Jericho Sailing Centre AssociationSept. 19, 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 September 19, 2018 and beyond:
  
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UBC REC Day of the Long Boat This Weekend & Next                             
(practice weekend)     September 22 & 23
The BIG event             September 29 & 30
 
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  22 & 23; then compete for the fiberglass crunching glory on September 29 &30 .

The event is a uniquely Vancouver ocean recreation spectacle and is very spectator friendly.
For more info., paddle over to: 
http://www.recreation.ubc.ca/intramurals/events/day-of-the-longboat/

SAFETY NOTICE:
Summer Fashions Now Out of Fashion, Dress Appropriately
Gates Close at Sunset                                                                    
It was sunny and warm on the beach Tuesday but experienced Hobie sailors Haakon and Peter donned their drysuits for safety in the marine environment

Even though it's still summer until September 22, the chill of fall has slipped into the air and sea, yet we are still seeing some people launch in shorts and T-shirts. Don't be fooled, this is now wetsuit & drysuit season. For safety sake please dress appropriately.


Jericho Sailing Centre gates close at sunset; wind usually shuts off abruptly an hour or so before.


Be Safe: Cold Water Recreation Requires Extra knowledge
                                                                   
Here are some things they must know about cold water ocean recreation:

Appropriate Attire - Dress for Cold Water Immersion
The water temperature is well below the level where it is safe to recreate without a proper (no shorties) wetsuit or drysuit. People who get into serious trouble at this time of year have often made the mistake of dressing for the air temperature not the water temperature, which is fine until something goes wrong and they suddenly find themselves immersed in the water.
 
Use Your Head
Significant heat loss is through your head. Hypothermia is the most significant danger experienced ocean recreationalists face. Wear a neoprene cowling, a wool toque or other hat to help retain body heat.
 
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, especially in cold water conditions. 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
Recently, JSCA staff have witnessed people launching within a few minutes of sunset. This is a dangerous practice. 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.
 
For more information, shiver over to this cold water education site:


Playback: UBC Fall Regatta Photo Gallery
 
 
The UBC Fall Regatta this past weekend was a smashing success! Tight racing, challenging conditions and so forth made for some great photo opportunities. Thanks to Sean Field for taking this and our cover shot. Take a gander at Sean's full photo and video gallery of the event by flocking over to:https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-m34UwOgkjWJ_LahOU-wSlUQUIfW9SBw   
 
  
Ocean Wise Event
@ Vancouver Aquarium                                                                    
 
An invitation from our Ocean Wise friends at the Vancouver Aquarium...
USING SCIENCE TO SAVE OUR OCEAN | THE MANY WAYS OCEAN WISE USES AND ADVANCES SCIENCE

THURSDAY, 20-SEP-2018 @ 7PM (DOORS 6.30PM)

 THERE WILL BE FREE FINGER FOOD, ONE FREE DRINK FOR EACH GUEST AND A CASH BAR! MAKE SURE TO REGISTER AS SPACE IS LIMITED!

 It's Science Literacy Week, so we are taking the opportunity to celebrate the diverse and amazing ways that Ocean Wise use science to help protect our oceans and the research it does to advance frontiers of ocean and conservation research.

Learn what is it is like to study whales in the Salish Sea, how you can help endangered species along the BC coast and why school children in rural Canada get so excited when Ocean Wise's mobile aquarium comes to town!

PRICE: Free, but register HERE [1] to guarantee your seat
ACCESSIBILITY: This event will be ASL signed and is wheel-chair
accessible
LOCATION: The Vancouver Aquarium
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: Want to invite friends? Share the FACEBOOK EVENT!

Penguin Cup Race Series                                                                 
Penguin Cup Race Series October 7, 14 & 21 @ 1230H


Notice of Annual General Meeting 
 
Jericho Sailing Centre Association
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, October 23 at 1900H
 
The Jericho Sailing Centre Association's 45th Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 1900H in the English Bay Room of the Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver, B.C. The 2017/2018 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 seven 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 9.   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 mike@jsca.bc.ca.
 
IMPORTANT RECYCLING NOTICE
   
  

September Service Hours @ Jericho

The Jericho Galley Patio and Grill will be open weekends at 1000H - Sunset, and weekdays 1130H-Sunset (until Sept 30 when they shift to weekends only.

 

The JSCA Office will be open everyday from 0930-1900H until September 29 when the hours shift to 0930-1900H. 

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 NOTICE:  NO Mast Rigging from Patio or Roof
After a close call, potentially serious accident last weekend we are reminding users of the Jericho Sailing Centre that use of the Galley Patio, staircase or rooftop for rigging/tweaking your mast halyards, shrouds, lines, floats, etc. is strictly prohibited. To gain the advantage of height &/or gravity we suggest using the Jericho Pier at lower water levels or the east sides of Ramp # 2 or #3 as potential options.

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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