Jericho Sailing Centre Association
September 3, 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 September 3-10, 2009 and beyond:
In This Issue
Jericho Beach Airstation
English Bay Naval Conflict
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This Weekend - Tasar BC's
The annual doubled handed monohull migration of Tasars takes place this weekend as the Jericho Sailing Centre hosts the Tasar BC's regatta. This hard chined, fully battened racing dinghy was designed by Australian designer Frank Brathwaite who engineered the displacement so that the optimum crew weight was equal to the weight of the average woman plus the average man. So there will be a keen fleet of average folk from all over the Pacific North West exercising above average sailing skills in Vancouver's most popular double handed racing dinghy on the waves of English Bay Saturday & Sunday. For more info on the Tasar BC's snuggle your mouse over to
Jen's Big Row

Jennifer Weterings has spent the past 5 months training 6 days a week for her upcoming epic row across the Georgia Strait from Naniamo to Vancouver. Her safety and support team are in place and Jennifer expects the 30 nautical mile journey to take somewhere between 8-12 hours depending on the state of the sea surface. In addition to the personal challenge inspired by Jericho's patriarch rowing guru, Richard Copley, Jennifer is hoping to raise $5,000 for the Disabled Sailing Association Dock Fund. The dock will greatly facilitate the movement of wheelchairs and sailors in and out of their sailing dinghies.
Jennifer is receiving solid sponsor support from GF Strong rehabilitation centre as well as her employers at Vancouver Coastal Health. If you would like to support Jennifer and her fine cause please skull your mouse over to Go Row! Jennifer's voyage is scheduled to take place this Saturday, September 5 weather permitting.
JSCA Welcomes Canuck Place
You don't have to be a Vancouver Canucks Hockey fan to understand the importance of Canuck Place Children's Hospice. The hospice provides specialized pediatric palliative care for children living with a life threatening illness. The diverse group of health care professionals and support staff that make up the Canuck Place team are having their annual staff retreat at the Jericho Sailing Centre this week. The JSCA and Jericho Foods are pleased to be able to donate all of the facilities and food & beverage services for this professional development retreat so that funds which would otherwise be used for this purpose can go directly toward benefitting these special kids.
If you would like to learn more about Canuck Place Children's Hospice or make a donation, slapshot your mouse over to
JSCA Gives back to the Community
Over the 35 years of it's existence the Jericho Sailing Centre Association has created a world class ocean access recreational facility that anyone can enjoy but our community spirit does not end there. Over the past year the JSCA has donated the use of our facilities to the following community spirited organizations: Vancouver Coastal Health, BC Justice Institute, BC Cancer Research Centre, Big Brothers, Rivershed Society, Canuck Place, Greenpeace, Kits Fairview Mental Health, Khrons & Colitis Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, BC Veterans Commemorative Association, Air Force Officer's Association, Air Crew Association Vancouver, 801 Wing Air Force Association of Canada, Genetic Pathology Evaluation Centre, Jack Bell Research Centre, YMCA & YWCA.
Jericho Beach Airstation Presentation Sept. 22
Fresh off his cross Canada presentation tour celebrating the 2009 Canadian "Centennial of Flight" Chris Weicht, author of "JERICHO BEACH and the West Coast Flying Boat Stations" touches down in the last remaining building of the former air station, the Jericho Sailing Centre on Tuesday, September 22 at 1900H.
Chris' presentation includes numerous images of the Jericho Sailing Centre's previous, historically significant, incarnation and is of interest not only to history or aviation buffs, but anyone who has ever moved their hull through the wind and waves on English Bay. Seating is limited, tickets are $10 for the public and $5 for JSCA Members. Proceeds will be used to commemorate the history of the Jericho Beach Air Station on the walls of the Jericho Sailing Centre.
Copies of Chris' book are available for sale in the JSCA office for $46.
Volunteer Work Party - Saturday, September 12 @ 1130H
More compound clean-up and blackberry removal. If the grass is growing long under your boat come join us. Refreshments supplied.
Jericho H20 Wear
Looking cool in the heat has never been easier than in Jericho H2O wicking wear. Technical, stylish shirts allow the wind and water to breeze through and are quick drying. Check them out in the JSCA office or on our website at
JSCA Annual General Meeting
Jericho Sailing Centre Association
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, October 27 at 1900H
The Jericho Sailing Centre Association's 36th Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 1900H in the English Bay Banquet Room of the Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver, B.C. The 2008/2009 J.S.C.A. Board and Committees will report on their accomplishments this past year and the challenges for the future.  Please plan to attend and participate in the future direction of your ocean access community centre.
Call for Nominations
Voting will take place to elect eight members for a two-year term to our 15 member Board of Directors.   The J.S.C.A. Board meets once a month to set policy and determine Jericho's direction. Interested members who have time and expertise to offer are invited to submit a letter indicating their experience and areas of interest to the J.S.C.A. Nominations Committee c/o the Jericho office no later than 1700H, Tuesday, October 13.   The signed nomination letter must include your name, address and telephone number.   For additional information contact Mike Cotter, J.S.C.A. General Manager 224-4177 or email
Jericho Folk Club

The JFC injects music into the soul of the Jericho Sailing Centre every Tuesday between now and the end of September. 1930H Session; 2000H Open Stage; 2120H Feature Artist. $8 admission. For more info call (604) 222-4113
Safety is Your Responsibility - Tip of the Week - Keep Well Clear of Ships at Anchor in English Bay
JSCA member Lee Cruikshanks never expected to be looking up the barrel of an M16 automatic rifle when he launched his surf ski from the Jericho Sailing Centre last month. In the middle of an awe inspiring paddle session he noticed a Canadian Navy warship at anchor in the bay and, curious, paddled over to take a closer look. As he approached an armed crew member appeared on the deck of the ship and hailed him. Whatever was said was lost on the breeze so Lee paddled a little closer only to have the weapon pointed in his direction and hear the agitated crewman shout "Move away!." Nothing like an assault rifle to help get your point across and Lee paddled away a little miffed at the unfriendly reception and still blissfully unaware that it is against Transport Canada  regulations to come within 100 Metres of a ship at anchor in a Canadian port.
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