One of the best ways to enjoy recreational ocean
access on Vancouver’s largest playground is to join one of the community based clubs based out of the Jericho Sailing Centre. These low cost, not for profit, volunteer driven organizations provide a wide variety
of boat access and training programs for dinghy sailing, paddling, windsurfing, SUP and rowing programs as well as social opportunities. Clubs looking for new crew include:
There is no swimming permitted between the Jericho Pier and the rock groyne to the east. This area has been designated as a boat launching area by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and is well signed.
The danger of watercraft colliding with swimmers, or a beginner windsurfer dropping their mast on one is obvious to most users of the Jericho Sailing Centre. However, the most serious incident we know of involved someone standing knee deep along the shore whose leg was broken by a Hobie Cat approaching the beach. The shoreline in front of the Jericho Sailing Centre is a dangerous place to wade or allow small children to play. If you see someone breaking the No Swimming rule, or allowing children to play along the shoreline, please bring the danger to their attention or inform the Jericho Office or a member of the Jericho Rescue Team.
Tuesday Nite Racing
Tuesdays at 1815H through to September 6.
For a complete event schedule barge over to:
Operators of vessels on English Bay should be aware that sail racing takes place regularly throughout the summer south of the anchored ships on English Bay. Notwithstanding collision regulations which must be adhered to at all times, we draw your attention to:
Rule 5 Look-out
An organized race, with fleets of sailboats, racing around a course marked by inflatable buoys is a “circumstance” that vessel operators should be on the lookout for. Jericho Sailing Centre Association conducts racing programs in this area everyTuesday evening from 1815H – just before sunset. In addition, events are conducted by us everySunday at various times and quite frequently on Saturdays. Telltale signs, in addition to fleets of sailboats, include the Albatross anchored away from her regular mooring just off Jericho Beach and bright yellow and orange race marks which indicate course parameters. While vessels may transit race courses it is advisable not to loiter in the area and keep a sharp lookout to avoid vessels that are racing.
Our neighbours at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club run weekly racing on Wednesdayevenings between 1800-2030H and are also frequently out on weekends. Other local sailing organizations also conduct racing events on English Bay.
To view the Collision Regulations, crash over to: Collision Regs
“Sunrise”, the number 1 Australian breakfast television program
featured Vancouver from a Jericho viewpoint as part of a Canadian
feature sponsored by Rocky Mountaineer and facilitated by Tourism BC.
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 23, 27 and 30;
Start time 2200H.
For more information on the Celebration of Light fire up their website at:
Honda Celebration of Light
The next Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series event is this Thursday July 21 @ 1900H and the series continues every 2nd Thursday after, with the finale on September 1st. For more information and to register, chase over to:
The Jook Joint Jokers (Craig Williams and Barry Truter) will take you on a journey through the country blues of the 20s, 30s and 40s, plus a few originals in the genre. Playing a combination of six string, resonator, blues harp and cajon, they’ll be joined by Caroline Samorodin on vocals.
Check out “Summertime” and “Little Red Hen” on their website:
Doors open 7:15 with a Fiddle Tunes Session
Open stage 8:00 followed by another session
Feature Act 9:15
Check out jerichofolkclub for information about changes to our open stage sign-up and for an overview of the 2016 line-up
The Jericho Sailing Centre will be coast to coast, in the land where sailing matters
the most, next Monday. “Sunrise” the number 1 Australian breakfast television program will be featuring Vancouver with LIVE broadcasts from the Jericho Sailing Centre on Monday, July 18 from 1300-1600H. The Sunrise Weather team travels the globe in search of unique and spectacular locations
to showcase within the show.
We’re inviting available members to be out on the water next Monday between 1300-1600H to help highlight our, awe inspiring, Aus inspiring, unique and spectacular location.
You can view the Sunrise website here: https://au.tv.yahoo.com/
Sunrise – Key Stats: Average weekly viewers: 3.9 million
Website unique visitors: 1.1 million+ per month
Website page impressions: 3.3 million+ per month
Facebook followers: 1 million +
Equivalent advertising value 30 second spot: AU$16,000