FAQ

General


The gates open around 7:30 am and are usually closed at sunset. The office is open 9:30 am to sunset, or 9 pm, whichever comes first, seven days a week.
If you haven’t rented a JSCA locker, there are day lockers available upstairs and by the easternmost launch ramp, but you must provide your own lock.
Member cards can be used to access the front gate and the building at all times. Members may buy a key from the Jericho office to access the ocean gates. The locks are changed on April 1st every year, so keys are good until March 31st.
Yes, the schools located within the Sailing Centre compound can help you. MacSailing rents sailing dinghies and canoes, Windsure rents stand-up paddleboards, skimboards and windsurfers. Jericho Beach Kayak rents kayaks and surfskis.
Yes, you can join one of our affiliated clubs, or get a season’s pass at one of our schools. The best way to find out about our clubs and schools is to look at their websites. Please click the "Clubs Schools and Rentals" menu above for links. Or call one of our schools at: MacSailing 604-224-7245, Windsure 604-224-0615, Jericho Beach Kayak: 604-689-7575
There are schools located within the Sailing Centre compound that do. MacSailing offers sailing lessons, Windsure offers stand-up paddleboarding, skimboarding and windsurfing lessons. Jericho Beach Kayak offers kayaking and surfskiing lessons as well as trip planning and VHF radio courses. They also have summer camps for children.
Yes, it is located at the back of the main entry hall.

Member FAQs


Unlimited launching
Access to launch dollies
Change rooms and showers
Jericho Galley Patio and Grill discount
Members only patio
Members only lounge
Members only roof-top deck
Access to affordable craft storage
Access to affordable locker rentals
Room rentals
Safety program
Weekly racing program
Update Weather/tide information, streaming camera for checking conditions
Regular Newsletter
Volunteer opportunities
The Jericho Sailing Centre is a non-profit association funded entirely by its users. User fees pay for everything from compound maintenance and improvement to toilet paper.
Our membership year is from April 1st to March 31st. Your membership is good from the date you pay for it until the following March 31st.
No.
We have single, family, and junior memberships. They are all yearly (from when you pay until the next March 31st) and are non-transferable. A single membership is for one adult. A junior membership is for one person UNDER 18 years of age. A family membership is for two adults. Family memberships may also include children of the adults, if the children are UNDER 18 years of age.
No.
No. Membership and storage rates are separate.
No. You may be interested in membership in one of our affiliated clubs, or in a season’s pass at one of our schools.

Membership Card FAQs


You can sign out a guest pass in the Jericho office.
If you are a current JSCA member, bring your card to the Jericho office and any staff member can fix it for you. If you have not signed the membership waiver during the current membership year your card will be automatically de-activated. The waiver can be signed online via the "Membership" menu above.
Membership cards cost us about $10 each. In order to keep our membership fees low and reduce waste, we only issue new cards every five years.
You can buy a new one in the Jericho office.

Guest FAQs


You can bring as many guests as you like, up to five times each per year. If your guest comes to use our members-only facilities more than five times a year, he or she should become a member.
If you are going on the water with your guest, you and your guest must sign a waiver. This can be done with the tablet at office service window or from your smart phone.
There are guest cards available in the Jericho office. On the day you bring a guest, you may sign out a guest card. It must be returned when you are done for the day.
Non-members may not use your boat at the Jericho Sailing Centre without you. Members may. Please advise the office if you have authorized another member to use your boat.

Storage FAQs


We can accommodate naturally powered craft. Generally, craft must be less than 22 feet, and may not have a motor, fixed keel, cabin, galley, or head. If you are unsure if your craft is eligible, please contact the Jericho office.
We usually have room for kayaks, boards, Lasers (and similar small dinghies), small rowboats, canoes, and outrigger canoes. We often have a waiting list (the “ground storage” waiting list) for boats that must be stored with the mast up.
Yes. This is possible if you buy a boat that is already in the yard and the previous owner no longer wants the spot. A storage transfer form can be completed by you and the previous owner.
Yes.
We usually have short outdoor lockers available. There is a waiting list for tall (indoor and outdoor) lockers and for short indoor lockers.
Short lockers are 4’x1’x1.5’, and tall lockers are 8’x1’x1.5’.
Only one storage craft space may be rented per single or junior membership and two storage craft spaces per family membership. Only one locker may be rented per membership.
Yearly storage rates range from about $70 for a small locker to $700 and above for large catamarans.
No. You are responsible for insuring your own craft.
Our membership year starts on April 1st, and we prorate storage from October 1st to March 31st.
We can store your craft for up to 14 days on a per day basis. After that, you are required to pay for yearly storage.
Storage is outside. There is also very limited space available in a locked storage container for small craft such as kayaks and boards.
We have four asphalt launch ramps to facilitate launching as well as a number of monohull and catamaran launch dollies for members to bring their craft to and from the beach and their storage spot. Two of our launch ramps are equipped with winches to help with launching and recovering heavier craft.
We prefer that you store your road trailer elsewhere – dipping it in the ocean every time you launch is a bad idea anyways. If you do decide to store your craft on a road trailer in our yard, we will charge you for the extra square footage that it occupies.

Powerboat FAQs


No.
No. Nothing with a motor can be stored at the Jericho Sailing Centre.
No. You cannot launch anything with a motor at the Jericho Sailing Centre.
No. You can drop off or pick up people there if there is room, but you may not dock for any period of time.

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  • 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 on shore 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.

  • Per WorkSafeBC requirements the JSCA COVID-19 Safety and Sanitizing plans are posted below. JSCA COVID-19 Safety Plan

  • JSCA COVID-19 Protocol The Jericho Sailing Centre is operating under the Jericho Sailing Centre Covid-19 Safety Protocols. These protocols have been put in place to minimize the risk of spreading Covid-19 among the users, staff and volunteers of the Jericho Sailing Centre and must be strictly adhered to-no excuses, relaxation or Covid fatigue permitted. The main gate is the initial access point for members and their guests. Your valid* JSCA Membership Card will be required to unlock the member gate. Please do not let anyone else in – have them phone the JSCA office to gain proper entrance. Swipe the circled controller with your valid member card to unlock the front gate. Everyone entering the Jericho Sailing Centre building must wear a face mask at all times. We are also asking users of the Centre to stay physically distanced, wash their hands frequently, and of course, be kind to each other. The JSCA office is accessible via service window on the east exterior wall under an awning. During the off season, all ocean gates will remain closed until needed for boat launching or retrieval. Masks are now optional in the building. The Sailor’s Lounge and the second floor showers and changerooms in the building are now accessible to vaccinated members. Please show your BC Vaccine Card at the JSCA office for access. Interior washrooms are available to all. All interior spaces can now support their fire rated capacities. All traffic within the Jericho Sailing Centre hallways and staircases, is one way only to support physical distancing. Please look for directional signage through-out the building and compound. The success of our Jericho Sailing Centre Covid-19 Safety Protocol depends on the cooperation of our entire Jericho community. Thank you to everyone who has committed to put “community” over “self”.  Together we are doing everything we can to minimize the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus. No one may enter the premises if they are sick, required to self-isolate or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19.General entry to the compound is limited to the South gate (parking lot entrance). The door is now unlocked by swiping your member card.Face masks are now optional while in the building. We ask that people visiting the Centre bring their own masks, however, disposable masks are available by donation at the JSCA office.Clubs, schools and members organizing indoor gatherings are responsible for verifying the vaccination status of all those in attendance per current PHO rules.All people on the premises must maintain a safe physical distance of 2m at all times.Everyone must be kind to each other.In the off season, ocean gates must be closed and locked immediately after use.The JSCA office can be accessed using the service windows under a tent along the east wall of the building. Access to the inside of the JSCA office is for staff only.All hallways in the building have been designated as one way. Please be on the lookout for signage directing the flow of foot traffic through the building.The showers and change rooms upstairs are available to vaccinated members. Single occupancy change rooms are available around the yard for general use. Outdoor showers are available in the compound for all members and guests.The Sailor’s Lounge is available to vaccinated members.Present your BC Vaccine Card at the JSCA office for access to the Lounge and indoor changerooms and showers.Cleaning staff are regularly cleaning high touch surfaces when usage warrants.Some staff are working from home when possible to keep office conditions as safe as practicable. The success of our Jericho Sailing Centre COVID-19 Safety Protocol depends on the cooperation of our entire Jericho community. Although members have been exceptionally good about adapting to and following the new protocols over the few years, there have been a few who have have put “self” over “community” by not wearing their face mask properly at all times within the Centre. Please do not be selfish. Together we are doing everything we can to minimize the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus. This protocol will be updated from time to time as requirements evolve. Please check back to stay up to date. *Please ensure you have signed the 2022 liability waiver to ensure your membership card is valid. Waivers can be signed at the following link:  JSCA Waiver.

  • 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.