Beginner Windsurfing with Natasha May 27-29

  • 27 May 2022
  • 29 May 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • 27 May 2022, 4:00 PM 6:00 PM (PDT)
  • 28 May 2022, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • 29 May 2022, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • Jericho Sailing Center
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  • Members must submit payment to reserve a spot. A reservation may be canceled up to 7 days before the start of class.

Registration is closed


  • registered as a UBC Sailing Club member for the 2022-2023 season
  • able to swim
  • wetsuit

Note: If this class is full, you are welcome to join our waitlist on this Signal app group.

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.

If you are unsure if this is the right class for you, feel free to contact our head instructor at

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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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