Jericho Sailing Centre Association
May 26, 2010
in the wind

Ahoy Members:

Here is what's "in the wind" coming events and items of interest to the members of the Jericho Sailing Centre Association for the week of May 27-June 2, 2010.
In This Issue
Paddle Battle Weekend
Windsurfing Smack Down
Racing Clinics
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Jericho Outrigger Canoe Club Iron Race this weekend

The Annual Jericho Outrigger Canoe Club Iron Race will be held this weekend at the Jericho Sailing Centre. Teams from all over BC and the Pacific Northwest United States will do battle with oma, hull and paddle in 6 person outriggers (OC6's) on Saturday and single and double outriggers on Sunday. Start times are 0930H, 1100H and 1315H on Saturday and 1100H on Sunday. The teams will start just off the Jericho shore, race 2/3rds of the way to Stanley Park, round a mark heading west, around the bell can off of Point Grey and back to the Jericho Pier. For the most part water traffic in and around the Jericho Sailing Centre will remain unaffected but please be alert during starts and as a courtesy give these racing crews the "right of way" throughout their race.
Sunday Racing this weekend

There will be regular Sunday Racing this weekend, however the normal 1230H start time may be delayed in order to complete the outrigger race.
Also this weekend - UBC Sailing Club Windsurfing Smack Down Competition

The UBC Sailing Club is inviting Vancouver's windsurfing community to join them for their annual event. Wear your crazy costumes, get silly, be weird, and show your wildest moves on the windsurfer board. Come down for the Smashing UBC Windsurfing Smack Down Event this Sunday May 30th. Event starts at 11:00, with Special Guest DJ Sarah t rock your world.
JSCA Racer Forum on Mandatory CYA Membership at Jericho

Interested members of JSCA's sail racing community met after Tuesday Night Racing on May 18 to discuss BC Sailing/CYA membership benefits and requirements Benefits of CYA affiliation considered relevant to the members present were:
        The legitimate use of IYRU/CYA Racing Rules of Sailing;
        Being able to host CYA sanctioned regattas;
        Participation in other affiliated club regattas;
        Race Management and Judging Programs;
        Provincial Coach Clinics (3 with Kevin Black in June).
JSCA and BC Sailing have discussed a proposal that every sail racer, including crew on double handed boats, pay the $22 CYA/BC Sailing Membership fee. This arrangement would be satisfactory to CYA.
Members present at the Forum expressed strong concern that this arrangement would seriously impede the introduction of new participants into Jericho racing programs and have a damaging effect.
Suggestions included waiving the requirement for new racers.
A more popular idea was to treat Sunday/Tuesday programs as informal racing (there has never been a protest) and only requiring CYA Membership for participants in regattas such as Flights of Spring, Jericho Classic and Tasar BC's.
Given the choice, those present at the Racers Forum felt it was more important to facilitate bringing new participants into racing programs at the Jericho Sailing Centre. Jericho members who would like to race at other club's regattas could obtain a CYA membership through their class association.
Members at the Racers Forum requested that JSCA's General Manager propose to BC Sailing that Sunday/Tuesday racing at the Jericho Sailing Centre be treated as informal racing and that the participants be exempt from the requirement to have membership in the CYA.
We are still waiting for a response from BC Sailing.
Racing Clinics Canceled

Racing clinics originally scheduled for Tuesday Nite Races in June, including the popular Dave Thomas Coach's Clinic June 1, have been canceled pending a positive resolution of the JSCA's Organizational status with the Canadian Yachting Association/BC Sailing. Dave, as a former CYA Canadian Olympic Sailing Team Coach has a strong appreciation for the benefits that CYA/BC Sailing provides to its racing members and would like to see the JSCA continue to be a member organization of the CYA/BC Sailing.
UBC Sailing Club Epic Beach Party Saturday June 5th @ 8pm

Join the UBC Sailing Club on Saturday June 5th at the Jericho Sailing Centre to kick off the summer. Local band,TV Heart Attack, recently featured on the PEAK Performance Project and Canadian Music Week will be rocking the stage. Brad DJ Winter is back for another season to keep your feet moving by spinning some mean tracks. Experience the ultimate venue located right off the beach overlooking beautiful English Bay. Doors open at 8pm. Meet some new people over a BBQ and refreshments. This is a party you don't want to miss. Be a hit with your friends and bring them to party.
Tickets are going fast, buy online at
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More info can be found under events at
See you at the party!
English Bay Safety Seminar - June 7

The English Bay Safety Seminar was developed for users of the Jericho Sailing Centre to help keep them safe at play on the waters of English Bay. The seminar covers basic water safety fundamentals along with user specific information drawn from the logs of the Jericho Rescue Team who have intervened in thousands of "sea disasters" over the past 36 years.

Why make your own mistakes when you can learn from the mistakes of others? Don't challenge Darwin's theory, make sure your water safety knowledge is the fittest it can be. Your survival may well depend upon it. Find the missing links and fill in the gaps in your water safety knowledge by attending a FREE English Bay Safety Seminar June 7 & 28. All times at 1900H RSVP JSCA office.
Bailiff Auction July 10 @ Noon

At this point in time there are about 30 boats in the Jericho compound unpaid and heading toward the annual Bailiff Auction on Saturday July 10. Commencing June 1 these boats will be seized by the JSCA under the Warehouse Lien Act and will be held for auction or until the owner pays all fees owing including: membership, storage, late fees, lock-up fee, bailiff fee and HST.
Send us Your Pictures

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

Thanks to Jonathan Hitchings for providing the two cat photos from this years Flights of Spring Regatta as well as our cover photo of Freiderich Buxbaum flying his Moth (more on the Moth in a future "in the wind")

Please send us your photos with a brief description.
Upcoming Regattas

                                                                                Jericho Classic Regatta 
June 5 & 6

Hobie Classic Regatta    June 12 & 13
Safety 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.
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