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:
Common sense and consideration of fellow members help make the Jericho Sailing Centre a true community centre with a friendly salt water community atmosphere. Here are a few etiquette reminders to keep things sailing along smoothly: Do not leave your craft unattended on the shoreline for extended periods – share the shore. RAMPS, and the areas adjacent to launching ramps, are for craft launch/retrieval only. Do not rig, repair or otherwise loiter in this area.Do not leave or rig your craft in the rinsing areas adjacent to hosing stations.The Jericho Sailing Centre is a SMOKE/VAPE FREE facility. There is No Smoking/Vaping permitted in any Vancouver Park or beach area.Give pathway users the right of way and bear in mind they may be distracted and not aware that you are crossing the pathway with your craft or launch rope.Launch dollies are for launching/retrieval only (not for storage) and must be returned to the fence immediately after use.If you launch from your own dolly or trailer return it to your storage spot after launching.Do not use the winches unless you are familiar with their safe operation. Winch instruction is available from staff or Jericho Rescue Team members. Only members or registered guests may use winches & dollies.Only leashed, well behaved, non-barking/whining dogs are allowed in the compound. No dogs are allowed in the building or on the deck. Do not tie dogs to the base of stairwells or in other traffic areas. Do not leave your dog on shore while you are on the water. The City prohibits dogs on beaches. In consideration of other Jericho users please consider leaving your dog at home while visiting the Jericho Sailing Centre.Please coil hoses immediately after use and conserve water.Do not block aisle ways.Rinse racks are for rinsing not drying.Swimming is prohibited in front of the Jericho Sailing Centre.
JSCA COVID-19 Protocol The Jericho Sailing Centre is operating under the Jericho Sailing Centre Covid-19 Safety Protocols. These protocols have been put in place to minimize the risk of spreading Covid-19 among the users, staff and volunteers of the Jericho Sailing Centre and must be strictly adhered to-no excuses, relaxation or Covid fatigue permitted. The main gate is the initial access point for members and their guests. Your valid* JSCA Membership Card will be required to unlock the member gate. Please do not let anyone else in – have them phone the JSCA office to gain proper entrance. Swipe the circled controller with your valid member card to unlock the front gate. Everyone entering the Jericho Sailing Centre building must wear a face mask at all times. We are also asking users of the Centre to stay physically distanced, wash their hands frequently, and of course, be kind to each other. The JSCA office is accessible via service window on the east exterior wall under an awning. During the off season, all ocean gates will remain closed until needed for boat launching or retrieval. Masks are now optional in the building. The Sailor’s Lounge and the second floor showers and changerooms in the building are now accessible to vaccinated members. Please show your BC Vaccine Card at the JSCA office for access. Interior washrooms are available to all. All interior spaces can now support their fire rated capacities. All traffic within the Jericho Sailing Centre hallways and staircases, is one way only to support physical distancing. Please look for directional signage through-out the building and compound. The success of our Jericho Sailing Centre Covid-19 Safety Protocol depends on the cooperation of our entire Jericho community. Thank you to everyone who has committed to put “community” over “self”. Together we are doing everything we can to minimize the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus. No one may enter the premises if they are sick, required to self-isolate or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19.General entry to the compound is limited to the South gate (parking lot entrance). The door is now unlocked by swiping your member card.Face masks are now optional while in the building. We ask that people visiting the Centre bring their own masks, however, disposable masks are available by donation at the JSCA office.Clubs, schools and members organizing indoor gatherings are responsible for verifying the vaccination status of all those in attendance per current PHO rules.All people on the premises must maintain a safe physical distance of 2m at all times.Everyone must be kind to each other.In the off season, ocean gates must be closed and locked immediately after use.The JSCA office can be accessed using the service windows under a tent along the east wall of the building. Access to the inside of the JSCA office is for staff only.All hallways in the building have been designated as one way. Please be on the lookout for signage directing the flow of foot traffic through the building.The showers and change rooms upstairs are available to vaccinated members. Single occupancy change rooms are available around the yard for general use. Outdoor showers are available in the compound for all members and guests.The Sailor’s Lounge is available to vaccinated members.Present your BC Vaccine Card at the JSCA office for access to the Lounge and indoor changerooms and showers.Cleaning staff are regularly cleaning high touch surfaces when usage warrants.Some staff are working from home when possible to keep office conditions as safe as practicable. The success of our Jericho Sailing Centre COVID-19 Safety Protocol depends on the cooperation of our entire Jericho community. Although members have been exceptionally good about adapting to and following the new protocols over the few years, there have been a few who have have put “self” over “community” by not wearing their face mask properly at all times within the Centre. Please do not be selfish. Together we are doing everything we can to minimize the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus. This protocol will be updated from time to time as requirements evolve. Please check back to stay up to date. *Please ensure you have signed the 2022 liability waiver to ensure your membership card is valid. Waivers can be signed at the following link: JSCA Waiver.
On the ocean there are elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Regardless of how you decide to use the ocean always show courtesy to others. Please adhere to the code listed below and share with others the responsibility for a safe ocean experience. It is every member’s responsibility to know and observe the rules of the road when on or near the water. Here are some key rules which every Jericho member must know and practice.0.5 IT IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY TO AVOID A COLLISION 1. Always wear your P.F.D. on the water.2. Sail powered craft have the right of way over power craft, paddle and rowing powered craft.3. All non-commercial vessels shall keep well clear of commercial vessels.4. It is illegal and extremely dangerous to pass between a tug and it’s tow.5. A port tack sailing vessel shall keep clear of a starboard tack vessel.6. A windward vessel shall keep clear of a leeward vessel.7. A vessel clear astern shall keep clear of a vessel ahead.8. Any vessel overtaking another shall keep clear.9. A vessel tacking or gybing shall keep clear of a vessel on a tack.10. The area south of the orange can buoys is for training or transiting only.11. Swimming or wading on the beach in front of the Centre is prohibited and is particularly dangerous for small children.12. It is unsafe to loiter or let children play near the bottom of launching ramps.13. Stay well clear of the end of the Jericho Pier as fishers cast lines as far as possible.14. Be cautious of pathway traffic when launching/retrieving.15. Do not leave your craft on the shoreline for extended periods of time. Common sense goes a long way toward maintaining a safe environment. Membership in the Jericho Sailing Centre Association is contingent on members knowing and observing the Safe Ocean Sailing rules.