In The Wind: May 12, 2021
Jericho Waking Up
More people have left their wakes on the ocean off Jericho Sailing Centre in the first two weeks of May than ever before at this time of year. School, club and individual activities have been rising and it appears the Jericho Sailing Centre is on course to be as busy as last summer.
With a promising weather forecast we are expecting many more members and school users climbing onboard this weekend, some for the first time this season. Members are reminded that Jericho Sailing Centre Covid-19 Safety Protocols are still in full effect and your activated member card is required to enter the facility. The 2021 JSCA Member waiver must be signed to activate your card, if you’ve not yet signed you can access it here: 2021 JSCA Waiver
Volunteers Wanted! Jericho Sailing Centre Gatekeeper Ambassadors
We are looking for more, friendly and diplomatic, JSCA member volunteers to assist us as Gate Keeper Ambassadors. Our goal is to inform people of the Jericho Sailing Centre Covid-19 Safety Protocols and direct them to the appropriate gate. This is a great way to meet fellow Jericho Sailing Centre Association members and educate the public on all of the great ocean recreation opportunities available through the Jericho Sailing Centre. Gate Keeper Ambassadors will also open and close gates for their fellow, boat toting members. Please let me know by reply email if you have any questions or would like to sign-up for a shift. Shifts are generally 2 hours. Thank you to all of the JSCA members who are volunteering in our Gatekeeper Ambassador program.
Jericho Affiliated 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:
ClubLocarno – http://www.clublocarno.com/
UBC Sailing Club- https://ubcsailing.org/
Viking Sailing Club – http://www.vikingsailingclub.bc.ca/join-our-club/
Jericho Paddling Club- http://www.jerichooutrigger.com/membership.html
Discovery Sailing Club – http://discoverysailing.org/
Companionway Sailing Club – http://www.companionwaysailing.ca/
Salish Sea Coastal Rowing Club – http://www.salishsearowing.ca/page-18087
Sea Dragon Sea Scouts – https://www.facebook.com/seadragonseascouts/
For more info. on all JSCA Affiliated Clubs surf over to https://jsca.bc.ca/clubs/
2021 Jericho Schools in Session
While maintaining all Jericho Sailing Centre Covid-19 Safety Protocols, we welcome the seasonal opening of our partner schools and the Galley Patio & Grill this Saturday, May 1. For program information cruise their websites:
Windsure Adventure Watersports: Windsurfing, Stand Up Paddling, Skimboards
MacSailing: Dinghy Sailing and Canoeing
Jericho Beach Kayak Centre: Kayaking and Surf Skiing
The Galley Patio & Grill hours of operation for May will be: Monday-Friday 1130-2030H; and, Saturday/Sunday 1100-2030H Weather permitting.
Pay Parking in Effect
Pay Parking will be in effect in Jericho Beach Park from April 1 through September 30.Season parking passes are available through EasyPark for $100.To apply for a parking pass:
Go to https://easypark.t2hosted.ca/Account/PortalScroll down to Permits and click Get Permits Log in or create account>Select Lot 69 Jericho Beach
Jericho 2021 Events on Pause Due to Covid Restrictions
The start of the 2021 Jericho Sailing Centre Event Schedule has been put on hold until at least May 25. We expect to commence our Sunday Racing, Tuesday Nite Racing and Jericho Wavechaser event schedule as soon as the capacity limits are increased to last summer levels (50 people). The current limit is 10 which must include our safety support crew and officials.
On-The-Water Safety 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 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.
For more water safety info., tread water over to: English Bay Safety
Covid-19 Safety Protocols
The Jericho Sailing Centre is operating under the Jericho Sailing Centre Covid-19 Safety Protocols.