THIS Saturday @ Jericho Vancouver SUP Challenge

The Jericho Sailing Centre hosts the annual Vancouver SUP Challenge
this Saturday, August 12.
Challenge yourself against the top riders in the 5km distance race or 2km course race. This year we have added a youth (U17) and a mens’ 50+ category. Next watch all the up and coming young stars in the kids race.The sprints  will get your heart rate up and down in less than 2 minutes. The fun 3 person relay is the last event before the BBQ, awards and music.
For more info & to register paddle over to: http://www.supchallenge.ca/

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Jericho Folk Club Tuesday Evenings

The Jericho Folk Club Tuesday Evenings
in the Surf & Turf Room @ Jericho    

The Jericho Folk Club presents
Pearl
on August 8

For Pearl (Kathy Francis and Andrea Smith) the whole world’s their oyster.  On a variety of instruments including guitar, mandolin, clarinet, ukes and percussion, Pearl delivers polished gems of songs and tunes featuring exquisite harmonies and wit enough to warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.

 

 

To listen to a sample of what we might expect go to http://www.jerichofolkclub.ca
Doors open 7:15 with a Fiddle Tunes Session
Open stage 8ish followed by another session
Feature Act 9ish

 

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Summer School’s Cool @ Jericho Sailing Centre

The summer school
everyone looks forward to:
sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, SUPing & skimboarding lessons at the
Jericho Sailing Centre
Vancouver’s Ocean Community Centre.

For more info on ocean school programs at the Jericho Sailing Centre school over to: https://jsca.bc.ca/schools/

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Vancouver SUP Challenge August 12

The Jericho Sailing Centre hosts the annual Vancouver SUP Challenge on Saturday, August 12.  Challenge yourself against the top riders in the 5km distance race or 2km course race. This year we have added a youth (U17) and a mens’ 50+ category. Next watch all the up and coming young stars in the kids race.The sprints  will get your heart rate up and down in less than 2 minutes. The fun 3 person relay is the last event before the BBQ, awards and music.
For more info & to register paddle over to:
http://www.supchallenge.ca/

 

 

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BC Day Weekend – “Be Sea” Day @ Jericho Sailing Centre

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 liquidy 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 simply “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, 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 great big smile and come celebrate BC Day at the Jericho Sailing Centre.

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Fireworks: Extreme Marine Hazard Warning

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.

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Saturday Celebration of Light – Fireworks Over English Bay

The finale of the annual Celebration of Light fireworks display is on this coming Saturday night over English Bay. If fireworks turn you on, “Celebration” is a perfect accent to a Vancouver mid-summer night eve 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. Start time 2200H.

For more information on the Celebration of Light fire up their website at:

Honda Celebration of Light

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Disabled Sailing Association Fundraising Raffle

The Disabled Sailing Association of BC’s 2017 Raffle supports adaptive sailing programs for people with disabilities, offering a chance for people with limited mobility to experience the thrill of the wind and the waves, enjoy healthy outdoor recreation and enhance their quality of life. Each year, DSA-BC launches 1,000 sailings from its Jericho Sailing Centre location in Vancouver, making a difference in the lives of hundreds of adults and children with a disability, and leading many to ask themselves, “If I can do this, what else is possible?”
TICKETs on sale from June 9 to Sept. 1, 2017
TICKET PRICES
1 for $20
3 for $50GRAND PRIZE – THE REGATTA – AN ORIGINAL ACRYLIC PAINTING BY RICHARD BRODEUR – $4,000.00

The Regatta is an original acrylic painting (30″ x 40″) by Vancouver Canuck legend “King” Richard Brodeur valued at $4,000.00

2ND PRIZE – BISHOP’S RESTAURANT GIFT CERTIFICATE – $200.00

3RD PRIZE – VANCOUVER SYMPHONY                                                                                            ORCHESTRA TICKETS – $144.00

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Jericho Folk Club Tuesday Evenings

The Jericho Folk Club Tuesday Evenings

in the Surf & Turf Room @ Jericho

Susan Larkin and Barry Truter with special guest Lael Whitehead

The Jericho Folk Club presents 
Susan Larkin & Barry Truter with
Special Guest Lael Whitehead 
 on August 1

Susan and Barry engage their audiences with strong vocals, sweet harmonies, and powerful songs, supported by violin, recorder, guitar, and octave mandolin. They are delighted to be joined by Mayne Island musician Lael Whitehead, bringing her beautiful voice, and exceptional skills on percussion and other instruments into the mix. Given the varied backgrounds of these three, expect an eclectic evening of songs and tunes rooted in the folk tradition – familiar and surprising!

To listen to a sample of what we might expect go to www.jerichofolkclub.ca

Doors open 7:15 with a Fiddle Tunes Session
Open stage 8ish followed by another session
Feature Act 9ish

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Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series Next 1 August 3


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!

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.

For more info on the Wavechaser Paddle Series stroke over to: http://wavechaser.jsca.bc.ca

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Fireworks: Extreme Marine Hazard Warning

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.

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Vancouver’s Waterway Recreation Strategy – Share Your View

As more people take to the water for recreation, the Vancouver Park Board wants to make sure everyone is enjoying fair and safe access. That’s why we’re developing Vancouver’s Waterway Recreation Strategy.
What’s your view on water? Tell us what’s important to you when it comes to non-motorized boating activities such as kayaking, rowing, paddle boarding, dragon boating, canoeing and more!
Take our brief survey by August 14, 2017. You can find a link to the survey at the project website: vancouver.ca/onwater .

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