In the wind: March 14, 2023

Jonathan, the Epic surf ski snowman, shussing past the still broken Jericho Pier in late February. Photo: Dominique Labrosse

Jericho Sailing Centre Association 2023 Membership Year

The 2023/2024 JSCA Membership & Storage fees are due no later than April 1st. Invoices were sent to current members last month If you haven’t yet seen yours, please check your spam folder and contact us if not received. Please let us know if there are any adjustments required at .

We are accepting the following payment methods:

• Online payments using the review and pay button in your original invoice email

• Interac e-Transfer to (include invoice # in notes)

• In person at the JSCA office

• Mail us a cheque

• By credit card over the phone at 604.224.4177

Please don’t pay late! A late fee of $30 will apply to fees paid in April after the deadline; a $60 late fee will be applied to late payments received during the month of May, and after that things go from bad to worse and your ship could end up on the craggy rocks of our annual bailiff auction.

Member key locks change on April 1. Keys are available to 2023 members for $8.

Not planning to renew?
If you have craft and/or locker storage at the Jericho Sailing Centre and are not planning to continue with us after March 31 this year, please notify us as soon as you can so that we can plan to accommodate members on our waiting list.

Pay Parking @ Jericho Starts April 1 – Seasonal Passes Available

Pay parking at Jericho Beach Park will go into effect on April 1, 2023 and from then will be permanent, year round. Seasonal passes are available from EasyPark via their email:, with the subject ”Jericho Seasonal Pass Lot 69”.

All net parking revenues go to the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation to allow them to fund park amenities, such as the Jericho Pier.

Galley Patio and Grill

The Galley will open for the 2023 season commencing April 1.

April Hours of Operation (weather permitting):
Wednesdays & Thursdays 1130H – 1600H
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 1130H – 1900H
Mondays & Tuesdays Closed

Attention students (high school and post-secondary): The Galley is now accepting applications for the 2023 season. Please contact us at

JSCA 2023 Event Schedule

The full 2023 JSCA event schedule can be viewed at the following link:

2023 JSCA Event Schedule

Jericho Spring Racing Events

Penguin Series April 2, 9 & 23
First signal is at 1230 hrs. Please remember to register at

Flights of Spring Regatta April 15 & 16

Tuesday Night Racing gets under way May 2; every Tuesday at 1815H.

Sunday Racing every non-regatta Sunday May 7 – September 3

Keep your eye on the events section of our web site at for additions to the schedule and up to date information on all our on water programs.

Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Race Series starts May 4

Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Race Series
Thursdays 1900H Commencing May 4
More information available soon @

Jericho Rescue Team Training Course April 29 & 30

Colin and Steve patrolling in Jericho Rescue Hurricane

The Jericho Rescue Team is looking for current JSCA members who are physically fit, confident, experienced sailors, windsurfers, paddlers and/or rowers and are interested in further developing their seamanship and water safety skills, to volunteer to assist their fellow boaters. The Jericho Rescue Team provides safety and rescue support for all on-water events facilitated by the JSCA. This year our Rescue Team members will provide safety and rescue coverage for the over 80 on-water event days on our 2023 events calendar. Qualified candidates can sign up for the Jericho Rescue Team Training Course which will be conducted on April 29 & 30. We provide training in ocean safety and seamanship, boat handling, boat rescue and first aid. Course graduates must complete ongoing Rescue Team training including the Pleasure Craft Operators Certification, VHF Radio Licence, emergency first aid and CPR Certification (all provided). If you are interested please contact Dominique to discuss your interest and qualification for this program.

Jericho Boat Show OPEN HOUSE & SOS-Season Opening Sailpast

The annual Jericho Boat Show OPEN HOUSE is on Saturday, May 6 from Noon-1600H. Bring your landlubber friends, co-workers, neighbours and relatives down to the Centre on that day to check out all of the recreational ocean access opportunities available to them. Our schools, clubs and fleets will be on hand with sign-up information and displays, the Jericho Rescue Team will be doing rescue demonstrations, there will be plenty of activity on the water and guests will receive member discounts on purchases in the Galley Patio & Grill.

The Season Opening Sailpast will take place at 1300H on that day. Join in the fun. 

Jericho Club Partner 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.

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

Jericho School Partners – Preparing for Spring Launch

Jericho Sailing Centre’s school partners are in various stages of preparation for the launch of spring programs. Surf over to their websites for information:

Jericho Beach Kayak Centre
Kayaking and Surf Ski lesson, rental and pass programs

Windsurfing, SUP and skimboarding lesson, rental and pass programs

Dinghy Sailing and Canoe lesson, rental and pass programs

Summer Jobs at Jericho Sailing Centre

The Jericho Sailing Centre Association has summer employment grant positions available and is inviting qualified candidates to apply. We are looking to fill Maintenance/Safety positions. To qualify for the grant, applicants must be Canadian Citizens under 30 years of age. We are looking for personable candidates who have a general knowledge of the types of ocean activities supported by the Jericho Sailing Centre. Please send your resume and cover letter to

Check your craft regularly – especially after windstorms

Compound Security – Keep Gates Closed

The Jericho Sailing Centre is open to JSCA members and accompanying guests only at this time. Please help us keep gates closed when not in use to avoid non-members leaking in. We look forward to welcoming the public back when our schools and the Galley Patio & Grill resume regular operations in April.

English Bay Safety Seminar

There be Dragons here!: Find out where not to go in Vancouver Harbour

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

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. PFD’s MUST be properly fitted.
  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
    16.Stay at least 300M clear of ships at anchor in Vancouver Harbour.
    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

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.