Jericho Sailing Centre Association
May 6, 2009
in the wind

Ahoy Members

Here is what's "in the wind", coming events and items of interest at the Jericho Sailing Centre, Vancouver's Ocean Access Community Centre, for May 7-13, 2009 and beyond:

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Ocean Fitness 101
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Ocean Fitness 101
Quite often fair weather sailors, surfers paddlers and rowers focus their winter cobweb shaking, spring cleaning exercise efforts on bringing their hulls, foils, sails, sheets, paddles, blades and other equipment into ship shapeness for the impending ocean recreation season and forget about maintenance  of one of nature's more remarkable naturally powered machines.

If shining your hull, waxing your bottom, stepping your mast, hoofing your boat to and from the beach or wrestling into your wetsuit and water gear (that somehow got smaller over the off season) leaves you huffing and puffing, it is time to shed the woolly coat of hibernation, shake off the flab of a Canadian winter and get right back up on your horse of summer activity.

Here are a couple of unique fitness enhancing activities recommended by your unique ocean access community centre:

Stand-Up  Core Fitness Program
Why work out in a sweaty, smelly Gym, when you can get a solid full body workout on top of the water that's a lot of Fun?   Experience the Zen and tranquility of Stand-Up Paddling, while at the same time giving yourself a complete workout under the supervision of the experienced instructors at Windsure.  Work on your balance, stamina, strength, stability, and muscle tone.  This growing sport has full range of intensities.  Come on out to discover what you are capable of and to meet the local marine life.
Classes will be running Wednesday & Friday mornings from 6:30 am to 7:30 am and those same evenings from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm also Saturday Mornings  from 8:00 am to 9:00 am during the months of June, July, and August.
Priced at an ultra-reasonable rate of $59.00 a month for pre-registrants, or Drop-ins visits at only $10.00 per person plus applicable taxes.  Give Windsure a call at 604-224-0615 to sign up.

Ocean View Yoga

We are trying to gauge member interest in regular yoga programs at the Jericho Sailing Centre.  To that end local yoga instructor, Troy Turi, will be conducting a FREE class on Saturday, May 23 1030-1145H. If the interest is there, future classes will be offered for $10 per session. Please RSVP with the JSCA office.

Bike To Work Week May 11-17

For the third year in a row Jericho members will saddle up and ride in the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition's Bike to Work Week.

Next week, from May 11 to 17, the Vancouver Cycling Coalition will be presenting Bike to Work (& School) Week. They are inviting you to join them on the streets and bike routes of Metro Vancouver!
Even if you already bike to work, participating in Bike to Work Week has valuable benefits:
1)      By signing up and logging your rides, you will be entered to win great prizes! The VACC is doing a Bike-A-Day Giveaway, with the results announced daily on the CKNW's Christy Clark Show, and they'll have awesome commuter station prizes, including panniers and baskets. Plus, team leaders who recruit the most new cyclists are entered in an additional contest for another bike! All the information is available on their website,
2)      The route mapping data that you plot will provide valuable information for municipalities, TransLink, and the VACC about the routes that cyclists are using, and can help inform decision makers about cycling issues.
Register under the Jericho Sailing Centre Association banner for Bike to Work (& School) Week today!
Check out Bike to Work Week on Facebook: Invite your friends!
Volunteers Wanted!            Help Save Jericho Beach
Volunteers who would like to help Save Jericho Beach are invited to a meeting this Saturday, May 9 at 1000H in the Sailor's Lounge.  If you are planning to attend or can't make the meeting but would like to help out please Reply to this email. For more information surf over to  .
SOS Season Opening Sailpast May 23

" an important tradition linking us to history as < mariners> generally, and as members of Jericho Sailing Centre in particular."
The 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 2008 and it rained on 7 out of 8 summer weekends-let's not make the same mistake again. The SOS is also an important part of the Jericho OPEN HOUSE as it gives our visiting landlubbers an opportunity to see the Jericho Sailing Centre in action.

Jericho Members-sail, paddle, windsurf, row, whatever you like to do here, come out and do it on

Saturday, May 23 between 1300H and 1500H .
Sailing Dinghies 1300H-1330H;
Windsurfers 1330H-1400H;
Paddlers 1400H-1430H;
Rowers, Sailing Canoes and Stand Paddlers 1430H-1500H.
35th Anniversary Jericho Sailing Centre OPEN HOUSE

The annual Jericho Boat Show Open House on Saturday, May 23 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.
Send Us Your Photos

We are looking for "Jericho style" photos to spice up our website, newsletter and promote the Jericho Sailing Centre.

Please send us your photos with a brief description.


Last weekend members of the Jericho Laser Fleet went on a road trip to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club Regatta. This photo shows Tony Martin (#178872)
leaving the majority of the fleet in his wake. Thanks to Andrew Madding for sending us this shot.

Upcoming JSCA Meetings

JSCA Board May 11 @ 1900H
Operations Committee May 20 @ 1900H
Committee minutes and meeting schedules can be found on our website at to facilitate member awareness and involvement in their one of a kind, world class, ocean access community centre.
Rookie Racing Seminar
Want to learn how to sail race? Come to the Rookie Racing Seminar on June 13 from 1000H-1200H in the NE Meeting Room. Our Tuesday Nite Racing PRO, Benj Rummen, will simplify the rules and explain basic strategies and tactics. This program is free to JSCA members, $75 for non-members. Please RSVP JSCA Office.

Safe Ocean Sailing 
Your Safety, and that of your Crew, is YOUR Responsibility
There are elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Regardless of how you decide to use the ocean always show courtesy to others. Please adhere to the code listed below and share with others the responsibility for a safe ocean experience.
It is every member's responsibility to know and observe the rules of the road when on or near the water. Here are some key rules which every Jericho member must know and practice.
1. Always wear your P.F.D. on the water.
2. Sail powered craft have the right of way over power craft, paddle and rowing powered craft.
3. All non-commercial vessels shall keep well clear of commercial vessels.
4. It is illegal and extremely dangerous to pass between a tug and it's tow.
5. A port tack sailing vessel shall keep clear of a starboard tack vessel.
6. A windward vessel shall keep clear of a leeward vessel.
7. A vessel clear astern shall keep clear of a vessel ahead.
8. Any vessel overtaking another shall keep clear.
9. A vessel tacking or gybing shall keep clear of a vessel on a tack.
10.The area south of the orange can buoys is for training or transiting only.
11.Swimming or wading on the beach in front of the Centre is prohibited and is particularly dangerous for small children.
12.It is unsafe to loiter or let children play near the bottom of launching ramps.
13. Stay well clear of the end of the Jericho Pier as fishers cast lines as far as possible
14. Be cautious of pathway traffic when launching/retrieving
15. Do not leave your craft on the shoreline for extended periods of time
Common sense goes a long way toward maintaining a safe environment. Membership in the Jericho Sailing Centre Association is contingent on members knowing and observing the Safe Ocean Sailing rules.
Fair winds,
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