In the wind: October 7, 2021
On Water: Vancouver’s Non-motorized Watercraft Strategy
The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is seeking feedback from users of the Jericho Sailing Centre on their pilot project to help them make naturally powered ocean recreation better for everyone. Please take a few minutes to complete their survey which can be found along with more information at this link: On Water Survey
Jericho Sailing Centre Association
Notice of Annual General Meeting Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 1900H
The Jericho Sailing Centre Association’s 48th Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 1900H online (login and voting details to be announced October 13). The 2020/2021 J.S.C.A. Board and Committees will report on their accomplishments this past year and the challenges for the future. Please plan to attend and participate in the future direction of your ocean access community centre.
Last Call for Nominations
Voting will take place to elect eight members for a two-year term to our 15 member Board of Directors. The J.S.C.A. Board meets regularly to set policy and determine Jericho’s direction. Interested members who have time and expertise to offer are invited to submit a letter indicating their experience and areas of interest to the J.S.C.A. Nominations Committee c/o the Jericho office no later than 1700H, Tuesday, October 12. The nomination letter must include your name, address and telephone number. For additional information contact Mike Cotter, J.S.C.A. General Manager 224-4177 or email email@example.com.
Galley Patio & Grill Closed For the Season
Penguin Cup Racing Series
Sundays, October 10, 17 & 24 @ 1230H
Penguin Cup Racing continues for 3 more Sundays.
JSCA Annual Fleet Planning Meeting
November 30, 1800H
Racers, whatever your class, the annual Fleet Planning Meeting is where we lay out the first draft of the 2022 JSCA Event Schedule. If you have an idea for a 2022 event, or how we can make Jericho racing programs better, please attend this online meeting, share your ideas and help us plan for a successful 2022. RSVP for meeting link.
English Bay Safety Seminar Online
The English Bay Safety Seminar was developed for users of the Jericho Sailing Centre to help keep them safe at play while on the waters of English Bay and beyond. The seminar covers basic water safety fundamentals along with user specific information drawn from the logs of the Jericho Rescue Team who have intervened in thousands of “sea disasters” over the past 46 years.
click: English Bay Safety Seminar
Jericho Sailing Centre Current Covid-19 Safety Protocols
The Jericho Sailing Centre Association is committed to fighting the spread of Covid-19. Here are the current Jericho Sailing Centre Covid-19 Safety Protocols:
- Mask use mandatory in the building, optional in the compound.
Please bring your own mask. Disposable masks available for purchase in the JSCA Office.
- Sailor’s Lounge and roof top deck open to members.
- Indoor washrooms capacity limits removed.
- Other than the Burrard room, all rooms in the Jericho Sailing Centre building are back to their original capacities.
- One-way travel in the building.
- Member service window barrier and office configuration will be retained. Indoor mask use by staff retained. Outdoor mask use by staff optional.
- Indoor shower and change room usage under consideration. Will remain closed for the time being.
- Continue to be kind to each other and give each other generous personal space.
- Vaccine Passports are not required at this time, however we support public health recommendations for everyone to get vaccinated.
We anticipate further changes, tweaking and tuning, as we move through the summer. Thank you for being considerate of others.
Outdoor HOT Showers
Located on the exterior west wall
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.
Jericho Sailing Centre Etiquette
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 onshore 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.