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STORM SEASON: Batten down your hatches!

Every “off season” vicious wind storms rip through the Jericho Sailing Centre compound looking for loose tarps, boat covers and poorly stowed gear. When they find a loose tarp they can turn a docile hibernating boat into a flying projectile which can cause damage to neighbouring craft. Members are responsible for ensuring they have “battened down the hatches” on their equipment stored at the Jericho Sailing Centre. If your boat causes damage to neighbouring craft you can be held liable. We encourage you to check your craft regularly year round (particularly before & after gnarly windstorms), remove any parts or equipment that can be easily removed (most thefts occur between Oct.-April) and make sure water doesn’t collect inside your hull (if it freezes and expands it can cause major damage).

 

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Winter Launch Log

Members who launch from the Jericho Sailing Centre at this time of year are encouraged to stop in at the Jericho office and fill out the Winter Launch Log which outlines your float plan to let people here know you are out there.

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Jericho Rescue Team Training Course

The Jericho Rescue Team is looking for current JSCA members who are physically fit, confident, experienced sailors, windsurfers, paddlers and/or rowers and are interested in further developing their seamanship and water safety skills, to volunteer to assist their fellow boaters. The Jericho Rescue Team provides safety and rescue support for all on-water events facilitated by the JSCA. This year our Rescue Team members will provide safety and rescue coverage for the over 80 on-water event days on our 2018 events calendar. Qualified candidates can sign up for the Jericho Rescue Team Training Course which will be conducted on April 28 & 29. We provide training in watersafety and seamanship, boat handling, boat rescue and first aid. Course graduates must complete ongoing Rescue Team training including the Pleasure Craft Operators Certification, VHF Radio Licence, emergency first aid and CPR Certification (all provided). If you are interested please contact Andrei or Mike in the Jericho office to discuss your qualification for this program. 

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2018 JSCA Invoice Discount Deadline in 2 Weeks

Invoices for your 2018 JSCA Membership and Storage fees were sent out back in January. The invoices are not due until April 1, however, you will receive a 2% discount if you pay before February 28, 2018.
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 2018 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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Jericho Stewardship Group – Monthly Work Party SUNDAY

The Jericho Stewardship Group is a registered non-profit organization comprising residents, students, naturalists and other non-profit groups, that works with the Vancouver Park Board to restore and encourage the natural habitat of Jericho Beach Park.
Our main activities include:
  • removal of existing non-native shrub and tree species
  • planting of new native trees and shrubs
  • maintenance of newly planted areas
We also give walks and talks in the Park, do an annual release of mason bees in the spring and monitor and record some of the plant and animal species.

MONTHLY STEWARDSHIP EVENTS

If you would like to get involved, then join us on the second Sunday of every month (weather and holidays permitting).
Upcoming work parties are currently scheduled for the following dates:
  • Sunday February 18
  • Sunday¬†March 11
  • Sunday¬†April¬†8
Work parties are from 9:00 a.m. Р12:00 noon and we meet at the wooden bridge over the pond.
Come dressed for the elements and know you’re likely to get dirty!¬† We’ll provide tools, cinnamon buns and a sense of purpose – we hope to see you there!

For more information, shovel over to:
www.jerichostewardship.ca 

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Jericho Paddling Club Outrigger Canoe Blessing this Sunday

We are very honoured to have Uncle Boy Chun Fook, Auntie Brenda Chun Fook, and Uncle Paul Aio from the Kikaha o Ke Kai Outrigger Club join us and perform the blessing ceremony for our new Unllimited OC6. This will be a very special event for Jericho and for the paddling community at large in Vancouver! Ceremony starts at 11:00 am, Sunday February 18th, please arrive early! 

Everyone is welcome! Bring your family, friends, fellow paddlers from other clubs! We would love to share this moment with the community! Everyone will participate in the chants! We will have copies of the chants to hand out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIkfWZbNi2Q&feature=share

To respect traditions, there are a few requirements in place:

  • No talking during the formal part of the ceremony, except to participate in the chants.¬†
  • Cameras are welcome, but photographers can not be between the people doing the blessing and the canoe, and photographers must not enter the water. We would love to have some photos and video of the ceremony so we do encourage some people to take photos!
  • Dogs may not be present at the ceremony. If you would like to have your dog with you that day, please watch from outside the ceremony area. We will be on the beach between the east ramp and stone breakwater, you can watch with your dog from the ramp or breakwater, just please not on the beach.

We will have a social reception in the members’ lounge after the blessing, refreshments will be provided.¬†Please joins us for this very special event as we welcome our new wa’a to the Jericho Ohana!

BLESSING THE CANOE CEREMONY 

1. Early morning we will rig and clean up canoe before blessing.
2. We will place canoe outside the gate on the beach facing the water so everyone can be part of the blessing
3. The Canoe `Ohana (Family/Club) and witnesses gather for the blessing around the canoe.
4. Uncle Boy will say prayer before our blessing to thank Akua for this day of blessing our new Va’a.
5. From this point on there is no talking – everyone’s focus is on the blessing ceremony. Dogs are not to be present during a wa’a blessing.
6. The sounding of the Pu (Kani Ka Pu). Pu is sounded 3 times in each direction North, East, South, West. This is optional if we cannot find a Pu Blower
7. Pa’akai is offered to all attending and witnessing the blessing to begin the purification process. A small pinch is placed under the tongue. (We will need Hawaiian Salt for all who will be witnessing this Blessing.)
8. The gathering: At the sound of the Pu, All will form a procession to the beach for the blessing ceremony. (All paddlers to have their paddle in hand – Lau (blade) up)
9. Never should a photographer/videographer place themselves between the blessing facilitators and the wa’a and never enter the water during the ceremony.
10. Uncle Paul will conduct the Blessing with a prayer then spreading of salt water on the nose, seats, ama, iako, back of canoe then all of paddlers and witnesses of the blessing. Chanting of E Ho Mai 3X will then be chanted
11. After prayers and chant is done we will carry canoe down to the dock placing the taller guys on the Iako and Ama. Place canoe nose in 1st and moved to the side for selected paddlers to get in.
12. Canoe is then paddled into the bay, face canoe towards the beach and place offering into the water from the ama side. All paddlers will then hold paddles up and we will chant I Ku Mau Mau 3X’s the paddlers will head back to the beach while I Ku Mau Mau is being chanted till canoe reaches the beach.
13. When the canoe reaches the beach, paddlers disembark standing alongside the wa’a with hoe held lau up. Uncle Paul will then with remaining Pikai is poured over the bow of the canoe with manifestation prayers that invite the spirit of the tree to reside with the spirit of the water.
14. The canoe is then brought out of the water and placed on the beach by the paddlers and other club members to assist. A proclamation is made to the Canoe `Ohana as to the outcome of the blessing and their continued responsibilities to the wa’a is called to their attention. Anyone with Wa’a Mana’o can do this.

CHANTS 

E HŇć Mai (Grant Us)
Anake Edith Kanakaole
E hŇć mai ka ‘ike mai luna mai ńď
(Grant us knowledge from above)
‘O nńĀ mea huna no’eau o nńĀ mele ńď
(The things of wisdom hidden in the chants)
E hŇć mai, e hŇć mai, e hŇć mai ńď
(Grant it to us, grant it to us, grant it to us)

I Ku Mau Mau
Alaka’i: I ku mau mau¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Leader: Stand up together
Pane:   I ku wa                             Response: Stand and shout    
Alaka’i: I ku mau mau¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†Leader: Stand together¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

     I ku huluhulu                                  Haul with all your might             
    I ka lanawao                                   Under the mighty trees

Pane: I ku wa                                Response: Stand at intervals   
Alaka’i: I ku lanawao¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Leader: Stand up among the tall forest trees¬†
Pane:   I ku wa                              Response: Stand at intervals            
            I ku wa huki                                        Stand at intervals and pull             
            I ku wa ko                                           Stand at intervals and haul           
            I ku wa a mau                                     Stand in place and haul 
           A mau ka eulu                                     Haul branches and all           
           E huki e                                               Haul now

           Kulia                                                    Stand up 
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PNWORCA Coming to Jericho This Saturday February 17

The first official on water event of 2018 kicks off from the Jericho Sailing Centre Saturday, February 17 at 1100H as the Jericho Paddling Club hosts the Vancouver leg of the Pacific North West ORCA (Outrigger Racing Canoe Association) series. The race is a mass start in single and double outrigger canoes, surf skis, & SUPs from the Sailing Centre. Race course will be determined race day depending on tide, wind and weather conditions. Estimated distance: 10k.

For more info on the race and how to register, splash over to:
http://www.pnworca.org/

Many thanks to Roger Pimenta for the use of his awesome photos.   
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STORM SEASON: Batten down your hatches!

Every “off season” vicious wind storms rip through the Jericho Sailing Centre compound looking for loose tarps, boat covers and poorly stowed gear. When they find a loose tarp they can turn a docile hibernating boat into a flying projectile which can cause damage to neighbouring craft. Members are responsible for ensuring they have “battened down the hatches” on their equipment stored at the Jericho Sailing Centre. If your boat causes damage to neighbouring craft you can be held liable. We encourage you to check your craft regularly year round (particularly before & after gnarly windstorms), remove any parts or equipment that can be easily removed (most thefts occur between Oct.-April) and make sure water doesn’t collect inside your hull (if it freezes and expands it can cause major damage).

 

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2018 Vancouver Boat Show – Volunteers Wanted

The 2018 Vancouver Boat Show will take place from¬†January 17-21, at BC Place Stadium. The JSCA will have an informational display at the show and is looking for JSCA member volunteers to crew our booth. It’s a great way to meet your fellow members, spread the good word about the Jericho Sailing Centre and gain free admission to the show.

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

We are looking for volunteers for two hour shifts. To sign up please email Maya at     admin@jsca.bc.ca
For more info on the 2018 Vancouver Boat Show, showboat your mouse over to http://www.vancouverboatshow.ca .
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The JSCA booth number is 175 which is located between sections 217 & 218.
Please see adjacent floor plan.

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2018 Jericho Sailing Centre Event Schedule Up

The 2018 JSCA Event Calendar is now up on the Jericho Sailing Centre website. All of our regular programs:¬†Sunday¬†Racing,¬†Tuesday¬†Nite Racing, Jericho Wavechasers, Rookie Racing & English Bay Safety Seminars are back on board along with fixture regattas: Flights of Spring Regatta, Jericho Classic Regatta, Hobie Classic Regatta and the Tasar BC’s.

For the complete 2018 event calendar, sail, paddle or row your mouse over to https://jsca.bc.ca/events/

https://jsca.bc.ca/events/event-schedule-text-version/

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Help The City of Vancouver Document Sea Level Rise

The City of Vancouver is asking for your help to document king tides and rising sea levels this December & January to test their flood prediction models.

Follow these three easy steps to help:

  1. Visit their sea level rise StoryMap to find out the daily times of high tide and recommended locations to take photos.
  2. From January 2-7, head to the water and snap photos of the shoreline with your phone or digital camera.
  3. Upload your photos on the StoryMap to provide the City with critical information to improve their understanding of sea level rise. If you have access to a data-enabled phone, you can upload photos immediately through your browser.

Visit¬†vancouver.ca/sealevelrise¬†to learn more about king tides and the City’s response to sea level rise and flood risk.

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2018 Vancouver Boat Show – Volunteers Wanted

The 2018 Vancouver Boat Show will take place from¬†January 17-21, at BC Place Stadium. The JSCA will have an informational display at the show and is looking for JSCA member volunteers to crew our booth. It’s a great way to meet your fellow members, spread the good word about the Jericho Sailing Centre and gain free admission to the show.

CLICK ON MAP TO ENLARGE

We are looking for volunteers for two hour shifts. To sign up please email Maya at     admin@jsca.bc.ca
For more info on the 2018 Vancouver Boat Show, showboat your mouse over to http://www.vancouverboatshow.ca .

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