Jericho Sailing Centre Association
June 24, 2009
in the wind

Ahoy JSCA 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 June 24-30, 2009 and beyond:
In This Issue
MEC Paddlefest 2009
Canada Day Bonus Race
Coach's Clinic
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Register Now for MEC Paddlefest 2009 at Jericho
From kayakers to outrigger canoes;  from surf skis, to stand-up paddling, to times when the wind unexpectedly dies and sailors resolve themselves to their alternative propulsion system -every day is a "paddle fest" at the Jericho Sailing Centre-but only Sunday, July 5 is MEC Paddlefest 2009.

Mountain Equipment Co-op Paddlefest is an urban celebration of kayaking, canoeing, and the ocean environment in British Columbia. The festival will feature learning opportunities on the water and on the land. Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome. There will be FREE on water course Introduction to kayaking, guided tours, forward strokes, introduction to rolling, basic rescue, towing, paddling fitness, kids kayaking. Land clinics include navigation, choosing a kayak, choosing a paddle, trip packing, injury prevention, kayaking Vancouver Island. There will be manufacturer, sport educational, and environment displays as well as the Vancouver Aquarium's mobile oceanariums-imagine, bringing sea creatures for a day at the beach.
This will be a great opportunity for anyone who wants to flex a paddle for free, but you must register in advance if you want in on a course by trekking over to  .
THIS WEEKEND - Volunteer Work Parties June 27 & 28 @ 1000H

We are looking for volunteers to help out with various work projects at the Jericho Sailing Centre including picnic table repair, painting and blackberry removal.
SUNDAY RACING  1230H- Gusts and Lulls

Sunday Racing will be back on tap this weekend however there will be no Sunday Racing on July 5 as the Jericho Sailing Centre hosts 1,500 people on the water for MEC Paddlefest 2009. To make up for this there will be a special edition of Sunday Racing on WEDNESDAY July 1st Canada Day, eh.
Coaches Clinic with Dave Thomas - Next Tuesday June 30

Former Canadian Olympic Sailing Team Coach and MacSailing School Co-owner Dave Thomas will conduct his 3rd Annual JSCA Coaching Clinic on Tuesday, June 30-everyone is invited. There will be a pre-race Skipper's Meeting at 1730H. First start will be 1815H. Races will be videotaped and we'll all come back to the Burrard Room for an extensive photogenic debrief and to buy the Coach beers.
2010 Olympic Camping at the Jericho Sailing Centre

The proposed RV Campground in Jericho Park and along Spanish Bank during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics next February will allow the Jericho Sailing Centre's Galley Patio & Grill to offer extended service to campground guests and JSCA members who will be able to catch big screen high definition television coverage of the games in two languages: Canadian and American.

Registered letters have been sent out and there are 16 boats heading for the annual Bailiff Auction on Saturday, July 11 at Noon. Photos of craft heading for auction will appear on our website next week. There will be a preview of auction bound boats on Friday, July 10 from Noon-1900H.
English Bay Safety Seminar - July 13

Skippers are completely responsible for their safety and that of their crew when out on the water. If your knowledge is lacking here is your chance to fill in the gaps. The English Bay Safety Seminar is based on the "sea disasters" experienced in English Bay over the last 35 years as written in the logs of the Jericho Rescue Team. RSVP JSCA Office (604)224-4177.
Member Special Nights in the Sailor's Lounge

Wednesdays are Member Special Nights in the Jericho Sailing Centre Sailor's Lounge from 1700-2200H. Come out and enjoy a weekly food special and a 16 oz Galley Patio Lager for only $10.99 + taxes.  The Galley Patio & Grill is also offering a 16 oz glass of Galley Patio Lager on its own for 4.39 + taxes.  These are substantially discounted prices, and are exclusively available to members. (No substitutions, only available in the Lounge, Member Card Required).
Support Disabled Sailing and Enjoy Fine French Dining

Jericho sailors Laurent and Valerie Devin are inviting your taste buds to support the Disabled Sailing Association of BC located here at the Jericho Sailing Centre. Five percent of their Bistrot Bistro Tuesday night restaurant sales in the month of June will be donated to the DSA.  For more info.  Navigate your fork over to and Bon Appetite!
Upcoming JSCA Meetings:

JSCA Board July13 at 1900
Safety Committee Meeting July 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.
Jericho Sailing Centre | 1300 Discovery Street | Vancouver B.C. | Vancouver | B.C. | V6R 4L9 | Canada