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:  
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Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Series – LAST ONE August 30 @ 1900H

There is just one race night left in the 2018 Jericho Wavechaser Paddle Race Series- August 30. The race is open to all levels of paddlers in outrigger, SUP, surfski, and kayak.   

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:

July 19 Wavechaser # 7

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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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BackSplash: 2018 Vancouver SUP Challenge – Lech Dolecki Photography Gallery

Thanks to Lech Dolecki Photography for this week’s cover shot of a sprint start at the 2018 Vancouver Sup Challenge. Check out Lech’s full gallery of the event and his other work at:
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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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Only 9 Days Left – Survey Deadline August 31 – Get Onboard! 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:

Setting the Course for 2035

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 

Jericho Sailing Centre User Survey

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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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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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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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Jericho Folk Club August 21

 The Jericho Folk Club features  
Brian Robertson Trio 
Tuesday, Aug. 21

Vancouver based folk musician Brian Robertson has been called a genuine BC treasure for his well-crafted and entertaining songs about the west coast, as well as ones that reflect more universal themes of love, travel, social justice and the blues. Born and raised in Powell River on the west coast of Canada, his working life suggests something of renaissance man – fisherman, mill worker, cabbie, engineer, economist and historical consultant.  From that, and his extensive travels and interests, spring the range, depth and authenticity of the songs he’s written.
Check out his website

Filling out the Brian Robertson Trio are the sensational BC Open Champion fiddler Michael Burnyeat
and the much-acclaimed multi-instrumentalist
Victor Smith

  

 

Doors open 7:00 with a Fiddle Tunes Session.

Sing along and Open Stage at 7:30. The Feature Act plays a first set at about 8:10.  After that we take have a break in the stage presentation for another Fiddle Session followed by more Singing and Open Stage.  The Feature Act plays a second set starting about 9:00  

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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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Survey Deadline August 31 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:

Setting the Course for 2035

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 

Jericho Sailing Centre User Survey

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