Jericho Sailing Centre "in the
wind" December 14, 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 December
14, 2007-January 25, 2008 and beyond:
No Derelict Craft at the Jericho
Sailing Centre in 2008
Faced with a waiting list of two dozen
boats wanting to get in to the Jericho Sailing Centre
compound the JSCA Board has decided to lower the boom
on unusable craft and craft which have been inactive
for more than one year. Storage agreements for these
craft expire on March 31, 2008 and will not be renewed.
Owners of these craft will receive a "Notice to Vacate"
in the mail at the end of January along with a photo
of their craft and an explanation of an appeal process.
The JSCA Board is encouraging all members
to participate in the 2008 Jericho Sailing Centre Compound
Beautification Project by keeping your boat and storage
space ship shape and by participating with volunteer
work parties in 2008 to help clean up aisle ways and
other common space areas.
Jericho Winter Kayaking Group
The Jericho Winter Kayaking Group schedule
includes the following sessions:
December 15 0900H
December 23 1900H (Moonlight
December 29 0900H
1000H New Year's Day
(Weather may change these dates and times.)
Any interested members who are properly
equipped and dressed are welcome to join in. To get
on the groups e-mailing list or for more info. contact
Gail Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org The
group prides itself in sharing and practicing safe paddling
JSCA's Developing Action Plan for
More Committee meetings are on the schedule in the
further development of the JSCA's Annual Action Plan
for 2008. The meetings are open and all members are
invited to participate in the management of our unique
ocean access facility.
OPERATIONS COMMITTEE (Next Meeting
January 21 @ 1900H)
The agenda will include the new flooring project
to replace the vinyl tiles on the second floor. Discussion
will also continue around the 2008 Jericho Sailing Centre
Compound Development plan and the process for dealing
with inactive craft.
PROGRAMMES COMMITTEE (Next Meeting
January 29 @ 1900H)
The agenda will include website development and
the JSCA's 2008 Vancouver Boat Show display.
PLANNING COMMITTEE (Next Meeting
January 30 @ 1900H)
The agenda will include JSCA's Compound Development
Plan as well as discussion on the future of the Marginal
SAFETY COMMITTEE (Next Meeting February
9 @ 1000H)
The agenda will include purchasing of new Jericho
Rescue Team equipment and annual refit on JSCA's craft.
This meeting will be held at the BC Place Stadium during
the Vancouver Boat Show-please RSVP your attendance
to arrange for entry.
All JSCA Board and Committee minutes
and meeting schedules can be found on our website at
www.jsca.bc.ca to facilitate member
awareness and involvement in their world class, one
of a kind, ocean access community centre.
New Year's Day at the JSCA
If the weather is right, the Jericho Sailing Centre
can be a busy place on New Year's Day. The Galley Patio
and Grill will be open and many members choose to spend
their first day in any given year at their favourite
JSCA Office Hours
December/January Hours 0930H-1630H Weekdays. 0900H-1700H
Weekends. The office will close at 1400H on Christmas
Eve day, December 24 and will reopen on January 2 at
0930H. Staff will be onsite throughout this period to
check for messages and ensure security of our facility.
Gates open at 0700H and are locked at Dusk. (approx.
On the Water, Your Safety is Your Responsibility
A reminder to members who play on the bay at this
time of year-place an extra emphasis on boat safety
for yourself and your crew. Jericho Rescue and other
boaters are notably scarce at this time of the year
so you must take extra care to ensure a safe on water
session. It starts with a check of the weather forecast
and tidal activity. Let a friend or family member know
you are going, where you are going and when you expect
to be back on shore (follow-up with an après sailing
phone call). Do a meticulous pre-launch check of your
craft and equipment. Recognize when conditions are beyond
your ability and choose not to launch. Make sure you
are properly dressed-wetsuit/drysuit/hat/booties/gloves-including
your PFD. Double check your safety equipment-paddles,
bailer, whistle, flares. Know when the sun is setting
and understand that the wind often shuts off abruptly
in the hour before sunset. Don't go farther from shore
than you care to paddle back if you or your equipment
should fail or the wind shuts off.
One final tip: enclose your fully charged
cell phone in two sealed sandwich bags and keep on your
person. In the event of a sea disaster you can't solve
yourself, dialing *311 will put you in touch with the
Canadian Coast Guard's Rescue Coordination Centre.
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