September 5, 2017 Tsunami News

August Photo Contest

And the winner is…
Anton Pitts

Congratulations to Anton for winning August’s photo contest.
Lisa Mullee (Jericho Sunset) and Ella Li (Anton on glass) both placed with honourable mentions! This month, we had a secret guest jury help determine the winners.

One Last Summer Sunset – A Jericho Beach Party

Friday, September 8 from 7 pm to late

Featuring the Werewolves and DJ Deezel

Live Music – Dancing Under the Stars – Sangria – Beer – BBQ

***As we’ve had to move the party up by one day, we are extending the early bird ticket price for a few days – get your tickets for only $5 at

All sailing club members, Jericho members and their guests are welcome. Please feel free to invite your friends to join us for the last Jericho party of the summer!

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy one last summer sunset with us at Jericho! Come check out the phosphorescence on the dance floor as we party like the summer will never end.

We’ll have our famous sangria, Howe Sound beer and delicious burgers available all night so remember to bring some cash with you. Come dance the night away to the funky stylings of The Werewolves – masters at re-imagining your favourite songs with a funk, roots and reggae feel!

Feel free to invite your friends to join the fun – all guests of UBC Sailing Club members and Jericho members are welcome!

Beach Party Volunteers Needed

Looking for a way to get some work hours? We need people to help with bar tending, BBQ, ticket taking and clean up for the party on Friday, September 8. We’ll also need some people to help with set up on the evening of Thursday, September 7. You will be credited with work hours for the time you volunteer. Volunteers who complete two or more shifts get free admission to the party. All clean-up hours worked between 2 and 4 am will get double work hours. Email and let us know when you’re available if you’re interested in volunteering.

Try Sailing

We’ll be hosting our last Try Sailing of the year on Saturday, September 9th. We’re looking for as many volunteers as we can get to take students out sailing in exchange for work hours.

There has been lots of interest in this event at Imagine Day. We expect a large turnout. If you are available, please come down to the club and help.

We’ll be showing up at ~11am to rig up the boats in preparation for students arriving at noon.

When: Saturday, September 9th
Time: Volunteers arrive at 11am
Where: By the boats

If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up on google sheets! Please be advised that you should be comfortable with sailing whatever type of boat you intend to take out.

Questions? Email Brayden at

Thunderbird Sailing Sport Club

Interested in joining the UBC Racing team?

Info Night – Wednesday, September 6th at 7:30pm (IBLC 261)
Tryouts – Sunday, September 10th at 10:30am (Jericho Sailing Centre)

For additional information, also click this link and info will be emailed over to you.

Splicing Clinic

Have you always dreamt of learning to splice line? Eamonn and Justin will be leading a splicing clinic to teach you the basics!

When: Monday, September 11
Time: 7pm
Location: The Jericho Member’s Lounge.

RSVP to if you plan to attend.

UBC Regatta

When: Saturday & Sunday September 16th, 17th

Come out in any of our boats for a fun weekend of racing. Fleets with at least three boats get an official start, so grab some friends, lay down a challenge and get racing. Lasers, FJs, Vanguards, Hobies, Skiffs, F18s are all welcome.

There will be a licensed BBQ on Saturday evening with smokies/burgers and refreshments, so come for the racing and stay for the sunset BBQ.
Stay tuned for Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions.

Work Party September 23rd

When: Sept. 23
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Where: By the boats

No RSVPing necessary — you can just show up. Work parties are a great way to learn boat maintenance skills while meeting new people you can sail with! We hope to see you there!

Contact or with questions.

Exec Positions Available

The sailing club needs you! The executive committee is a close-knit group of volunteers who help run every aspect of the club, from lessons to boat repairs, to website design, key card system, social events, the sailing team, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and budget management. We are looking for candidates for several positions on the exec for 2017/18. Unless otherwise indicated, positions are open to student and general (non-student) members. Elections for all exec positions will be held at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday October 4th, 7pm in the Northwest Room at Jericho.

We currently do not have any candidates for the following positions for the 2017/18 year:
Commodore: president of the club
Monohull Fleet Captain: oversees the monohull (FJ, Vanguard, Laser) fleet
Vanguard Bosun: Responsible for taking care of the Vanguard Fleet
HP Bosun: (2 positions available) assisting the High Performance Fleet Captain in maintaining the HP Fleet
Social Chair: Responsible for organizing social events throughout the year
Social Assistant: assistant to the social chair
Secretary: responsible for taking minutes at meetings and overseeing newsletter
Facilities: responsible for maintaining our rooms at Jericho
IT (Cards): responsible for maintaining the keycard system
Windsurfing Lessons Coordinator: responsible for organizing windsurfing lessons

You are also welcome to run as a candidate for the following positions, which currently have at least one other interested candidate. Successful applicants for all positions will be chosen by vote at the UBC AGM on Oct 4th, 7PM at Jericho Sailing Center:

Sailing Lessons Coordinator
Safety Officer
Laser Bosun
FJ Bosun
High Performance Fleet Captain
HP Bosun
Windsurfing Fleet Captain
Windsurfing Bosun
Social Outreach
Women in Sailing Coordinator
Kayaking Fleet Captain
Kayaking First Officer
IT (Website)
IT (Registration)

If you would like to apply for a position, please email the commodore at with the position(s) you are interested in. Thank you!

Annual General Meeting

Please join us for the UBC Sailing Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Wednesday, October 4th at 7pm in the Northwest room at the Jericho Sailing Centre (1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver). Pizza will be served! We will review the events from the past year, as well as elect members for our Executive Committee for the 2017-18 season. We highly encourage you to attend the AGM to learn more about the operations of our club. We also hope that you will run for one of our elected positions on our Executive Committee. Voting will take place to nominate the 2018 Executive committee, and both accomplishments from the 2017 year and major goals and direction for the future of the club will be presented. Everyone who attends will receive a credit of 1 work hour towards their work deposit. Email if you have any questions about the the AGM. A detailed agenda will be sent out closer to the AGM.

When: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 7pm
Where: Jericho in the Northwest Meeting Room

Fall Skiff Lessons

New Advanced 1 and 2 lessons have been scheduled in September. Get qualified for the RS500, our super sweet single trapeze skiff with spinnaker!

Advanced 1: Sept 9 (evening), 9, 10, and 16
Advanced 2: Sept 21, 23, and 24
Sign up via appspot!

Prerequisite For Advanced 1 is having passed Intermediate, and put it at least 15 additional hours on the Laser.

New Learning/Teach Resources

Check out our new sailing manuals!

These are new and may contain typos. Please contact with comments or edits.