Jericho Sailing Centre AssociationSeptember 4, 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 September 4, 2014 and beyond:
In This Issue
No Teachers = Endless Summer
Meeting Space Available!
Wavechaser Paddle Series
JSCA Notice of AGM
Safety Your Responsibility
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Teacher Strike/Lockout? 

Summer School Continues @ Jericho

 Don't let your kids flounder! As long as 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                  




Teacher Strike/Lockout?

  Meeting Rooms Available @ Jericho

Do you have an ocean oriented or community spirited group displaced by the BC teacher strike? The Jericho Sailing Centre has space available in September and may be able to facilitate your need. Contact our office at (604)224-4566.                                   


THIS WEEKEND: Tasar BC's Regatta                                                                         September 6 & 7




The annual doubled handed monohull migration of Tasars takes place this 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 Bethwaite 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










UBC Sailing Club Race Team Movie Night                        September 11
UBC Match Racing World University Match Racing Championships Italy 2014 Presentation


 Come hear about the journey of the UBC Sailing Team to the World Championships and the experience in Italy.  The team overcame financial and team adversity to finish 13th at World's!


Jericho Presentation

7PM - 930PM NE & NW Room

Thursday, September 11

Special discussion on the state of match racing and keelboating to follow.


UBC Invitational Regatta                                                   September 13 & 14


Wavechaser Paddle Series            Grand Finale Saturday, September 13
Wavechaser Paddle Series races have been held every 2nd Thursday (between the Big Chops) this season. The Thursday program completed on August 28 but paddlers are invited to participate in the Grand Finale on Saturday, September 13 at 1000H.
Registration can be done in person at the Jericho Sailing Centre office between 9:30- 1000H 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 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 and to our fantastic volunteers, especially: our paddling technical team Laci Bujdos & Tim Gale of Kauai Outrigger; Marlene Bujdos and Margarite Bujdos, her supporting crew on the BBQ; and the Jericho Rescue team for on water safety support.
Grande Finale Saturday Sept.13 @ 1000H

Coastal Navigation with Simply Sailing



For keelboats; this course will give you the theory necessary to successfully navigate in unfamiliar waters. This is a prerequisite for the intermediate sailing course. This class is offered as a combination with the VHF course for those who would like to get both certifications. If you already have the VHF you can just leave the class earlier each evening and focus solely on the coastal navigation material. 

Mondays and Thursdays 1830-2130H


September 15/18/22/25/29 & October 6

Backpaddling:  Vancouver SUP Challenge


Canadian SUP Champion Stu Robinson powers around the inshore mark leading the field.



We've created an action album from the Vancouver SUP Challenge held just west of the Jericho Pier on August 16. Check out all the action by paddling over to:  

SUPer Pics! 










Jericho Oceanman, Gary Parsons, uses the twinkle toes maneuver around the turn.






8 year old, Ocean Bell Parsons digs in after rounding the mark.
The optional "Supermark" allowed competitors to choose which mark to round reducing the risk of pileups
As in most racing, a good start increases the odds of a good finish.

Jericho Racing - NO Sunday Racing this Weekend - Tasar BC's Regatta 


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:



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:

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

September 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 0930-2000H. 

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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