Jericho Sailing Centre AssociationJune 26, 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 26, 2019 and beyond:
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Summer School is in Session @ Jericho Sailing Centre

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

Port of Vancouver Safe Boating Guide

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: July 15 @ 1900H  

Weekly Sail Racing @ Jericho:  Sunday Racing This Sunday June 30 @ 1230H
Sunday Racing 
Every non-regatta Sunday from now - September 1
First start 1230H
SUNDAY RACING this Canada Day weekend Sunday!
Tuesday Nite Racing 
Every Tuesday evening from now - September 4  
First start 1815H 
For Jericho Racing Sailing Instructions cruise over to:

For a complete event schedule barge over to:

Register for Jericho Racing online at 

This Monday @ Jericho Sailing Centre:  Canada Day, eh!

What better way to celebrate your Canada Day weekend than a salt water session at the Jericho Sailing Centre, eh?
Jericho Wavechaser Paddling Race Series  
Next One Thursday July 4 @ 1900H      

The Jericho WaveChaser Paddle Series continues on Thursday, July 4. Tune in to for series details as they emerge. 

Send Us Your Jericho Photos

We're always on the lookout for photos of activities at the Jericho Sailing Centre to share in our newsletters, on our website and in other promotional materials. If you have some, please send them along with a description.

Thanks to Dale Rollings who sent us heaps of photos from the June 20 Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Race Series event. Check out Dale's full gallery of photos from that evening at:


Safety Notice - The Agony of de Feet
We'd like to remind people to wear footwear in and around the Jericho Sailing Centre. Although it is tempting to go barefoot at the beach foot injuries are quite common from natural objects: barnacle bites, broken shells, sharp rocks. There are also plenty of foreign objects such as sharp bits of metal, fibreglass or broken glass.
Beach Notice - Launch Dollies
Please be considerate of your fellow users of the Jericho Sailing Centre by returning launch dollies to the inside of the fence.
Jericho Folk Club     Fraser Union               July 2

Fraser Union is Barry Truter, Kathy Griffin, Roger Holdstock and Henk Piket. The band first formed in 1983 and has been evolving ever since, but they still perform and record songs that have meaning to them and their audiences. Their strong voices present some songs a cappella and others accompanied by a variety of instruments including guitars, mandolins, dobro and banjo. They've performed at the Filberg Festival, ArtsWells Festival, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver Island MusicFest, Seattle Folklife Festival, Islands Folk Festival, Mayworks, Winter Roots Festival, the National Conference of Teachers of English, the Working Knowledge Conference at UBC, and countless benefits and coffee houses.
English Bay Safety Seminar                          July 15         
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 July 15. 1900H RSVP JSCA office.
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
Summer Sail Racing @ Jericho                               
Sunday Racing - 1230H Every non-regatta Sunday through September 1

Tuesday Nite Racing - 1815H every Tuesday through September 3

2019 Jericho Sailing Centre Event Schedule

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

June/July 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 & July.  

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. 
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