Jericho Sailing Centre AssociationSeptember 24, 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 24, 2014 and beyond:
  
In This Issue
Day of the Longboat
Water's Edge Day
Penguin Cup Racing
Sunrise Yoga
Volunteer Appreciation
JSCA Notice of AGM
Safety Your Responsibility
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This Weekend: UBC REC Day of the Longboat

Three thousand years ago the original human inhabitants of this area flexed their paddles and launched their canoes from this pre-Vancouver, pre-Pacific, shoreline into the Salish Sea. It was a cornerstone of their culture. This weekend 3,500 participants will get their coming of age, in the 2014 UBC REC "Day of the Longboat" -as the millenniums old Salish/Vancouver-ish tradition continues.

 

The Jericho Sailing Centre, Vancouver's Ocean Community Centre, has hosted the UBC "Day of the Longboat" for more than a quarter of a century and we welcome everyone to come view this spectator friendly, ocean playground, community event on September 27 & 28 (0800-1600H). You will witness an invigoratingly unique, very large, slightly loud, Salish Sea, celebration of the paddle; our soul connection to Vancouver's most ancient community. Your ocean spirit, will be lifted.

 

For more info on Day of the Longboat, paddle over to: http://www.recreation.ubc.ca/intramurals/events/day-of-the-longboat/ 

Day of the Longboat: Use Extreme Caution When Leaving or Approaching the Shoreline

The Day of the Longboat takes place on Saturday 0830-1730H and on Sunday 0930-1630H. The 8-boat heats will start from the shore between ramps #2 & #3 every 5 minutes or so and return to the shore between ramps #1 & #2 after completing their 2 km round trip to and from Jerry's Cove east of the Jericho Sailing Centre. It is important to pay close attention when launching and approaching the shore to ensure you don't become part of the race. Members of the Jericho Rescue Team will be stationed on the shore to assist anyone launching a craft. Please heed their advice and be extra vigilent when transiting the area.

Jericho Folk Club                                               Last One of 2014 September 30

      

  

Sea shantys and folk music have filled the air around the Jericho Sailing Centre every Tuesday evening from 1930H. The last one of the season is next Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy.

 

For your listening pleasure tune in to: www.jerichofolkclub.ca

Georgia Strait Alliance - Water's Edge Day    October 5

  

 

 For more info., beachcomb your way over to: http://www.georgiastrait.org/?q=node/1236 

Penguin Cup Racing Series - October 5, 12 & 19

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

There will be NO sail racing this Sunday as we make way for the 3,500 paddle Day of the Longboat.

Simply Sailing Coastal Navigation

 

 

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 25/29 & October 6

 

For more navigation info., astrolabe your way over to http://www.simplysailing.ca/

 

 

Sunrise Yoga @ Jericho Continues Indoors in October

Thursday September 11th was the last outdoor Sunrise Yoga class held on the Jericho Sailing Centre rooftop for 2014. Thank you to everyone who came out early for to this lovely morning class!

 

Starting in October, Sunrise Yoga will continue at Jericho with classes being held indoors, with an equally stunning view, but with some shelter from the elements.  

These are Hatha-based yoga classes suitable for all levels, with a focus on breath, attunement to the body, and the pure joy of movement! 

 

Don't miss the beach this fall, come join us by the ocean for Sunrise Yoga!

 

Thursdays, 9:30-10:45am, $10 drop-in

Northwest Room, (2nd floor in the JSCA)

Instructor: Jen Labelle, YTT and JSCA member for 25 years!

 

For more information please contact:

jenlabelleyoga@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/vancouversunriseyoga 

Racing Awards & Volunteer Appreciation Dinner                      October 19

 

 

 

All members are invited to attend the annual JSCA Racing Awards and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Sunday, October 19 at 1700H. Tickets are $10 and available in the JSCA office up until Saturday, October 18. There will be a slideshow presentation and awards bestowed upon our notable racers and volunteers. As our way of showing appreciation for our volunteers, they receive complementary tickets. If you volunteered for the JSCA in 2014 and haven't received your invitation please contact the JSCA office.

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 mike@jsca.bc.ca

2014 Jericho Sailing Centre Event Schedule

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

http://jsca.bc.ca/events2/google-events-calendar/

 

September into October 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 0930-1900H. 

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.

0.5 IT IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY TO AVOID A COLLISION 
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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