Jericho Sailing Centre AssociationJuly 10, 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 July 10, 2019 and beyond:
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Cetacean Sightings Network FREE Dock Talk
This Saturday July 13, 1100H-1400H
The BC Cetacean Sightings Network will be hosting a Dock Talk at the Jericho Sailing Centre this Saturday!  Stop by their booth to pick up some whale identification guides and other educational materials.  Learn about the threats facing whales in our waters, what's being done to protect them, and how you can contribute to their conservation by reporting your sightings to the BC Cetacean Sightings Network. Visit to learn more about this important citizen science program. FREE to all!
Maiden Voyage to Vancouver
Jericho Rescue Team member, Theresa Riedl, sets sail from Honolulu tomorrow (July 11) on a once in a lifetime voyage to Vancouver on the 58' sailing yacht "Maiden".
Maiden, skippered by Tracy Edwards, made history as the first all-female crewed vessel in the 1989/1990 Whitbread Round the World yacht race. Fast forward to 2019 and Maiden is on another round the world campaign to raise awareness for women in sailing, women's education, and women's empowerment. The yacht is crewed by the top female sailors in the world plus 3 or 4 "mile builders" (females with a passion for sailing who show they can benefit from this experience). Theresa Riedl has been chosen as a mile builder and her crew mates on the Jericho Rescue Team couldn't be more proud.
Maiden will sail into Vancouver sometime around July 28. She will be docked at Coal Harbour Marina until August 6 with welcoming festivities currently being planned for August 3. Depending upon her arrival time, the Jericho Rescue Team is planning to muster all-female crews for Jericho Rescue Titan and Jericho Rescue Hurricane to escort Maiden from the Vancouver Harbour Limit (between Point Grey and Point Atkinson) to her dock in the inner harbour.
Check our "in the wind" newsletter for the next two weeks for updates on Maiden's voyage to Vancouver.
For more information on Maiden's mission tack over to: 
Check out the Maiden movie trailer:  

World Maritime Day 2019 Empowering Women  
Also on our radar: the Port of Vancouver is currently organizing World Maritime Day 2019 festivities at Canada Place and around the Port on  Saturday, September 28.
Stay tuned for more info.
To learn more about World Maritime Day 2019 Empowering Women in the Maritime Community voyage over to:  
Sunrise Paddle                               Wednesdays in July & August
Get a refreshing start to your day with an early morning workout! A program designed for proficient paddlers, the Sunrise Paddle Club hosted by Windsure offers a zen experience in a safe, community setting. Our veteran instructor and program leader Katie will share tips and tricks to optimize your paddle experience. Includes board, paddle, PDF, and optional wetsuits.
When? Every Wednesday in July & August 6:30-7:30AM, arrive early to prepare equipment
Where? Leaving from the Windsure Beach Hut
How? $15 single drop-in or $50 four session paddle pass
For more information, please call 604-224-0615 or email

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.
Send Us Your Photos
We're always on the lookout for Jericho style photos to share with users of the Jericho Sailing Centre. Thanks to our Safety and Events Manager, Dominique Labrosse for sharing our cover photo of an F18 mark rounding during Tuesday Nite Racing.  
Jericho Folk Club      Blackthorn                                   July 16
Blackthorn's repertoire is rooted in the musical traditions of Scotland and Ireland as well as the folk music of English and French Canada. From lively jigs and reels, to songs with rousing choruses and heart-wrenching airs and ballads, they bring the music to life with their luscious harmonies and complex instrumentation.
Admission: $10 
Doors: 7 pm - Acoustic Jam 
Open Stage: 7:30 pm 
Appetizer Set from Feature: 8:15 pm 
Break: 8:30 - Acoustic Jam 
Feature: 9 pm. 
Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 19-21 Jericho Beach Park
Three nights and two days of outdoor music in Vancouver's most beautiful park setting. For more info shuffle your Birkenstocks over to: 
Vines Art Festival Opening Ceremony
Free Event Featuring Raven Spirit Dance, Dallanah Gail Bowen, Tyler Jacobs and young Matriarchs from Squamish - Senaqwila Wyss, Musqueam - Christie Lee Charles and Tsliel Waututh - Ocean Hyland
August 7th at 630 PM
The event will begin near the Jericho Beach Concession Stand
Bailiff Auction                                July 20 @ Noon

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.
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:   

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 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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