News

2018-2019 Exec Positions

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.

See below for a list of the positions on the exec for  2018/19 and the current candidate.

Executive Committee Positions and Candidates

(Current UBC Students Only)

Commodore

 

Vice Commodore

 

Treasure

 

 

Steering Committee Positions and Candidates

Registrar

 

Recruitment Coordinator

 

Safety

 Othman Zeroual

Lessons Coordinator

 

Monohull Fleet Captain

Chee Chan

FJ Bosun

Kaan Ertan

Laser Bosun

Tom Lee

Vanguard Bosun

Scott Elgert

High Performance Fleet Captain

 

Skiff Bosun

 

Multihull Bosun (F18)

Pierre Beugnot

Multihull Bosun (Hobie)

 

Windsurfing Fleet Captain

Marcelo Chilinque

Windsurfing Lessons Coordinator

Yifei Zhang

Windsurfing Bosun

Arash Ghanbarzehie

Kayaking Fleet Captain

Alberto Contreras

Kayaking First Officer

Aaron Lee

Social Coordinator

 Othman Zeroual, Audrey Beugnot

Social Assistants (3)

Judy Reiman, Yuchen Xu, Peter Chen

Secretary

Ella Li

Merchandise

 Emilie Desrochers

Facilities

 Micki-Lee Smith

Power Boat Bosun

 

IT(Cards)

Adebola Ige

IT(Website)

Tom Lee, Dan LaFreniere

 

 

 

Job Posting: UBC Sailing Club Instructors

Working for the UBC Sailing Club is a highly rewarding position, giving you access to our fleet as well as being part of our vibrant sailing community. We are looking for energetic, passionate sailors, who enjoy teaching their skills to beginners and intermediate students. We are looking for multiple instructors so feel free to apply at any time or contact us about working the following season (April 1st – November 1st each year). You do not need to be a UBC student to apply for this position.
 

Scope

The position requires you to work independently most of the time. You report directly to the Head Instructor and the Lessons Coordinator. Duties to include:
  • Lesson planning and implementation
    • Reading all relevant materials for your class
    • Finding relevant resources (video’s, documents) for your students.
  • Contacting your class the week before the start of the lesson.
  • Preparing your motor boat and materials so that you are ready to start on time.
  • Assessing student abilities and wind conditions and adjusting classes if needed.
  • Giving regular, positive and useful feedback to students.
  • Updating and staying in contact with the head instructor about your availability.
  • Dealing with emergency situations.

 

Terms

Contract: April 1 – November 1, 2018 (returning teachers in good standing are always welcome the following
year).
Compensation: $18-$22/hour depending on experience and years active as an instructor.
Please note: Classes usually run on weekends (9:30am to 5:00pm) and after normal work hours (5:30pm-9:30pm Monday through Friday) throughout the summer. Being an instructor for the club is meant to be a supplement to other work or school as we are not able to offer full time hours.
 

Requirements

Previous teaching experience: Any teaching experience is welcome, sailing teaching experience a plus.
Pleasure Craft Operators Card: You will be operating a motor boat in your classes so this is required.
VHF Restricted Operators Certificate: Required. This certification can be obtained through the club safety executive if you do not have one.
Valid first aid certificate: Required. Minimum certification required is Emergency First Aid w/ CPR. (Standard First Aid w/ CPR & AED is recommended)
Sailing experience: You will be teaching students on Flying Junior, Laser, and Vanguard 15 vessels. You do not need to have completed your sailors training through UBC, external certifications and experience are welcome. Racing experience is definitely welcome! We will assess your qualifications based on your previous experience as well as ‘on the water’ time to verify your skills.
 

Location

Our club operates out of the Jericho Sailing Centre at 1300 Discovery St, Vancouver, BC.
 

Contact

TO APPLY, please e-mail Christoph Hofmeister at headinstructor@ubcsailing.org

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.

 

Changes to Intermediate Sailing Lessons

Please note the following changes starting April 2018:
 
 Intermediate sailing lessons will now be split 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!
 
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We’re excited to announce that we’re implementing a modified Intermediate sailing lesson curriculum and structure this season. These changes will make it easier for members to progress from beginner to intermediate, while also ensuring a more approachable and smoother transition from intermediate to advanced.
 

Intermediate I will focus on sailing skills for the intermediate fleet (Vanguards and Lasers), with successful completion of Intermediate I granting the member access to those fleets. If desired, students may progress immediately after successful completion of beginner to Intermediate I, although extra practise time on the water between courses is always encouraged (in previous years 30 hours of sailing time in the FJs was required). Intermediate I will comprise of 28 hrs of instruction, cost $145, and will have a maximum of 10 students per section.

 

Intermediate II will focus on advanced sailing skills for monohull boats: rudderless sailing, sailing backwards, roll-tacking, and racing. Intermediate II will comprise of 14 hrs of instruction (2 weekend days, separated by at least one weekend to allow students to practice course material on their own time), cost $90, and will have a maximum of 6 students per section. Intermediate II will serve as the pre-requisite for Advanced I (the Hobie track will not require Intermediate II).

 

Why are we making these changes?

We’ve heard feedback from students and instructors and we think these changes will address the following concerns:

-By removing the required sailing time between beginner and intermediate, it will be easier for members to progress into the single-handed lasers, and reduce dependency on the availability of a sailing partner.  

-By splitting off the advanced sailing skills components into Intermediate II, we can better focus on sailing the intermediate boats safely and effectively, helping students master the essential skills in intermediate I. We also recognize that not all students wish to progress into more advanced sailing and racing; this change gives members more choice in their sailing instruction.

-By having a dedicated course for advanced monohull sailing skills, we can better prepare students for the skiff (Advanced I, II, and III) lessons.

 

I took the old Intermediate course… What now?

You have the option of either registering in Intermediate II or going into Advanced I. We aren’t changing your certification retroactively.

 

I registered for an Intermediate course this season online… What now?

We’ve updated the registration system and lesson calendar to reflect these changes. If you were in Intermediate A before, you’re now in Intermediate I A. Several sections of Intermediate II are open for registration.

 

If you have any questions about these changes, please email lessons@ubcsailing.org

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