Jericho Sailing Centre AssociationJuly 13, 2010
in the wind 
 
Vancouver Folk Music Festival
@ Jericho THIS WEEKEND
 
The 33rd annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival invades Jericho Beach Park this Friday, Saturday & Sunday. There will be an abundant potpourri of sights, sounds and smells but parking will be rarer than deodorant on a hippie.
 
The festival opens at 1600H on Friday and 0900H Saturday & Sunday. Plan to arrive an hour ahead or plan to park somewhere other than the Jericho Sailing Centre. The 20 minute loading zone will be strictly enforced by Buster's Towing valet parking service.
 
For information on the Vancouver Folk Music Festival shuffle over to www.thefestival.bc.ca 
In This Issue
Volunteer workparty
English Bay Safety
Peer Safety Notice
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Thwarting Darwin - Jericho Rescue  Strikes Again!
 
Darwin's theory of Natural Selection took a strong hit to the midships on Monday as Jericho Rescue flexed some muscle and assisted 14 people from the tumultuous sea. The Georgia Strait Marine Area Forecast posted on the Jericho Sailing Centre building entrance for all to see read "Gale Warning-Wind 25-35 knots gusting to 45 knots." The wind on English Bay did not fall below 20 knots all day with extended periods in excess of 30 knots and at some points up to 40. This was an "Experts Only" sailing day with many skilled Jericho members choosing to sit it out and spare their equipment. Jericho Rescue Team members managed to convince several beginner-intermediate skilled sailors not to launch but were ignored by several others who later had to be rescued including the fellows in this photo. The moral of this story is: if you are struggling to control your boat on land and throughout the launching process, things aren't going to get any easier for you once you get offshore in the stronger winds and stacked up ocean swells-and if a Jericho Rescue Team members advises you not to launch, it's not because we're necessarily smarter than anyone else, we've just seen this scenario before. 
Volunteer Work Party THIS Saturday at 1300H - Compound Clean-up
 
We're looking for JSCA volunteers to help collect and remove junk from the Jericho Sailing Centre compound this Saturday at 1300H. Also on our list is the removal of blackberry bushes and tall grass growing under boats. If the grass is growing long under your boat come join us. Refreshments supplied.
Jericho Sailing Centre Summer Crew Wanted 
 
JSCA's Maintenance Officer, Tegan Peacock is leaving the Jericho Sailing Centre a full time gig so the JSCA is now looking for a multi-talented, spirited full time summer crew member to assist with maintaining and cleaning our building and compound facilities as well as providing back-up rescue support when necessary. The hours are Wednesday through Sunday, Noon-2100H. Interested candidates can send their resume to mike@jsca.bc.ca
Parts Theft & Pre-launch Checks
 
A thorough pre-launch check of your craft is always important especially after someone has stolen your hull plugs! Members are reminded that "borrowing" parts from your neighbours boat without permission is actually theft and could compromise the safety of your neighbour and his crew as well as result in possible expulsion from the JSCA.
All Boats Stored at Jericho Must Have a 2010 Decal
 
Members are reminded that ALL craft stored at the Jericho Sailing Centre must display a 2010 decal. If you change craft or paint your boat you must come in to the JSCA office to arrange for a new decal.
English Bay Safety Seminar July 26
 
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 July 26 or August 16. 1900H RSVP JSCA office.
SAFETY NOTICE - Jericho Pier
 
Fishing is the most popular leisure time activity on earth and one of the best places in Vancouver to fish is the Jericho Pier. Crabbers and fishers routinely cast lines from the end of the pier and come close or even contact passing boats out of the Jericho Sailing Centre. While it is poor form and even illegal to assault someone with a crab trap or fish hook, savvy Jericho mariners know to avoid situations that increase their risk of a collision and will give the end of the pier a wide-say 50+ Metres-berth.
 
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