FAQ

General


The gates open around 7:30 am and are usually closed at dusk. The office is open 9:30 am to 5:30 pm seven days a week from fall to early spring, and from 9:30 am to 9 pm in the late spring and summer.
If you haven’t rented a JSCA locker, there are day lockers available upstairs, but you must provide your own lock.
Members may buy a gate key from the Jericho office. The locks are changed on April 1st every year, so keys are good until March 31st.
Yes, there are schools located within the Sailing Centre compound that can help you. MacSailing rents sailing dinghies, Windsure rents stand-up paddleboards, skimboards and windsurfers.
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 the clubs is to look at their websites. Please click the Schools Menu item above. Or call them at : MacSailing 604-224-7245, and Windsure 604-224-0615.
There are schools located within the Sailing Centre compound that do. MacSailing offers sailing lessons, Windsure offers stand-up paddleboarding, skimboarding and windsurfing lessons. 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.
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 is in the JSCA Sailor’s Log outside the office.
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, 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 have a 6-12 month 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 $50 for a small locker to $600 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.

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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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.