Clubs, Schools & Rentals

Schools & Rentals

Open to the public, no membership required.

Mac Sailing

High quality instruction for beginners through advanced sailors

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Windsure Adventure Waterports

For over 40 years we have been teaching windsurfing, stand up paddling and skimboarding to individuals and groups.

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Clubs


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Club Locarno

Club Locarno is a non-profit, member-run sailing club offering dinghy and catamaran sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, ocean rowing and SUP.


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Companionway Sailing Club

Our club is a small, family oriented, low budget co-operative. We offer a variety of sailing dinghies, stand up paddle boards, sailboards and kayaks


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Disabled Sailing Association of BC

Adaptive sailing is a unique experience, leaving one’s disability onshore to experience the freedom and exhilaration of sailing independently.


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Discovery Sailing Club

The mission of the Discovery Sailing Club is to build community while providing fun, safe, and affordable water‐based recreational opportunities for members and their friends.


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Salish Sea Coastal Rowing

Big waves or small, we thrive in all weather conditions. We are bounded only by the limits of our imagination and endurance. Join us in exploring the magnificent waters of the Salish Sea.


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Viking Sailing Club

We provide training and access to our high performance fleet which includes a variety of dinghies, catamarans, sailboards, kayaks and a 34′ keelboat. Our mission is to spread the passion for sailing and to have fun!


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Jericho Folk Club

Jericho Folk Club is a summer season, volunteer run, non profit society dedicated to the promotion of live acoustic roots music


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Jericho Wavechaser Race Series

Jericho Wavechaser is a 10 race series running every second Thursday from April 25 to Aug 29 off the beaches at the Jericho Sailing Centre.


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Sea Dragon Sea Scouts

Sea Dragon Sea Scout Group is a non-profit organization active in Greater Vancouver and is registered with Pacific Coast and Fraser Valley Councils of Scouts Canada.


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UBC Sailing Club

The UBC Sailing Club specializes in getting its members full access to many watersports, including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding all throughout the summer (and winter if you so dare!)


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Jericho Padding Club

Established in 1993, the Jericho Outrigger Canoe Club (JOCC) exists to bring the spirit of outrigger paddling to the beaches of Jericho.


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Our restaurant and deck are open to the public. Come enjoy the best ocean side views around.

Find Out More
  1. JSCA Fleet Planning Meeting

    November 26 @ 18:00 - 21:00
  2. Winter Office Closure

    December 23, 2019 - January 1, 2020
  3. PNWORCA Winter Series Race #4

    February 15, 2020 @ 11:00 - 13:00
  • Members who launch from the Jericho Sailing Centre at this time of year are encouraged to stop in at the Jericho office and fill out the Winter Launch Log which outlines your float plan to let people here know you are out there. This is not a substitute for informing a friend or relative about your planned outing which is also a good idea. Most importantly if you do sign out please make sure to sign back in so that we know not to go looking for you if you are overdue.

  • As we leave the summer of 2019 foundering in our wake, the air and water temperatures have become noticeably cooler and the wetsuit or thermally protective attire that may have been optional just a few weeks ago are now mandatory. Recently Jericho Rescue assisted a beginner windsurfer, no wetsuit, who was in the initial stage of hypothermia. This is not a risk people should be taking when launching from Jericho at this time of year. Play safe and dress for survival. What does this mean? It depends on your activity. If you are sailing or windsurfing then a cold water wetsuit is in order. A full length 4/3mm or thicker wetsuit with a proper hood or hat would be a minimum. Wetsuit manufacturers also offer accessory thermal layers to add warmth as conditions get colder. This is a great way to extend the usefulness of your your regular suit. Some folks prefer drysuits – this time of year it would be important to make sure you are wearing proper insulating layers beneath your drysuit. In either case, check to make sure your suit is in good condition with no holes and that the seals are functioning properly. Heat loss from your head and/or neck should be addressed with a hood, hat and/or a neck tube. If you are paddling or rowing its a good idea to add insulating and/or wind-blocking layers to a dry bag in the bottom of your boat in case you get wetter than expected or to layer up and down with as you cycle through work and recovery intervals during your workout. It’s important that these layers work well when wet and do not absorb water – wool and synthetics are recommended. Additionally, sailing, paddling or rowing in the cold means being smart about your route and preparation. Mitigate your chances of being caught out in the cold by doing more laps closer to home instead of forging further from shore. If you do fall in and your body starts to cool off more quickly than it can generate heat, the 1-10-1 rule states you’ll only have about 10 minutes or so of coordinated gross motor strength and function. Plan your route so that you can quickly return to shore should you get colder than expected during your activity. However, if you cannot manage to re-board your craft after a capsize, always stay with your craft – it is far easier to spot than a person in the water. If you do venture further from shore be prepared with a way to call for help. A cell phone in a waterproof case or a VHF marine radio (as long as you are licensed to operate it) are good items to bring with you. Use the Buddy System. Always sail, paddle, row with someone else, especially in cold water conditions. Let a reliable friend or relative know when and where you are going and when you expect to return. Diligently contact them upon your safe return. If you are launching from Jericho Beach stop in at the JSCA office to let us know when and where you are going and when you expect to return.

  • 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.