Event calendar

    • 7 Jan 2021
    • 1 Dec 2022
    • 24 sessions
    • https://meet.google.com/emm-pewb-hao

    The Steering Committee is working hard to prepare for the 2021/22 season. We are sure many of you have questions you’d like to ask us as we approach this next season. Whether you are a member concerned about COVID-19 guidelines or you are interested in joining our club, we are here to answer your questions. That's why we are introducing regularly scheduled UBCSC Virtual Hangouts

    If you don't have questions, feel free to come and just hang out! 

    Join us with Google Meet at the link below.

    https://meet.google.com/emm-pewb-hao

    • 20 Jan 2021
    • 21 Dec 2022
    • 24 sessions
    • https://meet.google.com/ohy-jpxb-orf

    The Steering Committee is working hard to prepare for the 2021/22 season. We are sure many of you have questions you’d like to ask us as we approach this next season. Whether you are a member concerned about COVID-19 guidelines or you are interested in joining our club, we are here to answer your questions. That's why we are introducing regularly scheduled UBCSC Virtual Hangouts.

    If you don't have questions, feel free to come and just hang out! 

    Join us with Google Meet at the link below.

    https://meet.google.com/emm-pewb-hao

    • 31 Oct 2021
    • Jericho Sailing Center
    Register

    This is a waitlist for beginner sailing. Please add yourself to this waitlist if you are interested in participating in lessons but find they are full or the dates do not work for your schedule. We will notify you when new lessons become available. You may remove yourself from this waitlist once you are enrolled in a lesson to avoid receiving emails.

    New lessons are added once 4 or more members agree on a set of 4 days where they can train, in a Whatsapp group. You will get the link to that group by email after you register in this waitlist.

    About Beginner Sailing:

    If you have never been on a boat before or you have, but are unsure of your skills, this is the place to start.  

    The aim of this class is to give you access to our Beginners Fleet the Flying Juniors.  The instructor will take you from basic theory to out on the water over the duration of this course.  It is meant to be a fun and exciting journey.  

    To successfully pass this course the instructor must feel confident in your abilities to take care of the equipment, not endangering yourself or others while out on the water and have a good sense of the wind conditions for your skill level. 

    If you are unsure if this is the right class for you feel free to contact the head instructor (headinstructor@ubcsailing.org).

    Prerequisite: ability to swim

    • 31 Oct 2021
    • Jericho Sailing Center
    Register

    This is a waitlist for beginner windsurfing. Please add yourself to this waitlist if you are interested in participating in lessons but find they are full. We will notify you when new lessons become available. You may remove yourself from this waitlist once you are enrolled in a lesson to avoid receiving emails.


    About Beginner Windsurfing:

    The aim of this class is to get you out on the water ASAP.  Learn basic handling of equipment, self-rescue and the mechanics of moving across the water on a board. Get ready to get wet, swim, carry, launch and maneuver equipment in the water while you learn:

    • How to read conditions
    • Safety precautions and obstacles
    • Launch and land safely
    • Safe storage, selection, management and care of equipment
    • Uphauling and getting going
    • Steering, points of sail, right of way
    • Turning (tacking)
    • Self-rescue

    For you to pass the course, your instructor must feel confident in your ability to:

    • Take proper care of the equipment in a safe manner
    • Know club procedures and policies including beginner windsurfing zone, maximum wind speeds for beginner windsurfing, and signing out and returning gear at Jericho.
    • Read the wind and currents and be able to self-rescue back to shore at any point.
    • Safely launch and show awareness of your surroundings on the water, avoid obstacles and stay within the 5kt zone at all times.

    Prerequisites: Ability to swim

    • 31 Oct 2021
    • Jericho Sailing Center
    Register

    This is a waitlist for beginner kayaking. Please add yourself to this waitlist if you are interested in participating in lessons but find they are full. We will notify you when new lessons become available. You may remove yourself from this waitlist once you are enrolled in a lesson to avoid receiving emails.


    This introduction to kayaking is meant for first timers or inexperienced paddlers. No previous experience is required! The lessons consist of dry land instruction prior to the on-water component and will teach you how to kayak safely, have lots of fun on the water and gain a better understanding of kayaking as a sport. 

    Theory

    • Introduction to the club facilities
    • Boat design and boat outfitting
    • Safety equipment, gear selection and clothing
    • Equipment care and maintenance

    Paddling skills

    • Transporting the kayak
    • Entering and exiting your kayak from beach/docks
    • Rudder usage
    • Forward and reverse paddling
    • Forward and reverse sweep strokes
    • Draw stroke

    Rescue and safety skills

    • Low brace
    • Wet exit (yes you will be getting wet)
    • Assisted rescue
    • Self rescue
    • Rafting

    Paddlers will gain experience in both single and double kayaks depending on group size. This pretty much covers the basic paddling of paddle Canada "Basic Kayak" even if no proper certification is delivered.

    Prerequisites: None

    Please note wetsuits are required for all kayak lessons, all season long. 

    • 31 Oct 2021
    • Jericho Sailing Center
    Register

    This is a waitlist for stand-up paddle boarding. Please add yourself to this waitlist if you are interested in participating in orientations but find they are full. We will notify you when new orientations become available. You may remove yourself from this waitlist once you are enrolled in an orientation or have been certified to avoid receiving emails.


    About SUP:

    Prerequisites: None

    Stand-up paddleboarding (or SUPing) is a great balance practice, a core workout and a way to get on the water when the wind is too light for sailing.  SUP has gained huge popularity over the past decade.  SUPers can participate in many events and paddle evenings at Jericho.

    This short and basic lesson aims to quickly grant you access to the gear. The lesson will cover: 

    • Launching and landing safely

    • Safe storage and care of equipment

    • Paddling and steering technique

    • Self-rescue

    • Safety precautions and obstacles when out on the water 


    The class will involve a basic test where you launch and land your board safely and move from a specific point on the shore, out to one of the 5-knot buoys, and back to the exact spot where you started. To pass the course the instructor must feel confident in your ability to:

    • Take proper care of the equipment in a safe manner.

    • Show awareness of your surroundings on the water, avoid obstacles and stay a safe distance from shore.

    • Know when the conditions are right for your skill level. 

    • Be able to self rescue back to shore at any point without assistance. 

    Having good balance and core strength will help you to do well in this course.  Experience in yoga, snowboarding, surfing or  martial arts, and core strengthening exercises will all help (but are not requirements). 

    Lesson Hours: 1.5


    • 31 Oct 2021
    • Jericho Sailing Center
    Register

    This is a waitlist for intermediate sailing. Please add yourself to this waitlist if you are interested in participating in lessons but find they are full or the dates do not work for your schedule. We will notify you when new lessons become available. You may remove yourself from this waitlist once you are enrolled in a lesson or have been certified to avoid receiving emails.

    About Intermediate Sailing:

    This class is for sailors who have a good handle on the basics and would like to gain access to our Race rigged Laser fleet.   Jericho hosts races on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings.  The Laser has a long standing racing class that is quite active and exciting worldwide.  They are also the only single handed boat in the fleet. 

    The expectation is that you have a good handle on sailing and have had at least a summer sailing on some type of skiff.  If you can't tie a bowline, are unsure of right of way rules out on the water, or feel you don't control your boat during a tack or a gybe you may want to consider the beginners class. 

    If you are unsure if this is the right class for you feel free to contact the head instructor (headinstructor@ubcsailing.org).

    Prerequisites: 

    Be comfortable as a skipper on a double-handed boat when doing the following in up to 15 knots of wind:

    • launching from the beach
    • tacking
    • gybing
    • sail trimming when heading up and when bearing off
    • landing at the beach
    • capsize recovery

    In addition, you must feel comfortable with the following:

    • Tying basic knots 
    • Knowing how to read wind and tide predictions. 
    • Know all of the basic names for parts of a two person skiff. 
    • Know right of way rules for both sail and power boats.
    • 31 Oct 2021
    • Jericho Sailing Center
    Register

    This is a waitlist for intermediate kayaking. Please add yourself to this waitlist if you are interested in participating in lessons but find they are full. We will notify you when new lessons become available. You may remove yourself from this waitlist once you are enrolled in a lesson or have been certified to avoid receiving emails.

    About Intermediate Kayaking:

    Prerequisites: At least 1 season of kayaking after the beginner course or a significant amount of time paddling after the beginner course (around 20 hours) 

    Theory

    • Navigation, tides/currents, weather, sea state, signaling/communication for paddler
    • Multi-day trip planning

    Paddling skills

    • Efficient and effective strokes (forward, turning, bow/stern rudders, stopping, sideward displacement, low & high braces)
    • Boat edging and dynamic stroke combinations

    Rescue and safety skills

    • Self-rescue techniques (intro to rolling, paddle float, stern climb)
    • Assisted rescue techniques (heel hook/T, bow presentation, scoop, stirrup, all-in, hand of God, etc)
    • Towing skills (contact, tow-line)

    Please note wetsuits are required for all kayak lessons, all season long. 

    • 31 Oct 2021
    • Jericho Sailing Center
    Register

    This is a waitlist for intermediate windsurfing. Please add yourself to this waitlist if you are interested in participating in lessons but find they are full. We will notify you when new lessons become available. You may remove yourself from this waitlist once you are enrolled in a lesson or have been certified to avoid receiving emails.

    About Intermediate Windsurfing:

    Intermediate windsurfing lessons aim to help you sail faster, more efficiently, and to maneuver and turn confidently on the water.  This course covers:

    • Gybe and (review of) tack.
    • Selecting appropriate windsurfing boards and sails for the conditions.
    • Club procedures and policies including intermediate windsurfing zone, maximum wind speeds for intermediate windsurfing, signing out, managing, and returning gear at Jericho.
    • Using the harness (saves your arms).
    • Beach start (helps prepare you to learn water starts).

    To pass the course, your instructor must feel confident in your ability to do the following:

    • Take proper care of the lighter and more delicate intermediate equipment in a safe manner.
    • Know right-of-way, show awareness of your surroundings on the water, avoid obstacles and stay within the intermediate area (orange buoys).
    • Select appropriate gear for the conditions.
    • Be able to self-rescue back to shore at any point.

    For you to pass this course, your instructor must see that you can demonstrate all of the above and they must feel confident that you can safely launch and return to shore at Jericho.

    Prerequisites: Beginner Windsurfing (L1)


    • 31 Oct 2021
    • Jericho Sailing Center
    Register

    This is a waitlist for advanced skiff sailing. Please add yourself to this waitlist if you are interested in participating in lessons but find they are full. We will notify you when new lessons become available. You may remove yourself from this waitlist once you are enrolled in a lesson or have been certified to avoid receiving emails.

    About Advanced Skiff Sailing:

    **Important** As a temporary COVID measure, you must sign up for this lesson as a pair. Click here to learn more about what this means.  

    Prerequisites: Intermediate Sailing

    Introduction to skiff sailing on the RS500 or RS800 a faster and less stable boat than the intermediate boats, which makes everything more exciting. Learn more advanced sail trimming, racing techniques, trapezing, and rudderless sailing. Advanced 2 covers learning to fly the spinnaker while Advanced 3 additionally introduces double trapeze and hiking wings on the RS800.  

    • 31 Oct 2021
    • Jericho Sailing Center
    Register

    This is a waitlist for advanced catamaran sailing. Please add yourself to this waitlist if you are interested in participating in lessons but find they are full. We will notify you when new lessons become available. You may remove yourself from this waitlist once you are enrolled in a lesson or have been certified to avoid receiving emails.

    About Advanced Catamaran Sailing:

    Prerequisites: Intermediate Sailing

    The Cat 1 course introduces members to multihull sailing on our Hobie 16s. Students learn the basics of sailing a catamaran while also being introduced to trapezing. The Hobie 16 makes for a fun introducing to catamaran sailing as it picks up some more speed but is rather uncomplicated compared to our other catamarans. The Cat 2 course is taught on the Nacra F18 and introduces spinnaker on multihull boats. 



    • 31 Oct 2021
    • Jericho Sailing Center
    Register

    This is a waitlist for kayak rolling. Please add yourself to this waitlist if you are interested in participating in lessons but find they are full. We will notify you when new lessons become available. You may remove yourself from this waitlist once you are enrolled in a lesson to avoid receiving emails.

    Rolling is the best way to recover from a capsize. Success is based mainly on proper technique and not on strength, meaning that all paddlers can benefit from some carefully personalized instruction. It will likely require you to practice a lot after the class, and finding a suitable partner to do this with is a must!

    During the 5 hours (2 sessions of 2.5h each, in the evening) of total instruction we will work primarily on two aspects:
    A) get you comfortable under water, and
    B) go through all of the steps necessary to execute a roll.
    It is also recommended that you wear additional layers under and over your wetsuit, and you’re welcome to bring ear plug if you need them.

    Prerequisites

    • Ability to swim and rig your kayak efficiently
    • Confidence to perform wet exits, solo and assisted-rescues
    • Intermediate paddling skills is desirable, but not mandatory

    Please note wetsuits are required for all kayak lessons, all season long. Wetsuits for sale through the club must be picked up before your first class, during one of our office hours @Jericho.

Past events

2 Oct 2021 Annual General Meeting
30 Sep 2021 Office Hour with JB @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
18 Sep 2021 Sailing Proficiency Exam with JB
16 Sep 2021 Office Hour with Nina @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
12 Sep 2021 Office Hour with Mauricio @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
11 Sep 2021 Office Hour with Mauricio @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
9 Sep 2021 Steering Committee Meeting
17 Aug 2021 Office Hour with Mauricio @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
7 Aug 2021 UBCSC SPEED & SKEWERS
6 Aug 2021 Office Hour with Julian @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
1 Aug 2021 Office Hour with Mauricio @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
24 Jul 2021 UBCSC SUMMER SIZZLER
23 Jul 2021 Office Hour with Emilie @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
17 Jul 2021 Office Hour with Mauricio @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
10 Jul 2021 Office Hour with Mauricio @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
6 Jul 2021 Office Hour with Mauricio @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
3 Jul 2021 Office Hour with Karen @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
26 Jun 2021 UBCSC GRILL & CHILL
25 Jun 2021 Office Hour with Emilie @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
23 Jun 2021 Office Hour with Emilie @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
23 Jun 2021 Private Laser refresher with JB
16 Jun 2021 Office Hour with Nina @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
11 Jun 2021 Private FJ refresher with Mauricio
8 Jun 2021 Office Hour with JB @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
6 Jun 2021 Laser/Vanguard private lesson with JB
5 Jun 2021 Private FJ refresher with JB
4 Jun 2021 Office Hour with Karen @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
29 May 2021 Office Hour with Emilie @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
27 May 2021 Advanced Sailing 1 & 2 Private Lesson with Aaron
26 May 2021 Office Hour with Emilie @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
23 May 2021 Office Hour with Julian @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
18 May 2021 Office Hour with Julian @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
15 May 2021 Office Hour with Mauricio @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
13 May 2021 Office Hour with Mauricio @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
12 May 2021 Office Hour with Emilie @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
11 May 2021 Office Hour with Mauricio @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
8 May 2021 Office Hour with Julian @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
6 May 2021 Office Hour with Julian @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
3 May 2021 Office Hour with Julian @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
3 May 2021 Office Hour with JB @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
29 Apr 2021 Office Hour with Nina @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
28 Apr 2021 Office Hour with JB @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
26 Apr 2021 Office Hour with JB @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
21 Apr 2021 Office Hour with JB @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
20 Apr 2021 Office Hour with JB @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
17 Apr 2021 Office Hour with JB @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
10 Apr 2021 Office Hour @ Jericho (RSVP req'd)
3 Apr 2021 Virtual Hangout with Mauricio
2 Apr 2021 Virtual Registration Night
23 Mar 2021 Steering Committee Meeting
11 Mar 2021 Virtual Town Hall
9 Mar 2021 Steering Committee Meeting
4 Mar 2021 Virtual Social Event

UBC SAILING CLUB

Sailing - Windsurfing - Kayaking - Paddle boarding

Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery St., Vancouver BC V6R 4K5
Like most of Vancouver, the Jericho Sailing Centre is located on unceded, traditional and ancestral territory of the Coast Salish Peoples,
including the territories of xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) - What does that mean?

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