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SAFETY NOTICE: Your PFD – It won’t Work if You Don’t Wear It

Wear it Like a Pro! MacSailing instructors model their most important piece of equipment for teaching on the water. PFD designs continuously evolve to provide greater comfort, flexibility and safety for active users.


Wear it Like a Pro! MacSailing instructors model their most important piece of equipment for teaching on the water. PFD designs continuously evolve to provide greater comfort, flexibility and safety for active users.

“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
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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:

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JSCA Safety Officer Mike Wang demonstrates the belt pack inflatable PFD

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.

After positioning it in front a toggle is tugged to inflate.

After positioning it in front a toggle is tugged to inflate.

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

Pulling it over the head was more difficult than expected

Pulling it over the head was more difficult than expected


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. 

 

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Safety Notice – Don’t Get Caught Out in the Dark

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These sailors were lucky to have been spotted by Jericho Rescue last Sunday, after sunset with no wind & NO paddle!……Photo credit: Brian Evans

If wind fuels your craft, you must be aware of the time of sunset as the wind frequently shuts off abruptly within the last hour of daylight. Sailing dinghies are required by law to carry a paddle for this very purpose. Never sail further away from Jericho in the evening than you would like to paddle. Today’s sunset is at 1943H and we lose a couple of minutes of daylight each day.

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Jericho Folk Club Last Tuesday Evening Session of 2016 Everyone Welcome!

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The Jericho Folk Club Presents ErRatica on September 20

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By the usual means and with the help of friends (this means you!) ErRatica will be defying gravity when they close out the 2016 season at the Jericho Folk Club on Tuesday, September 20 at 9:00 p.m. — give or take the time required to tune a banjo.  With Don Davidson on mandolin, Bernard Gobin on fiddle, Jane Slemon on guitar and flute, and Cameron Stewart on bass and banjo, something’s bound to happen.

To listen to a sample of what we might expect go to
Jericho Folk Club

Doors open 7:15 with a Fiddle Tunes Session
Open stage 8ish followed by another session
Feature Act 9ish
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Have your Say: Vancouver Beach & Pool Survey

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VanSplash Aquatics Strategy

Growing population and tourism means our beaches and pools are more popular than ever. To address demand, the Vancouver Park Board is launching VanSplash, a 10-month public conversation on the future of Vancouver’s pools and beaches over the next decade. VanSplash will look at renewing aging facilities and will explore innovative options like a pop-up pool, natural outdoor pools, and ocean-based swimming. For more information and to take the survey, shore break over to:
VanSplash Survey
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Penguin Cup Racing Series

Penguin Cup Racing Series
October 9, 16 & 23 2016-09-14-02

1230H

To register for
Penguin Cup
Racing Series
tack over to:
jracing.org

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Canuck Place Adventure Race THIS SUNDAY

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Canuck Place Adventure Race is the ultimate celebration of outdoor athleticism, taking place at Locarno Beach on September 18. This multi-sport, family-friendly event is a fun and exciting test of endurance and technical skills. You can kayak, bike and run your way through one of Vancouver’s most scenic routes, all while fundraising to support the complex care needed by BC children living with life threatening illnesses.

Participants can either sign up for the full course, the relay course with a team of three, or the Kids Challenge that includes an obstacle course! Register your team of 3 or more and receive a 50% refund of your registration fee! Hurry, this deal ends on Monday, August 22.

Paddle for your pleasure AND for a good cause: to find out more and register for the Canuck Place Adventure Race, stride & glide over to:
https://www.canuckplace.org/canuck-place-adventure-race/

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UBC Fall Open Regatta THIS WEEKEND September 17 & 18

2016-09-14-01The annual UBC Regatta is taking place on September 17 & 18. It’s a weekend of fun racing for all skill levels. All classes of Club boats are welcome – FJ’s, Vanguards, Lasers, Skiffs,  Hobies and F18s.

Registration begins at 9:30 am on Saturday and the first race is at 11:00 am. There will be a BBQ dinner and refreshments provided on Saturdayevening. Cost is $25 for a double handed boat and $15 for a Laser.

Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions available here: UBC Fall Open NOR

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UBC Fall Open Regatta September 17 & 18

The annual UBC Regatta is taking place on September 17 & 18. It’s a weekend of fun racing for all skill levels. All classes of Club boats are welcome – FJ’s, Vanguards, Lasers, Skiffs,  Hobies and F18s.

Registration begins at 9:30 am on Saturday and the first race is at 11:00 am. There will be a BBQ dinner and refreshments provided on Saturday evening. Cost is $25 for a double handed boat and $15 for a Laser.

Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions available here: UBC Fall Open NOR

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Jericho Racing – Last Sunday Racing of 2016

Sunday Racing September 11
1230H

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October 9, 16 & 23

1230H

To register for
Sunday Penguin Cup
Racing programs
tack over to:
jracing.org

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Jericho Folk Club Tuesday Evenings Everyone Welcome!

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The Jericho Folk Club Presents
Linda Villareal on September 13

linda-vLinda Villarreal is a Vancouver singer/songwriter, vocalist, and musician who plays “roots ‘n’ shoots ‘n’ jazz.” Sue Baines, on accordion and Steve Cottrill, on banjo/baritone guitar, will accompany Linda. Listen for great tunes with lots of heart!

To listen to a sample of what we might expect go to
Jericho Folk Club
Doors open 7:15 with a Fiddle Tunes Session
Open stage 8ish followed by another session
Feature Act 9ish

 

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Jericho Galley 1 of Vancouver’s Top Patios

2016-09-09-02jpgVancouver Magazine has extensively
researched Vancouver’s top Patio
restaurants and cafe’s, and not
surprisingly, has ranked the Jericho
Galley Patio & Grill at the Jericho
Sailing Centre among the top six. Of
course, regular users of the Jericho Sailing Centre know it is #1.
Vancouver Magazine

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Safety Notice – Don’t Get Caught Out in the Dark

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These sailors were lucky to have been spotted by Jericho Rescue last Sunday, after sunset with no wind & NO paddle!……Photo credit: Brian Evans

If wind fuels your craft, you must be aware of the time of sunset as the wind frequently shuts off abruptly within the last hour of daylight. Sailing dinghies are required by law to carry a paddle for this very purpose. Never sail further away from Jericho in the evening than you would like to paddle. Today’s sunset is at 1943H and we lose a couple of minutes of daylight each day.

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