The Jericho Wavechaser takes place out of the Jericho Sailing Centre off the Spanish Bank beaches of Vancouver’s south shore.
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 2015 Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series is held on every 2nd Thursday with the next one scheduled for July 30th. For more info paddle over to the Wavechaser webpage.
Volunteer Crew Wanted: To help with scorekeeping, photography & BBQ.
Jericho Sailing Centre school programs are up and running for the 2015 season. Dinghy Sailing, windsurfing, ocean kayaking and SUP lesson, rental and season pass gift certificates are available through Jericho Sailing Centre’s affiliated schools:
The annual Celebration of Light fireworks display starts this Saturday over English Bay. If fireworks turn you on, “Celebration” is a perfect accent to three Vancouver mid-summer night eves right in the sweet spot of summer. The fireworks are best viewed from English Bay Beach. Kits Beach offers a next best view with Jericho accommodating the cheap seats – distant view but easier parking and disembarking when the show ends. Seating at the Jericho Patio and Grill is tough to find after 2030H. The rooftop deck will be open to members & their accompanying guests (60 maximum) with security in place to enforce no alcohol or smoking. The three show dates are July 25, 29 and August 1; Start time 2200H.
For more information on the Celebration of Light fire up their website at:
Dear Mike, it would be lovely if you could include our note in the newsletter.
My wife Winnie, our friend Neale and I want to thank Jericho Rescue and this amazing community for rescuing us after our capsize July 14.This was my first capsize ever in 25 years. When the Wayfarer turned turtle the centreboard slipped and did not protrude from the hull so I could not right the boat. Passing boats, Jericho Rescue and the Coast Guard immediately came to our assistance and got us ashore. Mike Cotter in the Jericho Rescue Boat towed my Wayfarer upside down and others helped right it and when near shore bailed it out. Lou (Parsons photo below) and other amazing volunteers got the remaining water out and hefted it onto its dolly. We are amazed at the skill and dedication of this community and most grateful to Jericho Sailing Centre. We are safe and sound and the boat and all our belongings are intact. (Got to fix the seal on the forward hatch, and rig a cord to hold the centreboard down, though). We can’t wait to get out sailing again!
Colin Miles member since about 1987
Shaw TV recently featured the Disabled Sailing Association of BC and the Jericho Sailing Centre on their Local Connection program.
Learn more about the DSA and see some great sailing footage at Jericho by gybing over to:
Thank you to all of the volunteers and staff crew who put the wind into this unique organization at the Jericho Sailing Centre. The DSA is always looking for experienced sailor volunteers to support their incredibly enabling sailing programs. To find out more about volunteering for the DSA, tack over to:
With Metro Vancouver water restrictions moving to Stage 3 on Monday, BOAT WASHING IS NOW PROHIBITED and the JSCA is asking all users of the Jericho Sailing Centre to comply. Thank you for your cooperation.
For more on this, dribble over to: missing the rain
For beginners to advanced, teens and beyond
MONDAYS 29 June – 10 August
(no class on August 3rd)
6:30-7:15a.m. and 7:30-8:15a.m.
6-week session: $72
Minimum of 4 enthusiasts to run a particular class.
Drop-in fee $16/class.
To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Marni Harris is a certified yoga instructor, indoor cycling instructor, and personal trainer. She has lived and worked abroad in Central, South, North America, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. She is a lifelong sports enthusiast who has been passionately coaching, training, and competing in a variety of sports for many years. Marni believes in family, community, education, spirited play, and art-filled living. She recently moved from Ottawa to Vancouver where she plans to continue to coach, instruct, encourage and motivate enthusiasts of all ages to get and/or stay active and fit.
The Jericho Folk Club presents
on July 21
Chris Ronald’s “keenly luxuriant voice and immaculate songcraft” (The Georgia Straight) have gained him a passionately loyal following around the world. Songs from Chris’ third album, Timeline, have reached the finals of the coveted Kerrville New Folk contest in Texas and won him a nomination for “Songwriter of the Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Chris emigrated from England to Canada in 2002, and his music has been described as a meeting of British roots with North American folk. In live performance, Chris draws on his abilities as a highly skilled singer, storyteller and musician to deliver a captivating show.With musical dexterity and soulful harmonies, the Arntzens will sing their way into your heart. Original compositions, jazz, blues, and folk favorites are all part of their bag of tricks. Led by Georgina Arntzen on vocals and mandolin, with husband Tom on vocals and guitar, and their son Arnt on banjo and vocals, this clan of musicians is sure to get you singing, grinning, and toe-tapping.
Doors open 7:15 with a Fiddle Tunes Session
Open stage 7:45
Feature Act 9:00
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation lifeguards at Jericho Beach have asked us to remind users of the Jericho Sailing Centre that all boats must keep clear of the swim area to the east of us. The Park Board has installed new swim area markers to clearly show boaters where they should not be. Recently a swimmer in this area was struck in the head with an oar.
Conversely, there is no swimming or wading permitted in the water adjacent to the Jericho Sailing Centre. The area is well signed but every summer we meet people who don’t see the signs or think such rules should not apply to them. If you see such a person please let our office or any Jericho Rescue Team member know.
The English Bay Safety Seminar was developed for users of the Jericho Sailing Centre to help keep them safe at play on the waters of English Bay. The seminar covers basic water safety fundamentals along with user specific information drawn from the logs of the Jericho Rescue Team who have intervened in thousands of potential “sea disasters” over the past 41 years.
Why make your own mistakes when you can learn from the mistakes of others? Don’t challenge Darwin’s theory, make sure your water safety knowledge is the fittest it can be. Your survival may well depend upon it. Find the missing links and fill in the gaps in your water safety knowledge by attending a FREE English Bay Safety Seminar July 20or August 17. All times at 1900H RSVP JSCA office.
Disabled Sailing Association of BC crew member, and budding digital media producer, Brianna Tsui created this outstanding time lapse presentation of life at the Jericho Sailing Centre on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Well worth a minute of your time for all Jericho junkies!
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