Jericho Sailing Centre AssociationSept. 20, 2017
in the wind
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 20, 2017 and beyond:
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UBC REC Day of the Longboat - Next Two Weekends
The largest event on our annual schedule, the UBC Rec Day of the Longboat launches from the Jericho Sailing Centre over the next  2 weekends. More than 300 ten person teams (that's 3,000+ paddlers) will get a one hour orientation paddle this weekend, Sept  23 & 24; then compete for the fiberglass crunching glory on September 30 & October 1.

The event is a uniquely Vancouver ocean recreation spectacle and is very spectator friendly.
For more info., paddle over to:

Safety Notice                   Don't Get Caught Out in the Dark
These sailors were lucky to have been spotted by Jericho Rescue after sunset with no wind & NO paddle

If wind fuels your craft, you must be aware of the time of sunset as the wind frequently shuts off abruptly within the last hour of daylight. Sailing dinghies are required by law to carry a paddle for this very purpose. Never sail further away from Jericho in the evening than you would like to paddle. Today's sunset is at 1914H and we lose a couple of minutes of daylight each day.
Jericho Pier Renewal
Concept Design Questionnaire
There was a great turnout last Saturday to the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation's Open House for the Jericho Pier Renewal to view the concept drawings and share ideas with planning staff, consultants and Commissioners. Don't worry if you missed it, all of the info. on display at the Open House is now available on the Park Board website and they still want to hear from you. There is a questionnaire on the website seeking public input up to October 2. We encourage all users of the Jericho Sailing Centre to take a few minutes to involve yourself in this Public Engagement process by completing the questionnaire. The Jericho Pier is a unique Vancouver public amenity which enhances our unique public facility and will make ocean recreation much more accessible for all into the future. 
Penguin Cup Racing                   October 8/15/22

After this weekend's UBC Sailing Club Open Regatta, sailors will make way for 2 weekends of UBC REC Day of the Longboat, prior to the Penguin Cup Racing Series commencing on the the second Sunday in October for 3 straight Sundays.
Penguin Cup Race Series October 8,15, & 22 @ 1230H.
MacSailing End of Summer Clearance Sale!
Up to 70% off Zhik, Helly Hansen & Sperry Topsider sailing gear!!
We will be on site at the Jericho Sailing Centre weekends from 12-6pm for pick ups!
Visit this link to see stock remaining:

Jericho Folk Club      Last one for 2017 September 26

The Jericho Folk Club Tuesday Evenings  
in the Surf & Turf Room @ Jericho   
To listen to a sample of what we might expect go to

Doors open 7:15 with a Fiddle Tunes Session
Open stage 8ish followed by another session
Feature Act 9ish
Coming Events...
23/24/30/Oct 1          UBC REC Day of the Longboat

8/15/22                    Penguin Cup Racing Series @    1230H
22                           Volunteer Appreciation & Racing Awards Dinner
24                           JSCA Annual General Meeting

JSCA AGM                                                       October 24
Jericho Sailing Centre Association
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, October 24 at 1900H
The Jericho Sailing Centre Association's 44th Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1900H in the English Bay Room of the Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver, B.C. The 2016/2017 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 eight members for a two-year term to our 15 member Board of Directors.The J.S.C.A. Board meets regularly 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 10.   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

Dogs @ Jericho- Leash Law Obvious, but did you know....
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. 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, gate posts, 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.

For the past 43 years this has been Vancouver's only public beach designated for the launch of small, naturally powered craft: sailing dinghies, rowboats, windsurfers, canoes, kayaks, etc., and swimming is strictly prohibited. 
Vancouver has some of the best swimming beaches of any city in the world, however, the stretch of Jericho Beach in front of the Jericho Sailing Centre is NOT one of them.
Launch Dollies
Please be considerate of your fellow members and responsible with our community equipment. This dolly was left on the ramp and was about to be claimed by the rising tide recently. Dollies must be returned to the fence immediately after use. No dollies, including private dollies should be left on the beach or across the pathway in front of the centre. For a complete list of Jericho Etiquette please see the bottom of this page. 

2017 Jericho Sailing Centre Event Schedule

The 2017 event schedule is on our website Google Calendar at:


September Service Hours @ Jericho

The Jericho Galley Patio and Grill will be open 0900H-Sunset on weekends, and 1000H-Sunset on weekdays weather permitting.


The JSCA Office will be open everyday 0930-1900H.  


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. 
Jericho Sailing Centre Etiquette
Common sense and consideration of fellow members 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:
  • 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/VAPE FREE facility. There is No Smoking/Vaping 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 dollies 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 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, non-barking/whining 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.

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