Jericho Sailing Centre AssociationNov. 16, 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 November 16, 2017 and beyond:
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Help The City of Vancouver Document Sea Level Rise

The City of Vancouver is asking for your help to document king tides and rising sea levels this December & January to test their flood prediction models.

Follow these three easy steps to help:
  1. Visit their sea level rise StoryMap to find out the daily times of high tide and recommended locations to take photos.
  2. From December 5-9 and January 2-7, head to the water and snap photos of the shoreline with your phone or digital camera.
  3. Upload your photos on the StoryMap to provide the City with critical information to improve their understanding of sea level rise. If you have access to a data-enabled phone, you can upload photos immediately through your browser.
Visit to learn more about king tides and the City's response to sea level rise and flood risk.

Park Board Unanimously Approves Pier Concept
The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation unanimously approved the concept design of the Jericho Pier Renewal Project at their November 6 meeting. The new pier design includes a deck which is 2.5M higher than the current one (roughly equal to the elevated section at the top of the gangway) to contend with anticipated sea rise over the 75 year expected lifespan of the structure.

The new pier and upland features are expected to cost $16 million. The Park Board is budgeting $8 million toward it and will be asking the Federal and Provincial governments to contribute. The Disabled Sailing Association will be doing a major fundraising campaign which we will be encouraging users of the Jericho Sailing Centre to contribute to. Please consider this when planning your 2017 year end donations. More info on this in the December "in the wind".

For more info. on the Jericho Pier Renewal Project surge over to Jericho Pier
BC Sailing Annual Planning Conference @ Jericho Saturday
BC Sailing APC This Weekend - November 18, 2017
BC Sailing, the provincial wing of Sail Canada, will hold its Annual Planning Conference (APC) this Saturday, November 18 at the Jericho Sailing Centre. They encourage all sailors and coaches to come out and attend. The APC will run from 10am-3pm. Click here for more info.  

BC Sailing Judges Seminar @ Jericho Sunday
 Club judges are an important asset to their club by being certified by Sail Canada to serve on Protest Committees and local area sailing protest committees.   
The Club Judge course covers the duties of a Club Judge in a club regatta setting including overview of racing rules and protest procedures. The course takes about 8 hours, and will be given Sunday from 9am to 5pm November 19 at the Jericho Sailing Centre.  Space is limited to 30 people.
Fee: Complimentary as part of BC Sailing Annual Planning Conference.
To register, tack over to: Judgement Day

2018 Jericho Sailing Centre Event Schedule Up
The first draft of the 2018 Jericho Sailing Centre Event schedule is up on our website
2018 Events  This schedule is subject to change as several of the events are yet to be confirmed.
Winter Launch Log
Members who launch from the Jericho Sailing Centre at this time of year are encouraged to stop in at the Jericho office and fill out the Winter Launch Log which outlines your float plan to let people here know you are out there.
STORM SEASON: Batten down your hatches!
Every "off season" vicious wind storms rip through the Jericho Sailing Centre compound looking for loose tarps, boat covers and poorly stowed gear. When they find a loose tarp they can turn a docile hibernating boat into a flying projectile which can cause damage to neighbouring craft. Members are responsible for ensuring they have "battened down the hatches" on their equipment stored at the Jericho Sailing Centre. If your boat causes damage to neighbouring craft you can be held liable. We encourage you to check your craft regularly year round (particularly before & after gnarly windstorms), remove any parts or equipment that can be easily removed (most thefts occur between Oct.-April) and make sure water doesn't collect inside your hull (if it freezes and expands it can cause major damage).

November Service Hours @ Jericho

The Jericho Galley Patio and Grill will only open on weekends, 1100H-Sunset, weather permitting. Full Galley service will resume in April.


The JSCA Office will be open everyday 0930-1700H until November 30.  


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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