February 28, 2018 Tsunami News

Returning Members’ Night


Returning Members’ Night is Friday, March 23 at 5pm at Jericho!

This is the night to renew you UBC Sailing membership and party with all your friends as we kick off a new season on the water.
Sign up in the Members’ Lounge, then party next door in the Surf and Turf Room.
Fine beers and tasty pizza will be on sale at the party, at super affordable price.

Date: March 23, 2018 (Friday)*
Time: Start at 5:00 PM
Where: Jericho Sailing Centre

* If you want to maintain your membership for next year, you must register by this date!
Dates for the new members’ registration will be confirmed soon!

More info of the event to follow. Stay tuned!

Head Instructor Job Posting

UBC Sailing Club is currently looking for a Head Instructor!

Position Info
Start Date: April 1st, 2018
End Date: November 1st, 2018
Pay: $25-27/hr (commensurate to experience)
Hours of Work: variable; min 5hrs/week, max 40hrs/week
5-10hrs/week of administrative work, plus lesson instruction time (varies between classes)

– 1-5 years sailing instruction experience
– 1-2 years leadership experience
– Strong communication and organizational skills
– Proficiency in MS office/Google Docs
– Some customer service experience is preferred

The Head Instructor oversees the club’s monohull lessons program and serves as the link between the club’s instructors and executive leadership. The Head Instructor reports directly to the Lessons Coordinator and may from time-to-time be asked to deliver reports/status updates to the clubs executive committee.
Additional responsibilities include: Hiring instructors; Training instructors; Tracking and submitting payroll to AMS administration; Instructor scheduling/assignment; Weekly office hours.

View the full job posting here:

Apply by emailing Resume and Cover letter to
William Pardoe

Teaching How to Teach Kayaking

The club will be running a session over two days on teaching how to teach basic kayaking skills. This will be free for club members with considerable kayaking experience, with the aim of having them become instructors.

Limited spots.

At this point we are gathering interest to get an idea on numbers.
– Late April (likely weekend)
– Intermediate or advanced paddlers
– Interested in giving back to the club

Interested parties please contact Kayaking Fleet Captain

Martin242 Racing: 2018 Info Nite

Race M242’s Vancouver’s Beautiful English Bay!
All are welcome to the M242 Racing 2018 Info Nite on Thursday March 15 (7:30-9:30 PM) at the RVYC!

Date: March 15, 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Where: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Jericho Station
3811 Point Grey Road, Vancouver Boardroom
(ground floor – enter from North side of building)
3811 Point Grey Road,Vancouver, BC

The M242 is a 24’, fast and nimble 4-person keelboat. She planes in 15 knots of breeze. As the boats are identical, performance comes down to teamwork, tactics and boat speed.
Several boats in the Vancouver M242 Fleet are looking for crew. The fleet races on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from May through September as well as in some fantastic weekend regattas all over English Bay as well as Bowen Island and Cowichan Bay where the M242 North American Champioships will be held. The fleet also offers a number of social events throughout the season which is a great way to meet fellow sailors.
If you have some sailing experience and would like to try racing, or if you are an experienced racer and would like to pair your skills with some of the Northwest’s top sailors, the Vancouver Martin242 Fleet is for you.

Please join us if you would like to become a member of a boat’s regular crew, learn more about the M242 Fleet’s 2018 program or obtain info on boat ownership and boats for sale. To reserve your place, sign up and fill out the survey so we can find out a little more about you.

See us on Facebook: @martin242fleetonefleettwo
Visit the Vancouver M242 website: http://www.m242fleetone.org
Any questions or comments can be sent to e.siren@m242fleetone.org

Event Sign-up Link
Survey Link

February Photo Contest

And the winner is: Chee Chan
Congratulations to Chee for winning February photo contest.

Go outside/inside to take photos – you could be the next winner and cheer up your sailing friends.

Entry is 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, the club 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!