Wind, September 8, 2006
Ahoy JSCA Members:
Here is what’s “in the wind”, coming events and items of interest at
Vancouver’s ocean access community centre for the week of September
7-September 13, 2006 and beyond:
Tasar BC Championships Sept 9 & 10
This weekend Tasars will be burning up the salty pond in front of the
Jericho Sailing Centre in the quest for the Tasar BC Championships.
The Tasar is a doubled-handed monohull sailing dinghy which, according
to Aussie designer Frank Braithwaite, was developed as a hard chined,
racing machine with an optimum crew weight that matches the combined
weight of the average man and the average woman-a monohull matchmaker.
Crikey!!! Sail racing an Australian double hander with your spouse?!
It may sound like a recipe for a sea disaster, love on the rocks, but
look at all the happy Tasar sailors at the Jericho Sailing Centre and
their guests from other parts of BC and Washington State who participate
in a travelling Can Am Race Series. The Jericho Tasar Fleet has added
an incentive to Tasar sailors who are new to racing by offering half
price regatta registration fees. For more information on Tasars and/or
the Tasar BC Championships roll tack over to www.natasar.org
Jericho Accessible? Why yes, we are!
Just as we’ve completed the break-in period on the swanky new elevator,
the Jericho Sailing Centre will host the first annual Able Sail Symposium
on Sunday, September 10 organized by Canada’s Able Sail Network (ASN),
an association of operators of accessible sailing programs across the
country committed to promote and develop the sport/recreation of accessible
sailing. Look for avid Jericho sailor and Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan
to make a cameo appearance. For more info sail over to www.mobilitycup.org
Disabled Sailing Association Mobility Cup Sept 11-15
While the official host for this year’s 16th Annual Mobility Cup is
the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, the JSCA will also be supporting this
enabling event with facilities and on water rescue and race support.
The Jericho Sailing Centre has been THE host to more Mobility Cups than
any other facility in the country including the first one way back in
1991. For info click www.mobilitycup.org
Old Boys Take To the Field
The UBC Old Boys Ravens Rugby season commences this Saturday at 1300H
on the rugby pitch.
Volunteer Workparty—Saturday 1000H-1500H
The bin is in; we need volunteers to assist with our Compound Clean-up
and the ongoing
Battle of the Blackberries. We’ll provide work gloves, tools and refreshments.
Jericho Photo Contest
We are preparing the JSCA New and Improved 2007 Tide Chart Calendar
and need some classic Jericho Sailing Centre type photos to grace it’s
pages. Send us your best photos and you could win a 2007 Calendar plus
a Jericho H2O Travel Mug.
Sunday Racing Sept. 17 @ 1230H
The last Sunday Race of 2006 will be Sept. 17. Penguin Cup Racing Dates
are October 8, 15, 22 & 29 @1230H.
Tuesday Night Racing Sept 12 @ 1815H
Only 2 left Sept 12 & 19
Ocean Conservatory’s International Clean-up Day Sept. 16
Jericho members are invited to participate in an annual International
Clean-up Day on Saturday, September 16 from 0800H-1600H. Project Aware
(Aquatic World Awareness, Responsibility and Education) divers will
be scouring the ocean bottom under the marginal wharf and Jericho Pier
bringing up junk and debris. Do your part to keep your ocean environment
clean. For more info. surf www.projectaware.org
Other Events Coming to the Jericho Sailing Centre in September
UBC Day of the Longboat Sept. 23, 24, 30 & Oct. 1
Heart & Stroke Foundation Walk for Heart Sept. 24
September Office Hours
JSCA September office hours are 0900H-1700H seven days a week.
JSCA Board Sept. 11 @ 1900H
Planning Committee Sept. 18 @ 1900H
-Jericho Sailing Centre Compound Development Plan
English Bay Safety Seminar Off-Season Edition September 25
This two hour safety information seminar covers all the information
needed to help you recreate safety on Burrard Inlet. As we approach
the cold water season this session will focus on keeping you safe in
Fall/Winter/Spring conditions. RSVP JSCA Office.
Daylight hours are getting shorter as we slip from the warm embrace
of summer and the importance of noting the time of the sunset on our
weather notice board intensifies. One thing that doesn’t change is that
the wind often dies within an hour of sunset. Don’t be caught any further
from the centre than you would wish to paddle, and hey, don’t forget
Have a safe week!
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