Jericho Sailing Centre AssociationSept. 4, 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 September 4, 2019 and beyond:
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Tasar BC Championship Regatta                                       September 7 & 8

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

FREE Fall - End of Summer Regatta- September 15 & 16
We've torn up the previous Notice of Race, thrown it into the wind and changed the playbook on this one. The FREE Fall - End of Summer Regatta is coming to the Jericho Sailing Centre September 15 & 16. All Jericho class sailing dinghies (windsurfers too!) are invited. Can't commit to a two day regatta? No problem. We'll score each day separately and the weekend cumulatively. Don't have a lot of bread to spend at the end of the season? No problem; just like the wind, this regatta is FREE! No shelf space left to store more racing trophies? It's a free regatta, you expect trophies? Watching your weight, and can't bulk up on a regatta dinner: free regatta = no regatta dinner. Come out and race this weekend, just for the joy of racing at the first, could become annual, FREE Fall - End of Summer Regatta. Racing starts at 1230H each day with no starts after 1530H. We'll use our JSCA Standard Sailing Instructions for this event.    
Send Us Your Jericho Photos
Thanks to Ron Dinsdale for sending us this photo of an orderly launch line of MacSailing School Zests.
Thanks also to Dominique Labrosse for send us our cover shot of Tasar's racing in yesterday evening's last Tuesday Nite Race of 2019. Dom's full gallery of Tuesday evening's activities can be viewed at: 

Autumn Events @ Jericho
  UBC REC Day of the Longboat - Clinic weekend September 21 & 22
                                                      - The BIG event September 28 & 29
  Penguin Cup Race Series  October 6, 13 & 20 @ 1230H
  JSCA Volunteer Appreciation and Racing Awards Dinner   October 20 @ 1700H  
Jericho Sailing Centre Association Annual General Meeting
Jericho Sailing Centre Association
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, October 23 at 1900H
The Jericho Sailing Centre Association's 46th Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 1900H in the English Bay Room of the Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver, B.C. The 2018/2019 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 eight 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 8.   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

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.

2019 Jericho Sailing Centre Event Schedule

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

September Service Hours @ Jericho

The Jericho Galley Patio and Grill will be open 0900H-2030H on weekends, and 1100H-2030H weekdays weather permitting.


The JSCA Office will be open everyday 0930-2000H through September 8.  Hours change to 0930-1930H starting September 9. 

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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