March 15, 2018 Tsunami News

Returning Members’ Night and General Registration Day


Returning Members’ Night is 6 PM, Friday, March 23 at Jericho!

This is the night to renew you UBC Sailing membership and party with your sailing friends, and make new ones, as we kick off a new season on the water!

Sign up in the Members’ Lounge, then go next door to the Surf and Turf Room.
Fine beers and tasty pizza will be on sale at the party, for $3/beer and $2/slice of pizza.

Date: March 23, 2018 (Friday)*
Time: 6 PM – 11:30 PM
Where: Members’ Lounge, Jericho Sailing Centre

If you would like to earn work hours while you make new friends and help out the club, please sign-up here:
Contact with any concerns about registration, and contact for any questions about helping out at the event!

* If you want to maintain your membership for next year, you must register by this date!

General Registration Day is 9 AM, Sunday, March 25 at Jericho!

Students and Non-students are invited to register for their UBC Sailing membership. Community memberships are limited and very competitive. Therefore, we strongly encourage non-students to arrive early to secure your spot. Student memberships are unlimited. Contact with any concerns about registration or check out our website

After you register, please stay for FREE waffles and coffee!

Date: March 25, 2018 (Sunday)
Time: Registration begins at 9:00 AM
Where: NW room, Jericho Sailing Centre

*We need waffle makers for this event. Come volunteer with us Sunday morning to earn some work hours. Sign up here:

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