Join us to help cleanup Jericho Beach. Litter is bad for waterways. Cleanups get you outside and into your community while creating positive change and awareness on the trash we produce.
Howe Sound is magical. Everyone that lives along its shores has been drawn here by its wild natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and the vibrant communities we call home. However, Howe Sound is under threat from Woodfibre LNG, which proposes to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility on the previous Woodfibre Pulp and Paper Mill site located approximately 7 km west-southwest of Squamish.
The Woodfibre LNG project will increase local air pollution, and underwater noise and light pollution will affect salmon migration routes and marine mammals. LNG tanker traffic puts Howe Sound residents at risk, and the potential conflict between recreational sailors and LNG tankers has not been adequately addressed.
My Sea to Sky is aiming to double the number of signatures they have on the Howe Sound Declaration by March 31st, so they can make Woodfibre LNG a provincial election issue. Please sign, and ask your friends to sign the Howe Sound Declaration too. www.myseatosky.org/declaration
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 2017 events calendar. Qualified candidates can sign up for the Jericho Rescue Team Training Course which will be conducted on April 29 & 30. We provide training in water safety 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.
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 43 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
May 1, June 5 & 19, July 17 or August 14.
All times at 1900H RSVP JSCA office 604-224-4177
The Club Race Officer (CRO) course covers the
duties of a Race Officer in charge of a race course, including organization, setting courses, starting, controlling events throughout the race and finishing
procedures. Prior experience on a race committee, or a racing experience is beneficial.
Jericho Sailing Centre, NE meeting room
Cost: $50, includes 2017-2020 Racing Rules of
Sailing and Join the Race Committee books.
Time: 9:30-4:30, 1 hr break for lunch (not included)
Instructors: John Culter, IRO, Paul Evenden, RRO
Register with Jericho Sailing Centre, 604-224-4177
Minimum participants: 8
Maximum Participants: 16
The 2017 Jericho Sail Racing season kicks off on Sunday, April 2 with the first Penguin Cup Race at 11300H. The Penguin Cup Racing Series continues on April 16. We are changing things up a bit by rolling back our start time to 1300H. Depending on participant feedback we may keep this start time for our Sunday Racing program.
Jericho Sailing Centre’s weekly racing series commence with the first Tuesday Nite Racing on May 2 @ 1815H followed by the first Sunday Racing on May 7 @ TBA.
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 25 @ 0930H.
For a complete event schedule barge over to our events calendar
Flocks of new dinghy sailors, windsurfers, paddlers and rowers will take to ocean this spring through Jericho Sailing Centre’s affiliated schools commencing in April:
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:
For more info. on all JSCA Affiliated Clubs surf over to:
Pay Parking will be in effect in Jericho Beach Park from April 1 through October 31. Hourly rates will be $3.25; daily rates will be $11. Season parking passes are available through EasyPark for $83.
To apply for a parking pass
Go to www.easypark.ca
Select monthly/season parking
Select Apply online
Lot Number = #69 Jericho
Select start month (April) and date (1)
Category of parking = season pass
Fill out the form and send
Easy Park staff will contact you for payment.
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.
The JSCA encourages all members to participate in the 2017 Jericho Sailing Centre Annual Spring Clean-up by keeping your boat and storage space ship shape and by participating with volunteer work parties in 2017 to help clean up aisle ways and other common space areas. We have recycling bins onsite for the early spring to facilitate compound clean-up; please pitch in. Members can jettison their onsite sorted junk into the recycling bins on the main aisle way anytime or join in on organized volunteer work parties on Sundays: March 19, 26 & April 2 @ 1100H
Despite snow laced weather forecasts spring is about to be sprung again in Vancouver, so don’t forget that your 2017 Jericho Sailing Centre Association Membership and Storage fees are due April 1, 2017. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, debit or credit in person during office hours 0930-1800H 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 29 @ Noon.
Many thanks to all of the members who have already paid their fees and included a donation to the JSCA in the bottom section of their invoice.
Member key locks change on April 1. Keys are available to current members for $6.
Do you like playing in the outdoors? Go visit Club Locarno at the Vancouver Outdoor Adventure Show being held at the Vancouver Convention Centre
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia
Saturday March 4, 2017 ~ 10am – 6pm
Sunday March 5, 2017 ~ 10am – 5pm