Jericho Beach Air Station Slide Show Presentation October 16

Long before the Jericho Sailing Centre facilitated launching Lasers, windsurfers, kayaks and SUPs, our site was used to launch Blackburn Sharks, Supermarine Stranraers and various other flying boats and seaplanes. Our building was built in 1940 as the RCAF Jericho Beach Air Station Marine and Stores Building. The pre-RCAF Jericho Beach Air Station was established in the infancy of Canadian aviation in 1920, almost 10 years before the Vancouver Airport opened. Come find out more about the history of the Jericho Beach Air Station at a slide show presentation with JSCA GM Mike Cotter on Tuesday, October 16 at 1900H. The presentation is free but please RSVP so we can save you a chair.

Remnants of the RCAF Jericho Beach Air Station in the early 1970’s shortly before the Jericho Sailing Centre was launched

 

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Day of the Longboat: Use Extreme Caution When Leaving or Approaching the Shoreline

The Day of the Longboat takes place on Saturday

A pair of Lasers safely depart shore between Longboat starts-this makes Elise very happy.

and Sunday 0800-1700H. The 8-boat heats will start from the Jericho Sailing Centre shore between ramps #2 & #3 every 5 minutes or so and return to the shore between ramps #1 & #2 after completing their 2 km round trip to and from Jerry’s Cove east of the Jericho Sailing Centre. It is important to pay close attention when launching and approaching the shore to ensure you don’t become an unfortunate part of the race. Members of the Jericho Rescue Team will be stationed on the shore and on the water to assist anyone launching a craft or returning to shore. Please heed their advice and be extra vigilant when transiting the area. 

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UBC REC Day of the Long Boat This Weekend-The BIG event-September 29 & 30

Three thousand years ago the original human

inhabitants of this area flexed their paddles and launched their canoes from this pre-Vancouver, pre-Pacific, shoreline into the Salish Sea. It was a cornerstone of their culture. This weekend a record 4,000 participants will get their coming of age, in the 2018 UBC REC “Day of the Longboat” -as the millenniums old Salish/Vancouver-ish tradition continues.

The Jericho Sailing Centre, Vancouver’s Ocean Community Centre, has hosted the UBC “Day of the Longboat” for more than thirty years and we welcome everyone to come view this spectator friendly, ocean playground, community event on September 29 & 30 (0800-1700H). You will witness an invigoratingly unique, very large, slightly loud, Salish Sea, celebration of the paddle; our soul connection to Vancouver’s most ancient community. Your ocean spirit, will be lifted.

 

To get a taste of what Day of the Longboat is

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all about check out this video produced by UBC REC of the 2014 Day of the Longboat  

We have a few more boats than usual stuffed into our compound between now and the end of the weekend. If your craft has become less accessible due to temporary storage, please let the Jericho office know and we’ll be glad to help you out. 

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Vancouver Aquarium – Using Science to Save Our Oceans – FREE Event – September 20th @ 1900H

 

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SAFETY NOTICE: Beware of Tugs & Tows

Double trouble: A tug with a piledriver & barge combo churned right through the Jericho Wavechaser course last Thursday. Photo: Sean Field


A reminder to all users of Jericho Sailing Centre: it is illegal and extremely dangerous to sail/paddle/row, or otherwise navigate, between a tug and it’s tow. It is exceptionally rare to see a tug without a tow in our vicinity. A tow may be as much as 750M behind which has fooled some people. If you see a tug, look for a tow. Always yield the right of way to commercial vessels. 

 

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Vancouver’s Changing Shoreline – Are We Sinking?

Vancouver’s changing shorelines June 13 2018

To learn more about the City of Vancouver’s preparations for rising sea level, drift over to:
https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/vancouvers-changing-shoreline-june-2018.pdf

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Penguin Cup Race Series October 7, 14 & 21

Penguin Cup Race Series October 7, 14 & 21

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Jericho Sailing Centre Association
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, October 23 at 1900H
The Jericho Sailing Centre Association’s 45th Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 1900H in the English Bay Room of the Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver, B.C. The 2017/2018 J.S.C.A. Board and Committees will report on their accomplishments this past year and the challenges for the future. Please plan to attend and participate in the future direction of your ocean access community centre.
Call for Nominations
Voting will take place to elect seven members for a two-year term to our 15 member Board of Directors. The J.S.C.A. Board meets regularly to set policy and determine Jericho’s direction. Interested members who have time and expertise to offer are invited to submit a letter indicating their experience and areas of interest to the J.S.C.A. Nominations Committee c/o the Jericho office no later than 1700H, Tuesday, October 9.   The signed nomination letter must include your name, address and telephone number.   For additional information contact Mike Cotter, J.S.C.A. General Manager 224-4177 or email mike@jsca.bc.ca.
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Jericho Folk Club (last one of the season) Sept. 18

The Jericho Folk Club  
Joe Charron & the Stone Boat Navvies 
Tuesday, September 18  
 Doors open 7:00
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This weekend @ Jericho Tasar BC’s Regatta September 8 & 9 FREE to members of JSCA affiliated clubs – 1 day participation OK!

Jericho’s Tasar Fleet is hoping to attract more people to their annual regatta by waiving entry fees for members of JSCA affiliated clubs. Can’t commit to a two day regatta? No problem, join them for whichever day you can. For more details on the Tasar BC’s, roll tack over to Notice of Race

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This weekend: Row BC Master’s Camp @ Jericho Sailing Centre Sept 7-9

With just a few weeks left until the World Rowing Coastal Championships in Sidney, BC (October 11-14) this coastal rowing weekend at the Jericho Sailing Centre in Vancouver, BC will offer the ideal training opportunity for rowers getting used to coastal boats and water conditions. This camp will provide the opportunity to experience reacting to a sea swell and other open-water features as well as practice turning and beach launching before shifting focus onto the World Championships race course structure and practicing on a mock-course set up at Jericho. The weekend will conclude with a race following the real World Championships course set-up. 

For more info. and to register, sweep over to:
http://rowingbc.ca/event/masters-camp-vancouver/ 

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Jericho Sailing Centre Association
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, October 23 at 1900H
The Jericho Sailing Centre Association’s 45th Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 1900H in the English Bay Room of the Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver, B.C. The 2017/2018 J.S.C.A. Board and Committees will report on their accomplishments this past year and the challenges for the future. Please plan to attend and participate in the future direction of your ocean access community centre.
Call for Nominations
Voting will take place to elect seven members for a two-year term to our 15 member Board of Directors. The J.S.C.A. Board meets regularly to set policy and determine Jericho’s direction. Interested members who have time and expertise to offer are invited to submit a letter indicating their experience and areas of interest to the J.S.C.A. Nominations Committee c/o the Jericho office no later than 1700H, Tuesday, October 9.   The signed nomination letter must include your name, address and telephone number.   For additional information contact Mike Cotter, J.S.C.A. General Manager 224-4177 or email mike@jsca.bc.ca.
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