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in the wind XXXVII

Jericho Sailing Centre In the wind XXXIX

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 17-23, 2007 and beyond:

Victoria Day Weekend
Many JSCA members mark this long weekend as the "official" start to their sailing/paddling/surfing/rowing season, or at least a good time to visit their boat and kick off the moss. The weather looks good for Sunday and Monday, come down and spend some quality time with your boat.

A Very Floody Place
Don't think the flood watch warnings over the next few weeks will affect your use and enjoyment of the waters off of the Jericho Sailing Centre? Think again. The Fraser River debris trap which removes a good deal of the drift wood flowing into Georgia Strait will be overwhelmed by extraordinarily high flood water levels and unable to contain the majority of floating hazards. Keep your eyes peeled for an unusually high volume of debris in the water over the next several weeks or plan to spend some extra quality time with your fiberglass repair kit.

Jericho Boat Show Open House Recap
The Jericho Sailing Centre Association 2007 season was officially launched last Saturday by Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan. Sam spoke of the importance of the Jericho Sailing Centre's role in providing naturally powered ocean access opportunities for skippers of small craft. An avid sailor, Sam fondly remembered his days onboard as the founder of the Disabled Sailing Association of BC. Sam also recalled his time on the JSCA's Board of Directors and the prevailing sense of teamwork required to make the Jericho Sailing Centre the success it is. Sam, an accomplished musician, so enjoyed a premier performance by Jericho's own in-house Samba band "Zambata" that he is considering changing his name to Sam-ba Sullivan.

Bike for Green & Blue
Thanks to JSCA Past President, Gail Owen, for peddling this idea to us. The volunteers and staff of the JSCA are participating in the Bike to Work Program in the Lower Mainland. We encourage all of our members to register under your employer for kilometres ridden to and from work at . The website keeps track of your accumulated kms ridden and calculates the measure of pollutants you didn't put in the air. It's a great idea leading up to "Bike to Work Week" May 28-June 3.

Tuesday Night Racing - May 15 Recap
Sunny weather, strong racer turnout, great race committee & rescue team volunteer support-someone forgot to invite the wind. Add to that a high slack tide condition and nothing was moving on the briny without paddle or oar-we were all dressed up with no place to go. Previous Tuesday too much wind, this past Tuesday no wind, next Tuesday the odds are on our side.

Launch Dolly Rant
Last Tuesday evening a member came up to me and said there were no monohull launch dollies to be had. After jogging through our four and a half acre compound I found 10 of our 17 monohull launch dollies stored under boats. These launch dollies are the property of the JSCA for the use of all members for LAUNCHING not for storage. Please respect our facilities and be considerate of your fellow members.

Upcoming Events at the Jericho Sailing Centre
Jericho Folk Club Tuesdays 2000H
Sunday Racing Non-regatta Sundays 1230H
Tuesday Nite Racing Tuesdays 1815H
Windsure Windsurfing Wednesdays Wednesdays 1800H
Ecomarine Thursday Night Paddling Thursdays 1800H

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:
Planning-Marginal Wharf May 28 @ 1900H
Planning/Operations May 30 @ 1900H
Safety Committee June 4 @ 1900H
Board June 11 @ 1900H
Programmes June 18 @ 1900H

JSCA Office Hours
0900H-2100H Tuesdays- Saturdays. 0900H-1900H Sundays, Mondays & Holidays. Gates open at 0700H and are locked at Dusk. (approx 2050H)

Bailiff Auction Boat Sale - Saturday July 7
Our annual Bailiff Auction where the JSCA auctions off craft for which storage fees have not been paid will take place at Noon on Saturday, July 7. To attract more interest we`d like to turn this into an opportunity for members to buy and sell used equipment. A head's up for members considering buying or selling equipment. More info to come as the day draws nearer.

Windsure Windsurfin' Wednesdays!
Whatever your windsurfing level, from novice to expert, come out on Wednesday evenings between 1800H-2000H, let me know what you want to work on, and I'll coach you through it-you could be just one good tip away from completing that maneuver you've been working on.

The Centreboard
Thanks to Iolanda Millar and Frank Tichler for getting the ball rolling on the JSCA member contribution portion of our website. You can view their "rescue" sea stories on our website at . We invite all JSCA members to contribute pictures and articles to "the Centreboard" portion of our website simply by replying to this email.

Fair winds,

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