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Coronavirus Update #1 – March 14, 2020

Hello everybody,

As most of us are well aware, the global coronavirus situation (COVID-19) is developing rapidly. With the wellbeing of our sailing club community in mind, we have postponed the fleet renewal meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th. We are still looking forward to hearing your feedback and ideas, which will happen through online communication for the time being. We will update you regarding details soon. Feel free to email us at hello@ubcsailing.org with your ideas on fleet renewal in the meantime.

Additionally, we regret to announce that our Returning Members Night (March 27) and Membership Registration Day (March 28) are cancelled in favour of online-only registration. We will follow up with more details on the online registration process in the coming days. We know these are special events for club members to kick off the season, which makes this a difficult decision. However, considering the rapid development of COVID-19 and the large crowds that these two events attract, we believe this is the right decision. 

We are still planning to hold the Work Party on March 21 to ensure our boats and gear are ready for the season. While this type of gathering poses a low risk, please do not come to the work party if you are feeling sick or if you travelled outside of Canada in the 2 weeks prior. For those who do come to the work party, please practice good hand hygiene and limit close contact with others.   

We appreciate your patience as we adjust to these circumstances. As always you can reach us at hello@ubcsailing.org with questions, comments and feedback.

Sincerely, 

Your Steering Committee

February 15, 2020 Tsunami News

Welcome Back

Hello fellow Sailors,

It is almost time for us to take off those sweaters and ski boots and hop back into our wetsuits. March is right around the corner and returning members’ night is just one month away. We are beyond excited to see you all again soon!

We are working hard to prepare for this upcoming season and have some exciting things planned this year. From a (overdue) UBC SC 60th birthday party to our regular BBQs and Tuesday night racing we cannot wait for the season to start.

The steering committee appreciates your commitment to the club and we are well aware that the club would not be what it is without our amazing volunteers. Therefore, we have implemented a work hour incentive or what we like to call the Nautical Miles Program to show our appreciation. You can find out more about this below.

Is there anything else you would like to see this season? Do you have feedback that could help us? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at hello@ubcsailing.org, and we’ll do our best to learn from and implement your feedback.

 

– Nina Bernhardt and the Steering Committee

 

Pub Night at UBC on February 27

Want some people to sail/kayak/paddle-board/windsurf with this summer? Come meet with new and old friends for some drinks and good times. 

Join us on February 27th from 7pm-10pm at Koerner’s Pub at UBC. Koerner’s Pub is 19+ so remember to bring two pieces of ID. 

Looking forward to seeing you there 🙂

 

Work Party on March 21

Let’s come and work together to make sure we can have a good start to the sailing season with some nice boats that are ready to be launched.

Come down to Jericho, on March 21st, for a good time and get those last minute work hours in if you need them.

 

Returning Members Night on March 27

This is the night to renew your UBC Sailing Club membership, party with your sailing friends and make new ones, as we kick off a new season on the water!

Sign up in the Burrard Banquet Room (NW+NE Rooms), then go next door to the Surf and Turf Room for the social.

Fine beers and tasty pizza will be on sale at the party. Pizza and beer for $4 each.

When: March 27th, 2020 *

Time: 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Where: Jericho Sailing Centre (Burrard Banquet Room)

* If you want to maintain your membership for next year, you must register by this date!

If you are a student, please bring your valid student ID with you. 

If you are a returning member, please bring your Jericho card with you.

If you would like to earn work hours while you make new friends and help out the club, please sign-up at this link:  

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pWwJeR9ku0B_2pYx8lN10xXHUQ1F-IUhaSHUOC7_LQM/edit?usp=sharing 

 

General Registration Day on March 28

Students and Non-students are invited to register for their UBC Sailing Club membership for the 2020-2021 Season. Refreshments will be provided. 

Community memberships are limited. Therefore, we strongly encourage non-students to arrive early to secure your spot.

Student memberships are unlimited.

When: March 28th, 2019 (Saturday)

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: Jericho Sailing Centre (Burrard Banquet Room))

Come volunteer with us on Saturday morning to earn some work hours. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pWwJeR9ku0B_2pYx8lN10xXHUQ1F-IUhaSHUOC7_LQM/edit?fbclid=IwAR33NrIQw0ObrBC5N5pnPqGSoeqluaOlTCbJtyDb6JxaA6lehMK7FdUoBpE#gid=374036523

 

Nautical Miles Program

We are excited to introduce our work hour incentives program to you. Below we have matched the number of hours with the corresponding reward. We have decided to go beyond the 8 hour work deposit refund and give back to our amazing volunteers in new and exciting ways. 

8h → Work deposit refund 

16h → Free SUP or kayak lesson

18h → Free UBC SC t-shirt 

20h → Free windsurfing lesson

27h → Free UBC SC hoodie 

32h → Free sailing lesson

50h → Free membership n+1 OR 3 students free membership

This is a new and non-finalized program so some changes may still be made. We will let you know about any updates. For any questions about this new program feel free to email hello@ubcsailing.org

 

Fleet Update

March 15th at 6pm we ask you to join us as we update you on our current fleet and some ideas we have for a fleet renewal. We will cover our thoughts about suitable new boats, our current budget and what this means in terms of fleet renewal possibilities. We invite you to come and pitch your ideas and suggestions.

See you then!

 

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.

UBC and external candidates welcome!
For full details of the position including requirements, refer to the article here:
https://ubcsailing.org/index.php/2019/03/20/2019-job-posting-ubcsailing-club-instructors/

Scope
The position requires you to work independently most of the time. You report directly to the Head Instructor and the Lessons Coordinator. 

Terms
Contract: April 1 – November 1, 2020 (returning teachers in good standing are always welcome the following year).
Compensation: $18-$22/hour depending on experience and years active as an instructor.

Contact
To apply, please e-mail Christoph Hofmeister at headinstructor@ubcsailing.org

Happy New Year 2020!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2020 fellow sailors, windsurfers, kayakers, and watersports enthusiasts of all horizons!

2020 is bound to be an exciting year for the UBC Sailing Club. We have lots of plans in the works that we can’t wait to share with you all.

After spending some time this fall to learn from last year’s mistakes, and after a well-deserved break for the holidays, the Steering Committee, in its new configuration, is back at work to prepare the upcoming season. 

From an exciting fleet renewal plan to organizing festivities to celebrate over 60 years of watersport fun with the UBCSC, we are putting together a full year of activities and projects to make this season memorable. 

Although we are committed to doing our very best for the club, I would like to remind everyone that we are a volunteer-run club. We pour hours every week outside of our studies and our jobs to make this club happen. But we also need your help to make it truly remarkable! This year you’ll find plenty of opportunities to get involved and get work hours from monthly work parties to social and sailing events. We are counting on you!

And as always, we love getting your feedback. Is there something you liked and want us to do more of? Did we drop the ball somewhere? We want to hear it all. Reach out to us at hello@ubcsailing.org, and we’ll do our best to learn from your feedback.

Happy New Year to you all!

– Pierre Beugnot and the Steering Committee

Volunteers Needed for Main Event at Imagine UBC Sep 3, 2019

On the first day of classes, campus is transformed and the entire UBC community comes together to welcome you to your new academic community and celebrate the start of the school year.
Come and join the club on the Imagine UBC event this year on Sep 3, 2019! 

5-10 volunteers are needed. 
Min. 2 hrs of commitment for each volunteer. 
Special Request: one experienced volunteer available for full event to take the lead (5 hrs).

Sign up here!
http://bit.ly/2yPx71j

Date: September 3, 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM (incl set up and take down as actual event is 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM)
Location: All along Main Mall – from Agronomy Road to Agricultural Road
RSVP: Sign up at http://bit.ly/2yPx71j
Contact: Jessica at recruitment@ubcsailing.org

Volunteers Needed for UBC Graduate Student Fair Aug 29, 2019

Earn work hours and meet new friends by volunteering at the Graduate Student Campus Resources and Student Activity Fair on August 29, 2019! 

It is an annual event to welcome new graduate students to UBC.
2-3 volunteers are needed. 

Sign up here!
http://bit.ly/2YXhhfA

Date: August 29, 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (set-up at 11:00 AM and dismantle at 1:30 PM)
Location: Grass meridian on Main Mall between the Belkin Art Gallery and Buchanan Buildings (from Crescent Road to Memorial Road; tables are assigned for individual setup)
RSVP: Sign up at http://bit.ly/2YXhhfA
Contact: Jessica at recruitment@ubcsailing.org

Windsurfing Work Party Aug 17, 2019

Join us on the upcoming work party to upgrade the home of windsurfing and SUP boards!

The plan is to upgrade the L1/L2 boards cages and possibly put a roof on it.  
Need 5 volunteers that are willing to do some woodwork, painting, and clean-up.
Meet Arash at 10am in fix-it-room, or if someone is late, meet at windsurfing L1/L2 cages by Windsure at the east side of the club.

Sign up here!
http://bit.ly/31ynEaT

When: August 17, 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Fixing Room or by the boards, Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery St, Vancouver, BC V6R 4L9
RSVP: Sign up at http://bit.ly/31ynEaT
Contact: Arash at windsurfingbosun@ubcsailing.org

August 9, 2019 Tsunami News

 Windsurfing Work Party Aug 17, 2019

Join us on the upcoming work party to upgrade the home of windsurfing and SUP boards!

The plan is to upgrade the L1/L2 boards cages and possibly put a roof on it.  
Need 5 volunteers that are willing to do some woodwork, painting, and clean-up.
Meet Arash at 10am in fix-it-room, or if someone is late, meet at windsurfing L1/L2 cages by Windsure at the east side of the club.

Sign up here!
http://bit.ly/31ynEaT

When: August 17, 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Fixing Room or by the boards, Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery St, Vancouver, BC V6R 4L9
RSVP: Sign up at http://bit.ly/31ynEaT
Contact: Arash at windsurfingbosun@ubcsailing.org

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Volunteers Needed for UBC Graduate Student Fair Aug 29, 2019


Earn work hours and meet new friends by volunteering at the Graduate Student Campus Resources and Student Activity Fair on August 29, 2019! 

It is an annual event to welcome new graduate students to UBC.
2-3 volunteers are needed. 

Sign up here!
http://bit.ly/2YXhhfA

Date: August 29, 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (set-up at 11:00 AM and dismantle at 1:30 PM)
Location: Grass meridian on Main Mall between the Belkin Art Gallery and Buchanan Buildings (from Crescent Road to Memorial Road; tables are assigned for individual setup)
RSVP: Sign up at http://bit.ly/2YXhhfA
Contact: Jessica at recruitment@ubcsailing.org

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Volunteers Needed for Main Event at Imagine UBC Sep 3, 2019


On the first day of classes, campus is transformed and the entire UBC community comes together to welcome you to your new academic community and celebrate the start of the school year.
Come and join the club on the Imagine UBC event this year on Sep 3, 2019! 

5-10 volunteers are needed. 
Min. 2 hrs of commitment for each volunteer. 
Special Request: one experienced volunteer available for full event to take the lead (5 hrs).

Sign up here!
http://bit.ly/2yPx71j

Date: September 3, 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM (incl set up and take down as actual event is 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM)
Location: All along Main Mall – from Agronomy Road to Agricultural Road
RSVP: Sign up at http://bit.ly/2yPx71j
Contact: Jessica at recruitment@ubcsailing.org

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Summer Sailing Race

Join us for some sailing race this summer!! 

Add your name to the list if you’re planning to attend.
This will also help you to find a sailing partner.
 https://bit.ly/2Htp3IK

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[Work Hour] August 3, 2019 Load Supplies to Water Taxi for Keats Trip

We are looking for volunteers Saturday morning August 3rd to help load supplies for Keats onto the water taxi.

If you are available between 930-1030am, come and help us out!

You will receive volunteer hours rounded up to the nearest hour.

When: August 3, 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Where: Hanger or on the dock, Jericho Sailing Centre

Please email Peter at social@ubcsailing.org if you have any questions, or leave a message on UBC Sailing Club Facebook group.

[Work Hour] July 28, 2019 Monohull Work Party for Keats Trip [Expired]

There will be a monohull work party on Sunday, July 28. This work party will be focused on the Vanguard fleet, as it will be the opportunity to fix up the boats before the Keats trip weekend.

Anyone who is going to be taking a Vanguard to Keats must attend this work party and work on their own boat. 

When: July 28, 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (or longer if Vanguards need more repair)
Where: By the boats, Jericho Sailing Centre

Please email monohull@ubcsailing.org if you have any questions, or leave a message on UBC Sailing Club Facebook group.