Jericho Sailing Centre AssociationAug. 14, 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 August 14, 2019 and beyond:
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THIS WEEKEND @ Jericho - Rum Runner Regatta
There once was a time when rum runners avoided Jericho Beach like the plague.

During prohibition in the United States, the flying boat crews of the Jericho Beach Air Station often assisted Canada Customs in their quest to inhibit the illicit flow of demon alcohol to our teetotaler dominated, thirsty southern neighbours.

This weekend the tide turns and the rum runners will be heading north with immunity as the Jericho Sailing Centre hosts the seventh annual F18 Rum Runner Regatta on the waters of English Bay off of Jericho Beach.

There will be a distance race on Saturday starting at 1230H and the F18 fleet will roll into our regular Sunday Racing program at 1230H on Sunday.

For F18 Rum Runner Regatta Notice of Race smuggle your mouse over to: speakeasy 

    Regular Sunday Racing this weekend!  

Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series Racing This Thursday Aug 15
                                                                                                                                                               Photo: Dale Rollings
The Jericho WaveChaser Paddle Series continues on Thursday, August 15. Tune in to for series details as they emerge.  

Vancouver SUP Challenge - Backpaddle
The annual Vancouver SUP Challenge was well attended last Saturday and included 2018 World SUP Champion Lincoln Dews. Thanks to event organizer Gary Parsons and his able crew (including the Jericho Rescue Team) for putting on another excellent event. Gary sent us this photo taken after a specialty heat: the biggest prone paddleboard race in Western Canada this century; and this week's cover photo of the Men's Sprint Final photo finish where Lincoln Dews was edged out by fellow Aussie Sam McCullough.

Thanks to photographer Lech Dolecki for this and our cover photo. We'll include the link to Lech's full gallery of the day's photos once it is posted.
Tasar BC Championship Regatta                                       September 7 & 8

This year's Tasar BC's Regatta has no entry fee-it's FREE as the wind; so, get onboard a Tasar and get racing!

Send Us Your Jericho Pics
We're always on the lookout for photos of Jericho Sailing Centre activities for our newsletters and other promotions. Thanks to Carole Fullerton for sending us these images of a gull perched on his Q62 bell buoy throne, sunset from the deck of her SUP and a unique view from the rooftop of the Jericho Sailing Centre.
Sunrise Paddle                               Wednesdays in 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 Patryk will share tips and tricks to optimize your paddle experience. Includes board, paddle, PDF, and optional wetsuits.
When? Every Wednesday in 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

NO SWIMMING @ Jericho Sailing Centre
For the past 45 years this has been Vancouver's only public beach designated for the launch of small, naturally powered craft: sailing dinghies, rowboats, windsurfers, canoes, kayaks, etc., and swimming is strictly prohibited. 
Vancouver has some of the best swimming beaches of any city in the world, however, the stretch of Jericho Beach in front of the Jericho Sailing Centre is NOT one of them.
SAFETY NOTICE: Bee Aware Wasps May Be Nesting In Your Boat!
Around this time every summer the JSCA receives reports of wasps nesting under boat covers or even within our members boats. In one case our member had no idea his boat was infested until after his sailing session when he took his hull plug out and was confronted with an angry cloud of seasick wasps. Quite a buzz. Bee alert and make it part of your regular pre-launch check. If you discover a nest in your boat or see a stream of wasps coming and going from your neighbouring craft please let our office crew know and we'll send our "wasp whisperers" out to tame them so that no one gets hurt.
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.
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.
Summer Sail Racing @ Jericho                               
Sunday Racing - 1230H Every non-regatta Sunday through September 1

Tuesday Nite Racing - 1815H every Tuesday through September 3

Tasar BC's Regatta     September 7 & 8.

2019 Jericho Sailing Centre Event Schedule

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

August Service Hours @ Jericho

The Jericho Galley Patio and Grill will be open 0930H-Sunset on weekends, weather permitting.


The JSCA Office will be open everyday 0930-2030H through August 27.  

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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