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Jericho Sailing Centre “in the wind” XXXV- April 19, 2007

Ahoy JSCA Members:
Here is what’s “in the wind”, coming events and items of interest at the Jericho Sailing Centre, your ocean access community centre, for April 19-April 25, 2007 and beyond:

Jericho Beach Park Celebrates EARTH DAY 2007 this Saturday
The Evergreen Foundation is celebrating Earth Day in Jericho Beach Park by calling all volunteers to come our and participate in plantings and park beautification between 1100H-1700H. Meanwhile, out on the briny, JSCA members will be celebrating the fact that 80% of the Earth is covered in water…

Flights of Spring Regatta this Saturday & Sunday
The best years for sail racing are those when the America’s Cup is being held, when dinghy sailors get out and vicariously live the thrill of racing multi million dollar yachts in their $500 Lasers. And so begins the quest for victory in the waters off Jericho for Lasers, Laser Radials and Tasars this weekend in the 2007, America’s Cup Year, Flights of Spring Regatta. Racing starts at 1300H Saturday and 1000H on Sunday. For complete regatta information, barge your way over to our Racing page. We are looking for volunteers to help out on the Race Committee boat from 1300H-1600H Saturday and 1000H-1500H on Sunday. No experience required. Contact the JSCA office Saturday at 1000H 224-4177.

Jericho Rescue Team Training Course April 28 & 29
The Jericho Rescue Team is looking for experienced sailors, windsurfers, paddlers and rowers who are interested in developing their seamanship and water safety skills, and are willing to volunteer to assist their fellow boaters. The Jericho Rescue Team provides safety and rescue support for all on-water events facilitated by the JSCA. This year our Rescue Team members will provide rescue coverage for the over 90 on-water event days on our 2007 events calendar. Qualified candidates can sign up for the Jericho Rescue Team Training Course which will be conducted on April 28 & 29. We provide training in water safety and seamanship, Boathandling, boat rescue and first aid. Course graduates must complete ongoing Rescue Team training including the Pleasure Craft Operators Card, VHF Radio Licence, emergency first aid and CPR Certification (all provided). If you are interested please contact me in the Jericho office to discuss your qualification for this program.

Jericho Boat Show OPEN HOUSE Saturday May 12
The annual Jericho Boat Show Open House on Saturday, May 12 is from Noon-1600H. Bring your landlubber friends, co-workers, neighbours and relatives down to the Centre on that day to check out all of the ocean access opportunities available to them. Our schools, clubs and fleets will be on hand with sign-up information and displays. Check out our Season Opening Sailpast which this year will include a Stand Paddling Race and a salute to sailing canoes.

SOS 2007 – JSCA Season Opening Sailpast
– Everyone Welcome!
Jericho Members-sail, paddle, windsurf, row, whatever you like to do here, come out and do it on Saturday, May 12 between 1300H and 1500H .
Sailing Dinghies 1300H-1330H;
Windsurfers 1330H-1400H;
Paddlers 1400H-1430H;
Rowers, Sailing Canoes and Stand Paddlers 1430H-1500H.
The SOS is important to you to ensure that all of your ocean excursions this season are blessed with favourable weather. It is an important part of the Jericho Boat Show OPEN HOUSE as it gives our visiting landlubbers an opportunity to see the Jericho Sailing Centre in action.

Upcoming Events at the Jericho Sailing Centre
Flights of Spring Regatta April 21 & 22
Earth Day Weekend April 21 & 22
Jericho Rescue Team Training Course April 28 & 29
Jericho Folk Club Tuesdays 2000H Commencing May 1
Tuesday Nite Racing Tuesdays 1815H Commencing May 1
Sunday Racing Non-regatta Sundays 1230H Commencing May 6
Jericho Boat Show OPEN HOUSE/Sailpast May 12

Upcoming Volunteer Workparties-Start times @ 1000H
April 21 Windline Repair – we need as many as 4 volunteers to help us lower and rehoist the anemometer cup mast so that we can replace the cable run.
April 22 Boat Moving – we are starting to remove unpaid boats out of their spots to make way for paid craft and require some muscle.

1st Annual JSCA Boat Wash Act II
Last week’s Boat Wash was so popular with members that we would like to do another one on Saturday, April 28 IF we can get a member with a truck to volunteer to pick-up and return the pressure washers from the rental location. If you have a suitable vehicle and you would like to help clean-up the Jericho Sailing Centre please contact us prior to Wednesday April 25.

Annual passes are available from Central Parking for $60 – order early, their service is terrible. Application forms available just outside the JSCA Office and on our website (page 1 and page 2).

Unpaid Craft Losing Their Spots
We are in the process of identifying and relocating unpaid craft-please, if you haven’t paid, pay quickly.

JSCA Member Cards
Members who have paid their 2007 fees will have their membership access cards updated automatically for gaining access to our change rooms, showers and rooftop deck. This is our first year transitioning member cards from one year to the next and we have been experiencing a few problem cards within the 2700 we have updated. If your card is not working properly please bring it into the JSCA office asap and we will reprogram it. Please bring your membership card into the JSCA office at your convenience to get the 2007 membership card decal which will be required to receive your member discount at the Jericho Galley Patio & Grill.

Member Keys
2007 Member keys are available to paid up members for $5 +GST in the JSCA office.

Earth Day Mixed Media Painting Event Postponed
The mixed media painting event hosted by avid Jericho paddler and artist, Jeanne Krabbendam, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 21 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled. For more information stroke your way over to her website at www.jeannekrabbendam.

Wind & Water Art Show Sunday April 29
Original oil paintings by sea inspired artist Martin Ruygrok on display 1400H-1700H. Wine & Cheese.

Jericho Galley Patio & Grill Expands Service
The Jericho Galley Patio & Grill is now open 7 days a week 0900H-Sunset on weekends and 1100H-Sunset on weekdays weather depending.

Upcoming JSCA Meetings:
Marginal Wharf Planning Meeting April 24 @ 1900H
JSCA Board May 14 @ 1900H

NEW and IMPROVED Locarno SC Paddling Program
Sean Gibson is always stoked about paddling at Jericho. The Locarno “Kayak Fleet Captain” is especially stoked this year as he eagerly awaits the impending arrival of two surf skis to be added to his fleet. Light as a feather and smooth as silk these puppies will glide effortlessly through the water. Sean says there is plenty of space still available in the Locarno paddling program. J-stroke over to for more info.

Windsurfing Swap
Our friends at Airtime Boardsports, Phillippe and his crew are having a windsurfing & kiteboarding equipment swap on Saturday, May 12 from 1000H-1400H in the parking lot behind their store at 3671 W 4th.

JSCA Office Hours
1000H-1700H Every Day. Gates open at 0700H and are locked at Dusk. (approx 2010H)

Laptop Donation?
Our racing programs would very much benefit from receiving your old, antiquated laptop that you don’t know what to do with. Please contact us if we can free up some storage space at your place.

Fair winds,

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