Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series Starts May 11

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.

For more info paddle over to:  http://wavechaser.jsca.bc.ca/

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Flights of Spring Regatta May 6 & 7

The first open sailing regatta of the season is the annual Flights of Spring Regatta
May 6 & 7. Notice Of Race, Sailing Instructions and Racing Forms are at:
http://jsca.bc.ca/racing-schedule/racing-forms/

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Jericho Folk Club Tuesdays Starting May 2

The Jericho Folk Club kicks off the 2017 season with the fabulous

Just Duets

Tuesday, May 2nd

JUST DUETS is Andrea Smith and Dave Lidstone in a musical collaboration of wonderful  sibling-like vocal harmonies with solid guitar accompaniment.

Their recently released “Rivers & Creeks”  follows a 2007 release called  “Get On Board”.  Both these CDs 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.

Doors open 7:15 with a Fiddle Tunes Session

Open stage 8ish followed by another session
Feature Act 9ish.

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Weekly Racing Series Starts May 2

Tuesday Nite Racing
Every Tuesday evening from May 2 – September 5 

First start 1815H

Sunday Racing

Every non-regatta Sunday from May 14 – September 17
First start 1230H

For Jericho Racing Sailing Instructions cruise over to:
http://jsca.bc.ca/racing-schedule/jsca-sailing-instructions/

For a complete event schedule barge over to: http://jsca.bc.ca/events2/google-events-calendar/

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English Bay Safety Seminar – Next 1 May 1

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.

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Mayday, Mayday – Beach Weather on its Way

After two long soggy months flirting with rainfall records Vancouver spring weather is starting to break through, if only in sunny spurts. Rain or shine, activity at the Jericho Sailing Centre heats up in the month of May as club and school programs launch in earnest and our weekly race programs commence. A reminder to members who are using their craft for the first time this season to take extra time and do a careful pre-launch check – equipment failures are more likely to occur after your craft has been sitting idle for several months. If you are new to the Jericho Sailing Centre, welcome aboard and please plan to join us for an English Bay Safety Seminar, a free 2 hour program designed to make you aware of the dangers present on Vancouver’s largest playground and help you avoid some of the “sea disaster” situations that others have encountered as detailed in the Jericho Rescue Team logs. On behalf of the JSCA we’d like to wish all users of the Jericho Sailing Centre a safe and enjoyable beach weather season.

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BC Sailing Club Race Officer Training April 29 & 30

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,
Minimum participants: 8
Maximum Participants: 16

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Join a Jericho Affiliated Club

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:

ClubLocarno
UBC Sailing Club
Viking Sailing Club
Jericho Paddling Club
Discovery Sailing Club
Salish Sea Coastal Rowing Club
Companionway Sailing Club

For more info. on all JSCA Affiliated Clubs surf over to http://jsca.bc.ca/clubs-2/

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Flights of Spring Regatta May 6 & 7

The first open sailing regatta of the season is the annual Flights of Spring RegattaMay 6 & 7. Notice Of Race, Sailing Instructions and Racing Forms will be posted at

 

 http://jsca.bc.ca/racing-schedule/racing-forms/

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Penguin Cup Racing Series Starts April 9

Our early season sail racing schedule has been jostled
around a bit due to other events, here is the now written
in stone
Penguin Cup Racing Series schedule:

Sundays, April 9, 16 & 23 @ 1300H

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 when
it begins May 7-your feedback is well appreciated.

 

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: http://jsca.bc.ca/events2/google-events-calendar/

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2017 JSCA Fees Due April 1 (Sunday April 2 Day of Grace)

2017 Jericho Sailing Centre Association Membership and Storage fees are due April 1, 2017. To facilitate last minute member payments on the weekend, Sunday April 2 will be a penalty free day of grace. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, debit or credit in person during office hours 0930-1930H. 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 3-30; 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 this weekend 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 3. Keys are available to current members for $6.

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Pay Parking @ Jericho Commences April 1

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.

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