Jericho Sailing Centre AssociationMay 15, 2013
in the wind
Ahoy Vancouver Ocean Lovers: 
Here is what's "in the wind", coming events and items of interest at the Jericho Sailing Centre, Vancouver' Ocean Access Community Centre, for May 15, 2013 and beyond:
In This Issue
JOCC Iron Classic
Sail Racing
Online Registration
Safety Seminar
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Thursday Nite Paddle Races @ Jericho
Kayaks, outriggers, surf skis, SUP's.
"If you can paddle it, you can race it."


May 16 & 30
June 13 & 27
July 11 & 25
August 8 & 22

Registration $5/
Free for JSCA Members

Registration Opens 1730H         
Registration Closes
First Start @ 1900H
Draw Prizes
Sponsored By:
MEC Paddlefest 2013, the Jericho Galley, Ecomarine & Windsure Adventure Sports

Jericho Outrigger Canoe Club -JERICHO IRON CLASSIC May 25 & 26


The Annual Jericho Iron Classic outrigger canoe race will be held on May 25 & 26 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 with single & double outriggers, Surfskis and SUPs on Sunday. For more information or to register, dig hard over to:


Jericho Racing
  Sunday Racing                             
Non-regatta Sundays@ 1230H
Through September 15
Tuesday Racing
Every Tuesday @ 1815H
Through September 10
Jericho Classic Regatta         
June 1 & 2
Hobie Classic Regatta
June 8 & 9
 Rookie Racing Seminar
June 23 @ 0900H  - register
at the Jericho office

For a complete event schedule barge

over to:   

Register Online for Sunday & Tuesday Nite Series Racing 

 Jericho is using a new race scoring program which not only shows race results, but also shows overall, cumulative results for the Sunday and Tuesday night Series. All results are at , where you can see results for every boat that took part in every race scored so far. However, you will only see competitors' names if they have registered.

Registration is available online for Series events. A link at will take you to a form with two boxes: a drop down list of names, and an empty box. If you have already registered, select your name from the drop down list. If this is your first time registering, enter your name in the empty box.

Click "Enter" to see a registration form with rows for up to four new registrations. Any existing registrations are shown in rows below. If you need to enter more than four new registrations, click Enter to get four new, empty rows for adding more registrations.

You must register for the dates you race in each boat you sail. If you always sail the same boat (or at least use the same sail number) it's simple - just register for that class and sail number, with start and end dates that cover the season (the default is January 1 to December 31). If you sail different boats (classes and/or sail numbers), you need to register for the day or days you race each boat.

If you sail a co-op owned boat, you should register each time you race a particular boat. (Make the start date and end date the same). You can put in a date range, as long as it doesn't cover the days when someone else raced the same boat. (Google's "Chrome" browser will pop up a convenient calendar for editing dates. In other browsers you can edit the dates directly.)

Note that Sail "numbers" don't actually have to be numbers. If you raced a boat with no sail number, and the results show it as (say) "Red Laser", you should enter "Red Laser" as the sail number when you register.

You can choose the role of either skipper or crew (the default is skipper). In a two person boat, "skipper" will be listed before "crew" in the results. (A couple of other roles are there for future development.)

You can edit any field (name, class, sail number, dates, or role) in any existing registration. Changing a name (e.g. to correct a misspelling) changes it for all registrations. To delete a specific registration, delete the sail number (no other registrations will be affected).

Once you register, your name will be shown in the Sunday or Tuesday night results, and you will be added to the cumulative results for that Series and class (e.g. Sunday Series, Laser). The results are updated by the program when you register, and you can register at any time (but the sooner the better!)

One final point. This program is still in beta, and you may see some changes over the season. You may also have problems with it, or see something that isn't right. If so, please send an email to and I will do my best to resolve the issue. Suggestions for improvements are also welcome.


Richard Spencer



Yoga on the Jericho Sailing Centre?



Come enjoy yoga with Panoramic City Scapes on the Roof Top Deck of the Jericho Sailing Centre.


(Weather permitting-no class in the rain) Please bring your own Mat and dress in comfortable layers to accommodate weather changes. Please bring a friend. Classes will be All Level with plenty of options. Safe alignment and practice will be emphasized. All students welcome, from beginners to experienced yogis. Elements of Hatha, Yin, and Restorative Yoga will be incorporated.


SUNRISE SUNDAY:      MAY 26-JUNE 30  8:30-9:45AM            6 classes   

WIND WEDNESDAY:    MAY 29-JUNE 26   10:00-11:15 AM       5 classes

RATES: Drop in       $12       5 classes.   $50       6 classes.   $60



My name is Graham. I look forward to meeting you and the opportunity to introduce you to some very interesting yoga! Come and enjoy the elements of Wind, Sea, and Sky being part of your practice! Please contact me at Or call 778-899-1481


"A child moves alone in the grey that is half fog, half wind blown ocean"   Jane Hirshfield

Send Us Your Jericho Photos
   We are looking for Jericho style photos to share in our newsletter and on our website.
Thanks to Anton Pitts for sending us these (and our cover) photos of last Saturday's SOS- Season Opening Sailpast.
2013 Jericho Summer Events

Navy League of Canada SEA CADET REGATTA          June 22

MEC Paddlefest                                                        July 6

Subaru Triathlon                                                        July 14

Locarno Rowing Regatta                                            August 17

JSCA 2013 Fees Past Due - Unpaids Subject To Loss of Storage

With many members still unpaid we have many more paid, members in good standing, on waiting lists for lockers and preferred craft storage spots. Storage lockers and sweet spots which remain unpaid after May 15 may be reassigned to paid members. 


A $60 Late Fee currently applies to all unpaid storage - the Late Fee increases to $90 on June 1st with our regrettable bailiff procedure and increased penalties after that. 

Jericho Galley NOW Open 7 Days a Week 


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Week Ends:


Jericho Sailing Centre User Reminders

Recently we have had to remind people of the following Jericho Sailing Centre rules:

  • No alcohol on the rooftop deck or anywhere other than the Galley area.
  • No unleashed dogs, Shona, within the Jericho compound.
  • No dogs in the building or on the Galley deck.
  • No swimming between the Jericho Pier and the rock groyne.


 For a more complete list of Jericho Sailing Centre rules, please see below...

Jericho Sailing Centre Etiquette 

Common sense and consideration of fellow members and other users help make the Jericho Sailing Centre a true community centre with a friendly salt water community atmosphere. Here are a few etiquette reminders to keep things sailing along smoothly:


  • Do not leave your craft unattended on the shoreline for extended periods - share the shore.                          
  • RAMPS, and the areas adjacent to launching ramps, are for craft launch/retrieval only. Do not rig, repair or otherwise loiter in this area.
  • Do not leave or rig your craft in the rinsing areas adjacent to hosing stations. 
  • The Jericho Sailing Centre is a SMOKE FREE facility. There is No Smoking permitted in any Vancouver Park or beach area.
  • Give pathway users the right of way and bear in mind they may be distracted and not aware that you are crossing the pathway with your craft or launch rope.
  • launch dollies are for launching/retrieval only (not for storage) and must be returned to the fence immediately after use.
  • if you launch from your own dolly or trailer return it to your storage spot after launching.
  • do not use the winches unless you are familiar with their safe operation. Winch instruction is available from staff or Jericho Rescue Team members. Only members or registered guests may use winches & dollies.
  • only leashed, well behaved dogs are allowed in the compound, no dogs are allowed in the building or on the deck. Do not tie dogs to the base of stairwells or in other traffic areas. Do not leave your dog onshore while you are on the water. The City prohibits dogs on beaches. In consideration of other Jericho users please consider leaving your dog at home while visiting the Jericho Sailing Centre.
  • Please coil hoses immediately after use and conserve water.
  • Do not block aisle ways.
  • Rinse racks are for rinsing not drying.
  • Swimming is prohibited in front of the Jericho Sailing Centre.
English Bay Safety Seminar - June 3

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 38 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 3 & 24, July 22 or August 19. All times at 1900H RSVP JSCA office.

SAFETY is Your Responsibility
On the ocean 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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