Sail Race Programs Commence April 2

The 2017 Jericho Sail Racing season kicks off on Sunday, April 2 with the first Penguin Cup Race at 11300H. The Penguin Cup Racing Series continues on April 16. 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.

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 our events calendar

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Register for a Jericho School Program

Flocks of new dinghy sailors, windsurfers, paddlers and rowers will take to ocean this spring through Jericho Sailing Centre’s affiliated schools commencing in April:

For more info on ocean school programs at Jericho migrate over to:
http://jsca.bc.ca/schools/

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

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

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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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Jericho Sailing Centre Annual Spring Clean-up

The JSCA encourages all members to participate in the 2017 Jericho Sailing Centre Annual Spring Clean-up by keeping your boat and storage space ship shape and by participating with volunteer work parties in 2017 to help clean up aisle ways and other common space areas. We have recycling bins onsite for the early spring to facilitate compound clean-up; please pitch in. Members can jettison their onsite sorted junk into the recycling bins on the main aisle way anytime or join in on organized volunteer work parties on Sundays: March 19, 26 & April 2 @ 1100H

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Winter Waning, Really! 2017 JSCA Fees Due April 1

Despite snow laced weather forecasts spring is about to be sprung again in Vancouver, so don’t forget  that your 2017 Jericho Sailing Centre Association Membership and Storage fees are due April 1, 2017. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, debit or credit in person during office hours 0930-1800H 7 days a week. 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 2-30; 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 March 31 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 1. Keys are available to current members for $6.

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Club Locarno at Vancouver Outdoor Adventure Show

Do you like playing in the outdoors?  Go visit Club Locarno at the Vancouver Outdoor Adventure Show being held at the Vancouver Convention Centre
East Building
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia

Saturday March 4, 2017 ~ 10am – 6pm
Sunday March 5, 2017 ~ 10am – 5pm

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Cold Water Ocean Recreation

Although we live and recreate in the California of Canada, ocean temperatures at this time of year are cold enough to be the most significant danger we all face when playing on Vancouver’s largest playground. Here are some things you must know brrbefore you launch:
Appropriate Attire – Dress for Cold Water Immersion The water temperature is well below the level where it is safe to recreate without a proper (no shorties) wetsuit or drysuit. People who get into serious trouble at this time of year have often made the mistake of dressing for the air temperature not the water temperature, which is fine until something goes wrong and they suddenly find themselves immersed in the water.

Use Your Head
Significant heat loss is through your head. Hypothermia is the most significant danger experienced ocean recreationalists face. A neoprene cowling, wool toque or hat should be standard equipment.

Always Stay with Your Craft
When a sailing dinghy, windsurfer or kayak capsizes they are usually within a couple of swim strokes of their crew. Some craft, particularly SUP’s and surf skis, require a safety leash (in good condition and properly attached) as they can easily get away in a capsize situation. Never leave your craft in an emergency situation as it is far easier to spot than a person in the water.
Use the Buddy System
Always sail, paddle, row with someone else, especially in cold water conditions. Let a reliable friend or relative know when and where you are going and when you expect to return. Diligently contact them upon your safe return. If you are launching from Jericho Beach stop in at the JSCA office to let us know when and where you are going and when you expect to return.
Be Aware of Sunset
JSCA staff have witnessed people launching within a few minutes of sunset. This is a dangerous practice. If something goes wrong for you: equipment failure; changing conditions; fatigue, etc., you are very difficult to find in the dark. Make sure your safety float plan includes plenty of time to get off of the water before sunset.

For more information on cold water conditions, shiver over to:
http://beyondcoldwaterbootcamp.com/

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2017 JSCA EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT

By now you should have received your email invoice for 2017 Jericho Sailing Centre Association Membership and Storage. The invoices are not due until April 1, however, you will receive a 2% discount if you pay before February 28.

For your convenience Visa or MasterCard payments can be made over the phone (604)224-4566. If you haven’t received your email invoice please contact the office asap.

If you are not planning to renew with us in 2017 please notify the office when you vacate (prior to March 31) so that we may assign your space to another member.

If you sell your craft and wish to transfer your space to the new owner you must inform the office in writing.

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2017 Jericho Sailing Centre Event Schedule

The 2017 event schedule is on our website Google Calendar at:
http://jsca.bc.ca/events

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Student Summer Job @ Jericho Sailing Centre

The Jericho Sailing Centre Association has a student employment grant position available and is inviting qualified candidates to apply for the position. We are looking for a Secretary/Receptionist who is enrolled full time in a post secondary school this term and is planning to return full time for the fall session. To qualify for the grant, applicants must be Canadian Citizens under 30 years of age. We are looking for a personable candidate who has a general knowledge of the types of ocean activities supported by the Jericho Sailing Centre. Please send your resume and cover letter to mike@jsca.bc.ca

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Volunteer for the Waterways Liveaboard Homeless Survey

On Wednesday, March 8, The Metro Vancouver Homeless Count* will take a snapshot of homelessness throughout our region. For the first time, this year’s count will assess homeless individuals who may be living aboard vessels, ‘Liveaboard homelessness’.

Teams of volunteers in marked powerboats will travel the waterways of our regions to search out, meet and interview ‘Liveaboards’ and complete a survey questionnaire.

If you would like to volunteer for the Waterways Survey, you must be:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • available Wednesday, March 8 for a four-hour shift
  • can attend a 2-hour evening training session in mid-February
  • have excellent on-water experience
  • are comfortable traveling in small open powerboats, wearing a survival suit

    or own a drysuit and non-inflatable PFD

  • can handle early Spring weather and water conditions
  • are up to the challenge of searching out, meeting and interviewing the Liveaboard population

To become a volunteer or to receive more information, please contact the 2017 Homeless Count Waterways Survey Coordinator, Eric Schwartz at C.604.724.7589 or by email at schwartz.eric.lewis@gmail.com

*The Metro Vancouver Homeless Count provides critical information on our region’s homeless population. Service providers, planners, community groups, health authorities, municipalities, and funders use information from the Homeless Counts to assist in policy development, planning, and prioritizing programs and services to address the needs of people who are homeless.

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