In the wind: March 14, 2024

2024/25 JSCA Membership & Storage Fees Due April 1

The 2024/2025 Membership & Storage fees are due by April 1st . Invoices were sent via email to current members in February. If you haven’t received yours, please contact us at after checking your spam folder.

We accept 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

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. 

Galley Patio and Grill

Now open weekends-weather depending

Pay Parking in Effect Year Round

Pay parking is now in effect year round in Jericho Beach Park. Current Seasonal Parking Passes expire on April 1. Seasonal passes for the next period April 1- September 30 are available from EasyPark via their email:, with the subject ”Jericho Seasonal Pass Lot 69”; in the email body include: your full name, phone number, licence plate, make and model of the vehicle.

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.

Jericho FIVE-0 50th Anniversary Art Contest

Windsurfing at Jericho in 1979. These are all Windsurfer One-Designs with teak booms!

In November of 2024 the Jericho Sailing Centre Association will mark its 50th anniversary. This will begin a year long celebration of the Jericho Sailing Centre and its past, present and future. We are looking for a piece of artwork created by one or more members of our community to anchor the 50th Anniversary programme. This artwork will potentially appear on posters, online, on signage, clothing, promotional items and on commemorative pieces like a sail and/or paddle. We want it to be positive, casual, approachable, upbeat, and ideally tap into the emotions that users of the centre experience while recreating here. We are encouraging artists of all walks of life to submit their art for consideration. The submission deadline is July 31st, more information about the contest is here:
JSCA 50th Art Contest Creative Brief

Spring Racing Events at Jericho

Photo: Jim Davie

Penguin Cup Racing Series – Sundays: April 7 & 21, First signal is at 1230 hrs.

Flights of Spring Regatta – April 13 & 14

Sunday Racing – every non-regatta Sunday May 5 – September 3 1230H

Tuesday Night Racing – gets under way May 7; every Tuesday at 1815H.

Please remember to register for sail events at

Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Race Series – Thursdays 1900H Commencing May 2

Full 2024 JSCA Event Schedule & info: Jericho Events

Help support the ILCA Canadian Masters Championships

Back by Popular Demand! After Jericho’s success in hosting the 2022 ILCA Canadian Masters Championships we have been asked to host it again this summer June 28 – 30.

All Jericho members, not just ILCA sailors, can support this regatta!

We are working hard to grow the fleet from 40 boats last time to over 50. In order to attract more out-of-town boats we are asking your help. Are you able to:

  • Host an out-of-town competitor to stay in your home for the 4 nights June 27 – 30?
  • Offer your ILCA or Laser in good racing condition for charter? (Sailors will pay you a charter fee.)

If you can assist in either of these ways please contact Greg Speakman, , (604) 764-2603.

More Event Info: ILCA Canadian Masters Championships

Jericho Club Partners 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 Clubs @ Jericho

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 more information:

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

Windsure Adventure Watersports
Windsurfing, SUP and skimboarding lesson, rental and pass programs

Dinghy Sailing and Canoe lesson, rental and pass programs

Exciting News from MacSailing:
Introducing our Expanded Marine Ecology Program for Summer 2024!

We are thrilled to announce the expansion of MacSailing’s Marine Ecology Program for the upcoming summer! Building on the success of previous years, our enhanced program offers engaging and educational experiences for youth aged 8-14. Designed in collaboration with partners such as Parks Canada, Ocean Wise, and local conservation groups, we’re proud to present an immersive curriculum that fosters a deeper understanding and appreciation for our marine ecosystems.

This summer, participants can choose between two captivating themes: Marine Marvels and Ocean Avengers. The Marine Marvels track focuses on exploring the fascinating world of marine species, while the Ocean Avengers track delves into the critical issue of climate change and its impact on our oceans. Through a combination of interactive classroom sessions, hands-on beach activities, and exhilarating on-water exercises, campers will gain firsthand knowledge of marine ecology and conservation.

Our program is led by passionate experts, including students from the University of British Columbia’s Marine Biology and Oceanography programs. Their expertise, coupled with the support of our partner organizations, ensures a dynamic and enriching experience for every participant. Join us this summer for an unforgettable journey into the wonders of marine ecology!

Click here to learn more

Registration for summer camps at Windsure Adventure Watersports are now open! There are full and half-day program options for paddleboarding, skimboarding and windsurfing activities for youth aged 7-15. You can view all available dates and times here.

Jericho Boat Show OPEN HOUSE & SOS-Season Opening Sailpast May 11

The annual Jericho Boat Show OPEN HOUSE is on Saturday, May 11 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.

Cold Water Recreation Requires More Knowledge and Experience

Dress for Cold Water Immersion. The water temperature is well below the level where it is safe to recreate without a proper wetsuit or drysuit (no shorties). People who get into serious trouble at this time of year have often made the mistake of dressing for the air temperature not the water temperature, which is fine until something goes wrong and they suddenly find themselves immersed in the water.

Know more before you go, check out our website for more winter water safety information:

For additional information, shiver over to this cold water education site:

Batten Down the Hatches

Every off season vicious wind storms rip through the Jericho Sailing Centre compound looking for loose tarps, boat covers and poorly stowed gear. When they find a loose tarp they can turn a docile hibernating boat into a flying projectile which can cause damage to neighbouring craft. Members are responsible for ensuring they have “battened down the hatches” on their equipment stored at the Jericho Sailing Centre. If your boat causes damage to neighbouring craft you can be held liable. We encourage you to check your craft regularly year round (particularly before & after gnarly windstorms), remove any parts or equipment that can be easily removed (most thefts occur between Oct.-April) and make sure water doesn’t collect inside your hull (if it freezes and expands it can cause major damage).

Compound Security-Keep Gates Closed

The Jericho Sailing Centre is open to JSCA members and accompanying guests only during the week. We welcome the public in on weekends while the Galley is open. 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 full time operations in April.

Seasonal Compound Water Shutoff

As our facility has evolved from the Royal Canadian Air Force Jericho Beach Air Station, much of the Jericho Sailing Centre’s compound water system is at or near the ground surface to avoid costly trenching through military grade concrete. This means it is particularly susceptible to freezing and associated pipe and fitting breakage. 

The possibility of below freezing temperatures require us to do the annual winterization of our compound water service which includes flushing the system dry and shutting off the water main for the next couple of months. While the rest of the compound water is shutdown, the water hosing station near the SE corner of the building visible from the main compound entrance is insulated and operational throughout the winter.

Our compound water system will be re-energized later in February or during March depending on prevailing temperature forecast. 

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.

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

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 flake 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.