Jericho Sailing Centre AssociationJuly 18, 2018
                            
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 July 18, 2018 and beyond:
  
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Jericho Sailing Centre  Planning Open House 1000H-Noon       
Come learn more about the Jericho Sailing Centre Association's Strategic Long Term Plan "Setting the Course for 2035" and share your opinions at our Open House in the Sailor's Lounge this Saturday, July 21 1000H-Noon.  
Check out our draft plan and complete our user survey below. If you are unable to attend but still have suggestions, please send them via return email. 

Jericho Sailing Centre Association's Strategic Long Term Plan
Setting the Course for 2035       
The Jericho Sailing Centre Association's Board of Directors is currently developing a 15+ year strategic plan (2018-2035) that we believe will greatly enhance the facility, services, programs, and overall user experience for our members, guests, and essential community partners. As responsible stewards of this exceptional facility, we want to ensure we actively anticipate real growth, potential shortfalls, and evolving needs. As such, we've identified what we believe are some key initiatives most important to the interests of Jericho Sailing Centre's populous and diverse user base. The details of our vision, plan and key initiatives are outlined in the linked document:  

To better serve your needs, we need your input. Participate in the Jericho Sailing Centre User Survey June 27-August 31.
 
 
Come learn more and share your opinions at our Open House in the Sailor's Lounge July 21 1000H-Noon.  


Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series                        July 19
Special Newbie Nite Prize Draw This Thursday
 Ever thought about racing your paddlecraft in our Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Race Series event but were a little too timid? Or maybe you put the "pro" in procrastinate? July 19 we'll be without many of our high end paddlers as they prepare for a major event in the Columbia River Gorge. This is the perfect evening to entice newbies to give it a try. To that end, we are deliciously dangling a $50 Galley Patio & Grill gift certificate prize to be drawn from the first time Jericho Wavechaser participants for the Thursday, July 19 Jericho Wavechaser paddle race. Doesn't matter if you're fast; doesn't matter if you're last, you'll be eligible to win this as well as the other items in the regular event prize draw.See below for more details on the Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Race Series. 
   
   
Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series -  Thursday July 19 @ 1900H
 
The Jericho Wavechaser is a 10 race series running every second Thursday off the beaches of the Jericho Sailing Centre. The races are open to all levels of paddlers in outrigger, SUP, surfski, and kayak.   
 
Courses vary depending on conditions, each race night has a short and a long course. Race entry is just $10, and for Jericho Sailing Centre members it's $5!  Post race nosh and beverages upstairs at The Galley Patio & Grill where racers will receive Galley Specials on race night, catch the sunset from the best patio in the city!
 
We've got great sponsors providing all kinds of swag and prizes.  We're stoked to have Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres on board to help run the races this year, and check out our sponsor page to see what else we've got in store! 
 
Registration opens at 6pm on race nights.  Race is at 7pm with a mass start.  Prizes and results upstairs in the Jericho Sailing Centre members' lounge after the last paddler is off the water .
 
 
 
 
***This week there will be a UAV (drone) filming our Jericho Wavechaser event. Transport Canada regulations require us to have every participant sign a waiver allowing the UAV to come less than 100 feet from them and allowing themselves to be filmed. The UAV is not permitted to fly directly over anyone and will not get close enough to hamper or affect anyone's paddling. If you are uncomfortable and do not wish the UAV to come within 100' of you, please let the folks at registration know and we will ensure it gives you a wide berth. Having said all that, we expect to have some awesome images to show everyone in the Sailor's Lounge following the race.    
 
If you'd like to view video of our previous Wavechaser drone sessions, fly over to:
 
 
   
   
Summer Schools in Session @ Jericho Sailing Centre     
Looking for a distinctively Vancouver activity to get the kids off the couch this summer? We have just the antidote to too much screen time: fun and adventurous activity on Vancouver's largest playground, no batteries required.

The Jericho Sailing Centre is Vancouver's ocean community centre for a wide range of youth ocean recreation programs. Situated on the south shore of English Bay in Point Grey, our affiliated professional schools have summer camps for kayaking, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, stand up paddle boarding, canoeing and skimboarding. Can't decide? Try a combo camp with your choice of two: dinghy sailing, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing or kayaking.

For rates, dates & bookings, splash on over to:

Kayaking Programs

Dinghy Sailing & Canoeing Programs
 
Windsurfing, SUP & Skimboarding



                             Weekly Sail Racing @ Jericho
 
Tuesday Nite Racing
Every Tuesday evening from now - September 4  
First start 1815H


Sunday Racing 
Every non-regatta Sunday from now - September 2
First start 1230H
SUNDAY RACING this Sunday

For Jericho Racing Sailing Instructions cruise over to:
http://jsca.bc.ca/racing-schedule/jsca-sailing-instructions/

For a complete event schedule barge over to: http://jsca.bc.ca/events2/google-events-calendar/

Register for Jericho Racing online at http://jracing.org/ 

Upcoming Events @ Jericho                                                                     
Celebration of Light Fireworks                                                             July 28, August 1 & 4

Vancouver SUP Challenge                                                                     August 11

Rum Runner Regatta                                                                              August 18 & 19

Row BC Masters                                                                                     September 6-9

Tasar BC's                                                                                               September 8 & 9

UBC Invitational Regatta                                                                       September 15 & 16

UBC REC Day of the Longboat  - Practice                                           September 22 & 23
                                                      - Event                                               September  29 & 30     
Sunrise Paddle with Windsure 
 
Jericho Folk Club                                                                           July 24
The Jericho Folk Club presents  
The Chris Ronald Trio 
on July 24
 
 
 
Chris Ronald's "keenly luxuriant voice and immaculate songcraft" (The Georgia Straight) have won him many accolades including a nomination for "Songwriter of the Year" at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Ronald emigrated from England to Canada in 2002, and his music has been described as Canadian folk with British roots. 2017 saw Ronald's fourth album, Fragments, released on esteemed Canadian folk label Borealis Records. In live performance, Chris draws on his abilities as a highly skilled singer, storyteller and musician to deliver a captivating show.
 
 
 
 
Doors open 7:00 with a Fiddle Tunes Session.
Sing along and Open Stage at 7:30. First feature set at 8:10ish  followed by a break with another Session. More Open Stage and Feature starting at 9 pm.  

IMPORTANT RECYCLING NOTICE
   
  
Join a Jericho Sailing Centre Affiliated Club

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:


Discovery Sailing Club - http://discoverysailing.org/
Salish Sea Coastal Rowing Club - http://www.salishsearowing.ca/
Companionway Sailing Club -  http://www.companionwaysailing.ca/    

For more info. on all JSCA Affiliated Clubs surf over to http://jsca.bc.ca/clubs-2/
  
 
 
Pay Parking Now in Effect @ Jericho (Please note new provider)
Pay Parking will be in effect in Jericho Beach Park from April 1 through October 31. Hourly rates will be $3.25; daily rates will be $11.
There is a new provider for parking passes called Honk Mobile thru which season passes can be purchased for $87
To apply for a parking pass
Go to www.honkmobile.com
Please follow the above link to register your vehicle. Please note that you will not be issued a hangar tag as your vehicle licence plate number will be registered into the database when you fill out the online application. The registration process creates a Honk Mobile account. You will be asked to provide your vehicle licence plate number along with payment information. Once this has been inputed - your parking receipt will be emailed to you.
 

July Service Hours @ Jericho

The Jericho Galley Patio and Grill will be open weekends at 1000H - Sunset, and weekdays 1130H-Sunset.

 

The JSCA Office will be open everyday 0930-2100H. 

2018 Jericho Sailing Centre Event Schedule

The 2018 event schedule is on our website Google Calendar at:

http://jsca.bc.ca/events

 

Safe Ocean Recreation Tips 

Here are some things they must know about recreating in an ocean environment:

 
Be Aware of the Shipping Lane, ships at anchor and all vessel movements

 

Always Stay with Your Craft
When a sailing dinghy, windsurfer or kayak capsizes they are usually within a couple of swim strokes of their crew. Some craft, particularly SUP's and surf skis, require a safety leash (in good condition and properly attached) as they can easily get away in a capsize situation. Never leave your craft in an emergency situation as it is far easier to spot than a person in the water.


Use the Buddy System

Always sail, paddle, row with someone else. Let a reliable friend or relative know when and where you are going and when you expect to return. Diligently contact them upon your safe return. If you are launching from Jericho Beach stop in at the JSCA office to let us know when and where you are going and when you expect to return.


Be Aware of Sunset

Be aware of when sunset is and don't be out beyond it. If something goes wrong for you: equipment failure; changing conditions; fatigue, etc., you are very difficult to find in the dark. Make sure your safety float plan includes plenty of time to get off of the water before sunset.

  

 
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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