Jericho Sailing Centre "in the wind" August 23, 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 23-29, 2007 and beyond:
8th Annual Jericho Oceanman This Sunday
The defining event for beach boys and girls, is the annual Jericho Oceanman
which takes place this Sunday at 1000H. The event was concocted by Ocean's
father, Gary Parsons who, as a longtime lifeguard at Jericho Beach fell
asleep in the sun one day and had a sunburned vision of a unique Vancouver
beach adventure race which includes a 1Km ocean swim, 6Km paddle, 8
Km run with a couple of mystery events sprinkled within. And of course
Gary likes to have fun so his vision had to include an awesome Salmon
Barbeque with Bakehouse Pies, live music (The Hawaiian sliding guitar
sounds of The Swagmen) awards and T-shirts, cool T-shirts (Lulu Lemon
T-shirts this year). That vision was 8 years ago, last millennium, and
in 2007 the legend continues. Look for the Jericho Oceanman feature
article in this Saturday's Weekend Edition of theVancouver Sun. There
is still time to enter individually or as a team. Ebb & flow over
to www.oceanman.ca for more information. This is a fun,
spectator friendly event as the swimming and on-water sections can be
easily viewed from the Jericho Sailing Centre's decks (there's nothing
like relaxing and enjoying a latte while you watch other people sweat)
or the Jericho Pier. Come out and watch last year's defending champion
Jericho Galley Patio & Grill sponsored team splash it out with the
Windsure crew for in-house bragging rights. Sea ya there!
DSA Integration Regatta
The competitive summer juices will also be flowing at the 2007 Disabled
Sailing Association Integration Regatta this Sunday at 1230H. Five teams
comprised of disabled and able bodied sailors will sea battle it out
in Martin 16's & Escapes to see who will take home the hardware.
The regatta will be rolled in with our regular Sunday Racing Program.
This Sunday at 1230H precisely
Tuesday Night Racing
Special Coaching Edition with Dave Thomas
Former Canadian Olympic Sailing Team Coach and MacSailing school co-owner,
Dave Thomas will be on deck for JSCA's next Tuesday Night Racing Program.
Dave will conduct an instructional Skipper's Meeting at 1730H in the
plaza reviewing the "5 Things Every Racer Must Know Before They
Go Out On a Race Course." After the Skipper's meeting Dave will
come out onboard "Jericho Rescue" with our camera crew to
record some live action racing clips starting at 1815H. The Coach will
then provide a debrief and interactive session as racing highlights
play on the big screen in the Burrard Room after sunset. Ross Macdonald
followed Coach Dave's winning recipes and sailed away from two Olympics
with medals. You may not tack your way to such lofty heights but you
could absorb that one little bit of precious knowledge that propels
you to Tuesday Night Racing glory. The Jericho Galley Patio & Grill
is chipping in with a special on Tuborg beer for the evening and Andy
Hunt will be unloading his draw prize treasure chest.
Canadian Laser Masters Championship Regatta-Labour
Roll out the rocking chairs, warm up the milk, we`re just one week away
from 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 beam over to our website
at www.jsca.bc.ca. For information on this event or
anything to do with Lasers contact Andy Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Outrigger Canoe Championships - Backpaddle
Flatish sea state conditions made for flat out racing at last weekend's
Canadian Outrigger Canoe Championships. Our home side, the JOCC's Men's
#1 crew bumped and grinded their way to first place in an all out battle
with fierce rivals False Creek Canoe Club. The two boats swapped paint
at the turn and then swapped the lead back and forth on the final leg
until "Jericho Oceanman" Gary Parsons, steering for the good
guys, found some hills in an otherwise prairie like sea and surfed them
to victory. In the OC6 Women's Open Race Jericho 1 took third place
while Jericho 2 took 5th. In the OC 6 Men's Senior Masters the Jericho
Geezers took first place. Sunday's small boat racing saw rugged JOCC
veteran Bob Stewart win the Men's Golden Masters OC1 while young buck
Mike Parks won the Men's Senior Masters Surfski. For information on
our awesome outrigger team, hut hoe over to www.jerichooutrigger.com
Transplant Time - Volunteer
Workparty This Sunday 1000H
In preparation for removal of the overgrown cedar trees against the
south side of the building we are hosting a volunteer workparty this
Sunday at 1000H to transplant the Wild Strawberries from below them
into our ever growing, evergreen, native plant garden. Volunteer for
your ocean access community centre. Come out, get "wild",
get dirty, with our in-house volunteer botanist Paul Morris. Paul is
a wealth of information on gardening and can teach you the most successful
transplanting techniques. Tools and refreshments provided.
Battle of the Blackberries-Volunteer Workparties
Saturday & Sunday @ 1000H.
Annual Big Brothers Voyage of 'Discovery' more Appreciation
Discovery member, Mary Thompson drew my attention to the fact that the
Discovery Sailing Club Big Brothers Sailing Day on Aug. 11 was also
supported by Mac Sailing who provided life jackets for some of the boys.
Also, The Sea Dragon Sea Scouts sent two "delightful young men",
James & Chris to teach knots to the little brothers while they were
on shore waiting. And somehow I missed mentioning Helen MacDonald as
Discovery's Social Convener. Once again, many thanks to everyone who
was involved for sharing the community spirit of the Jericho Sailing
Centre with these young fellows.
JSCA Notice of AGM Tuesday October 23 at 1900H
The Jericho Sailing Centre Association's 34th Annual General Meeting
will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 1900H in the English Bay Banquet
Room of the Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver,
B.C. The 2006/2007 J.S.C.A. Board and Committees will report on their
accomplishments this past year and the challenges for the future. Please
plan to attend and participate in the future direction of your ocean
access community centre.
Call for Nominations
Voting will take place to elect eight members for a two-year term to
our 15 member Board of Directors. The J.S.C.A. Board meets once a month
to set policy and determine Jericho's direction. Interested members
who have time and expertise to offer are invited to submit a letter
indicating their experience and areas of interest to the J.S.C.A. Nominations
Committee c/o the Jericho office no later than 1700H, Tuesday, October
9. The signed nomination letter must include your name, address and
telephone number. For additional information contact Mike Cotter, J.S.C.A.
General Manager 224-4177 or email email@example.com.
Ground Craft Storage Space Wanted
Not using your ground stored craft? The JSCA will buy your spot back.
We currently have 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.
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 September 10 @ 1900H
JSCA AGM October 23 @ 1900H
JSCA Office Hours
0900H-2100H Tuesdays- Saturdays. 0900H-1900H Sundays, Mondays &
Holidays. Gates open at 0700H and are locked at Dusk. (approx. 2015H).
Amphibious Tadpoles? - Kids Fun Run at Jericho
The organizers of the Subarau Vancouver International Half Marathon
will be conducting a FREE Kid's Fun Run on Saturday, September 15 at
1530H starting adjacent to the parking lot of the Jericho Sailing Centres.
If you can pry your small fry out of your boat for an hour or so this
sounds like great landlubber fun. World class triathletes will be on
hand to help your tadpole find their land legs. For more info. hoof
over to www.lifesport.ca
Big League Triathlon Coming to Jericho in September
The Subaru West Coast Triathlon Series comes to the Jericho Sailing
Centre on Sunday, September 16, 2007.
Be part of the action and join the 2007 Volunteer Team! If you're interested
in getting involved in an exciting Half-Ironman event or know someone
who is, please swim/cycle/run over to www.lifesport.ca
to register now or contact Volunteer
Director, Adria McCrindle (firstname.lastname@example.org
or 604.880.4640) for
Safety in the Launching Area
With all of the activity going on in the launch area it is very easy
to become distracted and that's when accidents can happen. We'd like
to remind members that pedestrians have the right of way in this area
and they are often strangers who are unfamiliar with the workings of
the sailing centre. Launch ramps should be used for launching and retrieving
craft only - not for loitering or testing out your latest circus act.
Please do not sit immediately beside a ramp as people have lost control
of their boats in the past and they tend to swing off to the side. Please
do not distract people using the winch as they must focus on safely
completing their task.
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