In The Wind: May 19, 2021

Long Weekend: Doctor’s Orders “Stay Local”, Launch at Jericho

Current Covid public health restrictions have dropped the anchor on normal May long weekend travel plans but the Jericho Sailing Centre is still available for your pleasurable leisure time escapes, close to home. Last weekend many people enjoyed fair weather salt water therapy session from Jericho slipping the surly bonds of earth and pandemic. Plan to follow Doctor’s orders by filling your long weekend prescription locally on Vancouver’s largest playground.

Volunteers Wanted! Jericho Sailing Centre Gatekeeper Ambassadors

Photo: Dominique Labrosse

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.

These Stylish & Swaggy UV Protective Neck Gators are Not For Sale

Photo: Dominique Labrosse

The only way to get one is to volunteer with the Jericho Sailing Centre Gate Keeper Ambassador Program

Jericho Clubs: Why own just 1 boat when you can access a Fleet of boats?

The pandemic has accentuated the benefits of outdoor recreation on the ocean-boats are in demand.
A great way 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 –
UBC Sailing Club-
Viking Sailing Club –
Jericho Paddling Club-
Discovery Sailing Club –
Companionway Sailing Club –
Salish Sea Coastal Rowing Club –
Sea Dragon Sea Scouts –

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

2021 Jericho Schools in Session

Katherine & Colin put a little MacSailing Zest into an otherwise grey Vancouver day.
Photo: Steve Irwin

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.

New Facility: Outdoor HOT Showers

One of the biggest disappointments for Jericho Sailing Centre users last summer was the loss of our hot showers due to Covid restrictions. We don’t know when we might be able to reopen our indoor showers but we have added hot water to the outdoor showers on the west wall of the building to rinse off the salt and warm you up. Give them a shot.

Best Patio in Vancouver

The Galley Patio & Grill hours of operation for May will be: Monday-Friday 1130-2030H; and, Saturday/Sunday 1100-2030H Weather permitting.

New Covid protective table dividers give a sense of privacy and make a pretty good wind break.

Jericho 2021 Events on Pause Awaiting Restart Announcement May 25

The start of the 2021 Jericho Sailing Centre Event Schedule has been put on hold until at least May 25. We hope 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. We are optimistically looking forward to next Tuesday’s provincial restart plan announcement. We hope to announce our new event schedule the following day.

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.

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.

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 Scroll down to Permits and click Get Permits Log in or create account>Select Lot 69 Jericho Beach