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Jericho Sailing Centre “in the wind” XXXVI- April 26, 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 26-May 2, 2007 and beyond:

Wash Your Boat Weekend – This Saturday and Sunday
Improve your boatspeed, wash your boat! In an effort to beautify the Jericho Sailing Centre compound we are, once again, providing pressure washers, scrub brushes, buckets and soap at our main aisle hosing stations this weekend from 1000H-1600H. The long range forecast calls for a mixed bag of sun and cloud-perfect for scrubbing the green bits from your happy hull. It’s also a good time to tweak your equipment, replace that old tarp and cut the grass under your boat….

Get Wet! Rescue Volunteers Wanted-No Experience Required!
Fifteen members have signed on for the Jericho Rescue Team training course this weekend. We will be out and about on the bay this weekend training and looking for some practice rescue victims-if you are a Hobie or a Laser sailor and can help us out on Sunday between 1300H-1430H please let me know via reply email.

Be Inspired, Stay Dry at the Wind & Water Art Show Sunday April 29
Original oil paintings by sea inspired artist Martin Ruygrok on display 1400H-1700H. Wine & Cheese.

Upcoming Volunteer Workparties-Start times @ 1000H
April 28 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 29 Boat Moving – we are starting to remove unpaid boats out of their spots to make way for paid craft and require some muscle.

SOS 2007 May 12 – JSCA Season Opening Sailpast – Gaining Stature!
“This is an important tradition linking us to history as sailors generally, and as members of Jericho Sailing Centre in particular.”
JSCA Member, Louise Hooley has written an article on the importance of Sailpasts which we’ve posted in it’s entirety on our website. Thanks to Louise for that and for providing me with the following tidbit of information:
“The Sail Past dates back to the earliest beginnings of naval traditions. In fact, one of the earliest references to Sail Past is in the famous Greek poem, The Iliad: "After two years of preparation, the Greek fleet, of more than 1,000 ships and an army of 100,000 men, assembled at the port of Aulis, in northeastern Greece, for a Sail Past of Troy." It is believed that from this ceremony came the famous saying: Helen of Troy had the face that launched 1,000 ships.”
JSCA President, Brian Key- how many “ships” will your face launch this year?

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.

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.

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.

Flights of Spring Regatta Recap
3 races Saturday in slight winds, 7 races Sunday in slightly better, and the 2007 Sailing Dinghy Racing season is underway at the Jericho Sailing Centre. Tight racing in both fleets resulted in Jacek Suski prevailing over Peter Wall in the Lasers, while Tim Murphy and Lynn Raymond just made it over the Wall’s, edging out Guy and Marie by 1 point in the Tasar class. For complete Regatta results and upcoming schedule, duck over to the “Racing” section of our website Many thanks to our most excellent volunteer crew Ashley Ford, Chris Stairs, Jim Quinn, Fred Wu, Nikita Chatwin, and Tegan Peacock who supported our fine staff PRO Rory “7 races on Sunday” Johnston.

Upcoming Events at the Jericho Sailing Centre
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

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.

Unpaid Craft Losing Their Spots
We are in the process of identifying and relocating unpaid craft-please, if you haven’t paid, pay quickly. If you are on the waiting list for a new spot, we’re looking for volunteers to help move these boats!

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.

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

Upcoming JSCA Meetings:
JSCA Board May 14 @ 1900H
Planning/Operations May 30 @ 1900H

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 2020H)

Laptop Donation? Second Call
Our racing programs would very much benefit from receiving your old, antiquated laptop (not too antiquated-we now know that a 486 won’t do, thanks anyway Catherine!) 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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