Double-handed fleet now open and guests are allowed!

Following the lead of the province and Jericho Sailing Centre Association moving to Phase 2 of reopening, we are updating our COVID guidelines.

Double-handed fleet

The double-handed fleet is now open for use. You must still follow Dr. Bonnie Henry’s advice on expanding your social contact to only extended family and a small group of friends. So if your bubble isn’t full yet, time to call your favourite sailing partner and buddy up!

The de-winterizing work party didn’t happen during COVID, so there are some fleet limitations:

  • Vanguards: Only one boat currently has its mast up. The rest will be rigged soon. (See work party request on our Facebook page!)
  • Hobies: Check the rudder cams on shore before rigging. If you can easily lift the rudders and lock and unlock the cams, you’re good to go. If not, try another boat and please tell which boat needs rudder servicing.

Guest policy 

We realize that your preferred sailing partner may not be a member of the club yet so we’re allowing guests, with a couple of caveats.  

  • To minimize possible burden on Jericho Rescue, only skippers with Intermediate certification or higher can bring guests.  
  • Beginner sailors cannot bring guests, but can sail the FJs with another member who is certified Beginner or higher.  
  • Of course, HP fleet rules about crew qualifications for RS and F18 still apply.  
  • And as always, no guests on single-handed craft.  

See the COVID guidelines for a summary of the current policies.  

“Adopt a boat” — Work hour opportunity

Maybe you’d rather adopt a kitten or puppy, but how about adopting a boat?  Choose a boat here then scrub it, rig it, and make a detailed list of any issues you encounter. If you are confident in your repair abilities you can do quick fixes with available parts – just make a note about your repairs and which parts you used.  We’ll credit you a reasonable number of work hours for scrubbing, rigging and repairing.  

New members — STAY TUNED

We hope to open up UBC Sailing Club to new members shortly.  We are working on a safe distancing plan for lessons and proficiency exams so that new members have a way to get on the water.  Keep an eye out for further announcements. 

In the meantime, Head Instructor Christoph is continuing to offer online lessons like this one:

FREE ONLINE Intro to windsurfing lesson — June 3, 2020

On Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, join us via Zoom (Password: 528799). We will cover all the basic parts of the board. Major design changes over the years so that you don’t end up with a kit that isn’t compatible. Rigging and fine tuning your sail, fin and board will also be covered. Questions are encouraged.


Hope to see you on the water!

Your Steering Committee