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The annual Jericho Sailing Centre OPEN HOUSE is on Saturday, May 11 from Noon-1600H. Bring your landlubber friends, co-workers, neighbours and relatives down to the Centre on that day to check out all of the ocean access opportunities available to them. Our schools, clubs and fleets will be on hand with sign-up information and displays, the Jericho Rescue Team will be doing rescue demonstrations, there will be plenty of activity on the water and guests will receive member discounts on purchases in the Galley Patio & Grill.
The Season Opening Sailpast will take place at 1300H on that day-join in the fun.
The Penguin Cup Racing Series Starts on Sunday, April 7 & concludes on Sunday, April 14. First race at 1230H. NOR
Racers are reminded that all competitors must be properly dressed for cold water conditions and that early season racing is not recommended for inexperienced sailors.
One of the best ways to enjoy recreational ocean access on Vancouver’s largest playground is to join one of the 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:
ClubLocarno – http://www.clublocarno.com/
UBC Sailing Club– http://register.ubcsailing.
Viking Sailing Club – http://www.vikingsailingclub.
Jericho Paddling Club– http://www.jerichooutrigger.
Discovery Sailing Club – http://discoverysailing.org/
For more info. on all JSCA Affiliated Clubs surf over to http://jsca.bc.ca/clubs-2/
Great racing on the water last weekend as the UBC ThunderBird Sail Race Team hosted the Sea to Sky Intercollegiate Regatta at the Jericho Sailing Centre. More than 50 sailors from 4 schools: UBC, UVic, Western Washington University and University of
Washington competed in Flying Juniors over the two days. Favourable winter weather and lot
s of fun for everyone.
Pay Parking will be in effect in Jericho Beach Park from April 1 through September 30. Hourly rates will be $3.50; daily rates will be $13.
Season parking passes are available through HonkMobile for $87.
To apply for a parking pass:
Click on the “Seasonal Parking Permits Apr 1 – Sept 30”
Fill out the form, pay, and send.
For hourly parking:
Please note: NO PARKING from 10 pm – 6 am.
Spring is about to be sprung again in Vancouver, so don’t forget that your 2019 Jericho Sailing Centre Association Membership and Storage fees are due April 1, 2019.
For your convenience renewals can be made online via Visa, MasterCard or Apple Pay. If you haven’t received your email invoice please contact the office asap (604)224-4177.Payments can be made by cash, cheque, debit or credit in person during office hours 0930-1800H 7 days a week. Credit card payments can be made by phone (604) 224-4566.
Please don’t pay late! A late fee of $30 will apply to fees paid between April 2-30; a $60 late fee will be applied to late payments received during the month of May, and after that things go from bad to worse and your ship could end up on the craggy rocks of our annual bailiff auction. If you are planning not to store your craft at the Jericho Sailing Centre this year please ensure that you vacate by March 31 and notify the JSCA office so we may bring boats in from our waiting list. Bailiff Auction of unpaid craft July 20 @ Noon.
Many thanks to all of the members who have already paid their fees and included a donation to the JSCA in the bottom section of their invoice.
Member key locks change on April 1. Keys are available to 2019 members for $6.
The Jericho Sailing Centre Webcam has many fans and is viewed from all over the world. Our sweeping main camera failed for good last month, but a new, much improved, camera is up and running. Take it for a test drive over English Bay:
STUDENT Summer Jobs at Jericho Sailing Centre
The Jericho Sailing Centre Association has student employment grant positions available and is inviting qualified candidates to apply. We are looking for a Secretary/Receptionist as well as Maintenance/Safety persons who are enrolled full time in a post secondary school this term and are planning to return full time for the fall session. To qualify for the grant, applicants must be Canadian Citizens under 30 years of age. We are looking for personable candidates who have a general knowledge of the types of ocean activities supported by the Jericho Sailing Centre. Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
DSA SUMMER JOB OPENINGS 2019
The Disabled Sailing Association of B.C. is recruiting sailing instructors for the 2019 summer season. Based at Jericho Sailing Centre, our program offers recreational and competitive sailing opportunities for adults and children with physical disabilities. This position involves accompanying a sailor with physical disability for an hour at a time with instruction as required using the Martin 16 sailboat.
Must have advanced sailing skills, emergency first aid and CPR, and a Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card. CanSail Instructor course 1 and 2 certification an asset. Strong communication skills required and the ability to work in a team environment. Start date May 15. End date August 31. Must be available to work weekends and for the entire summer. 40-hour work week (10 am to 6 pm). Competitive wages. Experience working with volunteers helpful.
This position is dependent on the employer receiving funding from Canada Summer Jobs wage subsidy program. Grant restrictions require applicants to be between 15 and 30 years of age. He/she must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration & Refugee Protection Act.
Please send resume and cover letter to Stephen Hunter, Program Manager, at shunter@disabilityfoundation.
The Jericho Rescue Team is looking for current JSCA members who are physically fit, confident, experienced sailors, windsurfers, paddlers and/or rowers and are interested in further developing their seamanship and water safety skills, to volunteer to assist their fellow boaters. The Jericho Rescue Team provides safety and rescue support for all on-water events facilitated by the JSCA. This year our Rescue Team members will provide safety and rescue coverage for the over 80 on-water event days on our 2019 events calendar. Qualified candidates can sign up for the Jericho Rescue Team Training Course which will be conducted on April 27 & 28. We provide training in ocean safety and seamanship, boat handling, boat rescue and first aid. Course graduates must complete ongoing Rescue Team training including the Pleasure Craft Operators Certification, VHF Radio Licence, emergency first aid and CPR Certification (all provided). If you are interested please contact Andrei or Dominique in the Jericho office to discuss your qualification for this program.
Your Jericho Sailing Centre Association 2019 fees are not due until April 1, however, you will receive a 2% discount if you pay by February 28, 2019.
For your convenience renewals can be made online via Visa, MasterCard or Apple Pay. If you haven’t received your email invoice please contact the office asap.
If you are not planning to renew with us in 2019 please notify the office when you vacate (prior to March 31) so that we may assign your space to another member.
If you sell your craft and wish to transfer your space to the new owner you must inform the office in writing.