August 2, 2017 Tsunami News

July Photo Contest

And the winner is: Lisa Mullee
Congratulations to Lisa for winning July’s photo contest.

Jealous? No need to be, just enter August’s photo contest, easy as pie:
1) Take a photo related to UBC Sailing Club
2) Post it to the Facebook group UBC Sailing Club, share it publicly,
and tag it with #UBCSailing
3) Each month, Nathan will award the author of the best photo with one work hour! Multiple submissions are allowed and encouraged! Videos are also allowed.
Help get out the word about our awesome club!

Honorable mention goes to Nathan for the photo of our next RS800 skipper


Keats Trip Reminder

 August 5-7 is the annual Keats trip. On those days, the Vanguards, F18s, two RS500s and one RS800 will be missing from the yard at Jericho.

If you feel like a sail on the August long weekend, please enjoy the FJs, the lasers, or the hobies!

If you take out a boat from the fleets going to Keats before August 5th and something breaks, alert immediately. The crews checked over their boats last night and will assume they are in ship-shape unless notified otherwise.


Fleet Maintenance Reminder

All the equipment at UBC Sailing Club is user-maintained and we are all responsible to keep it in good working order. All members have access to the fix-it room and many repairs are fairly simple to carry out. If you can fix something, please do it!

If you are unsure about a particular fix, please be sure to (1) write down the problem on the appropriate whiteboard in the club room and (2) email the fleet captain about the issue.
For the monohull fleet, contact
For the high performance fleet, contact
For kayaks, contact:
For windsurfing and SUPing, contact

If you spend a good amount of time fixing the equipment please get in touch with the fleet captain so that they can add the volunteer hours to your account.

Have any other questions, concerns or suggestions? Contact information for any member of the exec can be found on the club website. Please tell share your ideas!


Try Sailing

We’re hosting our third Try Sailing event of the summer on Saturday, August 12th. We’re currently looking for volunteers to take guests out sailing during the afternoon in exchange for work hours (4 work hours). The call time for volunteers is 11:00 AM to give us time to rig the boats before the guests arrive at noon.

Please be advised that volunteers should be comfortable with taking out guests that have little or no prior sailing experience.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up on google sheets.

This is also a great opportunity to introduce friends to the club, so please don’t hesitate to invite them! Here’s link to the Facebook event.

Questions? Email Brayden at


Instructor Training

Interested in learning to teach at UBC?
This fall, UBC Sailing will be running a sailing instructor training program. We will be training a small number of club members to teach beginning sailing. If you are at least intermediate certified and think you could be interested in teaching, this could be your chance to get your foot in the door!

Please email for more information. Participation is at the discretion of the instructors. 


Kayak Updates

1. Kayak rolling session – August 10th 6-8:30 PM.
Open to UBC kayak-certified members only. Four spots are available. If demand is high, there will be another session on August 28th 6-8:30PM. If interested, please sign up
2. Kayak rescue session –  August 23rd 6-8:30 PM.
Open to UBC kayak-certified members only. Four spots are available. Sign up

3. Kayak work party – August 9th 6-8:30 PM.
Our fleet is in need of TLC – come along and help fix the kayaks while learning some useful skills. Volunteer hours will be granted and snacks to share are highly encouraged! We need no more than four volunteers. Another session may be held the following week if all the work is not completed.
4. Kayak trip to Dionisio Park –  Saturday 19th to Monday 21st of August.
More details on the Facebook and Meetup. This is not a beginner trip due to tide constraints and schedules associated with them. Contact Anton Pitts for further information (

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