2018 Annual General Meeting

Please join us for the UBC Sailing Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)! 

Date: Thursday, October 4th, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Jericho Sailing Centre NE/NW Room

This year’s AGM will be held on Thursday, October 4th at 7:00 PM at the Jericho Sailing Centre (1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver). During the AGM, we will:

  • Review the events from the past year
  • Present the accomplishments from the 2018 year
  • Present major goals and direction for the future of the club
  • Vote to elect members for our Executive/Steering Committee for the 2018-19 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 or more of our elected positions on our Executive/Steering Committee. 

Free Pizza provided and attendee will receive 1 work hour.

Email commodore@ubcsailing.org if you have any questions about the the AGM.

September 30, 2018 Tsunami News

Annual General Meeting

Please join us for the UBC Sailing Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)! 

This year’s AGM will be held on Thursday, October 4th at 7:00 PM at the Jericho Sailing Centre (1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver). During the AGM, we will:

  • Review the events from the past year
  • Present the accomplishments from the 2018 year
  • Present major goals and direction for the future of the club
  • Vote to elect members for our Executive/Steering Committee for the 2018-19 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 or more of our elected positions on our Executive/Steering Committee. 

Free Pizza provided and attendee will receive 1 work hour.

Email commodore@ubcsailing.org if you have any questions about the the AGM.
A detailed agenda will be sent out closer to the AGM.
 
Date: Thursday, October 4th, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Jericho Sailing Centre NE/NW Room

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Exec Positions Available

The sailing club needs you! The club is run by the “exec”, a dedicated group of volunteers. They form a Executive/Steering committee and 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 2018/19.

  • Unless otherwise indicated, positions are open to student and general (non-student) members.
  • Members may hold multiple positions.
  • If you would like to apply for a position, please email the Commodore at commodore@ubcsailing.org with the position(s) you are interested in. 
  • All nominations should be sent to Commodore no later than 24 hours before the election via email.
  • Elections for all exec positions will be held at the Annual General Meeting on Thursday October 4th, 7:00 pm in the NE/NW Rooms at Jericho Sailing Centre.

You can find the Exec positions and current candidate here:
https://ubcsailing.org/index.php/2018/09/09/2018-2019-exec-positions/

 

June 20, 2018 Tsunami News

 

By-Election on June 24th


After several years of volunteering as a club exec, our Vice-Commodore Karl has decided to step down.
A by-election will take place on Sunday, June 24 at 5:30 pm at Jericho’s NW Room to find a replacement.
Work hours and refreshments will be provided to all that attend the vote.
Only UBC students are eligible to run for Vice-Commodore.

Contact commodore@ubcsailing.org if you’re interested in this position.

When: June 24th, 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 5:30 PM
Where: Jericho Sailing Centre – NW Room

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Try-Sailing on June 24th


Interested in trying out sailing?
Come down to Jericho Sailing Centre on Sunday, June 24th for UBC Sailing Club’s second Try Sailing event of the summer!
Our seasoned members will be taking out guests for an exciting afternoon cruise around Jericho beach, all while showing guests the ropes on how to sail! Come join us for an afternoon of sailing!

Date: June 24th, 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Jericho Sailing Centre

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/hVYqUOEwW6rDi0lx2

This is a free event. No experience necessary. 
Life jackets will be provided.

Please email recruitment@ubcsailing.org for any questions.​

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Volunteer for Big Brothers and Big Sisters Day on the Water


Greetings, water sports enthusiasts!

If you’re interested in helping with a fun social outreach and earning work hours at the same time, here’s your opportunity!

Where: Jericho Sailing Club
Date: July 7th, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM or 12:30 PM– 5:00 PM (or both!)
What: Helping with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Day on the Water Event

This event is run annually by the club and is a chance to mingle with other club members, earn some work hours, and help out a great non-profit organization! 

Sign-up sheet: https://goo.gl/UAtZ92 

If you have any questions, please contact social@ubcsailing.org

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Kayaking Lesson Update

Update #1: Intermediate Sessions Added
We have now added two intermediate sessions to our kayak lesson calendar.
These are short 2-hr on-water sessions and will be run as a trial initially. More lessons will be added after these two.
Your feedback will be most appreciated to help improve the delivery of the lesson!

Check the calendar and register as usual through the new system .

If you have any questions, please contact Alberto via kayak@ubcsailing.org or Will via lessons@ubcsailing.org

More about the lesson: 
– Focus on rescues
– Aimed at UBC members only, who are confident on the water and are currently certified as kayak members
– $10 fee that goes toward running social kayaking events
– Run by Eamonn 

Update #2: Free 3-hour Kayak Theory Lesson with VOC
The club has partnered with the Varsity Outdoor Club (VOC), who will be running a 3-hour kayak theory lesson. Any UBC kayak members are welcome to attend for FREE.

Please note this lesson is mainly about kayaking theory. It will also cover a great deal on kayak-related topics, including weather, tides, equipment and other skills that form the basis of the Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking level 1 certification.
No certificate will be given, but you’ll gain a great deal of knowledge.

All members are encouraged to attend.

Date: July 11th, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: UBC campus, Buchanan B302

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May Photo Contest

And the winner is: Cameron Pierce
Congratulations to Cameron for winning May photo contest.

Go outside or 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!

June 2, 2018 Tsunami News

June 9th Monohull Work Party

Helps are needed for the FJ’s and Lasers!
Joining in work party is a great way to learn boat maintenance skills, while meeting new people you can sail with! Plus you will earn work hours. 

Contact Monohull Fleet Captain to Sign-up: monohull@ubcsailing.org 
Or just show up.

When: June 9th, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Jericho Sailing Centre – By the boats

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By-Election on June 24th


After several years of volunteering as a club exec, our Vice-Commodore Karl has decided to step down.
A by-election will take place on Sunday, June 24 at 5:30 pm at Jericho’s NW Room to find a replacement.
Work hours and refreshments will be provided to all that attend the vote.
Only UBC students are eligible to run for Vice-Commodore.

Contact commodore@ubcsailing.org if you’re interested in this position.

When: June 24th, 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 5:30 PM
Where: Jericho Sailing Centre – NW Room

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Changes to SUP Lessons


We just made some changes to our SUP (Stand Up Paddling) lessons!
SUP Lesson will now include an on-water component in addition to on-land orientation.
The total instruction will be 1.5-hour, starting at 9:30 am on Sundays (instead of 10 am).
The cost is $22 per person in a group lesson. 

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Mandatory Guest Waiver Form

The club has a new policy when taking out guests:
Whenever a club member takes a guest who is not a member out on water, the guest must submit a Guest Waiver Form as follows:
– Fill in the information on the guest waiver form
– Sign the form
– Put the signed form in the Guest Waiver Box.

You will find the new Guest Waiver Box the club has setup in the club room, labelled as “Guest Waivers”.
A non-member guest should only have to do this once EVERY YEAR.

The Guest Waiver Form is important to ensure the guest is fully aware of the risk and club policies, also will help to prevent potential legal issues for the club.

All members must follow the procedure of Guest Waiver Form when taking out non-member guests!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Vice Commodore Karlton at vice-commodore@ubcsailing.org

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UBC Sailing Club Meetup Active Again

Join the Sailing Club Meetup Group to keep abreast of all the club social events!

UBC Sailing Club

Vancouver, BC
139 Members

Yahoo 2018 sailing season is here!UBC Sailing Club is home to awesome UBC students and community sailors, windsurfers, kayakers, and Stand Up Paddleboarders.Welcome to the s…

Check out this Meetup Group →

 

May 9, 2018 Tsunami News

Sailing Grad BBQ

     

Come celebrate with us this Saturday and get to know our newest UBC Sailing Club graduates in Beginner, Intermediate, Kayak & Windsurf courses.
Join us for our first GRAD BBQ social of the year!
Eat, drink, be merry! Make new friends and water buddy connections.

Events detail is here:

Grad BBQ! 1st Batch of Beginner, Intermediate, Kayak & Windsurf Graduates

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 5:30 PM

11 Members Went

Check out this Meetup →

When: May 12, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: Start at 5:30 PM
Where: Picnic Tables at Jericho Sailing Center

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Volunteer Needed for Jericho Open House

The annual Jericho Sailing Centre OPEN HOUSE is this Saturday May 12, Noon-1600H.

Calling Volunteers to join the UBC Sailing Club booth!
Come for a fun day at Jericho and help to spread the good words about our awesome club!

3-4 volunteers are needed, from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM on May 12 (Saturday).
To sign up as a volunteer, please contact Audrey at facilities@ubcsailing.org

More info about the Jericho Sailing Centre Open House:

Jericho Sailing Centre Open House & SOSailpast Saturday, May 12

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Mandatory Guest Waiver Form

The club has a new policy when taking out guests:
Whenever a club member takes a guest who is not a member out on water, the guest must submit a Guest Waiver Form as follows:
– Fill in the information on the guest waiver form
– Sign the form
– Put the signed form in the Guest Waiver Box.

You will find the new Guest Waiver Box the club has setup in the club room, labelled as “Guest Waivers”.
A non-member guest should only have to do this once.

The Guest Waiver Form is important to ensure the guest is fully aware of the risk and club policies, also will help to prevent potential legal issues for the club.

All members must follow the procedure of Guest Waiver Form when taking out non-member guests!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Vice Commodore Karlton at vice-commodore@ubcsailing.org

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Friday Sunset Kayak Paddle

Friday sunset kayaking socials resume again!

All kayak certified members, come practice your paddling skills and explore scenic water nooks and crannies with fellow paddlers.
Meet Arash and Judy at the kayak racks at 5:30 PM.
Gear up and be ready to paddle by 6:00 PM.
Fun to bring a potluck snack to share too!

Let us know you are coming by RSVPing at:

Enjoy Friday Sunset Kayak Paddle

Friday, May 11, 2018, 5:30 PM

3 Members Went

Check out this Meetup →

If you are not kayak certified yet, be sure to register for the next lesson. https://ubcsailing.org/index.php/register/

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UBC Sailing Club Meetup Active Again

Join the Sailing Club Meetup Group to keep abreast of all the club social events!

UBC Sailing Club

Vancouver, BC
139 Members

Yahoo 2018 sailing season is here!UBC Sailing Club is home to awesome UBC students and community sailors, windsurfers, kayakers, and Stand Up Paddleboarders.Welcome to the s…

Check out this Meetup Group →

 

April 30, 2018 Tsunami News

Changes to Intermediate Sailing Lessons

     

Please note the following changes starting April 2018:

We are changing the Intermediate Class into Intermediate I and Intermediate II.

You can sign up for an Intermediate I Class immediately after successful completion of the Beginner Class if you feel you are ready.

Intermediate I: This class is 28 hours of instruction class primarily focuses on the basic skills and handling of the more advanced monohull sailboats. It is aimed to give students who have passed the beginners class access to the 2 crew 2 sail Vanguard and the single sail single crew, Laser. The class may touch on the more advanced sailing techniques and Racing rules but will not be part of the passing criteria.

Intermediate II: Take this course if you want to get into racing Lasers or Vanguard 15’s or want to work on skills that will help with your success in the Advanced 1 class. This is a shorter 14 hours of instruction split over 3 weeks aimed at showing you more advanced monohull skills and racing Techniques. This course is not required for you to sign up for the Advanced 1 course. However since Advanced 1 focuses on some pretty challenging skills it is highly recommended that you take this course in order to give you the best chance of success!

Read the full information here.

April Photo Contest

And the winner is: Sean Field
Congratulations to Sean for winning April 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!

Reminder to Register JSCA Card

Reminder to members:
Don’t forget to register your Jericho Sailing Center (JSCA) cards in the new UBC Sailing Club website!
The JSCA Card number can be found on the back of the card.

 

April 19, 2018 Tsunami News

Upcoming Lessons

     

We are about to kick off the new season on the water!
More Beginner and Intermediate lessons have been added for May,

Registration system is here: https://ubcsailing.org/index.php/register/

It is super easy to sign up for the new lessons:
Step #1: Log in or make your account
Step #2: Add Beginner or Intermediate Lesson(s) on the product page
Step #3: Select your desired lesson(s) from the scheduler.

Windsurfing Instructors

Windsurfing season is about to start!
We are hiring instructors for all levels (L1, L2, and High Wind).

If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please contact Windsurfing Lesson Coordinator Yifei Zhang at windsurfing-lessons@ubcsailing.org

Membership and Refund

Regarding the membership refund:

– All members requesting refunds should contact the registrar of the club, Kristen at registrar@ubcsailing.org
– Members who are expecting a refund but have not received one should send the registrar an email to receive further clarifications.
– Please include your full name and address in the email so that we can have a cheque delivered to you.

March 29, 2018 Tsunami News

Monohull Work Party in April

     

De-winterizing work party to get our fleet ship-shape for the new season! Come out and learn how to rig the masts on the monohull and high performance fleets, and earn some work hours while you’re at it!

Date: April 7th, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: By the boats

No RSVPing necessary — you can just show up.

Come dressed to get dirty, but also warm cause we’re going to be outside!
Contact Monohull Fleet Captain if you have questions: monohull@ubcsailing.org

UBC Sailing Club – 2018 Member Registration Info

Returning Members’ Night

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: https://goo.gl/vJkpBp
Contact registrar@ubcsailing.org with any concerns about registration, and contact social@ubcsailing.org 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

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 registrar@ubcsailing.org with any concerns about registration or check out our website https://ubcsailing.org/.

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: https://goo.gl/vJkpBp

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: https://goo.gl/vJkpBp
Contact registrar@ubcsailing.org with any concerns about registration, and contact social@ubcsailing.org 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 registrar@ubcsailing.org with any concerns about registration or check out our website https://ubcsailing.org/.

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: https://goo.gl/vJkpBp

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)

Qualifications
– 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

Responsibilities
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:
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1329773353&siteLocale=en_CA

Apply by emailing Resume and Cover letter to
William Pardoe
lessons@ubcsailing.org

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
Alberto
kayak@ubcsailing.org