Jericho Sailing Centre AssociationJune 5, 2019
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 June 5, 2019 and beyond:
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Vancouver On Water Strategy Report      
Many users of the Jericho Sailing Centre participated in the development of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation's On Water Strategy for non-motor powered watercraft over the past two years through surveys and open houses. The report is finally complete and will be presented to the Park Board for approval at their head office on Monday, June 10 at 1830H.  To view the report go to:

The meeting  is open to the public. If you are interested in signing up to speak at the Park Board meeting, please register using the following link: or contact, phone 604-257-8158. The deadline to register to speak is noon on June 10th. 

Jericho Wavechaser Paddling Race Series    June 6     
The Jericho WaveChaser Paddle Series continues this Thursday, June 6. Tune in to for series details as they emerge. 

Free Diving With Orcas                               June 8   

Volunteers Wanted - Beach Clean-up   Saturday           June 8   
In preparation for MEC Paddlefest on Saturday, June 15, we're doing a low tide beach clean-up on Central Jericho Beach this Saturday, June 8 from 1530-1630H. We'll be looking for sharp things left over from the wharf removal back in 2010, (They still pop up from time to time) and any other foreign objects which could cause foot injuries. We'll provide gloves and appropriate utensils. As always, we recommend the use of footwear to protect against barnacle bites and other injuries which commonly occur in the intertidal zone.

2019 MEC Paddlefest                                  June 15        
Volunteers Wanted - JSCA @ MEC Paddlefest    
Saturday           June 15    
We are looking for current JSCA members to crew an information table at MEC Paddlefest on Saturday June 15 from 1000H-1500H. There will be many paddlers and prospective paddlers at Paddlefest who are interested in all the facilities, programs and services that the Jericho Sailing Centre offers to the paddling community. Want to share your Jericho community spirit with others?  Please reply via email.

Jericho Cat Classic Regatta                            June 15 & 16
These cats aren't afraid of the water!
For more information, pounce over to:

English Bay Safety Seminar                          June 17        
Not long after the invention of the first boat, thought to be about 900,000 years ago, came the first concept of water safety. Experience can be a stern master and as human beings evolved at the helm they learned valuable lessons, often in the hardest of ways. Every capsize and grounding, every ship wreck and sea disaster, brought more knowledge that, when shared, ensured boating could be a safer and more enjoyable experience.
There are many contributing factors which can lead up to incidents and accidents on the water. Through 9000 centuries of experience most of them are known and easily preventable. Every year the Jericho Rescue Team provides assistance to over 200 mariners on the waters in the vicinity of the Jericho Sailing Centre. Often when people are in distress on the water they were simply missing one or two important nuggets of water safety information that could have helped prevent their predicament.
The English Bay Safety Seminar was developed for users of the Jericho Sailing Centre to help keep them safe at play while 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 "sea disasters" over the past 45 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 may 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 June 17, July 15. 1900H RSVP JSCA office.
Rookie Racing Dryland Seminar                      June 23         
Interested in trying sail racing? There is no better way to improve your sailing skill. We'll help you navigate through all the rules and prepare you to jump into our regular Sunday Racing event at 1230H. 
Anyone interested in learning to race is encouraged to sign up for the Rookie Racing Seminar on June 23 @ 1000H. RSVP Jericho Office by June 22. 
Jericho Folk Club     My American Boyfriend                       June 18
Join Tom Rawson and Ellen van der Hoeven for an evening of humorous stories, user-friendly songs, and acoustic folk philosophy that's guaranteed to leave you smiling. Armed with banjos, penny whistles, and other weapons of mass delight, Tom and Ellen will have you singing along in no time. Tune up your vocal chords; you'll need 'em! 

Efficient Launch Ramp Use

Please be considerate of your fellow users of the Jericho Sailing Centre. Our launch ramps are not for rigging, boat polishing, applying sunscreen, parking bikes, sitting, eating lunch or boat/trailer maintenance. They are for launching and retrieval only. Don't move onto the ramp until you are actually ready to launch/retrieve your boat. Your efficient use of the launch ramps will be most appreciated by those waiting in line.
Jericho Affiliate Club Sign-up Season
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 -
Companionway Sailing Club - 
Salish Sea Coastal Rowing Club -
For more info. on all JSCA Affiliated Clubs surf over to
Shed Your Landlubberness
Spring Into Vancouver's Largest Playground
Jericho Sailing Centre Schools Now Open
The Jericho Sailing Centre is Vancouver's ocean community centre for a wide range of ocean recreation programs. Situated on the south shore of English Bay in Point Grey, our affiliated professional schools have adult classes for kayaking, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, stand up paddle boarding and canoeing.

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

Kayaking Programs

Dinghy Sailing & Canoeing Programs
Windsurfing, SUP & Skimboarding

Spring Sail Racing @ Jericho                               
Sunday Racing - 1230H Every non-regatta Sunday through September 1
*racing will start at 1300H May 5 due to the Vancouver Marathon 

Tuesday Nite Racing - 1815H every Tuesday through September 3

June 15/16    Cat Classic Regatta
For a complete event schedule barge over to:

2019 Jericho Sailing Centre Event Schedule

The 2019 event schedule is on our website Google Calendar at:   

June Service Hours @ Jericho

The Jericho Galley Patio and Grill will be open 1100H-Sunset on weekends, weather permitting.


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

Amended Port Information Guide Now in Effect
The waters off Jericho may be Vancouver's largest playground but they are also part of Canada's busiest port. Recreational vessels must give way to commercial traffic. No vessels are permitted within 50 metres of ships at anchor. Know where the shipping lane is and understand that you must not loiter in it. Approaches to the First Narrows are off limits to Jericho style craft. To learn more about the Port of Vancouver, ship over to:

To get more safety information specific to users of the Jericho Sailing Centre, attend one of our FREE English Bay Safety Seminars      Next one: June 3 @ 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. 
Pay Parking in effect @ Jericho through to Sept. 30
Pay Parking will be in effect in Jericho Beach Park from April 1 through September 30. Hourly rates will be $3.50; daily rates will be $13.
Season parking passes are available through HonkMobile for $87.
To apply for a parking pass:
Click on the  "Seasonal Parking Permits Apr 1 - Sept 30"
Fill out the form, pay, and send.
For hourly parking:
Please note: NO PARKING from 10 pm - 6 am.