Get Launched
Room Rentals
Rescue Team
Safety *NEW*
Schedule of Events
The Galley Patio & Grill
Meet The Staff
The Centreboard
In The Wind
Contact Us
Mac Sailing
Windsure Windsurfing
Ecomarine Kayak
Canadian Hostelling
Discovery Sailing Club
Club Locarno
UBC Sailing Club
Viking Sailing Club
Outrigger Canoe Club
Sea Dragons Sea Scouts
Disabled Sailing Association
Board Of Directors
Operations Committee
Planning Committee
Programmes Committee
Safety Committee
Food and Beverage
Fund Raising *NEW*
Jericho Documents
Constitution & Bylaws
Storage Policy
Tasar Fleet
Hobie Fleet 214
BC Sailing

in the wind XXXVII

Jericho Sailing Centre "in the wind" August 9, 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 August 9-15, 2007 and beyond:

Three Cheers for 'Discovery'
The first ship to sail these waters not only lent it's name to the street which the Jericho Sailing Centre is anchored on but also one of the JSCA's longest standing affiliated clubs- the Discovery Sailing Club. This Saturday the Discovery Sailing Club hosts an annual event as they welcome landlubbers from the Big Brothers organization to give disadvantaged kids their first salty taste of sailing. The picnic area is reserved this Saturday from 1000H-1500H as we roll out the sandy wet carpet to welcome these guests and share the spirit of the Jericho Sailing Centre. Hats off to organizers Karyn Rovers, Mary Thompson, DSC Commodore Ian Burge and the rest of the Discovery crew - theirs is the spirit that puts the wind into the sails of the Jericho Sailing Centre.

Canadian Laser Masters Championship Regatta Coming to Jericho Sept 1-3
Pass the Geritol and smooth on the Grecian formula-they're not just getting older, they're getting better or as Jericho Laser Fleet Rep Andy Hunt puts it "Old age and treachery beats youth and skill". Depends upon your viewpoint, I suppose. In any event, the Jericho Sailing Centre is preparing to welcome the salty old masters of Laser sailing to the 2007 Canadian Laser Masters Championships Sept. 1-3. Participants must be at least 35 as of Sept. 1. There are four divisions as follows: Apprentice 35-44; Masters 45-54; Grand Master 55-64; Great Grand Masters 65+. Radials are welcome. For the Notice of Race Skull over to our website at For information on this event or anything to do with Lasers contact Andy Hunt at

Navigating the Nile, Jericho Style
According to the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus that can potentially cause encephalitis or meningitis and we should be concerned. It hasn't made it into our region-yet. The Jericho Sailing Centre has 4.5 acres of opportunity for mosquito larvae to flourish. Boats, tires, tarps, bailing buckets, etc., stored in the compound are potential water collection points. Please check regularly to make sure you or your neighbours craft aren't facilitating the production of mosquitoes.

Ground Craft Storage Space Wanted
Not using your ground stored craft? The JSCA will buy your spot back. We currently have 15 boats on our waiting list and we would like to accommodate them all. At this time our staff is taking stock of inactive craft populating the compound. If necessary, under the terms of our Boat Storage Policy, storage rights for these craft may be withdrawn. We are currently asking members who may wish to voluntarily relinquish their ground storage to contact the office to arrange a refund on the unused portion of their storage fees. This offer does not apply to rack storage.

LAUNCH Dolly Etiquette
We would like to reminder members that JSCA launch dollies are for everyone's use. Please show consideration of your fellow members by using dollies only for launching and retrieval. Dollies used to launch boats must be immediately returned to the fence and not left on the shoreline.

Monday, August 20 @ 1900H

Volunteer Workparties
Battle of the Blackberries Saturday & Sunday @ 1000H.

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

Upcoming JSCA Meetings:
JSCA Board August 13 @ 1900H
JSCA Board September 10 @ 1900H

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

Photographers Wanted
We invite all JSCA members to contribute pictures and articles to "the Centreboard" portion of our website simply by replying to this email.

The Wind Blows All Ways
While it continues to accurately measure wind velocity, our telephone accessible Windtalker anemometer has become directionally challenged. We are unable to fix it in house and will be without it for some time when we send it out for repair at the end of the season. In general, in cloudy, grey weather, the wind blows from the east. In sunny, clear weather the wind generally blows from the west. The directional information on our website weather station is correct. Both of our wind reporting systems have velocity measuring cups on the roof of the Jericho Sailing Centre. As we do not allow sailing on the roof, members should bear in mind that most of the time there is more wind offshore.

Fair winds,

(index of previous issues)

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter

For More Weather Information Please Click on Images Below