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August 10, 2017 Tsunami News

Ever Try Windsurfing?

Sign up here for August & September courses, and let’s go get it!


L1 classes available:
Aug 11-13 (FSatSun)
Aug 23-25 (WThF)
Aug 28, 29, 31 (MTTh)

L2 classes:
Aug 15, 17 (TTh)
Sept 12, 14 (TTh)

Interested? See here for times and to register.
For private or to schedule another time for a group lesson, contact Nikhil, the lessons coordinator: windsurfing-lessons@ubcsailing.org

Women in Sailing

Women of the sailing club! Let’s go sailing together! And then have a BBQ!

We will be doing boat assignments the day of, but to help organizing, feel free to RSVP and state your preference (skipper or crew? Dinghy, skiff, or cat?) on Meetup. RSVPing is not required. You can just show up!

We will be having a BBQ after we sail.

When: Monday, August 14th
Time: Begins at 5 pm. BBQ to follow sailing
Where: Meet at the picnic tables

Contact Kaitlin at secretary@ubcsailing.org with questions.

Work Party This Saturday

When: Aug. 12
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Where: By the boats

No RSVPing necessary — you can just show up. Work parties are a great way to learn boat maintenance skills while meeting new people you can sail with! We hope to see you there! The next scheduled work party is Saturday, September 23 (10:00-13:00).

Contact monohull@ubcsailing.org or hp@ubcsailing.org with questions.

Try Sailing

We’re hosting our third Try Sailing event of the summer on Saturday, August 12th. We’re currently looking for volunteers to take guests out sailing during the afternoon in exchange for work hours (4 work hours). The call time for volunteers is 11:00 AM to give us time to rig the boats before the guests arrive at noon.

When: Saturday, August 12th
Time: Volunteers arrive at 11am
Where: By the boats

Please be advised that volunteers should be comfortable with taking out guests that have little or no prior sailing experience.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up on google sheets.

This is also a great opportunity to introduce friends to the club, so please don’t hesitate to invite them! Here’s  the Facebook event.

Questions? Email Brayden at recruitment@ubcsailing.org

Kayak Trip to Telegraph Cove

On Sep 1-Sep 4. This will be two and half days of paddling plus 2 half days of driving. Cars capable of transporting kayaks are needed. The trip is capped at 6 people. If interested, please get in touch with Golnoosh at golnoosh@gmail.com

Costume Sail

Costume Sail on September 2nd!

Want to be a pirate? Yes yarr can!

Wanna go bananas? Get a banana suit!

Got an old Halloween costume that you don’t know what to do with? Now’s the time to trapeze in it.

Don your wildest costumes and outfits, rig up a boat, and hit the waters of English bay for some ridiculous fun.
We’ll be rigging and hitting the water around 1pm on Saturday September 2nd. Following the sailing, there will be a licensed BBQ at the Jericho picnic benches from 5pm-9pm.

All fleets, all levels welcome! Stay tuned for more info, call for BBQ volunteers and costume guidelines to keep the event safe.

When: Saturday, September 2nd
Time: Rigging and sailing ~1pm. Licensed BBQ 5-9
Where: Look for the costumes!

Instructor Training

Interested in learning to teach at UBC?

This fall, UBC Sailing will be running a sailing instructor training program. We will be training a small number of club members to teach beginning sailing. If you are at least intermediate certified and think you could be interested in teaching, this could be your chance to get your foot in the door!

Please email skiffbosun@ubcsailing.org for more information. Participation is at the discretion of the instructors.

August 2, 2017 Tsunami News

July Photo Contest

And the winner is: Lisa Mullee
Congratulations to Lisa for winning July’s photo contest.


Jealous? No need to be, just enter August’s photo contest, 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, Nathan 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!

Honorable mention goes to Nathan for the photo of our next RS800 skipper

 

Keats Trip Reminder

 August 5-7 is the annual Keats trip. On those days, the Vanguards, F18s, two RS500s and one RS800 will be missing from the yard at Jericho.

If you feel like a sail on the August long weekend, please enjoy the FJs, the lasers, or the hobies!

If you take out a boat from the fleets going to Keats before August 5th and something breaks, alert keats@ubcsailing.org immediately. The crews checked over their boats last night and will assume they are in ship-shape unless notified otherwise.

 

Fleet Maintenance Reminder

All the equipment at UBC Sailing Club is user-maintained and we are all responsible to keep it in good working order. All members have access to the fix-it room and many repairs are fairly simple to carry out. If you can fix something, please do it!

If you are unsure about a particular fix, please be sure to (1) write down the problem on the appropriate whiteboard in the club room and (2) email the fleet captain about the issue.
For the monohull fleet, contact monohull@ubcsailing.org
For the high performance fleet, contact multihull@ubcsailing.org
For kayaks, contact: ubcsckayakingbosun@gmail.com
For windsurfing and SUPing, contact windsurfing@ubcsailing.org

If you spend a good amount of time fixing the equipment please get in touch with the fleet captain so that they can add the volunteer hours to your account.

Have any other questions, concerns or suggestions? Contact information for any member of the exec can be found on the club website. Please tell share your ideas!

 

Try Sailing

We’re hosting our third Try Sailing event of the summer on Saturday, August 12th. We’re currently looking for volunteers to take guests out sailing during the afternoon in exchange for work hours (4 work hours). The call time for volunteers is 11:00 AM to give us time to rig the boats before the guests arrive at noon.

Please be advised that volunteers should be comfortable with taking out guests that have little or no prior sailing experience.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up on google sheets.

This is also a great opportunity to introduce friends to the club, so please don’t hesitate to invite them! Here’s link to the Facebook event.

Questions? Email Brayden at recruitment@ubcsailing.org

 

Instructor Training

Interested in learning to teach at UBC?
 
This fall, UBC Sailing will be running a sailing instructor training program. We will be training a small number of club members to teach beginning sailing. If you are at least intermediate certified and think you could be interested in teaching, this could be your chance to get your foot in the door!

Please email skiffbosun@ubcsailing.org for more information. Participation is at the discretion of the instructors. 

 

Kayak Updates
 

1. Kayak rolling session – August 10th 6-8:30 PM.
Open to UBC kayak-certified members only. Four spots are available. If demand is high, there will be another session on August 28th 6-8:30PM. If interested, please sign up
2. Kayak rescue session –  August 23rd 6-8:30 PM.
Open to UBC kayak-certified members only. Four spots are available. Sign up

3. Kayak work party – August 9th 6-8:30 PM.
Our fleet is in need of TLC – come along and help fix the kayaks while learning some useful skills. Volunteer hours will be granted and snacks to share are highly encouraged! We need no more than four volunteers. Another session may be held the following week if all the work is not completed.
 
4. Kayak trip to Dionisio Park –  Saturday 19th to Monday 21st of August.
More details on the Facebook and Meetup. This is not a beginner trip due to tide constraints and schedules associated with them. Contact Anton Pitts for further information (pitts.anton@gmail.com)
 

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July 4, 2017 Tsunami News

Winner of the June Photo Contest

Keats Trip 2017: Aug 5-7 – Registration Closed

Reminder! The deadline to sign up for the KEATS trip is THIS SUNDAY (Jul 16)! Don’t miss out on the trip of the summer!
Sign up here

Questions? keats@ubcsailing.org

See all the spills and thrills of last Saturday’s Windsurfing Slalom Race

Find write-up of the participant’s experience and link to hundreds of race photos at UBC Sailing Club Meetup.

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