This weekend Sept. 13 & 14 Jericho is hosting 2 great events.
The Wavechaser Paddle Series Grand Finale on Saturday the 13th and the UBC Sailing Club Fall Open Regatta, on the 13th and 14th. Please see below for more info.
UBC Sailing Club Regatta, Sat/Sun September 13th/14th
On September 13th/14th, the UBC Sailing Club is having a regatta to finish off the season. Registration will start Saturday the 13th at 8:30am and run until 10:30am at Jericho. The regatta will be $40/person, which will include food after the races on Saturday night. We will be sailing the FJ’s, Lasers and Vanguards so come prepared! It will be a great time and an awesome way to show off all the sailing you’ve been doing over the summer (or a great way to get back on the water)! Check on our Facebook page for more updates as the regatta approaches!
Summer officially continues until September 22. If the BC Teacher Strike/Lockout continues into September, Jericho’s Schools will continue their summer Monday-Friday Youth Camps to provide alternative educational options. Jericho Schools are currently booking these programs now on a refundable basis. For details:
Dinghy Sailing http://www.macsailing.com/
Windsurfing & Stand Up Paddling http://www.windsure.com/
Ocean Kayaking http://www.ecomarine.com/
Vancouver Aquarium AquaVan, presented by BC Hydro and BG Group, makes a splash at the Jericho Sailing Centre on August 24 from 1000H-1400H with live animals from marine habitats of British Columbia’s coast. Touch a sea star, examine a hermit crab and discover the connections between aquatic life, the environment and ourselves.
- Interactive and educational displays of British Columbia’s invertebrates, fish, sharks and marine mammals fascinate all ages.
- A 200-litre mobile touch table that lets you get up-close with cold-water marine invertebrates and fish.
- Artifacts and our AquaVan team help to make this educational experience FUN for the whole family!
Led by Vancouver Aquarium Educators, this flexible program offers unique educational experiences for all ages.
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 40 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 August 18 at 1900H RSVP JSCA office. 604-224-4177
Get ready for some fun, action packed stand up paddle racing off of beautiful Jericho Beach in picturesque Vancouver. Challenge yourself against the top riders in the 14ft or 12ft6in category or enter the any board/anybody OPEN division. Next watch all the up and coming young stars in the KIDS RACE!
If you want more the SPRINT will get your heart rate up and down in less than 2 minutes. The (mostly for fun) THREE PERSON MIXED RELAY is last and super fun to be in and watch at the same time. Don’t forget to practice your buoy turns and beach run as there will be a few of those.
The Champion of the Vancouver SUP Challenge is the combined top score of distance and sprint; and must also compete in the relay. Yes the surf tunes will be playing, the BBQ will be awesome and you will meet someone cool you did not know. Remember if you are not here you’re somewhere else!
For more info and to register, round that bouy to: http://vancouversuprace.com/
Wavechaser Paddle Series races are held every 2nd Thursday (between the Big Chops) starting at 7pm. Registration can be done in person at the Jericho Sailing Centre office anytime between 9:30- 6:45 on race day or online @ http://jracing.org/ .
The entrance fee is $5 for guests, or free for JSCA Members (new members welcome $96 annual membership). There will be a short course and a long course each evening accompanied by a safety boat, with video replay and paddle pros on hand in the Sailor’s Lounge after racing. Many thanks to our event sponsors for providing ample draw prizes.
There was a time when rumrunners avoided Jericho Beach like the plague.
During prohibition in the United States, the flying boats of the Jericho Beach Air Station often assisted Canada Customs in their quest to inhibit the illicit flow of demon alcohol to our teetotaler dominated, thirsty southern neighbours.
This weekend the tide turns and the rumrunners will be heading north with immunity as the Jericho Sailing Centre hosts the second annual F18 Rumrunner Regatta on the waters of English Bay off of Jericho Beach.
For F18 Rumrunner Regatta details smuggle your mouse over to:
Come enjoy the serenity of the early morning with Yoga on the Rooftop of the Jericho Sailing Centre. Hatha-based yoga, focusing on breath, attunement, and the joy of movement. Suitable for all levels and open to the public.Bring your own yoga mat and dress in layers.
Thursday mornings 7:30-8:45am rooftop deck of the Jericho Sailing Centre 1300 Discovery St.
In case of rain, class will be moved to the Surf ‘n Turf room in the Centre.
Cost: $10 drop-in
Instructor: Jen Labelle (200hr YTT certified)
For more info. please contact instructor at:
|“Be Sea” Day Long Weekend @ Jericho|
There is something distinctive about life here on the left coast of Canada, in this province of British Columbia, that easily inspires people to follow their noses down along the salt scented Pacific air beach path, to mess around in boats at the liquidly source of all life- it is our very essence.
It’s not something that started in this generation or the last, or even in the time since British Columbia first boarded the good ship Canada in 1871. As long as people have lived near these sand swept, rock reinforced Pacific Ocean shorelines they have felt an intimate connection with the sea and nowhere is this more apparent today than at the Jericho Sailing Centre.
From the relatively landlocked hub bubs of Toronto, Montreal and other Canadian population centers it’s hard for non-Pacific inhabitants of our country to imagine we BC left “Coasters” without sandals, surf shorts, super shades, sunscreen, sun tanned skin and hair blowing in the wind, well bent on a good time at the beach. (Perhaps the leading catalyst for Easterners who jump ship west). On BC Day the beach is where many of us will “be”.
If the weather fits the long range forecast for our provincial holiday ( and for the real Jericho junkies even if it doesn’t), the waves of English Bay will be streaked with the wakes of a thousand tiny ship trips launched from Jericho Beach out of Vancouver’s low cost ocean community centre. The kayak, rowboat, sailing dinghy, windsurfer, stand-up paddleboard, skim board, SUP or other naturally powered craft you command could be among that holiday flotilla.
This Monday make plans to exercise your “Be Sea” essence. Live it up to the beat of the provincial motto “Splendor without Diminishment”, throw on your surf shorts and sandals, slap on some sunscreen and your shades, turn your back to the east with a smile and come celebrate BC Day at the Jericho Sailing Centre.
2014 Celebration of Light Fireworks August 2nd
The second and third shows of the annual Celebration of Light fireworks takes place 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 remaining show dates are July 30 and August 2; Start time 2200H.
For more information on the Celebration of Light switch on their website at:
|Extreme Marine Hazard: Celebration of Light Fireworks|
One of the most dangerous situations for operators of small water craft in Vancouver occurs at the conclusion of each Celebration of Light fireworks show. Hundreds of powerboats are hastily heading for home in all different directions and the sea surface is filled with crossing boat chop on waves. Lights from boats and downtown reflect everywhere and a kayak, canoe, rowboat or other small vessel is almost impossible to see, even if the power vessel Skipper hasn’t been drinking, and in some cases, he has.
The Jericho Sailing Centre Association advises our members and other small, naturally powered craft to not put themselves in this vulnerable position. If you choose to be out there, please remember that the Coast Guard and other safety boats will have their hands full and may not even be able to locate your craft within the boating frenzy if you need them. Also remember, that you the Skipper, as always, are solely responsible for your safety and that of your crew.