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

 

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)

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

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
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/martin242-racing-2018-info-nite-tickets-42402005540
Survey Link
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VZ2JF85

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!

January 23, 2018 Tsunami News

Annual Curling Night

Put on your sliders, grab your broom and get ready to throw some rocks! It’s the time of year when UBC Sailing Club members test their skills at one of Canada’s favorite past-times. Join us for the Annual Curling Night at Marpole Curling Club in Vancouver on Friday, February 2nd at 9:00 pm.

• Cost per person $24, includes broom and sliders (Interac E-transfer Only)
• Join your teammates for a drink at the curling club’s onsite bar! (It wouldn’t be curling otherwise)
• Space is limited to 24 people.

When: February 2, 2018 (Friday)
Time: Start at 9:00 PM
Where: Marpole Curling Club (8730 Heather St, Vancouver, BC V6P 3S8)

Sign-up for a spot and make a team if you choose:
https://goo.gl/mE33Tx
Contact social@ubcsailing.org for more info.

Sign up before January 25 at midnight, so we can cancel sheets if necessary!

 

January Monohull Work Party

Helps are needed for the FJ’s, Lasers and Vanguards!
Work parties are 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

When: January 27, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 10am – 2pm
Where: Jericho Sailing Centre – UBC Sailing Club Fixing Room

 

Return of Ski Trip: Resurrection – March 9th-11th

With the AMS Whistler Lodge now defunct, your UBC Sailing Social team has listened to suggestions for other popular destinations and determined this year the club will venture to Manning Park Resort on March 9th-11th!
This Alpine and Nordic playground is a 3 hour drive from Vancouver, with accommodations as low as $100 for two nights.
This will be a two night, two day trip, leaving Vancouver on Friday, March 9 after work and returning to Vancouver on Sunday, March 11 at night after a day of skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or other activities of your choice!

Sign up before Friday, Feb. 2 by emailing social@ubcsailing.org with your interest!

When: March 9, 2018 (Friday) to March 11, 2018 (Sunday)
Where: Manning Park Resort (7500 BC-3, Manning Park, BC V0X 1R0)

 

VOC Talk: Adventures in Cruising – The Baja Haha Along the Mexican Coast

Ever dreamed of sailing somewhere warm, with stopovers to explore the land, relaxing and exciting?

Andrew did just that last summer – sailing from California down to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.
On Jan 31st, Andrew is giving a talk at VOC (Varsity Outdoor Club) about his journey sailing down the Baja Peninsula with his friend Ed, his fiance, and their new boat Tioga (Fast Passage 39).
Stories about sailing, hiking, flipping rocks, good times with friends and fish to be had at this slideshow.

The Baja haha is a “cruisers rally” allowing for boats to safely move as a pack along the coast of Mexico from San Diego California down to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.

More details to be found here:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=1701

When: January 31, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: Start at 6:30 PM
Where: Buch A203, University of British Columbia campus. Way-finding: https://ssc.adm.ubc.ca/classroomservices/function/viewlocation?userEvent=ShowLocation&buildingID=BUCH&roomID=A203

 

January Photo Contest

No photo was submitted.

It is raining and gloomy outside. But our photo contest is still on!
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!

 

December 1, 2017 Tsunami News

Holiday Night Out

Are you burnt out from exams, or just dreading meeting your in-laws over the holiday season? There’s nothing that some good company, games and drinks can’t fix. Come join some familiar faces at The Bimini Public House for a Holiday Night Out!
Hurry up and buy your tickets – we only have 30!

When: December 14, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: Start at 7:00 PM
Where: The Bimini Public House (2010 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M7)

$10 tickets include: Craft Pitchers (to share), Appies, and entry into our Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest
Other deals @ Bimini: Bourbon/Bingo Night (w/ prizes), and a $15 Burger & Beer Special
 
*** This is a private event for UBC Sailing members only (+1 guest permitted per member).  Password to buy tickets is UBCSailing
 
Buy your tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-night-out-at-the-bimini-pub-house-tickets-40930022800?aff=affiliate1

 

Social Memberships

Hello Members of UBC Sailing Club!
We will be introducing FREE Social Memberships this year!
Spread the news and GATHER YOUR FRIENDS for this exciting opportunity!

***PERKS to being a Social Member include PRIORITY ACCESS to Try Sailing Days every month from March 2018 to September 2018. They will also receive DISCOUNTED RATES to sunset beach parties at Jericho, access to member EXCLUSIVE EVENTS including Skiing and curling trips, future sailing trips (KEATS!!), and MUCH MORE

Social Members will NOT have direct access to boats. HOWEVER, they will be able to Sail when accompanied by a FULL UBC Sailing Club Member (to a MAXIMUM of 5 times). Social Members may upgrade their membership to a Full member at any time.

***Current UBC Sailing Club Members***
For every 4 social members you recruit, 1 work-hour will be granted.

So you want to SIGN-UP NOW?
Fill the waiver form below and email it to: recruitment@ubcsailing.org

Have further questions? 
Contact Yuchen Xu: recruitment@ubcsailing.org

More info:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208206758087077&set=gm.10155481297889143&type=3&theater&ifg=1

 

November Photo Contest

And the winner is…
Ella Li
Congratulations to Ella for winning November’s photo contest.

Winter is coming but our photo contest is still on! Go outside/inside to take photos and you could be the next winner! 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!