Bring your family, friends, neighbours, co-workers and aquaintances to the Jericho Sailing Centre Open House on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from Noon-1600H to see how easily they can get closer to our oceanic nature and make the transformation from landlubber to sea mammal through Jericho’s vast variety of ocean access programs, facilities and services.
Ocean kayakers, rowers, stand-up paddlers, and outrigger canoeists. Dinghy sailors, cat sailors, windsurfers and sailing canoers. The Jericho Sailing Centre has released countless schools of Vancouver sea mammals from landlubber captivity into English Bay, over the past 41 years. Millions of low cost, highly accessible, non-taxpayer funded, recycled military facility, launches from Jericho Beach by the dwellers of this city named after a prominent seafarer: it’s a local sea mammal tradition that goes back thousands of years, to the first inhabitants of this area.
A centuries old sailing tradition, the “Sailpast” originated when tall ships amassed prior to naval conflict and sailed past the Admiral’s vessel to salute him/her, pledging their allegiance and hoping to pass inspection. Despite a happy lack of recent naval conflict, the world wide boating tradition continues to this day, supported by the superstitious, mariner notion that good luck and good weather accompanies all vessels and crew who participate.
The Jericho Sailing Centre Season Opening Sailpast (SOS) is important to you, good member, to ensure that all of your ocean excursions this 2015 season are blessed with favourable weather.
At Jericho, we consider the word “Sailing” to be the verb, meaning “travel over water” which is inclusive of all small naturally powered craft native to this shore. All Jericho Members and guests are invited to sail, paddle, windsurf, row, SUP, whatever you like to do here, past our flagship, the Albatross, to salute our President, Chris Stairs, and his fearless crew on Saturday, May 9 between 1300H and 1400H.
The SOS is also an important part of the Jericho Boat Show OPEN HOUSE as it gives our visiting landlubber friends an opportunity to see the Jericho Sailing Centre in action – rain or shine please come out and share your Jericho spirit.
Sign Up With Jericho Sailing Centre Affiliated Clubs
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:
A fresh fleet of lubLocarno guppies get their first sailing lesson
Companionway Sailing Club – president@companionwaysailing.
ClubLocarno – http://www.clublocarno.com/
UBC Sailing Club- http://register.ubcsailing.
Viking Sailing Club – http://www.vikingsailingclub.
Jericho Paddling Club- http://www.jerichooutrigger.
Discovery Sailing Club – http://discoverysailing.org/
For more info. on all JSCA Affiliated Clubs surf over to http://jsca.bc.ca/clubs-2/
Come meet our club representatives at the Jericho Sailing Centre
OPEN HOUSE May 9, Noon-1600H