Penguin Cup Racing October 8/15/22

After this weekend’s UBC Sailing Club Open Regatta, sailors will make way for 2 weekends of UBC REC Day of the Longboat, prior to the Penguin Cup Racing Series commencing on the the second Sunday in October for 3 straight Sundays. 
Penguin Cup Race Series October 8,15, & 22 @ 1230H.

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UBC Sailing Club Open Regatta THIS WEEKEND!

The annual UBC Sailing Club Open Regatta is taking place this weekend September 16 & 17. It’s a weekend of fun racing for all skill levels. All classes of Club boats are welcome – FJ’s, Vanguards, Lasers, F18s and X-Class Mono-hulls. 
Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions available on our website  NOR  SI’s 

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Jericho Pier Renewal OPEN HOUSE This Saturday 1100-1400H

The Vancouver Park Board is working with the Disabled Sailing Association (DSA) to replace the Jericho Pier.
 
The new pier will accommodate sea level rise and includes:
  • accessible floating dock to handle at least 15 sailboats in the DSA’s adaptive sailing program
  • accessible toilets
  • ecological enhancement of uplands
  • seating
  • recreational fishing and crabbing opportunities

Learn more and review initial concepts for the renewed pier at an open house on Saturday, September 16, 11 am – 2 pm at the Jericho Pier. In case of bad weather, the open house will be held in the hanger at the Jericho Sailing Centre.

Can’t make the open house? A questionnaire and initial concept will be available online Sept. 16 – Oct. 2.

For more details, visit: vancouver.ca/jericho-pier.

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JSCA AGM October 24

Jericho Sailing Centre Association

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, October 24 at 1900H

The Jericho Sailing Centre Association’s 44th Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1900H in the English Bay Room of the Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver, B.C. The 2016/2017 J.S.C.A. Board and Committees will report on their accomplishments this past year and the challenges for the future. Please plan to attend and participate in the future direction of your ocean access community centre. 

Call for Nominations 

Voting will take place to elect eight members for a two-year term to our 15 member Board of Directors.The J.S.C.A. Board meets regularly to set policy and determine Jericho’s direction. Interested members who have time and expertise to offer are invited to submit a letter indicating their experience and areas of interest to the J.S.C.A. Nominations Committee c/o the Jericho office no later than 1700H, Tuesday, October 10.   The signed nomination letter must include your name, address and telephone number.   For additional information contact Mike Cotter, J.S.C.A. General Manager 224-4177 or email mike@jsca.bc.ca.

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Jericho Folk Club Tuesday Evenings Through September

 

 

 

 

Fraser Union

Fraser Union are Barry Truter, Henk Piket and Roger Holdstock. Their voices fill the room on individual leads and in harmony. Their music ranges from traditional folk and blues, to originals, to covers of contemporary songs that have a great deal of meaning for them and their audiences. Normally accompanied by guitars, mandolins, and dobro, for this evening they will be joined by Kathy Griffin and Susan Larkin. www.fraserunion.com

Who           Fraser Union
When         Tuesday September 5,2017
8pm – All ages
Where        Jericho Sailing Centre
1300 Discovery Street

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Last Chance To Enter DSA’s 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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Tasar BC’s & North American Championships September 9 & 10

This year the the annual Tasar BC’s Regatta at Jericho is doing double duty as the Tasar North American Championships on September 9 & 10.

 The Tasar is a hard chined, fully battened, mono hull racing dinghy designed by Australian designer Frank Bethwaite who engineered the displacement so that the optimum crew weight was equal to the weight of the average woman plus the average man. So there will be a keen fleet of average folk from all over exercising above average sailing skills in Vancouver’s most popular double handed racing dinghy on the waves of English Bay.   

For more info on the Tasar BC’s & North Americans average your mouse over to NOR

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Weekly Jericho Racing Series – Season Enders

Tuesday Nite Racing 

Last one of 2017 September 5

First start 1815H

Sunday Racing

Last one of 2017 September 3

First start 1230H


Last SUNDAY RACING this weekend!

For Jericho Racing Sailing Instructions cruise over to:

https://jsca.bc.ca/racing-schedule/jsca-sailing-instructions/

For a complete event schedule barge over to: https://jsca.bc.ca/events/

Register for Jericho Racing online at http://jracing.org/

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SAFETY NOTICE: Your PFD – It won’t Work if You Don’t Wear It

Wear it Like a Pro! MacSailing instructors model their most important piece of equipment for teaching on the water. PFD designs continuously evolve to provide greater comfort, flexibility and safety for active users.


Wear it Like a Pro! MacSailing instructors model their most important piece of equipment for teaching on the water. PFD designs continuously evolve to provide greater comfort, flexibility and safety for active users.

“In order to work, proper lifesaving equipment must be worn at all times. Believing that you can locate, don and fasten a PFD in the water is dangerous for many reasons; adverse wind and wave conditions can make this extremely difficult, if not impossible; you could unexpectedly fall into water and the vessel (with the PFD aboard) could be unreachable; and, cold water can severely impede your ability to don and fasten a PFD in the water.
Never underestimate the protection a flotation device can afford you. It is called lifesaving equipment for a reason.”
Transport Canada Marine Safety
For more information on PFD’s paddle over to: Wear Your PFD.

 

Why JSCA Does NOT Recommend Inflatable Belt Pack PFD’s

Inflatable Belt pack PFD’s have become popular with some paddlers as they meet Transport Canada’s minimum requirement for a PFD, yet they may be completely useless to you just when you need them the most. The Jericho Sailing Centre Association has always been a strong advocate and recommends the wearing of properly fitting, approved personal flotation devices in good condition, for all of our users – we do NOT recommend the use of Inflatable Belt Pack PFD’s for the following reasons:

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JSCA Safety Officer Mike Wang demonstrates the belt pack inflatable PFD

1. Not inherently buoyant
when worn normally they provide no floatation at all.

2. Require manual inflation and positioning
in order to become an effective flotation device they must first be re-positioned from back to front, manually inflated, and pulled over your head. If you are injured or incapacitated – a situation where you need a PFD the most – you may not be able to perform these functions.

 

 

After positioning it in front a toggle is tugged to inflate.

After positioning it in front a toggle is tugged to inflate.

3. Not approved for high speed, high impact activities -TC’s Safe Boating Guide states that “Kiteboarders and sailboarders should not wear a lifejacket or PFD that is fitted with an automatic inflator.” recognizing that someone involved in a high impact might not be able to activate it. Yet even the slowest of SUPers can be involved in a high impact collision with another craft and be left in dire straits with no effective PFD.

 

 

Pulling it over the head was more difficult than expected

4. Requires constant care and maintenance


Leak and oral valve tests are required at the beginning of each season and a minimum of every 2 months during the season. When the CO2 cylinder begins to show signs of rusting it must be replaced.
How many inflatable belt pack users are following the maintenance requirements? In a salt water environment, how many are trusting their lives to rusty cylinders? Flotation equipment that is in poor condition is not considered approved by Transport Canada.

 

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This Thursday Final Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series of 2017

The last Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series event of 2017 takes place tomorrowAugust 31 at 1900H.

The Jericho Wavechasers are for all paddling classes: SUPs, surf skis, OC 1’s & 2’s and kayaks. This has been an incredible growth year for the Wavechaser as more paddlers have participated than ever before. Many thanks to Estelle Matheson and her volunteer crew from Jericho’s paddling community for organizing the events. Thanks also to the volunteers of the Jericho Rescue Team who came out to provide strong safety support for each event.

There is no charge for members of the Jericho Sailing Centre Association (annual membership $99) and guests are welcome to join in for only $5.

For more info, surf over to:Wavechaser

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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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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:
https://jsca.bc.ca/racing-schedule/jsca-sailing-instructions/

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

Register for Jericho Racing online at http://jracing.org/

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