In the wind: August 17, 2022
This weekend at Jericho
Rumrunner Regatta August 20 & 21
There once was a time when rum runners avoided Jericho Beach like the plague.
During prohibition in the United States, the flying boat crews of the Jericho Beach Air Station often assisted Canada Customs in their quest to inhibit the illicit flow of demon alcohol to our teetotaler dominated, thirsty southern neighbours.
On August 20 & 21 the tide turns and the rum runners will be heading north with immunity as the Jericho Sailing Centre hosts the F18 Rum Runner Regatta on the waters of English Bay off of Jericho Beach.
There will be a distance race on Saturday starting at 1230H and the F18 fleet will roll into our regular Sunday Racing program at 1230H on Sunday.
For F18 Rum Runner Regatta Notice of Race smuggle your mouse over to: speakeasy
Regular Sunday Racing as usual on Rumrunner weekend!
As time sails further away from the 2022 Summer Solstice evenings are becoming shorter by a couple of minutes each day: tonight’s sunset is at 2028H. During fair weather the wind frequently shuts off abruptly within an hour of sunset. A good rule of thumb if you are in a wind fueled craft is: never sail further from Jericho within that hour than you are prepared to paddle back.
Regular Sunday and Tuesday Nite Racing
All members and registered guests are welcome to join Jericho Sailing Centre’s weekly sail race programs. Please remember to register at jracing.org.
- Sunday Racing starts at 1230H every Sunday through Sept. 4.
- Tuesday Nite Racing starts at 1815H every Tuesday through Aug. 30.
Smugmug’s Sea Otter Photo Gallery
Local photographer, Jim Davie, has been developing his sea legs on board our Jericho Rescue boats catching action on waves in the waters off the Jericho Sailing Centre. Check out his gallery of awesome photos taken over the past several weeks: https://jimdavie.smugmug.com/C-Otter/
Join a Jericho Sailing Centre Club
One of the best ways to enjoy recreational ocean access on Vancouver’s largest playground is to join a community based club 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/ClubLocarno rowing lessons are open to the public. Windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and rowing lessons are open to their members.
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 information on all JSCA affiliated clubs surf over to https://jsca.bc.ca/clubs/
Jericho Pier Danger!
SOS: Future of Jericho Pier Unclear! Park Board Engineering Report Is Expected in August.
“Renewing the Jericho Pier is not identified as a priority project in the proposed 2023-2026 capital plan.“from the June 27, 2022 Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation meeting report on the 2023-2026 Capital Plan.
We are still waiting to hear back from the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation about plans for reopening the Jericho Pier which was severely damaged in the January 7, 2022 storm. We’ll keep readers updated in future newsletters.
In the meantime, please send your comments to the Park Board. PB.Comments@Vancouver.ca
Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Race Series Thursdays @ 1900H
Paddle racing every Thursday evening to the end of August open to all level of paddlers in outrigger, SUP, surfski, prone, and kayak. Courses vary depending on conditions. Each race night has a short and a long course. Check-in starts at 6 pm, race starts at 7 pm. Race fees are $5 for Jericho Sailing Centre members and $10 for non-members.
Summer Schools in Session
Windsure offers stand-up paddling, skimboarding and windsurfing lessons and rentals.
Mac Sailing offers sailing and canoeing lessons and rentals.
Open Water Rowing Lessons available to the public through ClubLocarno
English Bay Safety Seminar
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. 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 45+ years.
Why make your own mistakes when you can learn from the mistakes of others? Don’t challenge Darwin’s theory, make sure your water safety knowledge is the fittest it can be. Your survival may well depend upon it. Find the missing links and fill in the gaps in your water safety knowledge.
Sail the Slideshow on our Website
|There be Dragons here!: Find out where not to go in Vancouver Harbour
A Message From Transport Canada Office of Boating Safety
Launch Dolly Etiquette
Yellow launch dollies are for Jericho Sailing Centre community use-please be considerate of others by not leaving them on the beach. They must be returned to the inside of the fence immediately after launching. They are for launching and retrieval only-please do not leave your boat on them. Private dollies should not block access between the ramps and the beach or the beach pathway.
A Reminder to All Users
The Jericho Sailing Centre is a Non-motor Powered Recreational Facility – No Recreational Motors Permitted, including electrics. Strictly enforced.
New from The Galley
THE GALLEY HAPPY HOUR!
Available from weekdays 3:30-5
Spicy curly fries $8
Bruschetta – 2 pieces-Vine ripened tomato, topped with parmesan-Olive tapenade, topped with feta crema$10
Prawns diablo – 3 pan seared tiger prawns, with grilled bread$10
Craft beer flight – 4 glasses, each 5oz
Jericho Sailing Centre Current Covid-19 Safety Protocols
Covid Hasn’t Left Us – If you are feeling sick please stay home!
The Jericho Sailing Centre Association is committed to fighting the spread of Covid-19.
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 Seminar.
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.
Pay Parking in Effect
Pay Parking is in effect in Jericho Beach Park from April 1 through September 30.Season parking passes are available through EasyPark for $105.
To apply for a parking pass:
- Scroll down to Permits and click Get Permits, Log in or Create Account
- Login to your guest account or create one.
- Select Lot 69 Jericho Beach