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The annual JSCA Bailiff Auction of delinquent and donated craft and equipment will be held on Saturday, June 30 at Noon. To see the goods shuffle over to: Bailliff Auction Craft
Welcome to the Jericho Wavechaser Race Series 2018!
The Jericho Wavechaser is a 10 race series running every second Thursday from April 26 to Aug 30 off the beaches of the Jericho Sailing Centre. The races are open to all levels of paddlers in outrigger, SUP, surfski, and kayak. This is our 5th season, and we’re growing each year!
Courses vary depending on conditions, each race night has a short and a long course. Race entry is just $10, and for Jericho Sailing Centre members it’s $5! Post race nosh and beverages upstairs at The Galley Patio & Grill where racers will receive Galley Specials on race night, catch the sunset from the best patio in the city!
We’ve got great sponsors providing all kinds of swag and prizes. We’re stoked to have Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres on board to help run the races this year, and check out our sponsor page to see what else we’ve got in store!
Registration opens at 6pm on race nights. Race is at 7 pm with a mass start. Prizes and results upstairs in the Jericho Sailing Centre members’ lounge after the last paddler is off the water.
Not long after the invention of the first boat, thought to be about 900,000 years ago, came the first concept of water safety. Experience can be a stern master and as human beings evolved at the helm they learned valuable lessons, often in the hardest of ways. Every capsize and grounding, every ship wreck and sea disaster, brought more knowledge that, when shared, ensured boating could be a safer and more enjoyable experience.
There are many contributing factors which can lead up to incidents and accidents on the water. Through 9000 centuries of experience most of them are known and easily preventable. Every year the Jericho Rescue Team provides assistance to over 200 mariners on the waters in the vicinity of the Jericho Sailing Centre. Often when people are in distress on the water they were simply missing one or two important nuggets of water safety information that could have helped prevent their predicament.
The English Bay Safety Seminar was developed for users of the Jericho Sailing Centre to help keep them safe at play while 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 “sea disasters” over the past 44 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 7, June 4 & 18, July 16. All times at 1900H RSVP JSCA office.
Help us conserve marine life
Cetaceans and sea turtles that inhabit BC’s waters face many threats from human activity-threats which have resulted in dramatic changes in these species populations. Learn how you can do your part to reduce these threats and contribute to our research efforts.
Dogs beware: this weekend is the annual migration of cats to the Jericho Sailing Centre as herds of sailing felines from all over join our local pride to scratch and claw their wake across English Bay in the Jericho Cat Classic Regatta.
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Cat Allergies — No Sunday Racing This Weekend
There will be no Sunday Racing this weekend as we make way for the Jericho Cat Classic Regatta. Sunday racing will return at 1230H precisely on June 24.
MEC Paddlefest is back at Jericho Beach this Saturday with more great clinics for you to scrub up on your paddling skills, an array of boards, boats and equipment to demo, and an opportunity to snap up a great deal at the gear swap.
Find out more at: MEC Paddlefest Vancouver
Paddlefest Volunteers Wanted
We are looking for current JSCA members to crew an information table at MEC Paddlefest this Saturday from 1000H-1500H. There will be many paddlers and prospective paddlers at Paddlefest who are interested in all the facilities, programs and services that the Jericho Sailing Centre offers to the paddling community. Want to share your Jericho community spirit with others? Please reply via email.
The Jericho Folk Club features
Tuesday, June 12
We welcome JUST DUETS back to the Jericho stage as the feature act on June 12. Many years ago they found their voice on our open stage. Their early influences included masterful duets such as Ian & Sylvia Tyson, Tim & Molly O’Brien, and Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings. But over time they have developed their own vocal blend and a repertoire that is more broadly researched. Their 2016 CD release “Rivers & Creeks” followed a 2007 release called “Get On Board”. Both these projects reflect their choice of a repertoire consisting of songs of life and love that reflect a commitment to social justice, to Canadian roots, and to poetry in song. Just good songs, just well done, just as simple as that.
Doors open 7:00 with a Fiddle Tunes Session.
The Feature Act plays a first set at about 8:10. After that we take have a break in the stage presentation for another Fiddle Session followed by more Singing and Open Stage. The Feature Act plays a second set starting about 9:00
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2018 Cat Classic Notice of Race
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