English Bay Safety Seminar-The Evolution of Water Safety – Next Monday

Not long after the invention of the first boat, thought to be about 900,000 years ago, came the first concept of water safety. Experience can be a stern master and as human beings evolved at the helm they learned valuable lessons, often in the hardest of ways. Every capsize and grounding, every ship wreck and sea disaster, brought more knowledge that, when shared, ensured boating could be a safer and more enjoyable experience.

There are many contributing factors which can lead up to incidents and accidents on the water. Through 9000 centuries of experience most of them are known and easily preventable. Every year the Jericho Rescue Team provides assistance to over 200 mariners on the waters in the vicinity of the Jericho Sailing Centre. Often when people are in distress on the water they were simply missing one or two important nuggets of water safety information that could have helped prevent their predicament.

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 44 years.

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 by attending a FREE English Bay Safety Seminar May 7, June 4 & 18, July 16. All times at 1900H RSVP JSCA office.

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Jericho’s Galley Patio & Grill – As seen from the Georgia Strait

Photo: Georgia Strait

https://www.straight.com/food/1079016/metro-vancouvers-best-patios-tasty-food-and-brews

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PHASE 3 Vancouver Board of Parks & Rec On-Water Strategy

Help inform the Draft Strategies and Actions for the Park Board’s On Water Strategy!

The Vancouver Park Board is developing On Water, Vancouver’s waterway recreation strategy to guide future planning relating to non-motorized watercraft activities, including the facilities that support these activities and emerging waterfront opportunities. 

We are now in Phase 3, our final phase of public engagement, and are looking for your feedback to help inform the draft strategies and actions. Join us at one of our upcoming events and fill in our online questionnaire at vancouver.ca/onwater to let us know what you think! The Questionnaire will be available online by May 28th until July 2nd. 

Upcoming Open Houses and Workshops

Drop-in anytime and attend our open house (first hour) followed by an informal presentation and workshop. 

Wednesday, May 30th from 5-8pm, Creekside Community Centre,
1 Athletes Way

Saturday, June 9th from 11am – 2pm,  Jericho Sailing Centre,
1300 Discovery Street

Thursday, June 21 from 5-8 pm, False Creek Community Centre,
1318 Cartwright Street

 

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THIS WEEKEND @ Jericho Jericho Classic Regatta

The annual Jericho Classic Regatta takes place this June 2 & 3 weekend. A longtime fixture on the sailing dinghy regatta circuit in the Pacific Northwest, the Classic draws racers from throughout BC and Washington State.
For more info gybe over to: Notice Of Race

No regular Sunday Racing this  weekend. Next Sunday Racing June 10 @ 1230H 

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Join a Jericho Sailing Centre Affiliated Club

One of the best ways to enjoy recreational ocean access on Vancouver’s largest playground is to join one of our 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. Clubs looking for new crew include:

Club Locarno
UBC Sailing Club
Viking Sailing Club
Jericho Paddling Club
Discovery Sailing Club

Salish Sea Coastal Rowing Club
Companionway Sailing Club

For more info. on all JSCA Affiliated Clubs surf over to our Clubs page

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MEC Paddlefest Coming Back to Jericho June 16 – Register Now!

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PHASE 3 Vancouver Board of Parks & Rec On-Water Strategy

Help inform the Draft Strategies and Actions for the Park Board’s On Water Strategy!

The Vancouver Park Board is developing On Water, Vancouver’s waterway recreation strategy to guide future planning relating to non-motorized watercraft activities, including the facilities that support these activities and emerging waterfront opportunities. 

We are now in Phase 3, our final phase of public engagement, and are looking for your feedback to help inform the draft strategies and actions. Join us at one of our upcoming events and fill in our online questionnaire at vancouver.ca/onwater to let us know what you think! The Questionnaire will be available online by May 28th until July 2nd. 

Upcoming Open Houses and Workshops

Drop-in anytime and attend our open house (first hour) followed by an informal presentation and workshop. 

Wednesday, May 30th from 5-8pm, Creekside Community Centre,
1 Athletes Way

Saturday, June 9th from 11am – 2pm,  Jericho Sailing Centre,
1300 Discovery Street

Thursday, June 21 from 5-8 pm, False Creek Community Centre,
1318 Cartwright Street

 

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This Weekend @ Jericho Sunday Racing 1230H

This weekend contains the last Sunday Racing until June 10 as the Jericho Sailing Centre hosts the Jericho Classic Regatta June 2 & 3Tuesday Nite Racing continues unabated every Tuesday evening at 1815H through to September 4.

Here are some scenes from our last Tuesday Nite Racing and a link to our full photo gallery:

Dueling UBC Laser skippers crossing tacks.

Tasars in tight formation off the start line

Tasars rounding the windward mark heading for downtown

Squeaky tight Tasar finish

For our complete photo gallery of last night’s Tuesday Nite Racing, squeak your mouse over to:

TNR May 22 2018 Gallery

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THIS WEEKEND @ Jericho – Jericho Iron Classic

Canoes have been launching from this shore now known as Jericho for 3,000 years. The next epic canoe launch of the ages is this Saturday’s annual Jericho Iron Classic outrigger canoe race. Six person outrigger canoes will race in 3 heats (Novice/Short Course OC6 – 0930H; Women and Mixed Open OC6 – 1100H; Men and Mixed Masters OC6 – 1300H) with more than 20 boats in the last heat. Great viewing of the starts and finishes from the Jericho Pier.

For more info on this event paddle over to:

http://www.jerichooutrigger.com/races2018/iron2018.html

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Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series – Next One May 24 @ 1900H

Welcome to the Jericho Wavechaser Race Series 2018!

The Jericho Wavechaser is a 10 race series running every second Thursday from April 26 to Aug 30 off the beaches of the Jericho Sailing Centre.  The races are open to all levels of paddlers in outrigger, SUP, surfski, and kayak.  This is our 5th season, and we’re growing each year!

Courses vary depending on conditions, each race night has a short and a long course. Race entry is just $10, and for Jericho Sailing Centre members it’s $5!  Post race nosh and beverages upstairs at The Galley Patio & Grill where racers will receive Galley Specials on race night, catch the sunset from the best patio in the city!

We’ve got great sponsors providing all kinds of swag and prizes.  We’re stoked to have Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres on board to help run the races this year, and check out our sponsor page to see what else we’ve got in store!  
 
Registration opens at 6pm on race nights.  Race is at 7 pm with a mass start.  Prizes and results upstairs in the Jericho Sailing Centre members’ lounge after the last paddler is off the water.

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Join a Jericho Sailing Centre Affiliated Club

One of the best ways to enjoy recreational ocean access on Vancouver’s largest playground is to join one of our 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. Clubs looking for new crew include:

Club Locarno
UBC Sailing Club
Viking Sailing Club
Jericho Paddling Club
Discovery Sailing Club

Salish Sea Coastal Rowing Club
Companionway Sailing Club

For more info. on all JSCA Affiliated Clubs surf over to our Clubs page

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MEC Paddlefest Coming Back to Jericho June 16 – Register Now!

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