English Bay Safety Seminar Next 1 June 19

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 June 19, July 17 or August 14. All times at 1900H RSVP JSCA office.

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Jericho Catamaran Classic June 17 & 18

Only 6 more sleeps until the annual Jericho Catamaran Classic and already our feline crews are getting itchy to scratch the surface of the Salish Sea off the shores of Jericho Beach. For more info. purr over to:

jericho Cat Classic NOR 2017

 

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MEC Paddlefest – Volunteers Wanted! June 17

We are looking for current JSCA members to crew an information table at MEC Paddlefest on Saturday, June 17 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.

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MEC Paddlefest June 17

Find out more at: http://events.mec.ca/node/155431

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Beach Clean-up June 10

In just over a week this beach space will once again be covered with paddlers and boats for the annual MEC Paddlefest. There are still some remnants of the old wharf present on the beach at lower tide levels so we are inviting everyone, and particulary Vancouver’s paddling community, to participate in a shoreline clean-up this Saturday, June 10 between Noon-1400H. The JSCA will provide tools, gloves and water; please bring footwear suitable for frolicking around in barnacle infested mucky-muck. Sea you there!

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Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series Thursday June 8

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:
https://www.facebook.com/jerichopaddlerseries/photos/
For more info on the Wavechaser Paddle Series stroke over to: http://wavechaser.jsca.bc.ca/

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World Oceans Day Thursday June 8

World Oceans Day is a time to remember we are all connected to the oceans no matter where we live, no matter how far from the coast. Fisheries and Oceans Canada, along with other organizations from across the globe, seeks to raise awareness of the benefits and value of our oceans and the current challenges they face. Celebrate the life-giving role of oceans and take part in stewardship events and activities in your community from coast to coast to coast.

This year’s theme is “Our Oceans: Our Future” with a focus on reducing plastic waste that can harmfully affect the many different species that call our oceans home.
The Government of Canada proposed the concept of World Oceans Day at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and the day has been celebrated internationally ever since. As of 2009, June 8 has been officially declared by the United Nations as “World Oceans Day”.

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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 our Clubs page

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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:
For more info on ocean school programs at Jericho migrate over to the Schools page or click on the image below.

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Jericho Folk Club Tuesday Evenings

The Jericho Folk Club presents
Rick Scott
on June 6 

Three time Juno nominee RICK SCOTT is his own unique genre:
an award winning singer, songwriter and actor, and Canada’s leading proponent of the Appalachian dulcimer. Over 40 years he has released 18 albums and performed his lively, original blend of folk and blues in nine countries. Jericho Folk is delighted to welcome Rick for his first appearance with us.

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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Weekly Jericho Racing Series

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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Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series Next 1 June 8

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:
https://www.facebook.com/jerichopaddlerseries/photos/
For more info on the Wavechaser Paddle Series stroke over to: http://wavechaser.jsca.bc.ca/

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