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  • 23 Aug 2021 11:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cheers, me matey! Join us this Saturday, Aug 28 at The Cove Neighbourhood Pub as we wet our whiskers and share tales of the sea. This is a great chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. See you then

  • 18 Aug 2021 7:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Become catamaran-certified this summer! We have a few spaces left in
    our Cat 1B course starting this Thursday (Aug 19, 2021). Double the fun with not one, but two hulls. Must have at least intermediate certification to participate. Enter the world of multihulls and hear those rudders purrr.

  • 7 Aug 2021 8:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    For the safety of our members, a temporary grounding of the Vanguard fleet is in effect. Due to general material degradation, a cockpit hose failure was recently detected. Please do not take out Vanguards until further notice, after the hulls have been verified as safe. Thanks!

    EDIT: V24, 25, 26, 28 are approved for use, as of Aug 18, 2021. Please ensure you do a pre-trip check to make sure your hull is sea-worthy and inspect the cockpit hoses from time to time. 

  • 4 Aug 2021 7:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Saturday is around the corner, and if you are hungry for speed (and skewers), this one’s for you. Sign up to race your FJs, Vanguards, or the RS Quest and refuel on delicious skewers afterwards! This event is free - register to race here. Race kicks off at 11am and lunch starts at 1pm on Aug 7 at the JSCA picnic tables. Catch you later!



  • 29 Jul 2021 7:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    #tbt Tool Box Thursday’s are regular drop-in get-togethers that take place on Thursday afternoons at the Jericho Sailing Centre. These are community events aimed at learning repairs from those with experience, earning work hours by fixing equipment, and making new friends! There may even be time for some sailing afterwards...


    Email volunteer@ubcsailing.org with any questions or to participate.

  • 17 Jul 2021 1:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Celebrate summer with the UBCSC next Saturday (July 24) for a BBQ at the JSCA picnic tables! Find mentors, meet new sailing partners, and grab some grub at the Summer Sizzler starting at 5pm. Get your tickets online. Contact our social coordinator, Degly, about volunteer work hour opportunities. It’s shore to be a blast - sea you there!

  • 16 Jul 2021 7:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    UBSea News
    July 16, 2021

    SUMMER EVENTS


    Summer Sizzler

    Join us on Jul 24 from 5-9pm for a BBQ at the picnic tables near the Jericho Sailing Centre entrance. This is a great way to meet mentors/mentees, find new sailing partners, and get some affordable grub! Tickets are available here. See you there! Keep your eyes peeled for recurring weekend social events like this one on our Facebook and instagram pages.  

    Bowen Island Day Trip

    If you are a C1, 2, or 3 certified sailor and would like a chance to try out the Nacras, what better way than with experienced cat sailors on their way to Bowen Island! This event is organized by Alberto and Federico and will be taking place the morning of Jul 24. More info here!


    WORK HOURS

    Mentorship Program

    If you are certified and experienced on a craft, mentorship is a great way to help novice members and earn work hours towards your refundable deposit. Attend our social events or browse our forum to find mentees.

    DIY

    If you notice something around the club that needs cleaning or fixing, feel free to chip in! Be sure to email the appropriate fleet captain first if you are unsure how to go about the repair. The goal of work hours are to maintain the club and keep costs low - every bit helps! Be sure to log your hours by submitting a completed form

    OH SHEET! QR Codes

    See something broken that you are unable to fix? Scan the QR codes located in the fix-it, club, and HP rooms to report on our fleet's condition.

    #TBT: Tool Box Thursdays

    Regular drop-in get-togethers will be taking place on Thursdays at Jericho. These are community events aimed at learning repairs from those with experience, earning work hours by fixing equipment, and making new friends! There may even be time for some sailing afterwards...Stay tuned for exact times on our mediainstagram, and Facebook pages. Email monohull@ubcsailing.org to participate. 

    Prevention is the Best Cure

    Please follow the proper care and storage protocol for our equipment to avoid damage and having to repair it. For example, the newly repaired auto-bailers in the lasers. Be a good sailor and close the bailer! (black plug at the back of the cockpit when launching and landing to avoid them snapping off). 


    SURVEY SAYS...

    RS Quest Satisfaction 

    Let us know what you think about the newest addition to our fleet.


    RS Quest Survey


    Logbook

    A friendly reminder to sign out boats in our logbook. Take the survey to tell us which method of sign-out you prefer.

    Join us on Jul 24 from 5-9pm for a BBQ at the picnic tables near the Jericho Sailing Centre entrance. This is a great way to meet mentors/mentees, find new sailing partners, and get some affordable grub! Tickets are available here. See you there! Keep your eyes peeled for recurring weekend social events like this one on our Facebook and instagram pages.  

    Island Day Tri

    Logbook Survey

    If you are a C1, 2, or 3 certified sailor and would like a chance to try out the Nacras, what better way than with experienced cat sailors on their way to Bowen Island! This event is organized by Alberto and Federico and will be taking place the morning of Jul 24. More info 


    Best Regards,

    UBC Sailing Club


  • 13 Jul 2021 12:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Show someone the ropes! Our mentorship program is a great way to get work hours, meet members, or become certified on equipment for free. Checklists are available for mentors to use as a standardized approach to certifying mentees. Certification can be acquired through the mentorship program for beginner sailing, kayaking, intermediate windsurfing, and advanced sailing. You can find mentors/ mentees at social events, website forum, or on our Facebook page! Visit mentoring for more details. 



  • 7 Jun 2021 10:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    UBSea News
    June 7, 2021

    Registration for the 2021-2022 Season STILL OPEN!

    We are still accepting both student and general public members - join us! Check out our lessons or mentorship program (below)! If the lesson you would like to participate in is full, please add yourself to the general waitlist for that water activity (bottom of lesson page).  

    **If you are a beginner certified member who would like to re-do the water portion of a lesson for free today until June 10 email hello@ubcsailing.org.

    Jericho Racing

    Racing is back! Jericho is hosting their racing series Tuesday nights at 6:15pm and Sundays at 12:30pm. Don't forget to register here to be able to race.

    Laser Racing Sails

    We recently purchased new Laser Standard Mark II sails that we will be using exclusively for racing. To ensure the equipment is well cared for, we are in the process of adding a locked compartment in the Club Room where we will store these sails. If you’re a racer and want access to these sails for Tuesday or Sunday Racing please email commodore@ubcsailing.org to receive the code for the lock. Lastly, to ensure the sails are used by people with racing experience, only members who have raced at least twice this season may request their use.

    Mentorship Program

    Our mentorship program is in effect - it is a way for members to get certified on our fleets via the guidance and instruction of other members who are experienced with a particular craft. Mentoring covers the same skills as lessons, and:

    • is free of charge (though your mentor may appreciate a beverage or meal at the Galley)
    • requires flexibility to coordinate times where mentor, mentee, and craft are available during suitable conditions
    • allows mentees to allocate up to 2 work hours amongst mentors
    • follows a checklist (also available in a folder in the club room drawer labeled "mentorship checklists") specific to the craft to standardize certification to ensure members are sufficiently skilled to safely operate vessels

    We have mentorship checklists for most of our crafts including beginner and C1 Sailing, beginner and intermediate kayaking, and intermediate and high wind windsurfing. We aim to have the intermediate, C2, C3, A1 and A2 sailing checklist done by end of June. Mentors and mentees can connect with each other on our forum

    Social Coordinator

    Enjoy being a part of and building community? Do you enjoy organizing events? Then we encourage you to apply for our social coordinator position. This role includes coming up with events for current and prospective members to help with recruitment and grow our sense of community. If you’re interested in the position, please email commodore@ubcsailing.org and state why you think you’d be a good fit for the role. 

    Introducing the New RS Quest!

    As part of our fleet renewal we voted to replace our FJ fleet with the RS Quest. This is a beginner friendly boat that is stable, comfortable and tons of fun with potential for trapeze and spinnaker add-ons. We just purchased one RS Quest to test it out and get a sense of how it will fit into our Club. We’re extremely excited to have it here! If you’d like to sail it and give us your feedback, please register for one of our RS Quest Rigging Workshops

    Boats Rearranged

    The Hobies and Nacras have been shifted from the grassy bumps and onto the flat areas. We are aware that parking these boats was hard and this should make the process much easier. The lighter skiffs are now on these hills and one RS 800 has been moved to the second row of boats where our Hobie, Jungle Beast, used to sit.

    Chilly Summers

    It is every member's responsibility to dress warm enough so that at no time during their sail or paddle they feel cold. Beyond the physiological risks of hypothermia, being cold reduces your ability to learn and improve during a session. A few recommendations:

    • head cover (toque, cap), gloves, above-ankle neoprene booties to keep warm and protect from injury
    • long sleeve, long-leg wetsuit, of the right thickness
    • additional wool layers, rashguard, windbreaker

    Safety Reminder

    As sailors/windsurfers/paddlers, we are always adapting to changing conditions such as wind speed, currents, and other vessels on the water. Sound decision making takes practice and time to gradually develop. Over the past weeks, we have noticed certain situations from beginner sailors that could lead to personal injury, injury of their guests, and damage to our equipment, which in turn could endanger other members using that equipment. When taking equipment out, especially with a guest, consider the following:

    • how skilled are you at controlling equipment on your own, including its balance, with a guest who does not know how to balance it on the water or when to adjust sail controls?
    • how do you handle launching? landing? who holds the dolly?
    • how do you recover from a capsize? how do you deal with your guest in that event? what are your priorities?
    • is the day's weather and tide making your sail harder or easier? how do you adjust?
    • can you adequately communicate with your guest to ensure safety? reach help during your sail?

    This list is not exhaustive. If you are unsure of these questions, delay your sail until the conditions are better, or your skill and knowledge have improved either through mentoring or lessons. Perhaps refrain from taking a guest with you until you gain more experience. If a member is observed putting themselves, their guest, or equipment at risk, it is in the interest of all members to advise them of the risk you saw and to let our executives know. This way the equipment can be checked, remedial training can be offered, and if needed, equipment access suspended until rectified. We want to ensure that other members can continue to safely enjoy our water sports.

    UBCSC Grill & Chill

    Summer is sizzling and so is our grill. Join us for dinner and get to know your fellow water-sport enthusiasts on June 26 at 5pm! Registration is first-come, first-served and plus one. Please let us know of vegetarian preferences and song requests in the notes section. See you there!


    Best Regards,

    UBC Sailing Club



  • 6 Jun 2021 9:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join the UBCSC #skiffskwad and become certified on our spicy RS500. This boat has trapezing and spinnaker capability, so in addition to sailing you will be able to fly! Advanced sailing classes are available as early as Jun 10-20 and Jun 24-Jul 4 to intermediate-certified members.

    You have learnt the basics of sailing, now it is time to take your skills to the next level. See you on the water (or in the sky)!

    #ubcsc #ubcsailingclub #ubcsailing #skiffskwad #sailing #rssailing #vancity #pacificnorthwest #jerichobeach #jerichosailingcentre #trapezeartist #needforspeed

UBC SAILING CLUB

Sailing - Windsurfing - Kayaking - Paddle boarding

Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery St., Vancouver BC V6R 4K5
Like most of Vancouver, the Jericho Sailing Centre is located on unceded, traditional and ancestral territory of the Coast Salish Peoples,
including the territories of xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) - What does that mean?

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