SOS 2008 May 10 -Season
Opening Sailpast - Plan to be there!
" an important tradition
linking us to history as < mariners> generally, and as members
of Jericho Sailing Centre in particular."
SOS is important to you to ensure that all of your
ocean excursions this season are blessed with favourable
weather. There was a skimpy turnout in 2007 and it
rained on most weekends in the summer-let's not make
the same mistake again. The SOS is also an important
part of the Jericho Boat Show OPEN HOUSE as it gives
our visiting landlubbers an opportunity to see the
Jericho Sailing Centre in action.
Members-sail, paddle, windsurf, row, whatever you
like to do here, come out and do it on Saturday, May
10 between 1300H and 1500H .
Sailing Canoes and Stand Paddlers
Jericho Boat Show OPEN
HOUSE Saturday May 10
annual Jericho Boat Show Open House on Saturday, May
10 is from Noon-1600H. Bring your landlubber friends,
co-workers, neighbours and relatives down to the Centre
on that day to check out all of the ocean access opportunities
available to them. Our schools, clubs and fleets will
be on hand with sign-up information and displays.
Check out our Season Opening Sailpast which this year
will include a Stand Paddling Race and a salute to
Parking Commences May 1
who wish to purchase a $60 season parking pass for
Jericho Beach Park can pick up the forms in the JSCA
office or by emailing your form request to email@example.com . Pay
parking is in effect from May 1- September 30, 2008.
on a Roll - Homeless Mosquitoes Protesting
week the JSCA shipped approximately 400 tires out
of the Jericho Sailing Centre compound for recycling
under the BC Tire Stewardship Program. We have many
more to go to completely rid the centre of these mosquito
havens. Members who currently store their craft on
tires may trade these tires to the JSCA for foam blocks
at no cost to them. The tires will be collected by
the JSCA under the BC Tire Stewardship Program and
sent for recycling. Members are asked to help us rid
the compound of tires, a breeding ground for mosquitoes
which could potentially spread the West Nile Virus,
as soon as possible. While we prefer not to tamper
with members boats stored on tires, any tires remaining
under boats after the end of April may be removed
by volunteer work parties.
Volunteer Work parties
Thank you to all the members who have participated
with our volunteer programs to date; you folks put
the wind in the sails of the Jericho Sailing Centre.
April Hours 0930H-1630H Weekdays. 0900H-1700H Weekends.
Gates open at 0700H and are locked at Dusk. (approx.
Closed May 1 from 1100H-1300H
JSCA Office will be closed on Thursday, May 1 from
1100H-1300H so we may conduct our annual staff training
in order to better serve the JSCA community.
April 28 @ 1900H
April 29 @ 1900H
5 @ 1900H
May 12 @ 1900H
On the Water, Your Safety is Your Responsibility
Please remember that launching in Vancouver spring
conditions requires 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,
dialling *311 will put you in touch with the Canadian
Coast Guard's Rescue Coordination Centre.