Jericho Sailing Centre AssociationJune 15, 2016
                                
in the wind
Serving Vancouver's Ocean Community
Since 1974 
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 June 15, 2016 and beyond:
  
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THIS SATURDAY 2016 MEC Vancouver Paddlefest @ Jericho          FREE PADDLING DEMOS!                                                      
The day every Jericho paddler dreams of; the annual MEC Paddlefest, is almost upon us.
You can go for a test paddle, participate in hands-on skills clinics, browse exhibitor's booths, and hunt for deals at the MEC Paddleswap. Bring your friends and family, and come celebrate the fun of floating! Everyone welcome.For more info paddle over to the 2016 MEC Paddlefest webpage:
http://events.mec.ca/event/107646/mec-vancouver-paddlefest



THIS WEEKEND  Jericho Catamaran Classic Regatta
Who says cats are afraid of the water? This weekend sailing cats from all over the Pacific NW will launch from their favourite litter box, Jericho Beach, to compete in the annual  Jericho Catamaran Classic Regatta. For more information pounce on the link below for the official Notice of Race.
    

NO Regular Sunday Racing This Weekend 

There will be NO Sunday Racing this weekend June 19 as the Jericho Sailing Centre hosts the annual Jericho Catamaran Classic Regatta.


Sunday racing resumes June 26 and occurs on every non-regatta Sunday through to September 4.

Tuesday Nite Racing  
Tuesdays at 1815H through to September 6.
 

 

 For a complete event schedule barge over to: http://jsca.bc.ca/events/
ClubLocarno Open House
                                      This Saturday 1100-1300H

Come join us to learn all about the fun you can have on the water in Vancouver as a member of Club Locarno (sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, rowing and stand-up paddling).  Includes a tour of the Jericho Sailing Centre Association (home for Club Locarno) and Club Locarno fleets/equipment, plus a social get-together on the deck of the Jericho Sailing Centre.

FREE - English Bay Safety Seminars              next one June 20   

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 41 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 could 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 20, July 18 or August 15. All times at 1900H RSVP JSCA office.

 

2016 Wavechaser Paddle Series - Thursday June 23


The next Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series event is Thursday June 23 @ 1900H and the series continues every 2nd Thursday after, with the finale on September 1st. For more information and to register, chase over to:
http://wavechaser.jsca.bc.ca/ 


LEARN 2 RACE: Rookie Racing Seminar  June 26




Interested in trying sail racing?
Sign up for the Rookie Racing Seminar on June 26 @ 1000H.
FREE to JSCA members, $99 for non-members. 
 

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 based out of 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. Clubs looking for new crew include:

 

 

  

 

 Club Locarno -                  http://www.clublocarno.com/

 

Club Locarno Open House - This Saturday 1100-1300H

Come join us to learn all about the fun you can have on the water in Vancouver as a member of Club Locarno (sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, rowing and stand-up paddling).  Includes a tour of the Jericho Sailing Centre Association (home for Club Locarno) and Club Locarno fleets/equipment, plus a social get-together on the deck of the Jericho Sailing Centre.

 

 

UBC Sailing Club-              http://ubcsailing.org/Blog-Demo/yet-another-article.html

 

Viking Sailing Club -         http://www.vikingsailingclub.bc.ca/join-our-club/

 

Discovery Sailing Club -     http://discoverysailing.org/

 

Companionway Sailing Club - http://www.companionwaysailing.ca/

 

Salish Sea Coastal Rowing Club   
www.salishsearowing.ca
 

For more info. on all JSCA Affiliated Clubs surf over to http://jsca.bc.ca/clubs-2/

Jericho Sailing Centre - School Sign-ups  
Dinghy Sailing, Windsurfing/SUP and Ocean Kayaking Schools at the Jericho Sailing Centre have regular lesson programs in June. For full Season Pass, Rental or Lesson information and registration click the link below:

Dinghy Sailing                                   http://www.macsailing.com/

Windsurfing & Stand Up Paddling    http://www.windsure.com/

Ocean Kayaking                             

Jericho Folk Club - Tuesday Evenings

The Jericho Folk Club presents
Don Alder  


on Tuesday June 21      
 
Don Alder will leave his European tour schedule and join us to play in his home town and neighborhood. He has a history of awards for his guitar work and is often referred to as the "Hendrix of Acoustic Guitar". That recognition continues this year with a nomination for INSTRUMENTAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR in the 2016 Western Canadian Music Awards. In addition to his exceptional guitar playing Don presents wonderfully soothing vocals. Last year he performed songs from his recently released CD Armed & Dangerous, and presented a show that put us the edge of our seats. Don't miss his return to Jericho on June 21.
To listen to a sample of what we might expect go to 
http://www.jerichofolkclub.ca/don-alder-2/

Doors open 7:15 with a Fiddle Tunes Session
Open stage 8:00 followed by another session
Feature Act 9:15

Check out jerichofolkclub.ca for information about changes to our open stage sign-up and for an overview of the 2016 line-up. 
2016 Jericho Sailing Centre Event Schedule




The 2016 event schedule is on our website Google Calendar at:
 

June Service 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.  

"J" Buoy Marks Safe Passage Past the Jericho Pier



In order to avoid unpleasant interactions with fishers on the Jericho Pier we have positioned a new white striped orange can buoy just out of (wind assisted) crab trap throwing range off the NE corner of the pier. We recommend that users of the Jericho Sailing Centre not pass between the Jericho Pier and "J" Buoy.
Dogs @ Jericho
This unhappy dog was very vocal about being left tied to the main ocean gate post for half an hour while his owner enjoyed ice cream at the Galley. Other Centre users did not enjoy his music.
Did you know that dogs are not supposed to be tied up and left in public places? There must be a competent person on the other end of the leash; a post or other object does not qualify. Over the years some people have actually left their dogs tied up on shore at the Jericho Sailing Centre and gone out on the water. Unhappy dogs have vocalized their abandonment sentiments and that adversely affects the right to enjoyment of others. Recently a passerby was bitten by a such a dog while the owner was out on the water. In future, dogs left abandoned on shore will be reported to Vancouver Animal Control. People who need to tether their dogs for short periods: washroom visits, lunch at the Galley, etc are asked to not leave their dog unattended for long periods and tether them in such away as to not inhibit normal use of the Centre-such as: rescue boat trailers, base of stairs, launch winch, etc. Please be considerate of other users and understand, if your dog is vocally unhappy you are infringing upon the rights of others to enjoy our facility. Dogs, even leashed dogs, are not permitted on the beach or in the Jericho Sailing Centre building.

For more information on Dog Owner Training, woof over to:
http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/dog-training-booklet-rex-in-the-city.pdf
*If you do launch with your favourite sea dog please remember to outfit her/him with a properly designed PFD.
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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