Jericho Sailing Centre Association
July 15, 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 July 15-21, 2009 and beyond:
In This Issue
Hippies VS Drippies
Bailiff Auction
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Vancouver Folk Music Festival THIS WEEKEND
It'll be the longstanding annual competition: Hippies VS Drippies, as patrons of the 32nd annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival vie with loyal users of the Jericho Sailing Centre for parking spaces in and around Jericho Park this weekend.  All parking in the area is public with spaces awarded on a first come first served basis.  The twenty minute drop off zone and staff parking areas adjacent to the Jericho Sailing Centre will be strictly enforced with prompt Valet Service provided by Buster's Towing .
Here are some suggestions for coping with the annual parking nightmare:
1.       Arrive Early - The Festival opens on Friday at 1600H, Saturday and Sunday at 0900H. Arrive an hour early and you should be alright.
2.       Use the 20 Minute Loading Zone - Drop of your gear and your crew, park along NW Marine Drive or Spanish Bank lots and hoof it back. (Don't push the envelope, after 20 min. you will be towed)
3.       Cab it - The drop off area will be kept clear for easy access.
4.       Cycle Down - Test out the new Burrard Bridge Bike Lanes and lock your bike to the north fence.
5.       Take the 4th Ave Bus- The layout of the Festival will be more pedestrian friendly this year for people who wish to walk through the Park from 4th.
6.       Give it a pass - Catch the newly released Harry Potter movie or hike up the Grouse Grind and contemplate the sea level action from your lofty, omniscient perch.

(Please don't do what one frustrated Centre user did many years ago, leave their car in the Tow Away zone, slap their keys on the JSCA office counter and angrily demand upon their exit that staff deal with it - we called Buster's Valet Service)

If all else fails, grab your tie dye shirt, cut off shorts and hippie hat, hitchhike down and attend the Festival and hang loose- if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
Rookie Racing Clinic Sunday, July 19 at 0900H

Short of having an Olympic Sailing Coach in your boat, one of the best ways to improve your sailing skills and technique is to participate in JSCA Racing Programs. The Rookie Racing Clinic is one of the best ways to learn the basic fundamentals of sail racing. JSCA Rescue Safety Officer and Sunday Racing PRO, Rory Johnston, will go through all of the intricacies including starting procedures, course layouts, signal flags, etc. After this you'll be ready to rig up and join in our weekly Sunday Racing program commencing at 1230H. Please RSVP
Bailiff Auction July 25 @ Noon

The annual JSCA Bailiff Auction will be held on Saturday, July 25 at Noon. Photos of boats heading to the auction as of this date are on our website at  . There will be a public viewing of boats in the auction on Friday, July 24 from Noon-1900H.
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.

The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat.
Jericho Rescue Team Member Rob Murota took these photos of last Sunday's Subaru Vancouver International Half Ironman Triathlon which capture the "Thrill of Victory" as Canada's Magali Tisseyre "Mighty-Mouse" sets a new course record for female elites and the "Agony of Defeat" as Jericho Rescue brings in a competitor whose race was cut short only a few moments into the opening swim leg. Thanks Rob!
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 July will be donated to the DSA.  For more info.  Navigate your fork over to and Bon Appetite!
HSBC Celebration of Light (Fireworks)

Next Wednesday July 22,  Saturday, July 25, Wednesday, July 29, and Saturday August 1
World Police and Fire Games   August 4-7 @ Jericho Sailing Centre 

Thanks to Jay Brownlee for straightening me out on this one. The 2009 World Police and Fire Games actually takes place from July 31 & August 10 and includes 12,000 competitors participating in 67 events throughout Vancouver and Burnaby. The Jericho Sailing Centre will be the hub venue for 3 events: the Cross Country Run on August 4th; the Open Water Swim on August 5; and, the Laser Regatta on August 5, 6 and 7.
August 8 Jericho Oceanman

Upcoming JSCA Meetings:
Safety Committee Meeting July 20 @ 1900H
JSCA Board August 8 @ 1900H
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