepare minutes of meetings, and also recommendations and advice to the Board, Operations Committee and to the relevant Rowing Committees as appropriate.