Teaching in both English and Cantonese, the four instructors at Kei Ling Wakeboard Club have been certified by the Hong Kong Waterski Association. Groups of six can venture out on speedboats, starting from $700 per hour, while groups of nine can upgrade to the roomier Malibu Wakesetter boat for $1,000 per hour. Jet skis are also available for $400 per hour, $1,120 for half-day or $1,920 for a full-day. Not too fond of the open sea?
Sally forth in 16-foot Stratos dinghies in pursuit of the horizon and your next Hong Kong Sailing Federation certificate. Visit the website to check which classes are full as the program is immensely popular and well-regarded for its rigor. The website also details course fee information and outlines the parallel children’s sailing program. There are three clubhouses: the main facility in Causeway Bay, Middle Island, where the sailing school is located, and Shelter Cove, which has a marina with finger berths as well as moorings.
The 13 tennis courts in Victoria Park are home to international tennis events, such as the annual Watson's Water Challenge and Davis Cup qualifiers. The standard courts all have floodlighting. The center court has a stand that seats 3,611 spectators. It may be more expensive, but it's still very reasonable—and you'll be playing on the same spot as the likes of Michael Chan and Maria Sharapova. That should improve your game.
The YMCA runs a number of rock climbing courses from beginner level all the way to pro. Prices for elementary adult courses start at $700 for six sessions at their indoor leading wall in Tsim Sha Tsui; or $950 for six sessions at the outdoor King’s Park location.
There are classes galore for all age groups and levels. For first timers, there is a swimming evaluation to access your swimming ability for $20. Then, dive into the class of your choice and competence. Facilities include a leisure pool, training pool and jacuzzi.
Both new and secondhand boats are available on this website. From luxury yachts to junks, there is something to suit every budget. This is the only boat-seller in Hong Kong where you can make arrangements for a boatshare between three or more people.
Also available at 20/F Teda Building, 87 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan
With an international-sized skate rink and huge windows looking out to the harbor, Mega Ice is well-equipped to train the next skating stars, as well as those just wanting to have some fun. Situated in the Beehive atrium of MegaBox, the skate school offers classes in both ice hockey and figure skating, catering to all levels and abilities. There are youth and adult ice hockey leagues as well as figure skating competitions and tests.
In light of the recent London Olympics, Adidas has launched a new DNA for Design collection, which brings together their designs for the English, Australian, German and French national teams.
For the hosting nation, British designer Stella McCartney incorporated the British flag into her modern designs. The sportswear is also performance-focused, with technology that makes clothing light and sweat-absorbing, ensuring that athletes perform at their optimal level. Get a piece of history with something for your whole family.
Is ATV’s coverage of the Olympics weirding you out? Then head to one of these bars and watch the finals over a couple of beers.
Bulldogs Bar & Grill
Get into the London spirit with this English themed bar, which features an eye-catching British telephone booth and walls covered in Brit memorabilia. With three plasma screens as well as a wide selection of draught beers and savory pub grub, Bulldogs is an excellent spot to cheer on your home team.
G5/UG15, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui East, 2311-6993.
Looking to catch some of the Olympic finals? Here are some bars that will be screening the events.
Get Dad into top gear and into the driving seat at Sideways. This virtual racing center has 13 networked simulators with heavy duty gear shifters, realistic steering system and brake pedals, just like real race cars. Racing action is broadcasted live onto plasma screens to allow friends and fans to watch the action. You can race against the clock or against each other for speedy competitions. The driving experience is very close to the real thing—be it a BMW Mini, a V8 Supercar, or a Formula One car. Prices start from $200 for 30 minutes of driving through to $1,200 for 3 hours.
The annual triathlon event, Hong Kong ITU Triathlon Asia Cup, is back for year 2012. Participants will be able to race in swimming, biking, and running for two days. Different courses are available for Olympic Distance, Sprint Distance, Fun Distance, Tri Kids and Youth Distance, or Team Relay.