February 15, 2020 Tsunami News

Welcome Back

Hello fellow Sailors,

It is almost time for us to take off those sweaters and ski boots and hop back into our wetsuits. March is right around the corner and returning members’ night is just one month away. We are beyond excited to see you all again soon!

We are working hard to prepare for this upcoming season and have some exciting things planned this year. From a (overdue) UBC SC 60th birthday party to our regular BBQs and Tuesday night racing we cannot wait for the season to start.

The steering committee appreciates your commitment to the club and we are well aware that the club would not be what it is without our amazing volunteers. Therefore, we have implemented a work hour incentive or what we like to call the Nautical Miles Program to show our appreciation. You can find out more about this below.

Is there anything else you would like to see this season? Do you have feedback that could help us? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at hello@ubcsailing.org, and we’ll do our best to learn from and implement your feedback.


– Nina Bernhardt and the Steering Committee


Pub Night at UBC on February 27

Want some people to sail/kayak/paddle-board/windsurf with this summer? Come meet with new and old friends for some drinks and good times. 

Join us on February 27th from 7pm-10pm at Koerner’s Pub at UBC. Koerner’s Pub is 19+ so remember to bring two pieces of ID. 

Looking forward to seeing you there 🙂


Work Party on March 21

Let’s come and work together to make sure we can have a good start to the sailing season with some nice boats that are ready to be launched.

Come down to Jericho, on March 21st, for a good time and get those last minute work hours in if you need them.


Returning Members Night on March 27

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

Sign up in the Burrard Banquet Room (NW+NE Rooms), then go next door to the Surf and Turf Room for the social.

Fine beers and tasty pizza will be on sale at the party. Pizza and beer for $4 each.

When: March 27th, 2020 *

Time: 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Where: Jericho Sailing Centre (Burrard Banquet Room)

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

If you are a student, please bring your valid student ID with you. 

If you are a returning member, please bring your Jericho card with you.

If you would like to earn work hours while you make new friends and help out the club, please sign-up at this link:  



General Registration Day on March 28

Students and Non-students are invited to register for their UBC Sailing Club membership for the 2020-2021 Season. Refreshments will be provided. 

Community memberships are limited. Therefore, we strongly encourage non-students to arrive early to secure your spot.

Student memberships are unlimited.

When: March 28th, 2019 (Saturday)

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: Jericho Sailing Centre (Burrard Banquet Room))

Come volunteer with us on Saturday morning to earn some work hours. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pWwJeR9ku0B_2pYx8lN10xXHUQ1F-IUhaSHUOC7_LQM/edit?fbclid=IwAR33NrIQw0ObrBC5N5pnPqGSoeqluaOlTCbJtyDb6JxaA6lehMK7FdUoBpE#gid=374036523


Nautical Miles Program

We are excited to introduce our work hour incentives program to you. Below we have matched the number of hours with the corresponding reward. We have decided to go beyond the 8 hour work deposit refund and give back to our amazing volunteers in new and exciting ways. 

8h → Work deposit refund 

16h → Free SUP or kayak lesson

18h → Free UBC SC t-shirt 

20h → Free windsurfing lesson

27h → Free UBC SC hoodie 

32h → Free sailing lesson

50h → Free membership n+1 OR 3 students free membership

This is a new and non-finalized program so some changes may still be made. We will let you know about any updates. For any questions about this new program feel free to email hello@ubcsailing.org


Fleet Update

March 15th at 6pm we ask you to join us as we update you on our current fleet and some ideas we have for a fleet renewal. We will cover our thoughts about suitable new boats, our current budget and what this means in terms of fleet renewal possibilities. We invite you to come and pitch your ideas and suggestions.

See you then!


Job Posting: UBC Sailing Club Instructors

Working for the UBC Sailing Club is a highly rewarding position, giving you access to our fleet as well as being part of our vibrant sailing community. We are looking for energetic, passionate sailors, who enjoy teaching their skills to beginners and intermediate students. We are looking for multiple instructors so feel free to apply at any time or contact us about working the following season (April 1st – November 1st each year). You do not need to be a UBC student to apply for this position.

UBC and external candidates welcome!
For full details of the position including requirements, refer to the article here:

The position requires you to work independently most of the time. You report directly to the Head Instructor and the Lessons Coordinator. 

Contract: April 1 – November 1, 2020 (returning teachers in good standing are always welcome the following year).
Compensation: $18-$22/hour depending on experience and years active as an instructor.

To apply, please e-mail Christoph Hofmeister at headinstructor@ubcsailing.org