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UPDATE: Maiden Voyage to Vancouver

Last week, we informed readers about Jericho Rescue Team member, Theresa Riedl’s, once in a lifetime voyage from Honolulu to Vancouver on the 58′ sailing yacht “Maiden”. (see story below).
 
 
Maiden’s current position is as follows:
Day 7
17 July 2019
13:30:00 UTC
036° 43.91N  153° 44.482W / Course: 42°@6.4 knots
 
Here is the link to photos that have come from the boat:
 
 
All link photos credit of ©The Maiden Factor/Amalia Infante
 
Maiden, skippered by Tracy Edwards, made history as the first all-female crewed vessel in the 1989/1990 Whitbread Round the World yacht race. Fast forward to 2019 and Maiden is on another round the world campaign to raise awareness for women in sailing, women’s education, and women’s empowerment. The yacht is crewed by the top female sailors in the world plus 3 or 4 “mile builders” (females with a passion for sailing who show they can benefit from this experience). Theresa Riedl has been chosen as a mile builder and her crew mates on the Jericho Rescue Team couldn’t be more proud.
 
Maiden will sail into Vancouver sometime around July 28. She will be docked at Coal Harbour Marina until August 6 with welcoming festivities currently being planned for August 3. Depending upon her arrival time, the Jericho Rescue Team is planning to muster all-female crews for Jericho Rescue Titan and Jericho Rescue Hurricane to escort Maiden from the Vancouver Harbour Limit (between Point Grey and Point Atkinson) to her dock in the inner harbour.
 
Check our “in the wind” newsletter next week for the final update on Maiden’s voyage to Vancouver.
 
For more information on Maiden’s mission tack over to: https://www.themaidenfactor.org/ 
Check out the Maiden movie trailer:  
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Hippie Alert! Vancouver Folk Music Festival @ Jericho Beach Park July 19-21

  Parking at the Jericho Sailing Centre this weekend will be as rare as deodorant on a hippie. If you don’t dock your land yacht in the usual stall before 1300H Friday, or 0900H on Saturday and/or Sunday, you may as well hitchhike a magic carpet ride in a rusty old, eight track equipped, flower child laden, VW van with a groovy paisley paint job and have them drop you off in the vigorously defended Jericho Sailing Centre Loading Zone. The annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival is flip flop flocking its way back to Jericho Beach Park.

  Not long after the formation of Jericho Beach Park in the early nineteen seventies the first Vancouver Folk Music Festival here featured full on flower power, love beads, incense and peace: it was a celebration of freedom, political activism, and a love revolution fueled by cannabis, marked by random sporadic bare foot dancing, hoola hoops, arts & crafts and, oh yeah, music- a mountain filled ocean vista of mind melding mystical music to back up all that free speech in a magical Vancouver “Summer of Love”-it was a major “Be In”. If you visit this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival you’ll notice, not much has changed.

If the wind blows from the west, other than the “up tight” parking situation, Jericho Sailing Centre users won’t notice anything unusual this weekend except for some interesting retro hippie fashions and a few more strangers than usual bathing in our washroom basins and drinking water out of our hoses. If the wind blows out of the east it will carry a potpourri of disjointed sound permeating from 5 stages of bongo laced alternative music and the accompanying supporting aromas to sustain your psychedelic, transcendental, paddling, sailing, rowing or windsurfing weekend.

In a public park nobody, including the JSCA, gets reserved parking. The only thing we are able to do is make our users aware, advise them to arrive early or use alternative methods of transportation and have vehicles which park too long in the Jericho Sailing Centre 20 minute loading zone efficiently serviced by Buster’s “valet parking”. From there, we just have to hang loose and go with the flow.

Non-conformists, alternative lifestylers driving “road less traveled” ideologies, ever more liberal thinkers further pushing social envelopes, surfers on waves of new consciousness – did today’s users of Jericho Beach Park evolve from 1970’s hippies? There’s certainly a good chance this weekends users did, and if you can’t beat ’em, you might as well join ’em. What could be so bad about a little more peace, love and happiness in your world?

For info. on the 2019 Vancouver Folk Music Festival trip over to:
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Bailiff Auction THIS Saturday July 20 @ Noon

The annual auction of bailiffed and donated boats goes this Saturday, July 20 @ Noon. View lots online now or in person from 1000H-1200H Saturday.

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Jericho Affiliate Club Sign-up Season

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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Companionway 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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English Bay Safety Seminar July 15

Not long after the invention of the first boat, thought to be about 900,000 years ago, came the first concept of water safety. Experience can be a stern master and as human beings evolved at the helm they learned valuable lessons, often in the hardest of ways. Every capsize and grounding, every ship wreck and sea disaster, brought more knowledge that, when shared, ensured boating could be a safer and more enjoyable experience.
 
There are many contributing factors which can lead up to incidents and accidents on the water. Through 9000 centuries of experience most of them are known and easily preventable. Every year the Jericho Rescue Team provides assistance to over 200 mariners on the waters in the vicinity of the Jericho Sailing Centre. Often when people are in distress on the water they were simply missing one or two important nuggets of water safety information that could have helped prevent their predicament.
 
The English Bay Safety Seminar was developed for users of the Jericho Sailing Centre to help keep them safe at play while 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 “sea disasters” over the past 45 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 July 15. 1900H RSVP JSCA office.
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Jericho Wavechaser Paddling Race Series Next One Thursday, July 4 @ 1900H

The Jericho WaveChaser Paddle Series continues on Thursday, July 4. Tune in to https://www.facebook.com/jerichopaddlerseries/ for series details as they emerge. 

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Jericho Folk Club Fraser Union – July 2

Fraser Union is Barry Truter, Kathy Griffin, Roger Holdstock, and Henk Piket. The band first formed in 1983 and has been evolving ever since, but they still perform and record songs that have meaning to them and their audiences. Their strong voices present some songs a cappella and others accompanied by a variety of instruments including guitars, mandolins, dobro, and banjo. They’ve performed at the Filberg Festival, ArtsWells Festival, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver Island MusicFest, Seattle Folklife Festival, Islands Folk Festival, Mayworks, Winter Roots Festival, the National Conference of Teachers of English, the Working Knowledge Conference at UBC, and countless benefits and coffee houses.

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This Monday @ Jericho Sailing Centre: Canada Day, eh!

What better way to celebrate your Canada Day weekend than a salt water session at the Jericho Sailing Centre, eh?

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Weekly Sail Racing @ Jericho: Sunday Racing This Sunday June 30 @ 1230H

Sunday Racing 
Every non-regatta Sunday from now – September 1
First start 1230H
SUNDAY RACING this Canada Day weekend Sunday!
 
 
Tuesday Nite Racing 
Every Tuesday evening from now – September 4  
First start 1815H 
 
 
 
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/

Register for Jericho Racing online at http://jracing.org/ 
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Port of Vancouver Safe Boating Guide

The waters off Jericho may be Vancouver’s largest playground but they are also part of Canada’s busiest port. Recreational vessels must give way to commercial traffic. No vessels are permitted within 50 metres of ships at anchor. Know where the shipping lane is and understand that you must not loiter in it. Approaches to the First Narrows are off limits to Jericho style craft. To learn more about the Port of Vancouver, ship over to:
 
   
To get more safety information specific to users of the Jericho Sailing Centre, attend one of our FREE English Bay Safety Seminars      Next one: July 15 @ 1900H
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Summer School is in Session @ Jericho Sailing Centre

The Jericho Sailing Centre is Vancouver’s ocean community centre for a wide range of ocean recreation programs. Situated on the south shore of English Bay in Point Grey, our affiliated professional schools have adult classes for kayaking, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, stand up paddle boarding and canoeing. 

 

For rates, dates & bookings, splash on over to:         

Kayaking Programs

Dinghy Sailing & Canoeing Programs
 
Windsurfing, SUP & Skimboarding
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Video Clip: Foiling Windsurfer

Climb on board a foiling windsurfer over English Bay with Friedrich Buxbaum

Foiling Windsurfer

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