Jericho Sailing Centre AssociationAugust 20, 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 August 20, 2014 and beyond:
In This Issue
Vancouver Aquarium @ Jericho
No Teachers = Endless Summer
Paddle 4 Cancer Research
Wavechaser Paddle Series
JSCA Notice of AGM
Safety Your Responsibility
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ClubLocarno: Ring Around Passage                                                                                                             August 23



SUNDAY: Vancouver Aquarium's AquaVan Community Program Coming to Jericho                               August 24 


Vancouver Aquarium AquaVan, presented by BC Hydro and BG Group, makes a splash at the Jericho Sailing Centre on August 24 from 1000H-1400H with live animals from marine habitats of British Columbia's coast. Touch a sea star, examine a hermit crab and discover the connections between aquatic life, the environment and ourselves.

Living Waters

  • Interactive and educational displays of British Columbia's invertebrates, fish, sharks and marine mammals fascinate all ages.
  • A 200-litre mobile touch table that lets you get up-close with cold-water marine invertebrates and fish.
  • Artifacts and our AquaVan team help to make this educational experience FUN for the whole family!

Led by Vancouver Aquarium Educators, this flexible program offers unique educational experiences for all ages. 

Teacher Strike/Lockout? 

Sign Up Now 4 Extended Summer Programs For Kids @ Jericho

 Don't let your kids flounder! If the BC Teacher Strike/Lockout continues into September, Jericho's Schools will continue their Monday-Friday Youth Camps to provide alternative educational options. Jericho Schools are currently booking these programs now on a refundable basis. For details:


Dinghy Sailing                                  

Windsurfing & Stand Up Paddling

Ocean Kayaking                  


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



Jericho Racing - Sunday Racing is on this Weekend


Bernadette fends off a challenge at the mark


 The Jericho Sailing Centre's weekly racing series continue with Sunday Racing @ 1230H on every non-regatta Sunday through to August 31. Tuesday Nite Racing runs every Tuesday @ 1815H until September 9.


Penguin Cup Racing Series dates are Oct. 5, 12 & 19 @ 1230H, with the annual Racing Awards and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at 1700H on Oct. 19.











UBC Invitational Regatta
September 13 & 14
Andy Hunt, back in the saddle again!



For a complete Jericho event schedule barge over to:



Tasar BC's Regatta                                                                          September 6 & 7




The annual doubled handed monohull migration of Tasars takes place on the September 6/7 weekend as the Jericho Sailing Centre hosts the Tasar BC's regatta.


The Tasar is a hard chined, fully battened, mono hull racing dinghy designed by Australian designer Frank Brathwaite who engineered the displacement so that the optimum crew weight was equal to the weight of the average woman plus the average man. So there will be a keen fleet of average folk from all over exercising above average sailing skills in Vancouver's most popular double handed racing dinghy on the waves of English Bay.


For more info on the Tasar BC's average your mouse over to NOR














Paddle With InspireHealth                                                                                                                                   August 24

Paddle With InspireHealth is inclusive to all forms of paddling and has a focus on health and wellness. After a great morning on the water, join us for a Beach BBQ Celebration with awards and prizes! Register and use one of the kayaks or stand-up-paddle boards provided or bring your own. Begin the journey, and support integrative cancer care!

Visit our Registration Page to learn more about the event and take advantage of early bird pricing!

Like us on Facebook!

For more information please contact:
Theresa Frazao, Special Events Manager
Phone: 604-734-7125 ext 225,




Rewind: Vancouver SUP Challenge                                                                                                           


 Thanks to Jan Chavarie for these photos from last weekend's Vancouver SUP Challenge. A photo gallery will appear on their website in the coming days.
Mike Darbyshire leads a SUP parade around the inshore mark at the 2014 Vancouver SUP Challenge
Ocean Bell Parsons (R) & 5 yr. old brother Sky among the crew preparing for the Kid's Race start

Canadian SUP Champion, Stu Robinson, gives a clinic to the future of SUP just prior to the start of the Kid's Race


Wavechaser Paddle Series                      Next One Thursday August 28
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 for guests, 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.
Thursday August 28 &
Grande Finale Saturday Sept.13 @ 1000H


JSCA Notice of AGM



Jericho Sailing Centre Association

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Tuesday October 21 at 1900H


The Jericho Sailing Centre Association's 41st Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 1900H in the English Bay Room of the Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver, B.C. The 2013/2014 J.S.C.A. Board and Committees will report on their accomplishments this past year and the challenges for the future. Please plan to attend and participate in the future direction of your ocean access community centre.


Call for Nominations

Voting will take place to elect seven members for a two-year term to our 15 member Board of Directors. The J.S.C.A. Board meets once a month to set policy and determine Jericho's direction. Interested members who have time and expertise to offer are invited to submit a letter indicating their experience and areas of interest to the J.S.C.A. Nominations Committee c/o the Jericho office no later than 1700H, Tuesday, October 7. The signed nomination letter must include your name, address and telephone number. For additional information contact Mike Cotter, J.S.C.A. General Manager 224-4177 or email

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:

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 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:

2014 Jericho Sailing Centre Event Schedule

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


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

August Hours @ Jericho

The Jericho Galley Patio and Grill will be open 0900H-Sunset on weekends; and 0930-Sunset on weekdays, weather permitting. 


The JSCA Office will be open everyday 0930-2030H. 

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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