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
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 www.jsca.bc.ca. For information on this event or anything to do with
Lasers contact Andy Hunt at email@example.com
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
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.
Next ENGLISH BAY SAFETY SEMINAR
Monday, August 20 @ 1900H
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).
We invite all JSCA members to contribute pictures and articles to "the
Centreboard" portion of our website simply by replying to this
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 www.jsca.bc.ca 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.
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