Jericho Sailing Centre AssociationJuly 13, 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 July 13, 2016 and beyond:
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NEW PROGRAM Sunrise SUP Paddle Club @ Jericho
Get a refreshing start to your day with an early morning workout! A program designed for proficient paddlers, the Sunrise SUP Paddle Club hosted by Windsure offers a zen experience in a safe, community setting. Our veteran instructor and program leader Katie will share tips and tricks to optimize your paddle experience. Includes SUP board, paddle, PDF, and optional wetsuits.
When? Every Wednesday in July & August 6:30-7:30AM, arrive early to prepare equipment
Where? Leaving from the Windsure Beach Hut
How? $15 single drop-in or $50 four session SUP paddle pass
For more information, please call 604-224-0615 or email

Australian Sunrise @ Jericho Next Monday
The Jericho Sailing Centre will be coast to coast, in the land where sailing matters the most, next Monday. "Sunrise" the number 1 Australian breakfast television program will be featuring Vancouver with LIVE broadcasts from the Jericho Sailing Centre on Monday, July 18 from 1300-1600H. The Sunrise Weather team travels the globe in search of unique and spectacular locations to showcase within the show.

We're inviting available members to be out on the water next Monday between 1300-1600H to help highlight our, awe inspiring, Aus inspiring, unique and spectacular location.

You can view the Sunrise website here:
Sunrise - Key Stats: Average weekly viewers: 3.9 million
Website unique visitors: 1.1 million+ per month
Website page impressions: 3.3 million+ per month
Facebook followers: 1 million +
Equivalent advertising value 30 second spot: AU$16,000

Annual Bailiff Auction This Saturday @ Noon  
The annual JSCA Bailiff Auction of delinquent and donated craft and equipment goes this Saturday, July 16 at Noon. To see the goods shuffle over to: Bailliff Auction Craft  
Vancouver Folk Music Festival @ Jericho Park This Weekend
Parking at the Jericho Sailing Centre this weekend will be as rare as deodorant on a hippie. If you don't dock your land yacht in the usual stall before 1300H Friday, or 0830H on Saturday and Sunday, you may as well hitchhike a magic carpet ride in a rusty old, eight track equipped, flower child laden, VW van with a groovy paisley paint job and have them drop you off in the vigorously defended Jericho Sailing Centre Loading Zone. The annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival is flip flop flocking its way back to Jericho Beach Park.

Not long after the formation of Jericho Beach Park in the early nineteen seventies the first Vancouver Folk Music Festival here featured full on flower power, love beads, incense and peace: it was a celebration of freedom, political activism, and a love revolution fueled by cannabis, marked by random sporadic bare foot dancing, hoola hoops, arts & crafts and, oh yeah, music- a mountain filled ocean vista of mind melding mystical music to back up all that free speech in a magical Vancouver "Summer of Love"-it was a major "Be In". If you visit this year's Vancouver Folk Music Festival you'll notice, not much has changed.

If the wind blows from the west, other than the "up tight" parking situation, Jericho Sailing Centre users won't notice anything unusual this weekend except for some interesting retro hippie fashions and a few more strangers than usual bathing in our washroom basins and drinking water out of our hoses. If the wind blows out of the east it will carry a potpourri of disjointed sound permeating from 5 stages of bongo laced alternative music and the accompanying supporting aromas to sustain your psychedelic, transcendental, paddling, sailing, rowing or windsurfing weekend.

In a public park nobody, including the JSCA, gets reserved parking. The only thing we are able to do is make our users aware, advise them to arrive early or use alternative methods of transportation and have vehicles which park too long in the Jericho Sailing Centre 20 minute loading zone efficiently serviced by Buster's "valet parking". From there, we just have to hang loose and go with the flow.

Non-conformists, alternative lifestylers driving "road less traveled" ideologies, ever more liberal thinkers further pushing social envelopes, surfers on waves of new consciousness - did today's users of Jericho Beach Park evolve from 1970's hippies? There's certainly a good chance this weekends users did, and if you can't beat 'em, you might as well join 'em. What could be so bad about a little more peace, love and happiness in your world?
For info. on the 2016 Vancouver Folk Music Festival trip over to:
Photo Gallery: UBC Sailing Club Windsurf Race  
Thanks to Linda Dix-Cooper & crew for organizing and hosting a windsurfing event last Saturday. Here is her report in pictures & words:

Linda Dix-Cooper on the rocks after starting the race

WINDSURFING RACE RECAP: Saturday was windy (well, windy enough)! so UBC Sailing Club's double slalom windsurfing race went ahead beneath stormy looking skies. With 19 competitors of all ages (21-79), 3 gals & 16 guys, and good representation from each club--(UBC, Locarno, & non-members or Windsure) & their families. After an hour on the water, the sun came out (proceeding to burn my nose) and every one went home with sweet prizes** Next low wind slalom race will in August (date tba)** Hope to see everyone & your friends there! :-) Thank you Jericho Sailing Centre crew & all who gave their support to "bring it back"--Remember, Low wind doesn't mean No wind.

For Brian Luu's complete photo album of the event surf over to:   


Regular Sunday Racing This Weekend 

There will be Sunday Racing this weekend on July 17. 
Sunday racing 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:

Photo Gallery: Sunday Sailing @ Jericho   

Last Sunday Jericho Rescue was out training and clicked some photos of sailing activity on Vancouver's largest playground including these and our cover photo.

For the complete album (it takes a few seconds to load), surf over to:

 July 10 Playground 


DANGER- NO Swimming OR Wading
in Front of the Jericho Sailing Centre 
There is no swimming permitted between the Jericho Pier and the rock groyne to the east. This area has been designated as a boat launching area by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and is well signed.
The danger of watercraft colliding with swimmers, or a beginner windsurfer dropping their mast on one is obvious to most users of the Jericho Sailing Centre. However, the most serious incident we know of involved someone standing knee deep along the shore whose leg was broken by a Hobie Cat approaching the beach. The shoreline in front of the Jericho Sailing Centre is a dangerous place to wade or allow small children to play. If you see someone breaking the No Swimming rule, or allowing children to play along the shoreline, please bring the danger to their attention or inform the Jericho Office or a member of the Jericho Rescue Team.


2016 Wavechaser Paddle Series - Thursday July 21

The next Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series event is Thursday July 21 @ 1900H and the series continues every 2nd Thursday after, with the finale on September 1st. For more information and to register, chase over to: 

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 -        


UBC Sailing Club-    


Viking Sailing Club -


Discovery Sailing Club -


Companionway Sailing Club -


Salish Sea Coastal Rowing Club

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

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

Dinghy Sailing                         

Windsurfing & Stand Up Paddling

Ocean Kayaking                             

FREE - English Bay Safety Seminars              next one July 18    

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 42 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 & that of your crew 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 July 18 or August 15. All times at 1900H RSVP JSCA office.


Jericho Folk Club - Tuesday Evenings

The Jericho Folk Club presents
Jook Joint Jokers   

on Tuesday July 19        
The Jook Joint Jokers (Craig Williams and Barry Truter) will take you on a journey through the country blues of the 20s, 30s and 40s, plus a few originals in the genre. Playing a combination of six string, resonator, blues harp and cajon, they'll be joined by Caroline Samorodin on vocals.

Check out "Summertime" and "Little Red Hen" on their website: 
Doors open 7:15 with a Fiddle Tunes Session
Open stage 8:00 followed by another session
Feature Act 9:15

Check out 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:

July 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:
*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.

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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