Jericho Sailing Centre AssociationJune 19, 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 June 19, 2013 and beyond:
In This Issue
ClubLocarno Open House
Sea Cadet Regatta
Big Brothers @ Jericho
Rookie Racing Seminar
Safety Your Responsibility
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ClubLocarno Fleet Demo Day  

Everyone Welcome


 ClubLocarno Jennifer Weterings and crew invite everyone to check out their awesomely versatile fleet of

naturally powered watercraft at the Jericho Sailing Centre. 


ClubLocarno Fleet Demo Day is this Saturday, June 22nd, 1000H to 1300H.  Please come down, bring your family and friends to check out our fantastic fleets!  Sailing, Rowing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle and Surf Ski's.  We will have vessels from each of our fleets, manned by experienced clubmembers ready for try -outs!   (with the exception of Windsurfing).  Waivers will have to be signed and appropriate gear worn. To RSVP for these try outs, please email Then join us at 1300H for our club BBQ by the ClubLocarno Windsurfing/Kayaking area.

THIS Saturday - Navy League of Canada Sea Cadet Regatta

Sea Cadet Squadrons from all over British Columbia will conduct a reverse amphibious invasion of the Jericho Sailing Centre on Saturday for the 2013 Navy League Regatta.

 The Navy League of Canada was established in 1895 to promote an interest in Maritime Affairs generally throughout Canada. The Navy League works to preserve Canada's maritime legacy, passing it on to future generations so that they may continue to realize the vast potential of our oceans, lakes and rivers and the critical role they play to our national well-being.

The Navy League of Canada has a presence in over 260 Canadian communities providing youth programs that benefit 15,000 young Canadians every year. For more information on the Navy League of Canada sail over to

THIS WEEKEND - Companionway & Discovery Host Big Brothers

This Sunday, JSCA affiliated clubs Companionway and Discovery are hosting 40 kids and their big brothers from Big Brothers of Canada. These kids will enjoy SUP & Windsurfing lessons, sailing trips across the bay, yoga and a BBQ picnic. On behalf of the entire JSCA community, thank-you Companionway and Discovery for organizing this special day. Thanks also for the support of our community members: Sea Dragon Sea Scouts, Windsure Adventure Sports, MacSailing and the Galley Patio & Grill. 


Sail Racing at Jericho

                 Sunday Racing
           1230 H
            Non-regatta Sundays
                  through September 15
...race starts go...





Tuesday Nite Racing

1815 H

Every Tuesday

through September 10










...exactly as planned;




          June 18 Tuesday Nite Racing

                      Photo Album













sometimes you...






Rookie Racing Seminar

Sunday June 23 0900H

Free for JSCA Members











...crash and burn on the start pin!



THIS Sunday - Rookie Racing Seminar

If you ever thought about sail racing but were intimidated by the legalese mumbo jumbo of the rules this seminar is for you. We break down the rules into easy to understand components to get you racing that afternoon in our regular Sunday Racing program. Sail racing is great fun and there is no better way to improve your sailing skills. The seminar is this Sunday at 0900H and will take 1-1.5 hours depending on attendance. Please RSVP the JSCA office (604) 224-4177.

Backwash - Jericho Catamaran Regatta

Last weekend's 2013 Jericho Catamaran Classic had great breeze (12-15knots) on Saturday while mostly becalmed on Sunday. It was well attended by spirited fleets with top notch racing action. Here are some photos of Saturday's action with a link to all the photos taken by Russ Brown on that day (including our cover shot of Tiphaine Maisonneuve and Kelly Thompson ). Thanks Russ!

2013 Jericho Catamaran Classic Regatta -  

Day 1 Photo Album


For complete race results heel over to: complete race results


Benoit Sonrel & Sandra Rohler lead a parade of F18's to the mark


Mcfarlin/Armstrong above Fearn/Butler at the start with Hunt/Bartlett & Sonrel/Rohler framing Jericho


Eric Thor & Rod Barman follow Kelly & Tiphaine downtown
Jericho Hobie Legend Larry Robinson wades through Hobie 16's & 17's tangling at the top mark
Brian Hunt & Chris Barlett trying to keep up with the Jones'; Mark & Ingrid


ClubLocarno Celebrates 25th Anniversary


Look out little Laser, big cats are prowling!

ClubLocarno is celebrating it's 25th Anniversary as ClubLocarno.  We take pride in our club, it's people, fleet, and community at Jericho.  But we also take pride in our history, steeped with intrigued and crazy escapades.  This August 17th we are celebrating this Anniversary with ClubLocarno's 4th Annual Regatta and Beer Garden.   In preparation for this we are looking for some support.   If you know were involved in the early days of ClubLocarno's creation or the days of SFU sailing club and have stories to tell; if you can donate prizes for our event; or provide material support in any way - we'd really like to hear from you. Please email


NEXT WEEK Thursday Nite Paddling June 27

Calling all Jericho Paddlers - maybe you enjoy getting out on a warm spring evening to paddle with some old & new friends at a leisurely pace and racing just isn't your thing. This program is FREE for Jericho members, a great opportunity to meet other paddlers, and you may win one of our draw prizes just for showing up.


Thursday Nite Paddling @ Jericho
Kayaks, outriggers, surf skis, SUP's.
"If you can paddle it, you can race it."
(or not)


June 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

Weekly Safety Tip - Wind Shuts Off Abruptly in the Hour Before Dusk

As we sail into the longest days of the year it's a good time to remind people who sail out of the Jericho Sailing Centre that the wind often abrupty shuts off within an hour of sunset, removing your primary source of propulsion. Sailors are legally required to carry alternative propulsion (ie a paddle) onboard. Many a Jericho sailor has found themselves drifting backward on the tide toward Naniamo at dusk wishing they had remembered their paddle. We have learned over the years that paddling a sailboat with your hands against (or even across) a current is largely ineffective and this would be a good time to have another legally required item; a whistle....


For more Safety Info scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Jericho Sailing Centre Whistles - Fashion & Function Only $6


All craft launching out of Jericho are required by law to have a sound signalling device on board. The easiest way to meet this requirement is to attach a whistle to your PFD. The Jericho Sailing Centre Association office is now selling the new, flattie "Fox 40 Whistle-World's Most Advanced Pealess Whistle"-in your choice of 5 fashion colours complete with Jericho logo, for only $6. It's the cheapest insurance you'll ever own and the aerodynamic design is guaranteed to improve your boat speed.


In a distress situation blow your whistle multiple (7+) times in short sharp bursts to gain the attention of others. Remember that sound carries on the wind, so if the wind is heavy, don't waste your energy trying to gain the attention of those far to windward of you if there are other options. If you choose not to own one of our cool new Jericho Fox 40 whistles, do not use an old hockey, or other whistle with a pea, as salt water immersions will turn your pea into non-acoustical soup. 

English Bay Safety Seminar - June 24

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

Yoga up on the roof of 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 23  8:30-9:45AM            5 classes   

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

RATES: Drop in       $12       5 classes.   $50      



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

SUP Stand Up Paddleboard Boot Camp is Back!

 Windsure AdventureSUP Bootcamp is a fitness class on a paddle board. You will learn to paddle as well as push up, squat and plank your way through a great workout all while soaking in the fabulous view of the city from the water.

No experience necessary. Boards, paddles and life jackets are provided.









For more information: or 


Check out this video!


Jericho members receive 30%off


Dawn (McNevin) Joseph, BHK, BCRPA
Personal Trainer
Group Fitness
c:  604.369.4612

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



UBC Sailing Club - Nautical Beach Party 


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:


  • No Alcohol is permitted within the Jericho Sailing Centre other than that served by the Jericho Galley Patio & Grill or by a duly authorized affiliated club with a Special Occasion Permit. At no time is alcohol permitted outside of a licensed area.                   
  • 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 dollys 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 leave dollys on the beach.
  • 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.
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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