Jericho Folk Club August 7

The Jericho Folk Club presents  
Johnnie Fox’s Sunday Choir 
on August 2 

 

 Doors open 7:00 with a Fiddle Tunes Session.
Sing along and Open Stage at 7:30. First feature set at 8:10ish  followed by a break with another Session. More Open Stage and Feature starting at 9 pm. 

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Jericho Sailing Centre Association’s Strategic Long Term Plan Setting the Course for 2035

The Jericho Sailing Centre Association’s Board of Directors is currently developing a 15+ year strategic plan (2018-2035) that we believe will greatly enhance the facility, services, programs, and overall user experience for our members, guests, and essential community partners. As responsible stewards of this exceptional facility, we want to ensure we actively anticipate real growth, potential shortfalls, and evolving needs. As such, we’ve identified what we believe are some key initiatives most important to the interests of Jericho Sailing Centre’s populous and diverse user base. The details of our vision, plan and key initiatives are outlined in the linked document:  

To better serve your needs, we need your input. Participate in the Jericho Sailing Centre User Survey June 27-August 31.
 
Please make your opinion count by participating in our user survey 
 
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BC Day Weekend – “Be Sea” Day @ Jericho Sailing Centre

There is something distinctive about life here on the left coast of Canada, in this province of British Columbia, that easily inspires people to follow their noses down along the salt scented Pacific air beach path, to mess around in boats at the liquidy source of all life- it is our very essence.

It’s not something that started in this generation or the last, or even in the time since British Columbia first boarded the good ship Canada in 1871. As long as people have lived near these sand swept, rock reinforced Pacific Ocean shorelines they have felt an intimate connection with the sea and nowhere is this more apparent today than at the Jericho Sailing Centre.

From the relatively landlocked hub bubs of Toronto, Montreal and other Canadian population centers it’s hard for non-Pacific inhabitants of our country to imagine we BC left “Coasters” without sandals, surf shorts, super shades, sunscreen, sun tanned skin and hair blowing in the wind, well bent on a good time at the beach. (Perhaps the leading catalyst for Easterners who jump ship west). On BC Day the beach is where many of us will simply “be”.

If the weather fits the long range forecast for our provincial holiday (and for the real Jericho junkies even if it doesn’t), the waves of English Bay will be streaked with the wakes of a thousand tiny ship trips launched from Jericho Beach out of Vancouver’s low cost ocean community centre. The kayak, rowboat, sailing dinghy, windsurfer, stand-up paddleboard, skim board, or other naturally powered craft you command could be among that holiday flotilla.
This Monday make plans to exercise your “Be Sea” essence. Live it up to the beat of the provincial motto “Splendor without Diminishment”, throw on your surf shorts and sandals, slap on some sunscreen and your shades, turn your back to the east with a great big smile and come celebrate BC Day at the Jericho Sailing Centre.

 

 

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Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series – This Thursday August 2 @ 1900H

The Jericho Wavechaser is a 10 race series running every second Thursday off the beaches of the Jericho Sailing Centre. The races are open to all levels of paddlers in outrigger, SUP, surfski, and kayak.   

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 7pm with a mass start.  Prizes and results upstairs in the Jericho Sailing Centre members’ lounge after the last paddler is off the water .

    

If you’d like to view video of our previous Wavechaser drone sessions, fly over to:

 

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Tonight and this Saturday: Celebration of Light Fireworks Over English Bay

Members of the Jericho Rescue Team assisting at last Saturday’s fireworks

The annual Celebration of Light fireworks competition continues tonight and this Saturday over English Bay. If fireworks turn you on, “Celebration” is a perfect accent to three Vancouver mid-summer night eves right in the sweet spot of summer. The fireworks are best viewed from English Bay Beach. Kits Beach offers a next best view with Jericho accommodating the cheap seats – distant view but easier parking and disembarking when the show ends. Seating at the Jericho Patio and Grill is tough to find after 2030H. The rooftop deck will be open to members & their accompanying guests (60 maximum) with security in place to enforce no alcohol or smoking. Remaining show dates are August 1 & 4; Start time 2200H.

For more information on the Celebration of Light fire up their website at:

http://hondacelebrationoflight.com/ 

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Summer Schools in Session @ Jericho Sailing Centre

Looking for a distinctively Vancouver activity to get the kids off the couch this summer? We have just the antidote to too much screen time: fun and adventurous activity on Vancouver’s largest playground, no batteries required.

The Jericho Sailing Centre is Vancouver’s ocean community centre for a wide range of youth ocean recreation programs. Situated on the south shore of English Bay in Point Grey, our affiliated professional schools have summer camps for kayaking, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, stand up paddle boarding, canoeing and skimboarding. Can’t decide? Try a combo camp with your choice of two: dinghy sailing, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing or kayaking.

For rates, dates & bookings, splash on over to:

Kayaking Programs
Dinghy Sailing & Canoeing Programs
Windsurfing, SUP & Skimboarding
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Sunrise Paddle with Windsure

Thanks to Windsure’s Beach Hut Manager, Brad Chessum for sending us this photo of an eagle & a crow supervising this morning’s Sunrise Paddle session. 21 paddlers enjoyed this morning’s pristine & tranquil summer session, plan to join us for the next one!

 

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Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series – Thursday August 2 @ 1900H

The Jericho Wavechaser is a 10 race series running every second Thursday off the beaches of the Jericho Sailing Centre. The races are open to all levels of paddlers in outrigger, SUP, surfski, and kayak.   

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 7pm with a mass start.  Prizes and results upstairs in the Jericho Sailing Centre members’ lounge after the last paddler is off the water .

    

If you’d like to view video of our previous Wavechaser drone sessions, fly over to:

 

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Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series – July 19 Drone Footage

Many thanks to Randy Mennie, who came out again to film our Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Race with his drone last Thursday. Here is the link to his fine work:   

July 19 Wavechaser # 7

Here are the links to Randy’s other drone filming efforts:

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SAFETY NOTICE: Celebration of Light Fireworks = Extreme Marine Hazard

One of the most dangerous situations for operators of small water craft in Vancouver occurs at the conclusion of each Celebration of Light fireworks show. Hundreds of powerboats are hastily heading for home in all different directions and the sea surface is filled with crossing boat chop on waves. Lights from boats and downtown reflect everywhere and a kayak, canoe, rowboat or other small vessel is almost impossible to see, even if the power vessel Skipper hasn’t been drinking, and in some cases, he has.

The Jericho Sailing Centre Association advises our members and other small, naturally powered craft to not put themselves in this vulnerable position. If you choose to be out there, please remember that the Coast Guard and other safety boats will have their hands full and may not even be able to locate your craft within the boating frenzy if you need them. Also remember, that you the Skipper, as always, are solely responsible for your safety and that of your crew.

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This Saturday: Celebration of Light Fireworks Over English Bay

The annual Celebration of Light fireworks competition commences this Saturday over English Bay. If fireworks turn you on, “Celebration” is a perfect accent to three Vancouver mid-summer night eves right in the sweet spot of summer. The fireworks are best viewed from English Bay Beach. Kits Beach offers a next best view with Jericho accommodating the cheap seats – distant view but easier parking and disembarking when the show ends. Seating at the Jericho Patio and Grill is tough to find after 2030H. The rooftop deck will be open to members & their accompanying guests (60 maximum) with security in place to enforce no alcohol or smoking. The three show dates are July 28, August 1 & 4; Start time 2200H.

For more information on the Celebration of Light fire up their website at:
http://hondacelebrationoflight.com/

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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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