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Ocean Schools @ Jericho Sailing Centre

Jericho Sailing Centre school programs commence in April. Dinghy Sailing, windsurfing, ocean kayaking and SUP lesson, rental and season pass gift certificates are available through Jericho Sailing Centre’s affiliated schools: http://jsca.bc.ca/schools/

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Pay Parking Commences April 1 Purchase your Season Pass Now

To apply for a parking pass Go to www.easypark.ca

A pass for the season (April 1 – September 30) is $83

Select seasonal/annual parking

Select Apply for a season pass

Lot Number = #69 Jericho

Requested Start Date: April 1, 2015

Category of parking = season pass

Select number of stalls required

Fill out the form and send. You can pay online with a credit card.

Easy Park will mail the pass to you or you can pick it up at their office.

Your other option is to go to the Easy Park office at 209 – 700 West Pender Street.   They will issue your parking pass while you wait.

Parking passes are not available through the Jericho Sailing Centre office.

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2015 Sail Racing Season @ Jericho kicks off March 29

The 2015 Jericho Sail Racing season kicks off on Sunday, March 29 with the first Penguin Cup Race at 1230H. The Penguin Cup Racing Series continues on April 5 & 12.

The first open sailing regatta of the season is the annual Flights of Spring Regatta April 18 & 19.

Jericho Sailing Centre’s weekly racing series commence with the first Sunday Race on May 3 @ 1230H followed by the first Tuesday Nite Race on May 5 @ 1815H.

Racers are reminded that all competitors must be properly dressed for cold water conditions and that early season racing is not necessarily recommended for inexperienced sailors. Anyone interested in learning to race is encouraged to sign up for the Rookie Racing Seminar on June 28 @ 0930H.

For a complete event schedule barge over to: http://jsca.bc.ca/events2/google-events-calendar/

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2015 JSCA Fees Due by April 1 – Late Fees Commence April 2

A reminder that your 2015 JSCA Membership and Storage fees are due April 1, 2015. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, debit or credit in person during office hours 0930-1900H 7 days a week. Credit card payments can be made by phone (604) 224-4566.

Please don’t pay late! A late fee of $30 will apply to fees paid between April 2-30; a $60 late fee will be applied to late payments received during the month of May, and after that things go from bad to worse and your ship could end up on the craggy rocks of our annual bailiff auction. If you are planning not to store your craft at the Jericho Sailing Centre this year please ensure that you vacate by March 31 and notify the JSCA office so we may bring boats in from our waiting list. Bailiff Auction of unpaid craft July 18 @ Noon.

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Jericho Sailing Centre Volunteer Workparties Saturdays @ 1100H

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup: April 18 @ 1100H

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International Paddling Film Festival Coming to Vancouver

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The Sea Kayak Association of BC presents the 10th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival at Langara College,A130 Theatre 100 W 49th Ave, Vancouver (2 blocks E of Langara – 49th Ave SkyTrain)

Friday, March 27, 2015 7:00 pm (doors open 6:30 pm).

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is an international film tour presenting the world’s best whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP and kayak fishing action and paddling lifestyle films of the year on screens in 100-plus cities across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.

With 23 inspiring paddling films short-listed for the World Tour, including the ten festival category winners, audiences can expect to see stand-up paddle surfing, hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, headwaters canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries, grueling kayak fishing battles and hilarious short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life.

With the $15 (advance) or $17 (at door) ticket to our Reel Paddling Film Festival screening our audience receives free digital subscriptions to Rapid, Adventure Kayak, Canoeroots and Kayak Angler magazines, a $39 value. In addition there will be super door prizes and a silent auction supported by generous local businesses!

Proceeds from the event are to be donated to BC Marine Trails Network Association, working to bring paddlers and small boaters wonderful, secure BC coastal recreation destinations for generations to come.

Audiences can expect to see many great films; a list will be posted 10 days ahead of the event at www.skabc.org

For tickets and information please go to www.skabc.org or call Nick Heath, SKABC Membership volunteer at 604 417-3447.

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Ski Lifts Close While Ocean Playground Portal Blooms Early at Jericho

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Cherry blossoms, unseasonal hay fever and naked North Shore Mountains have distinguished February 2015 in Vancouver from any other in recent memory. The nervous warm spell leading up to, and during, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics was vaguely similar, but despite the need to truck recycled Zamboni snow from hockey rinks throughout the region to shore up the competition venues at Cypress Mountain, there was still a sunny smiling veil of visible snow on our local peaks. Sucks to be a skier this year, but so far this mildly frigid summer weather in winter has been delightful for paddlers, rowers, windsurfers, dinghy sailors and other hearty cold water souls launching out of the Jericho Sailing Centre.

The winter of 2010 delivered plenty of post-Olympics snow in March and although winter 2015 could also quickly circle back like a seagull gybing on a Pacific gale, the Jericho Sailing Centre is being readied and made ship shape earlier than usual to meet the annual seasonal increase in Vancouver sea mammal user-ship; anticipated sooner rather than later. For this weekend we’ll do something the JSCA hasn’t done in our 41 year history- we’ll turn on the compound water for boat washing stations in February. Due to the large areas of military grade concrete left by the former RCAF Jericho Beach Air Station which made laying pipe at a sufficient depth to avoid freezing impossible, the Jericho Sailing Centre has a summer compound water system which must be shut down and flushed; something we do every November; and re-energized when the threat of prolonged freezing periods has passed; usually late March, early April.

Our Annual Spring Clean-up usually commences later in March but since many of our users are not skiing as they normally are at this time of year we’d like to invite them, and all users, down to Jericho to prep boats for the season; tidy up boat storage spaces and lockers; join in a beach clean-up or volunteer work party. We’ll have a large bin in the compound to facilitate any boatly junk which has accumulated over the past year. The Galley Patio & Grill is open weekends (weather depending) 0900H-Sunset, for your food & beverage pleasure.

For those who do venture out on the water this winter, it is important to recognize that while the air temperatures are significantly warmer than usual, the water temperatures are much the same and hypothermia is still the danger it always is. Be prepared, dress properly and sail safe.

Jericho Sailing Centre Volunteer Workparties Saturdays @ 1100H

Beach Cleanups: February 21 & April 18 @ 1100H

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Movie Nite @ Jericho: Red Bull Storm Chase Premiere February 25 1900 H

Join us in the Burrard Room of the Jericho Sailing Centre on February 25 at 1900H for the Premiere Vancouver showing of Storm Chase. Like the wind, admission is FREE and everyone is welcome!

3 STORMS, 10 SAILORS, 1 CHAMPION. THE ENTIRE PLANET AS A STAGE.

These were the breathtaking ingredients for the most challenging windsurfing contest the world has ever seen.

What started as a four month global hunt ended in a two year long journey with Ireland, Tasmania and Cornwall as the final destinations. The criteria were simple: winds greater than force ten and ten world class windsurfers (including four world champions) from eight different countries, in a frenzied and passionate fight against giant waves and storm force gusts.

Red Bull Storm Chase has delivered a new era of windsurfing performance. Previously, nobody thought it was possible to even sail in the strength of storm-force winds that each one of the three missions delivered. So Red Bull Storm Chase proved to be the most challenging windsurfing contest in the history of the sport.

The result was footage of some of the most extreme windsurfing to ever take place and images never seen before in any windsurfing movie! Get the inside line on how the storms were chased with exclusive behind the scenes footage. Look deep into the souls of the riders, as they face their fears and push the limits of wavesailing time after time.

Get ready to feel the full force of the ultimate windsurf movie.

For more on this film, gybe over to: Nukin’ Wind!

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Shoreline Clean-up @ Jericho This Weekend

The Vancouver chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is conducting a shoreline clean-up of Jericho Beach this Saturday, February 21 from 1100H-1300H. For details on the clean-up or more information on our SF friends, surfride your mouse over to: protect where you play

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Here is what’s “in the wind”

Proposed New Regs Would Have Us Playing in Poop

Proposed changes to Section 96 of Transport Canada’s Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals regulations would allow small vessel operators to discharge sewage waste at a distance of one nautical mile from shore. (see chart)

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Current regulations require no less than 3 nautical miles from shore which effectively prohibits vessels from releasing sewage anywhere in English Bay or Burrard Inlet. Dr. Mark Lysyhyn, a Medical Health Officer with Vancouver Coastal Health, alerted the public last week through an article which appeared in Vancouver Metro newspaper under the banner: “New Dumping Rules Could be Crappy for Vancouver Beaches.” For Vancouver paddlers, rowers, windsurfers and dinghy sailors this could give “poop deck” a whole new meaning.

Dr. Lysyhyn has written a letter to Transport Canada stating his position:

“I would like to see the waters of Burrard Inlet and English Bay designated as “no dumping zones” so that boats could not discharge untreated sewage regardless of their proximity to shore”.  As of this morning he has not heard back from them.

The Jericho Sailing Centre Association joins Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Riverkeeper as well as other local ocean community groups and recreational users in asking the Ministry of Transport to reconsider the proposed changes. We encourage others who share our concern to contact the Minister of Transport, Lisa Raitt, mintc@tc.gc.ca to voice your concern.

We will continue to follow this issue and report to you in future editions of  “in the wind”.

Movie Nite @ Jericho: Red Bull Storm Chase Premiere February 25 1900H

Join us in the Burrard Room of the Jericho Sailing Centre on February 25 at 1900H for the Premiere Vancouver showing of Storm Chase. Like the wind, admission is FREE and everyone is welcome!

3 STORMS, 10 SAILORS, 1 CHAMPION. THE ENTIRE PLANET AS A STAGE.

These were the breathtaking ingredients for the most challenging windsurfing contest the world has ever seen.

What started as a four month global hunt ended in a two year long journey with Ireland, Tasmania and Cornwall as the final destinations. The criteria were simple: winds greater than force ten and ten world class windsurfers (including four world champions) from eight different countries, in a frenzied and passionate fight against giant waves and storm force gusts.
Red Bull Storm Chase has delivered a new era of windsurfing performance. Previously, nobody thought it was possible to even sail in the strength of storm-force winds that each one of the three missions delivered. So Red Bull Storm Chase proved to be the most challenging windsurfing contest in the history of the sport.
The result was footage of some of the most extreme windsurfing to ever take place and images never seen before in any windsurfing movie! Get the inside line on how the storms were chased with exclusive behind the scenes footage. Look deep into the souls of the riders, as they face their fears and push the limits of wavesailing time after time.

Get ready to feel the full force of the ultimate windsurf movie.

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2015 JSCA Invoices Have been Sent

By now you should have received your email invoice for 2015 Jericho Sailing Centre Association Membership and Storage. The invoices are not due until April 1, however, you will receive a 2% discount if you pay before February 28.

For your convenience Visa or MasterCard payments can be made over the phone (604)224-4566. If you haven’t received your email invoice please contact the office asap.

If you are not planning to renew with us in 2015 please notify the office when you vacate (prior to March 31) so that we may assign your space to another member.

If you sell your craft and wish to transfer your space to the new owner you must inform the office in writing.

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Volunteers Wanted: Vancouver Boat Show January 21-25

The 2015 Vancouver International Boat Show provides opportunities to explore hundreds of boats, boating accessories, products and services from top boating exhibitors. For more information, paddle over to: http://www.vancouverboatshow.ca/

Jericho Sailing Centre Booth – Crew Call

We still have several openings for JSCA members to help crew the Jericho Sailing Centre Association’s display booth at the Vancouver International Boat Show January 21-25 in BC Place Stadium. JSCA members who volunteer for a two hour “watch” will gain free admission to the show and the admiration of thousands of show going seafarers from all over. A great place to meet people and shoot the breeze about the Jericho Sailing Centre and all of the low cost ocean access opportunities we provide. If you would like to hlep out please email: admin@removemejsca.bc.ca or call the office 604-224-4177.

Jericho booth crew must enter BC Place Stadium through the Exhibitors Entrance on the east side to get their pass (picture ID required) on their scheduled day. It is suggested that crew members take public transit to the show as parking costs an arm and a leg and JSCA does not cover any expenses

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22nd Annual Jericho New Years Day Row hosted by ClubLocarno

On January 1st, 2015,  Annual New Year’s Day Row will be taking place.

Start time is 10:30, launch 11:00 am (sharp) and potluck 12:30PM. Everyone is welcome. Paddlers, rowers, kayakers (yes and even surf ski’s and SUP’s).

It’s a low key, fun event to bring in the new year. It’s an unsupported event (no Jericho Rescue on the water).

This event was started by Jericho’s own rowing enthusiast, Richard Copley in 1992 (?) when the rowing community at Jericho was only a couple of individuals and boats.   We keep the tradition going…

Join us, January 1st.

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Georgia Strait Alliance Waterfront Initiative Event

On January 28th, the Georgia Strait Alliance is hosting a forum for citizens to come together and envision the future of Vancouver’s shorelines together. It’s a great opportunity for residents, and especially those who use the shore as sailors, kayakers, surfers, to have a say in what the future of our waterfronts should look like.

Register for the forum.

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What do you want Vancouver’s beaches, seawall to look like in 30 yrs? Join @GeorgiaStraitBC Citizens’ Forum, Jan 28 http://bit.ly/1qFM3m1

Vancouver’s waterfront is changing – help shape its future @GeorgiaStraitBC Citizens’ Forum, Jan 28 http://bit.ly/1qFM3m1 #MyVanWaterfront

What does the future hold for Vancouver’s urban shores? Join @GeorgiaStraitBC Citizens’ Forum, Jan 28 http://bit.ly/1qFM3m1 #MyVanWaterfront

Wondering about sea level rise & adaptation in Van? Join @GeorgiaStraitBC Citizens’ Forum, Jan 28 http://bit.ly/1qFM3m1 #MyVanWaterfront

Do you live close to the Fraser? Share your ideas for the River’s future @GeorgiaStraitBC Citizens’ Forum, Jan 28 http://bit.ly/1qFM3m1

Do you work on the waterfront? Share ur ideas for the future of #YVR shoreline @GeorgiaStraitBC Citizens Forum Jan 28 http://bit.ly/1qFM3m1

Do you enjoy our beaches? Share your ideas for the future of #YVR’s shoreline @GeorgiaStraitBC Citizens Forum, Jan 28 http://bit.ly/1qFM3m1

Do you love the seawall? Share your ideas for the future of #YVR’s shoreline @GeorgiaStraitBC Citizens’ Forum, Jan 28 http://bit.ly/1qFM3m1

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