In The Wind: June 24

Greet Canada Day with Windsure’s Sunrise SUP Session

Mark your calendars, Windsure’s first sunrise stand-up paddling session starts Wednesday July 1st, 2020 at 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM. Participants can drop-in and meet their guide at the North side of the Jericho Sailing Centre compound, outside the Windsure beach hut. Attendance for this class is $15.00, with an option to purchase a five session pass for $50.00 plus tax. 

Additionally, find all the information you need, including our COVID-19 safety guidelines, to book lessons and drop in for rentals on the Windsure website, There is a new option this season to reserve and pay for stand-up paddling and windsurfing rentals online. 

Jericho Sailing Centre Affiliated Clubs Sign-up Season

One of the best ways to enjoy recreational ocean access on Vancouver’s largest playground is to join a community based club at 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 –
Companionway Sailing Club –   
Disabled Sailing Association –  
Discovery Sailing Club – 
Jericho Paddling Club – 
Salish Sea Coastal Rowing Club –  
UBC Sailing Club –  
Viking Sailing Club – 

For more info. on all JSCA Affiliated Clubs surf over to

Jericho Sailing Centre Schools in Session

Summer school is back in session at the Jericho Sailing Centre. Jericho’s school partners are operating under Covid-19 Safety Protocols to ensure everyone’s ocean experience is as safe and enjoyable as ever.  School patrons must book lesson and rental services in advance and will enter the Jericho Sailing Centre, by appointment, at the designated school zone gate.

With fewer leisure opportunities available around Vancouver this summer, Jericho School programs are filling fast. Don’t delay, register today for lessons, rentals, seasons passes and summer camps.

Windsure Adventure Sports for windsurfing, SUP and skimboarding
MacSailing for dinghy sailing & canoeing
Jericho Beach Kayak Centre for kayaking and surf ski

Galley Patio & Grill – Take Out Service Available @ Gate 1

The Galley Patio & Grill is open with an abbreviated menu and Covid-19 Health & Safety protocols in place.Menu offerings will be expanded through the summer, as safety permits.Please note that seating has had to be reduced, due to 2-metre distancing between tables. With this in mind, they’ve instituted a “4 people maximum” per table, as well as “1 hour maximum visit” per table.

Mon-Fri: 11:30am-9pm
Sat-Sun: 11am-9pm
Hours are weather-permitting. See you soon!!!

Weekly Racing Programs

Weekly Racing Programs, with slightly modified Covid-19 rules, will continue through August.  
Tuesday Nite Racing          Tuesdays    @ 1815H   
Sunday Racing                    Sundays    @  1230H

Sail Racers – Please Register!

Sunday and Tuesday night racing has started, so this is a good time to review how Jericho Series scoring works, and to ask everyone to register when they race.
Results from Sunday and Tuesday night racing are used for Series scoring. Series scores are kept for all classes that race. Series results are updated after every event.
Series score people, not boats. Because over the course of the season some people sail in different boats, with different sail numbers, we score people, not boats in each Series.
To be scored in a Series, you have to be registered each time you race. Registration is easy – go to and look at the results for the event. Find the boat you raced on. If you are already registered, your name will be shown. If not, the word “Register” will appear where your name should be. Click on “Register” to go to the registration page.Once you have registered (or if you registered for any Jericho event last year), you can pick you name from a list. If you’re not listed, enter your first and last name, and your name will be added to the list.If you always sail on the same boat, you can register for the season. If not, you can register for each event. If you need to delete a name, click on “Add or remove a competitor” below the results, to go to a page where you can do this.
For two person boats – each person who registers is scored in a Series, whether they are skipper or crew. This means (for example) that at the end of the season, someone who crewed on different boats which always did well could be the series winner. This values crew and skipper equally, and gives everyone a chance at doing well. At the end of the season, instead of recognizing the top 3 two person boats in a series, Jericho recognizes the top 6 people, whether skipper or crew.
If your name is missing from a series. If you are looking at a series result, and your name is missing for an event you sailed in, click on the date for that event to go to the event results and register.
It’s really easy to register at and it makes racing more rewarding for everyone.

Sail Racers …one more thing
Thanks to everyone who is racing on Sunday or Tuesday night, and has registered. You will be included in the Series results.There is one more thing. If you sail a Laser Radial (or 4.7) you may need to change the class shown in the Sunday or Tuesday results. Just go to the event results, click the down arrow beside your class, choose Radial or 4.7 from the list, and click Go.If you register for the season with the correct class and sail number, you results in future events will show the right class. If you have already registered for the season, but with the wrong class, you can click: Register for an event or the whole season, (on the home page, under Register), select your name, and edit the class.

Jericho Wavechaser: No Race This Week as We re-set for July 2

Vancouver Coastal Health; our community partners in fighting the spread of Covid-19, received a complaint about numbers of people and lack of physical distancing in the beach launch area during last week’s Jericho Wavechaser pre-race interval. The JSCA is working together with VCH and our volunteer organizers to address Covid protocol concerns so that we may, with the cooperation of our competitors, resume our race series on July 2. The Wavechaser event originally scheduled for June 25 has been re-scheduled to September 3.  For more information on the Jericho Wavechaser paddle over to Jerichowavechaser.

Jericho Sailing Centre Open Under Covid-19 Stage 3 Safety Protocols

The Jericho Sailing Centre is open under the Jericho Sailing Centre Stage 3 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.

The main gate will be the only access point for members and their guests during Stage 3. Non-member Galley patrons must enter via Gate 1. (closest to the Jericho Pier). School patrons must go to the designated School Zone on the beach side of our facility.

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Everyone entering the Jericho Sailing Centre must: wear a facemask at all times, stay physically distanced at all times,  wash their hands frequently, register upon entry*, and of course, be kind to each other. Have your JSCA member card with you and registration will be a quick card swipe. Please remember to pack your facemask with your equipment. Guests accompanying members will be required to provide their name and phone number*. All ocean gates will remain closed until needed for boat launching or retrieval. 

To support the Jericho Sailing Centre Covid-19 Safety Protocols we have located temporary washroom, changeroom, shower and handwash stations throughout the compound. Showers and changerooms within the building will not be available. Interior washrooms will have an occupancy of 1 and people with accessibility challenges will be given priority.
All traffic within the Jericho Sailing Centre hallways and staircases, will be One Way only to support physical distancing. Please look for directional signage through-out the building and compound. JSCA office service is accessible via 2 service windows on the east exterior wall under a temporary awning.

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 past five weeks, 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. If we can all keep our respiratory droplets to ourselves we will succeed.
We expect to be tweaking and tuning the Jericho Sailing Centre Covid-19 Safety Protocols through-out the summer as things evolve. We value our member feedback and input to help the Jericho Sailing Centre Association minimize the risk to all. 

PAY PARKING IN EFFECT – sign up for your season pass via HONK. (Lot 69A Jericho Zone 3692). 
*Registration information is taken for the potential purpose of Contact Tracing only. All information will be securely stored and destroyed after 30 days. 

Volunteer Jericho Gate Keeper Ambassadors Wanted

Thank you to all of the JSCA members who are volunteering in our Gatekeeper Ambassador program. You folks are the unsung heros of this coronavirus enriched season at the Jericho Sailing Centre!We are looking for more JSCA member volunteers to assist us with gate control under our Jericho Sailing Centre Covid-19 Safety Protocols. Our goal is to ensure that the ocean gates are used only for launching and retrieval of craft. We noticed on sunny, busy days in particular that gates had to be left open at times to facilitate numerous members and craft coming and going. In these intervals beach walkers were tempted to leak into the Jericho Sailing Centre compound. We are looking for diplomatic volunteers to help keep them from entering anywhere other than the main gate. Gate Keeper Ambassadors will also open and close gates for their fellow, boat toting members. Members who volunteer for this program will receive a stylish new Jericho Sailing Centre hat and a 2020 gate key. Please let me know by reply email if you have any questions or would like to sign-up for a shift. 

We have an urgent need for Gate Keeper Ambassadors on fair weather Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.As summer approaches our need for Gatekeepers will increase. We gratefully accept drop-in volunteers during busy periods; please consider volunteering for an hour or so before or after your ocean therapy session.


The last pandemic taught us that containing respiratory droplets in a simple facemask is a simple strategy to stop the spread of a deadly, highly contagious virus.

If we all keep our droplets to ourselves, wash our hands, keep physically distanced and frequently disinfect high touch areas; Covid-19 doesn’t stand a chance of spreading at the Jericho Sailing Centre. That’s our goal.

During the last 5 weeks of operation we have noticed that many Jericho users have come prepared with their own face masks. We encourage ALL Jericho users to bring their own facemask. The disposable masks we have been providing are PLASTIC and we should all be focusing on using less plastic. Please: be kind to each other; be kind to our environment.


NOTICE: Ocean Gates Are Locked at 2100H

The Jericho Sailing Centre ocean gates are locked each day at 2100H. If you don’t have a gate key please make sure you are back in the compound by then. Sailors should be aware that the wind frequently shuts off abruptly in the hour before sunset. 

Safety on the Ocean is your Responsibility

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 practise.

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 its 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

Always do a careful pre-launch safety check of your craft equipment and crew

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.