Jericho Sailing Centre AssociationJuly 3, 2014
in the wind
Serving Vancouver's Ocean Community for 40 Years 
February 13, 2014
Ahoy Vancouver Ocean Lovers: 
 Here is what's "in the wind"; coming events and items of interest at the Jericho Sailing Centre, Vancouver's Ocean Community Centre, for July 3, 2014 and beyond:
In This Issue
40th Anniversary
English Bay Safety Seminar
Jericho Folk Club
Safety Your Responsibility
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THIS SATURDAY July 5 - Wake & Cake:

Come Celebrate Jericho Sailing Centre's 40th Anniversary




Live music, balloons, clowns, a BBQ, cake and wake: the Jericho Sailing Centre is celebrating 40 years as Vancouver's ocean community centre on Saturday, July 5, 2014; 1100-1730H; and everyone is invited to this family friendly, face painting, ice cream eating, wave lapping, ocean festival.


PROGRAM - July 5, 2014. 1100-1730H

1100H              40th Anniversary Celebration begins

                       Live music 1100-1730H, 6 groups:Jericho Folk Club: Fiddle/Sea Shanties/Canadiana

Vancouver Adapted Music Society: Richard Quan/Dave Symington & Rolf K/ Sylvi MacCormac & Horizon.

1130H              BBQ & Ice Cream service begins
1300H              Cake cutting & service with Special Guests Vancouver Park Board Commissioners
Trevor Loke & Constance Barnes.                                                                              
Face painting & balloon twists.                                                                          
Presentations Chris Stairs, President Jericho Sailing Centre Association

1315H             Dedication of New Jericho Rescue Boat: "Jericho Marks" 
Special Guest Sam Sullivan, Disabled Sailing Association Founder, MLA for Vancouver-False Creek




1330H             Draw Prizes including gift certificates from: Harbour Air; MEC; Vancouver Aquarium; ATD Composites.




1730H             40th Anniversary Celebration concludes

















THIS SATURDAY  July 5  0900-1700H                                                                                2014 MEC Paddlefest






















You can go for a test paddle, participate in a hands-on skills clinic, browse exhibitor's booths, and hunt for deals at the MEC Paddleswap. Bring your friends and family, and come celebrate the fun of floating!

For full event info., paddle over to:  


MacSailing 40th Anniversary Celebration Sailing Gear Specials

MacSailing is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Jericho Sailing Centre on July 5th by offering a 

20% discount on sailing apparel: Helly Hansen jackets, shirts and gloves; Sperry boots and beach boots.


JSCA members can buy online at with 'jericho40' promotion code or purchase in the MacSailing office with their membership card.





Seaside Greenway Party                                                            July 5 

Mark the date and come celebrate the completion of one of Vancouver's best public realm treasures on Saturday July 5 from 11 am - 3 pm. 

 The Seaside Greenway that connects downtown's Seawall and False Creek with Jericho Beach is ready to be biked, walked, or rolled - and may the best costume win!  There will be music, food, kids crafts, games and more along the route and especially closer to Jericho Beach. Bring your decorated bikes, kids and picnic baskets! 

Red Bull Around the Strait                                                                                                                                   July 12


  Attention Catamaran Sailors:  


The Red Bull Around the Strait is just around the corner.  This fantastic event will showcase our sport in a new and exciting format.  Having Catamaran Sailing presented in a Red Bull format is a very positive step for our sport,  lets come together and support this event and show Red Bull that Catamaran Sailing belongs on their radar!  Did I mention there is a Hull Flying Event!  There will be tonnes of prizes, an event shirt, great BBQ and Cash prizing for the winner.  This is an 18yrs+ event. 


Registration is Online only!  Please Register here soon as spots will fill quickly

Facebook Link: Please like and support


Wavechaser Paddle Series                                   Next One Thursday July 17 
Wavechaser Paddle Series races are held every 2nd Thursday (between the Big Chops) starting at 7pm. Registration can be done in person at the Jericho Sailing Centre office anytime between 9:30- 6:45 on race day or online @ . The entrance fee is $5 or free for JSCA Members (new members welcome $96 annual membership). There will be a short course and a long course each evening accompanied by a safety boat, with video replay and paddle pros onhand in the Sailor's Lounge after racing. Many thanks to our event sponsors for providing ample draw prizes.


FREE - English Bay Safety Seminar                                                                  Next One July 21

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 potential "sea disasters" over the past 40 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 21 or August 18. All times at 1900H RSVP JSCA office.


Rooftop Yoga @ Jericho                                                                              Thursday Mornings



Come enjoy the serenity of the early morning with Yoga on the Rooftop of the Jericho Sailing Centre.  Hatha-based yoga, focusing on breath, attunement, and the joy of movement. Suitable for all levels and open to the public.

Bring your own yoga mat and dress in layers.


Thursday mornings (commencing June 5), 7:30-8:45am 
rooftop deck of the Jericho Sailing Centre 

1300 Discovery St.

In case of rain, class will be moved to the Surf 'n Turf room in the Centre.



Cost: $10 drop-in


Instructor: Jen Labelle (200hr YTT certified)


For more info. please contact instructor at:




Jericho Racing - Sunday Racing this Weekend:

 The Jericho Sailing Centre's weekly racing series are in full stride with Sunday Racing @ 1230H  on every non-regatta Sunday through to August 31. Tuesday Nite Racing runs every Tuesday @ 1815H into September.











Swift Solo/Musto Skiff
North American Championships
July 6-12
Red Bull Around the Strait
July 12
2014 Pacific Coast Laser Masters Championships
July 18-20
F18 Rumrunners Regatta
August 9 & 10




Racers are reminded that all competitors must be properly dressed for cold water conditions and that early season racing is not necessarily recommended for inexperienced sailors. Anyone interested in learning to race is encouraged to sign up for the Rookie Racing Seminar on June 22 @ 0930H.



For a complete event schedule barge over to:

Dave Thomas Racing Clinic                                                                                      July 8

Former Canadian Olympic Sailing Team Coach and MacSailing School Co-owner Dave Thomas will conduct a Sail Racing Clinic on Tuesday, July 8. There will be a pre-race Skipper's Meeting at 1730H. First start will be 1815H. Races will be videotaped and we'll all come back to the Burrard Room for an extensive photogenic debrief and to buy the Coach beers. 

Jericho Folk Club Every Tuesday Evening Through September



Sea shantys and folk music fill the air around the Jericho Sailing Centre every Tuesday evening from 1930H. Everyone welcome.


For your listening pleasure tune in to:

2014 Jericho Sailing Centre Event Schedule

The 2014 event schedule is on our website Google Calendar at:


Jericho Sailing Centre - School Sign-ups in June

 Dinghy Sailing, Windsurfing/SUP and Ocean Kayaking Schools at the Jericho Sailing Centre are busy filling their lesson schedules throughout May For full Season Pass, Rental or Lesson information and registration click the link below:


Dinghy Sailing                      

Windsurfing & Stand Up Paddling

Ocean Kayaking                  


                                                  *NEW* Open Ocean Rowing          http://www.clublocarno



Jericho Sailing Centre - Sign Up With Our Affiliated Clubs

  One of the best ways to enjoy recreational ocean access on Vancouver's largest playground is to join one of the community based clubs stationed at the Jericho Sailing Centre. These low cost, not for profit, volunteer driven organizations provide a wide variety of boat access and training programs for dinghy sailing, paddling, windsurfing, SUP and rowing programs as well as social opportunities.  







For more info. on all JSCA Affiliated Clubs surf over to

Calling All Rowers!

 For those rowers who would like to expand their Coastal Rowing experience!  For any of these, don't worry about experience, just if you have an interest - let's figure something out!


I am interested in organizing a trip to Washington State to participate in an Coastal Rowing/Open Water Regatta there.  There are quite a few dates to choose from so if you are interested please email me and we will start from there.


Rowing / Camping experience! For those rowers who might be interested in a rowing/camping trip...let's get together and see what we can come up with!


Also, ClubLocarno is planning an Open Water/Coastal Rowing Regatta in August and if anyone would like to participate in the planning, more heads welcome!


Please contact Jennifer Weterings

July Hours @ Jericho

The Jericho Galley Patio and Grill will be open 0900H-Sunset on weekends; and Noon-Sunset on weekdays, weather permitting. 


The JSCA Office will be open everyday 0930-2100H. 

Pay Parking Now in Effect @ Jericho

Pay Parking is now in effect in Jericho Beach Park through October 31. Hourly rates increase a quarter to $3.25; daily rates increase a loonie to $11. Season parking passes are available through EasyPark for $83.


To apply for a parking pass

Go to

Select monthly/season parking

Select Apply online

Lot Number = #69 Jericho

Select start month (April) and date (1)

Category of parking = season pass

Fill out the form and send

Easy Park staff will contact you for payment.


Your other option is to go to the Easy Park office at 209 - 700 West Pender Street.   They will issue your parking pass while you wait.

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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