“In order to work, proper lifesaving equipment must be worn at all times. Believing that you can locate, don and fasten a PFD in the water is dangerous for many reasons; adverse wind and wave conditions can make this extremely difficult, if not impossible; you could unexpectedly fall into water and the vessel (with the PFD aboard) could be unreachable; and, cold water can severely impede your ability to don and fasten a PFD in the water.
Never underestimate the protection a flotation device can afford you. It is called lifesaving equipment for a reason.”
Transport Canada Marine Safety
For more information on PFD’s paddle over to: Wear Your PFD
Why JSCA Does NOT Recommend Inflatable Belt Pack PFD’s
Inflatable Belt pack PFD’s have become popular with some paddlers as they meet Transport Canada’s minimum requirement for a PFD, yet they may be completely useless to you just when you need them the most. The Jericho Sailing Centre Association has always been a strong advocate and recommends the wearing of properly fitting, approved personal flotation devices in good condition, for all of our users – we do NOT recommend the use of Inflatable Belt Pack PFD’s for the following reasons:
1. Not inherently buoyant
when worn normally they provide no floatation at all.
2. Require manual inflation and positioning
in order to become an effective flotation device they must first be re-positioned from back to front, manually inflated, and pulled over your head. If you are injured or incapacitated – a situation where you need a PFD the most – you may not be able to perform these functions.
3. Not approved for high speed, high impact activities -TC’s Safe Boating Guide states that “Kiteboarders and sailboarders should not wear a lifejacket or PFD that is fitted with an automatic inflator.” recognizing that someone involved in a high impact might not be able to activate it. Yet even the slowest of SUPers can be involved in a high impact collision with another craft and be left in dire straits with no effective PFD.
4. Requires constant care and maintenance
Leak and oral valve tests are required at the beginning of each season and a minimum of every 2 months during the season. When the CO2 cylinder begins to show signs of rusting it must be replaced.
How many inflatable belt pack users are following the maintenance requirements? In a salt water environment, how many are trusting their lives to rusty cylinders? Flotation equipment that is in poor condition is not considered approved by Transport Canada.
Sunday Racing will return on September 4 & 11
Every Tuesday @ 1815H
Now-September 6 To register for
tack over to:
For a complete
barge over to:
2016 Jericho Events
The Tasar is a hard chined, fully battened, mono hull racing dinghy designed by Australian designer Frank Bethwaite who engineered the displacement so that the optimum crew weight was equal to the weight of the average woman plus the average man. So there will be a keen fleet of average folk from all over exercising above average sailing skills in Vancouver’s most popular double handed racing dinghy on the waves of English Bay.
For more info on the Tasar BC’s average your mouse over to NOR
The registration link is here, and a Facebook event here – Invite your friends & any windsurfing community members! There will be two race course options – a “Sprint” (short course for beginners) & “Enduro” (for experienced sailors). There will be MANY prizes to be won!
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 fourth annual F18 Rum Runner Regatta on the waters of English Bay off of Jericho Beach.
For complete event information smuggle over to the Notice of Race:
Notice Of Race
Hellmann’s Burger Route and 94.5 Virgin Radio’s street team will be teaming up with the Galley Patio & Grill at the Jericho Sailing Centre this Friday, August 19 from 1100H-1300H.
They will be handing out great prizes and gift certificates. Bon appetite!
Don’t just take our word for it, CityTV’s Breakfast Television Anchor, Kyle Donaldson has been searching for 10 years……
Thanks Kyle! We’re rather fond of Anchors too!
Seems like the great summer weather just got here but the summer festivities are winding down with just 2 Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series events left on our 2016 schedule – September 1 and this Thursday, August 18 at 1900H.
The Jericho Wavechasers are for
all paddling classes: SUPs, surf skis,
OC 1’s & 2’s and kayaks. More and
more paddlers are discovering how
fun the waters off Jericho can be and
what an amazing venue the centre is.
There is no charge for members of the Jericho Sailing Centre Association (annual membership $99) and guests are welcome to join in for only $5. There is a fantastic after race BBQ available to all participants for $5.
For more info paddle over to the Wavechaser webpage
The race series is run by volunteers from
Jericho’s paddling community and is only $5 for all paddling classes – no charge
for members of the Jericho Sailing Centre Association (annual membership $99). There is a fantastic after race BBQ
available to all participants for $5.
More and more paddlers are discovering how fun the waters off Jericho can be and what an amazing venue the centre is. There is also something about the beach atmosphere that makes the location feel like the Hawaii of Canada. We will have a safety boat at each race and we keep the race course a surprise! Actually, we try to optimize each race to take advantage of the best bumps we can get.
The Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series is held on every 2nd Thursday with the next one scheduled forAugust 18. For more info paddle over to the Wavechaser webpage.
Scott Gould is a Vancouver singer-songwriter, composer, and guitarist. Full of story and image, his songs have been heard on CBC Radio and recently in a Stage Coach production of Peter Pan. He often appears with his wife, singer, Suzanne Morgan.
You can visit him at at his webpage.
Ross Douglas is an award winning songwriter and wonderfully
entertaining performer with astute songs that blend history,
comedy, theatre, and a variety of musical genres in a voice that
at times recalls Stan Rogers, Elvis or vaudeville.
Ross starts at 9ish
The annual Tasar BC’s regatta is coming back to Jericho on August 27 & 28. For complete event information check out the Notice of Race.