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in the wind XXXVII
Jericho Sailing Centre in the wind XXXVII
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 May 3-9, 2007 and beyond:

Jericho Sailing Centre - What`s in a Name?
Now that the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation has paved the way for corporations to purchase naming rights for public buildings, would you be interested in changing the name of our unique ocean access facility in exchange for lower rates? What corporate moniker would be acceptable to you, our member? In acknowledgement of our aging member population we might swing a deal to rename ourselves the "Geritol Sailing Centre". Your suggestions, tongue in cheek and otherwise, welcome. We'll report the most interesting ideas in next week's "in the wind."

Jericho Rescue Team Training Course Recap
Sixteen members went through the Jericho Rescue Team training course this past weekend. I am always impressed by the wide variety of water oriented backgrounds and experience that our Jericho Rescue Team candidates bring to our program. We have an excellent crew coming onboard this year thanks to our veteran volunteer instructors: Andrei Bredin, Ray Douthwaite, Fred Wu, Ashley Ford and Jim Quinn. Thanks also to our mock "rescue victims" Jonas Abersbach, Michael Souster and our Academy Award Nominee for Best Actor in the Windsurfing Casualty Category - Randy "We hope you get better real soon" Clarke.

Upcoming Volunteer Workparties-Start times @ 1000H
May 5  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.
May 6  Boat Moving - we are removing unpaid boats out of their spots to make way for paid craft and require some muscle.

SOS 2007 May 12 - JSCA Season Opening Sailpast - Get your boat ready! 
"This is an important tradition linking us to history as < mariners> generally, and as members of Jericho Sailing Centre in particular."

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.

Upcoming Events at the Jericho Sailing Centre

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. 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. 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.

JSCA 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 2030H)

Laptop Donation? Last Call
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.  

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