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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!

October 29, 2017 Tsunami News

UBCSC Windsurfing Derigging Party and Gear Swap

UBCSC Windsurfing is hosting a Derigging Party and Gear Swap!

When: November 4, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 10am – 2pm
Where: near L2 Sails (east side of Jericho Sailing Centre)

Everyone is welcome, including beginners interested in learning more about how to set up and de-rig windsurfing equipment or folks curious about windsurfing too.
We will need lots of helpful hands that day!!
Posted by your fleet captain, Marcelo 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/355922578199971/permalink/361631464295749/

Contact Windsurfing Fleet Captain for questions: windsurfing@ubcsailing.org

 

Monohull Work Party

When: November 4, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 10am – 2pm
Where: By the boats

No RSVPing necessary — you can just show up.
We need help 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! We hope to see you there!
Contact Monohull Fleet Captain if you have questions: monohull@ubcsailing.org

 

October Photo Contest

And the winner is…
Chee Fong Chan

Congratulations to Chee for winning October’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!

 

Sailing Team Updates

UBC Sailing Team athletes were competing at CICSA Fleet Race Championships in the past weekend (Oct 25th – 26th) (Canadian Nationals) as well as North North Regatta in our U.S. conference, which is also Sailing Team’s Fall NWICSA Conference Championship Ranking Regatta!

Later this month is Frosh/Soph Regatta (Nov. 5th and 6th), followed by the final regatta of the year Pacific Coast Championships in Santa Barbara California. PCC is the largest regatta of the fall where the Sailing Team are competing against 20 universities including Stanford, UCLA, and many of the UC schools.

Sailing Team will also be having a fundraiser sailing event co-hosted with RYU on Nov. 16th where there will be a chill sailing-related workout with a hiking bench, drinks, a guest speaker, and then 25% off anything in the store! More info is to come but other members of the sailing club community are definitely welcome to join!

For more information on the sailing team:
http://www.recreation.ubc.ca/sport-clubs/sailing/

Annual General Meeting Recap

The club held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on October 4th. We discussed this season, held an open forum, and elected our Executive and Steering Committees.

September 28, 2017 Tsunami News

September Photo Contest

And the winner is…
Antony Mbugua

Congratulations to Antony for winning September’s photo contest.

Jealous? No need to be, just enter September’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!

Annual General Meeting

Please join us for the UBC Sailing Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Wednesday, October 4th at 7pm in the Northwest room at the Jericho Sailing Centre (1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver). Pizza will be served! We will review the events from the past year, as well as elect members for our Executive Committee for the 2017-18 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 of our elected positions on our Executive Committee. Voting will take place to nominate the 2018 Executive committee, and both accomplishments from the 2017 year and major goals and direction for the future of the club will be presented. Everyone who attends will receive a credit of 1 work hour towards their work deposit. Email commodore@ubcsailing.org if you have any questions about the the AGM. A detailed agenda will be sent out closer to the AGM.

When: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 7pm
Where: Jericho in the Northwest Meeting Room

Notice of Annual General Meeting – October 4th, 2017

Notice of Annual General Meeting – October 4th, 2017

When: Wednesday October 4th
Time: 7pm
Location: Jericho Sailing Centre in the Northwest Meeting Room

All members are invited, and those who attend will receive a credit of 1 work hour towards their work deposit, as well as free pizza!
The agenda for the AGM is as follows:

  1. Season Recap – each section of the club will present on their activities from this season
  2. Open floor (for questions etc…)
  3. Election of 2018 Executive and Steering Committees (i.e. the “Exec”)

Minutes and the slide show presentation from the AGM will be available within 14 days from the AGM, by emailing commodore@ubcsailing.org

The sailing club needs you! The exec is a close-knit group of volunteers who run every aspect of the club. Execs get a free membership as well as free lessons. If you are interested in joining the exec, please email commodore@ubcsailing.org

We are currently looking for candidates to fill the following positions for the 2017/18 year:

  • Recruitment Coordinator – ideally a UBC student, responsible for recruitment and try sailing events
  • Monohull Fleet Captain – responsible for the maintenance and organization of the monohull fleet
  • Vanguard Bosun – responsible for the the maintenance and organization of the Vanguard fleet, and assists the Monohull Fleet Captain in their duties
  • F18 Bosun – responsible for the maintenance and organization of the F18 fleet
  • Hobie Bosun – responsible for the maintenance and organization of the Hobie fleet
  • Windsurfing Fleet Captain – responsible for the maintenance and organization of the windsurfing fleet
  • Windsurfing Bosun – assists the Windsurfing Fleet Captain in their duties

You are also welcome to run as a candidate for the following positions, which currently have at least one other interested candidate. If a position has more than one candidate, there will be a vote by secret ballot at the AGM.

  • Commodore
  • Vice-Commodore
  • Treasurer
  • Registrar
  • Safety Officer
  • Lessons Coordinator
  • FJ Bosun
  • Laser Bosun
  • High Performance Fleet Captain
  • Skiff Bosun
  • Kayaking Fleet Captain
  • Kayaking First Officer
  • Sailing Team President (Must be the current president of the UBC Thunderbirds Sports Club Sailing Team)
  • Sailing Team Representative (Must be a current member of the UBC Thunderbirds Sports Club Sailing Team)
  • Social Coordinator
  • Social Assistant (3 positions available, all 3 have interested candidates)
  • Secretary
  • Merchandise Coordinator
  • Facilities Coordinator
  • JSCA Representative
  • IT (Key Cards)
  • IT (Website)
  • IT (Registration)

Nominations for the exec close on October 1st, 11:59PM. Please email commodore@ubcsailing.org if you are interested in a position by that date.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the 2017 season and we look forward to seeing you at the AGM!

September 5, 2017 Tsunami News

August Photo Contest

And the winner is…
Anton Pitts

Congratulations to Anton for winning August’s photo contest.
Lisa Mullee (Jericho Sunset) and Ella Li (Anton on glass) both placed with honourable mentions! This month, we had a secret guest jury help determine the winners.

One Last Summer Sunset – A Jericho Beach Party

Friday, September 8 from 7 pm to late

Featuring the Werewolves and DJ Deezel

Live Music – Dancing Under the Stars – Sangria – Beer – BBQ

***As we’ve had to move the party up by one day, we are extending the early bird ticket price for a few days – get your tickets for only $5 at www.onelastsummersunset.eventbrite.ca

All sailing club members, Jericho members and their guests are welcome. Please feel free to invite your friends to join us for the last Jericho party of the summer!

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy one last summer sunset with us at Jericho! Come check out the phosphorescence on the dance floor as we party like the summer will never end.

We’ll have our famous sangria, Howe Sound beer and delicious burgers available all night so remember to bring some cash with you. Come dance the night away to the funky stylings of The Werewolves – masters at re-imagining your favourite songs with a funk, roots and reggae feel!

Feel free to invite your friends to join the fun – all guests of UBC Sailing Club members and Jericho members are welcome!

Beach Party Volunteers Needed

Looking for a way to get some work hours? We need people to help with bar tending, BBQ, ticket taking and clean up for the party on Friday, September 8. We’ll also need some people to help with set up on the evening of Thursday, September 7. You will be credited with work hours for the time you volunteer. Volunteers who complete two or more shifts get free admission to the party. All clean-up hours worked between 2 and 4 am will get double work hours. Email social@ubcsailing.org and let us know when you’re available if you’re interested in volunteering.

Try Sailing

We’ll be hosting our last Try Sailing of the year on Saturday, September 9th. We’re looking for as many volunteers as we can get to take students out sailing in exchange for work hours.

There has been lots of interest in this event at Imagine Day. We expect a large turnout. If you are available, please come down to the club and help.

We’ll be showing up at ~11am to rig up the boats in preparation for students arriving at noon.

When: Saturday, September 9th
Time: Volunteers arrive at 11am
Where: By the boats

If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up on google sheets! Please be advised that you should be comfortable with sailing whatever type of boat you intend to take out.

Questions? Email Brayden at recruitment@ubcsailing.org

Thunderbird Sailing Sport Club

Interested in joining the UBC Racing team?

Info Night – Wednesday, September 6th at 7:30pm (IBLC 261)
Tryouts – Sunday, September 10th at 10:30am (Jericho Sailing Centre)

For additional information, also click this link and info will be emailed over to you.

Splicing Clinic

Have you always dreamt of learning to splice line? Eamonn and Justin will be leading a splicing clinic to teach you the basics!

When: Monday, September 11
Time: 7pm
Location: The Jericho Member’s Lounge.

RSVP to skiffbosun@ubcsailing.org if you plan to attend.

UBC Regatta

When: Saturday & Sunday September 16th, 17th

Come out in any of our boats for a fun weekend of racing. Fleets with at least three boats get an official start, so grab some friends, lay down a challenge and get racing. Lasers, FJs, Vanguards, Hobies, Skiffs, F18s are all welcome.

There will be a licensed BBQ on Saturday evening with smokies/burgers and refreshments, so come for the racing and stay for the sunset BBQ.
Stay tuned for Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions.

Work Party September 23rd

When: Sept. 23
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!

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

Exec Positions Available

The sailing club needs you! The executive committee is a close-knit group of volunteers who 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 2017/18. Unless otherwise indicated, positions are open to student and general (non-student) members. Elections for all exec positions will be held at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday October 4th, 7pm in the Northwest Room at Jericho.

We currently do not have any candidates for the following positions for the 2017/18 year:
Commodore: president of the club
Monohull Fleet Captain: oversees the monohull (FJ, Vanguard, Laser) fleet
Vanguard Bosun: Responsible for taking care of the Vanguard Fleet
HP Bosun: (2 positions available) assisting the High Performance Fleet Captain in maintaining the HP Fleet
Social Chair: Responsible for organizing social events throughout the year
Social Assistant: assistant to the social chair
Secretary: responsible for taking minutes at meetings and overseeing newsletter
Facilities: responsible for maintaining our rooms at Jericho
IT (Cards): responsible for maintaining the keycard system
Windsurfing Lessons Coordinator: responsible for organizing windsurfing lessons

You are also welcome to run as a candidate for the following positions, which currently have at least one other interested candidate. Successful applicants for all positions will be chosen by vote at the UBC AGM on Oct 4th, 7PM at Jericho Sailing Center:

Vice-Commodore
Treasurer
Registrar
Sailing Lessons Coordinator
Safety Officer
Laser Bosun
FJ Bosun
High Performance Fleet Captain
HP Bosun
Windsurfing Fleet Captain
Windsurfing Bosun
Social Outreach
Women in Sailing Coordinator
Kayaking Fleet Captain
Kayaking First Officer
IT (Website)
IT (Registration)

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. Thank you!

Annual General Meeting

Please join us for the UBC Sailing Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Wednesday, October 4th at 7pm in the Northwest room at the Jericho Sailing Centre (1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver). Pizza will be served! We will review the events from the past year, as well as elect members for our Executive Committee for the 2017-18 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 of our elected positions on our Executive Committee. Voting will take place to nominate the 2018 Executive committee, and both accomplishments from the 2017 year and major goals and direction for the future of the club will be presented. Everyone who attends will receive a credit of 1 work hour towards their work deposit. Email commodore@ubcsailing.org if you have any questions about the the AGM. A detailed agenda will be sent out closer to the AGM.

When: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 7pm
Where: Jericho in the Northwest Meeting Room

Fall Skiff Lessons

New Advanced 1 and 2 lessons have been scheduled in September. Get qualified for the RS500, our super sweet single trapeze skiff with spinnaker!

Advanced 1: Sept 9 (evening), 9, 10, and 16
Advanced 2: Sept 21, 23, and 24
Sign up via appspot!

Prerequisite For Advanced 1 is having passed Intermediate, and put it at least 15 additional hours on the Laser.

New Learning/Teach Resources

Check out our new sailing manuals!

These are new and may contain typos. Please contact secretary@ubcsailing.org with comments or edits.

August 25, 2017 Tsunami News

One Last Summer Sunset – A Jericho Beach Party

Saturday, September 9 from 7 pm to late

Featuring the Werewolves and DJ Deezel

Live Music – Dancing Under the Stars – Sangria – Beer – BBQ

Tickets are $5 until September 5, $10 after

Tickets available online at www.onelastsummersunset.eventbrite.ca

All sailing club members, Jericho members and their guests are welcome.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy one last summer sunset with us at Jericho! Come check out the phosphorescence on the dance floor as we party like the summer will never end.

We’ll have our famous sangria, Howe Sound beer and delicious burgers available all night so remember to bring some cash with you. Come dance the night away to the funky stylings of The Werewolves – masters at re-imagining your favourite songs with a funk, roots and reggae feel!

Feel free to invite your friends to join the fun – all guests of UBC Sailing Club members and Jericho members are welcome! Contact us to learn more about the UBC Sailing Club if you’re not a member.

Remember to get your tickets now to take advantage of the discounted earlybird price.

Beach Party Volunteers Needed

Looking for a way to get some work hours? We need people to help with bar tending, BBQ, ticket taking and clean up for the party on September 9. We’ll also need some people to help with set up on the evening of Friday, September 8. You will be credited with work hours for the time you volunteer. Volunteers who complete two or more shifts get free admission to the party. All clean-up hours worked between 2 and 4 am will get double work hours. Email social@ubcsailing.org and let us know when you’re available if you’re interested in volunteering.

Fall Skiff Lessons

New Advanced 1 and 2 lessons have been scheduled in September. Get qualified for the RS500, our super sweet single trapeze skiff with spinnaker!

Advanced 1: Sept 9 (evening), 9, 10, and 16
Advanced 2: Sept 21, 23, and 24
Sign up via appspot!

Prerequisite For Advanced 1 is having passed Intermediate, and put it at least 15 additional hours on the Laser.

Costume Sail

When: Saturday September 2nd
Time: 1pm -5pm.
Where: By the boats! BBQ at the picnic area afterwards.

Dress up however you feel – I’m going to be wearing a banana suit. Pirate costumes, suits, lederhosen, superheroes, its all good!
Costuming guidelines are available here.

Try Sailing

We’ll be hosting our last Try Sailing of the year on Saturday, September 9th. We’re looking for as many volunteers as we can get to take students out sailing in exchange for work hours.

We’ll be showing up at ~11am to rig up the boats in preparation for students arriving at noon.

When: Saturday, September 9th
Time: Volunteers arrive at 11am
Where: By the boats

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

Please be advised that you should be comfortable with sailing whatever type of boat you intend to take out.

Questions? Email Brayden at recruitment@ubcsailing.org

Catamaran Capsizing Clinic

When:Sunday, September 3rd
Time: 1pm
Where: By the cats

Feeling rusty or anxious about capsizing the cats? Fear no more – we’ll be reviewing capsize procedures for Hobies and F18s as well as demonstrating how to use the righting bag, how to do a scoop recovery on the F18 and tips and tricks for righting the boats. This will mostly be a demonstration session, but you’re welcome to join and get some practice in

Imagine Day

We’ll be setting up a booth at UBC’s Imagine Day to promote the club and upcoming events like Try Sailing and the Hangar Party. The Main Event goes from 1pm-4:30pm On Tuesday, September 5th.

We’re looking for a few volunteers to help man the booth and promote the club to first year students.

When: Tuesday, September 5th
Time: 11am – 4pm
Where: UBC Campus

If you’d like to volunteer in exchange for work hours, please sign up on the google sheets below!

Questions? Email Brayden at recruitment@ubcsailing.org

Kayaking Updates

– Monday 28th 5:30-8:30PM Kayaking Rolling Skills Session.
Join the second Rolling Session of the season – kayak certified AND UBC Sailing Club members only. Bring your wetsuits and plan to be ready by 5:30 by the kayaks. Sign up here.

– September 22nd to 25th: 4-day kayak trip to the Broken Group.
Trip is capped at 6-7 people, dependent on car availability and weather forecast. Kayak certified members only, of intermediate ability. Distances to be covered range between 20 to 30 km, in variable conditions. Overnight camping experience required. If interested, please email ubcsckayakingbosun@gmail.com

UBC Regatta

When: Saturday & Sunday September 16th, 17th

Come out in any of our boats for a fun weekend of racing. Fleets with at least three boats get an official start, so grab some friends, lay down a challenge and get racing. Lasers, FJs, Vanguards, Hobies, Skiffs, F18s are all welcome.

There will be a licensed BBQ on Saturday evening with smokies/burgers and refreshments, so come for the racing and stay for the sunset BBQ.
Stay tuned for Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions.

Exec Positions Available

Interested in joining the club’s leadership team? As an exec, you get a free membership and free lessons. The exec year runs October to October. The following positions are available:
– Treasurer (must be a current UBC student)
– Monohull Fleet Captain
– Vanguard Bosun
– Secretary
– Kayaking First Officer
– High Performance Bosun

Interested? Email commodore@ubcsailing.org for more information.

Annual General Meeting

The club’s annual general meeting will be held Wednesday, October 4th at 7pm, at Jericho in the Northwest Meeting Room. Anyone who attends will receive a credit of one work hour. A detailed agenda will be sent out by the Commodore closer to the AGM. If you’d like anything discussed, please email commodore@ubcsailing.org

When: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 7pm
Where: Jericho in the Northwest Meeting Room