The Jericho Wavechaser is a 9 race series running every second Thursday from May 11 to Aug 31 off the beaches at the Jericho Sailing Centre. The races are open to all level of paddlers in outrigger, SUP, surfski, and kayak. This is our 4th 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 $5, and for Jericho Sailing Centre members it’s free! Post race nosh and beverages upstairs at The Galley Patio & Grill where racers will receive a 10% discount 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! Draw prizes will be awarded after every race. Top 3 racers in every category will accumulate points (3 points for 1st, 2 points for 2nd, and 1 point for 3rd) with a Wavechaser Trophy awarded to the top male and female point getters at the end of the series.
PFD’s and leashes are mandatory! Paddlers racing without these vital pieces of safety gear will get an automatic DQ, no exceptions! Safety leashes, PFD’s, SUP’s and wetsuits are all available to rent from the Windsure concession here at the Jericho Sailing Centre.
Thanks to Wavechaser organizer Estelle Matheson for these great photos from Wavechaser #2 on May 25. For more photos from that epic event evening check out the Wavechaser gallery at:
For more info on the Wavechaser Paddle Series stroke over to: http://wavechaser.jsca.bc.ca/