Our Staff

Mike Cotter | General Manager

Mike Cotter has had the sea in his blood all his life and has been JSCA’s General Manager since 1988. Mike enjoys windsurfing, sailing his International 470 and paddling his canoe.

Andrei Bredin | Assistant General Manager

Andrei has been an active member of the JSCA since 1990. He has volunteered his time with the Rescue Team and served on the Board of Directors and Safety Committee before becoming the Assistant General Manager in 2010.

Josh Grigg | Maintenance Manager & Rescue

Josh coordinates maintenance and construction projects around the sailing center as well as keeping the water safe.

Dominique Labrosse | Safety & Events Manager

Dominique is responsible for running all the on-water events and the rescue team at JSCA. He’s a lifelong sailor and Jericho fan who’s sailed everything from optis and windsurfers to keel boats.

Maya Tatuch | Administrator

Maya runs our office. She deftly processes all sorts of ins and outs including room bookings, invoices and payables. Maya is also a skilled and passionate F18 skipper who particularly enjoys finishing in front of her partner Colin on the race course.

Ashley Ford | Maintenance & Rescue Consultant

Ashley is a Rescue Team member and an avid Tornado sailor. When he isn’t imparting his wisdom on the staff he is kept busy maintaining the center and patrolling the water.

Lou Parsons | Maintenance & Rescue Consultant

Lou is a Rescue Team member and rower who spends a good deal of time here at first light in his shorts and rubber boots – no matter the time of year. When not out in his traditional rowing dinghy, Lou performs all sorts of maintenance & rescue tasks including all on site locksmithing.

William Yacyac | Custodial & Landscape Technician

William is our Custodial and Landscape technician. Apart from custodial work, William can regularly be found keeping our center efficient and accessible for our members.

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  • The Jericho Sailing Centre Association is looking to fill several temporary positions this spring/summer supporting areas of Safety, Storage, Membership and Maintenance. Description of potential tasks/duties Monitor safe usage of the ramps, beach launch areas, and on-water activity Assist with craft, locker & equipment storage Assist in maintaining the JSC building, grounds, storage facilities, rescue equipment and first aid room Performing daily maintenance, cleaning schedule and room preparation Provide courteous customer service to members and the general public Perform reception and office duties as required May assist with on-water programs and rescues, perform first aid when needed and liaise with Jericho Rescue volunteers and staff as required  Qualifications Highly motivated team player Strong communication & customer service skills Computer proficiency and ability to learn new software Enjoy hands on work in a variety of environments (indoors and outdoors) Available to work weekends Positions are pending approval by Canada Summer Jobs grants. Applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period, a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee. Assets: Small boat experience General knowledge in any or all of the types of ocean activities supported by the JSCA: dinghy sailing & racing, windsurfing, SUP, kayak, surfski, outrigger, ocean rowing First Aid/CPR Certification, VHF Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Maritime) & PCOC Full Time positions available from April 24 to Sept 4th, 2023. Renumeration is $19.50/hr.Please send your resume and cover letter to mike@jsca.bc.ca

  • 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.

  • 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.