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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

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)
 

Want to get Tsunami News emailed to you? Click this link or email secretary@ubcsailing.org.

 

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.

Want to get Tsunami News emailed to you? Click this link or email secretary@ubcsailing.org.