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UBC SAILING CLUB / Tsunami News September 9th, 2014

  • Executive Committee for 2015! - Positions available!
  • $20 to Sail until 2016 (Students only)!
  • UBC Sailing Club Regatta, Sat/Sun September 13th/14th
  • JSCA's AGM, Tuesday October 21st 7PM, English Bay Room of the Jericho Sailing Centre
  • UBC Match Racing World University Match Racing Championships Italy 2014 Presentation - Sept 11th
  • Windsurfing: Lessons for everyone!
  • Tuesday Night Racing - Every Tuesday starting at 6:15PM
  • High Performance Sunday Night Racing - Every Sunday at 12:30PM
  • Windsurfing Wednesdays
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

    Ever Thought of Joining the UBC Sailing Executive Committee? We Have Openings!

    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, Sailing team events, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, budget management and daily runnings of the club. We are currently looking to fill the following positions for the 2015 year:

  • Vice-Commodore: Support the Commodore in running the club.
  • Safety: Responsible for addressing safety items in the club, such as ensuring powerboats, lifejackets, etc are in working condition. Powerboat/motor repair skills would be very useful, but not required.
  • Head Instructor: Responsible for overall organization of lessons and instructors.
  • Windsurfing Lessons Coordinator: Responsible for coordinating lesson registration with members, and answering common questions that members have.
  • JSCA Representative: Attends both UBC Sailing and JSCA meetings to liason between the clubs
  • Social Outreach Assistant: Help organize and orchestrate community sailing events such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters events
  • Social Chair: Help organize and orchestrate the main yearly party and many other fun club events!
  • Sailing Team President: Responsible for representing the sailing team throughout the winter and summer months. President should ideally be a member of the sailing team.
  • Vanguard Bosun: Responsible for ensuring the Vanguard fleet is operable through the summer months, including plenty of hands-on boat repair (e.g. fiberglassing).
  • Laser Bosun: Same as the Vanguard Bosun, but for the Laser fleet.
  • Multihull Bosun: Same as the Vanguard Bosun, but for the Multihull fleet (Nacras, Hobies).
  • Skiff Bosun: Same as the Vanguard Bosun, but for the Skiff fleet (RS500, RS800).
  • Level 1 and 2 Windsurfing Bosun: Same as the Vanguard Bosun, but for the standard windsurfing fleet.
  • High Wind Windsurfing Bosun: Same as the Vanguard Bosun, but for the high wind windsurfing fleet.
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    The following is a list of positions are also open to apply for, however there are already 1 or more members running for these positions currently. Successful applicants for all positions will be chosen by vote at the UBC AGM coming at the start of October:

  • Commodore, Treasurer, Registrar, IT/Cards, IT/Registration, IT/Website, Monohull (Beginner and Intermediate) Lessons Coordinator, Secretary, Facilities, Social Outreach Chair, Merchandise, Social Assistant, Keats Organizer, Sailing Team Representative, Monohull Fleet Captain, Monohull (FJ) Bosun, High Performance (RS500,RS800,Hobie,Nacra) Fleet Captain, Windsurfing Fleet Captain, Windsurfing Gear Manager, Kayaking Fleet Captain, and Kayaking First Officer.
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    If you have any questions about any of the positions, please don't hesitate to ask the relevant current executive members. Their email addresses can be found at http://ubcsailing.org/exec.html.

    If you would like to apply for a position, please email the commodore with the position(s) you are interested in. Her email address can be found at the above link also. Thank you!

    $20 Student Deal is Back!

    UBC Sailing Club Student Membership Deal - $20 to Sail until 2016! - Sept. 16-18, 10am-3pm at table B9 in the Partyroom!

    Being a student can be tough on the wallet, and we want to make it easier to stay a part of UBC Sailing. If you are a UBC student, your UBC Sailing fee is only $20 to sail until March 31, 2016! But hurry - this offer expires soon!

    As we are a volunteer run club, we'll have to charge you the usual $80 work deposit, (for a $100 total) but as always, members who complete their 8 work hours between April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016 will be refunded the $80 deposit. - that's another year and a half of sailing for only $20!

    There will be a chance to sign up during office hours or on campus during Club Days (Sept. 16-18, 10am-3pm at table B9 in the Partyroom!).

    A valid UBC student card and proof of enrollment (e.g. a timetable printout or letter of enrollment) is required.

    Offer does not include Jericho Sailing Centre fees (~$100). Offer expires at the end of September, so sign up ASAP! This deal is open to both new and existing members, as long as they are a student of UBC!

    SAILING

    UBC Sailing Club Regatta, Sat/Sun September 13th/14th

    Ahoy UBC Sailors!
    Welcome back to UBC, and it's that time again for the end of the year regatta! On September 13th/14th, the UBC Sailing Club is having a regatta to finish off the season. Registration will start Saturday the 13th at 8:30am and run until 10:30am at Jericho. The regatta will be $40/person, which will include food after the races on Saturday night. We will be sailing the FJ's, Lasers and Vanguards so come prepared! It will be a great time and an awesome way to show off all the sailing you've been doing over the summer (or a great way to get back on the water)! Check on our Facebook page for more updates as the regatta approaches!

    JERICHO SAILING CENTRE

    JSCA's AGM, Tuesday October 21st 7PM, English Bay Room of the Jericho Sailing Centre

    The JSCA's AGM will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 1900H in the English Bay Room of the Jericho Sailing Centre. 7 board member positions will be up for election and our current JSCA rep and board member, Kevin Wilder, is retiring from the position! We thank him for all his efforts in coordinating between JSCA and UBC Sailing.

    Please consider running! It is extremely valuable to have UBCSC represented on the JSCA board to give a voice to the club's concerns (e.g. fee increases, etc.). This is especially true since clubs such as UBC and Locarno tend to be under-represented on the board.

    Mike Cotter of the JSCA is accepting nominations if you would be interested in running for a position until 1700H on October 7th. Any member of the JSCA can run. It is a great way for members of the UBC sailing club to get involved and represent the interests of clubs (including the UBC sailing club) on the board.

    We encourage our members to run for positions on the JSCA board, and to show up at the AGM to vote to make your voices heard!

    MATCH RACING

    World University Match Racing Championships Italy 2014 Presentation, Thurs Sept 11th, 12:30PM-2PM or 7PM-9PM

    This Thursday we will be having two presentations recapping our experience at the World Uni Match Racing Championships! Come out and hear about our Journey:

    UBC Campus Presentation
    Time: 12:30PM - 2PM on Thursday, September 11
    Location: 6138 Student Union Boulevard, room 215
    Special discussion surrounding building a team and the student athletic divisions to follow.
    *Pizza to be provided. First come, first served, so be on time!

    Jericho Presentation
    Time: 7PM - 9:30PM on Thursday, September 11
    Location: Jericho Sailing Center, NE & NW Room
    Special discussion on the state of match racing and keelboating to follow.
    *Nachos to be provided. First come, first served, so be on time!

    (the presentations are the same but the discussions will differ)

    WINDSURFING

    Lessons for everyone!

    Sailors, kayakers, beach bums: Discover a fun new way to enjoy your ocean playground: take a Level-1 windsurfing class! After only 2 hours on land and 6 hours on the water, you'll gain all the skills you need to comfortably and safely windsurf on your own, or with your new windsurfing pals.

  • L1-qualified members: Give those arms a rest. Learn to sail with a harness in one of our L2 classes! You'll also learn to beach start, gybe and fast-tack.

  • L2-qualified members: Are you ready for the thrill of high wind? Take a high-wind lesson. In this full-day class, you'll travel to Squamish in order to learn the skill that is essential to tackling high winds: the waterstart.

  • L2 and high-wind qualified members: Learn how to impress others with fancy freestyle moves on the water, while improving your sail and board handling techniques by taking a Freestyle lesson with Joost. We now offer two levels of Freestyle classes to cater to all of your heli-tacking, duck-gybing, sail-throwing, and general showing-off needs!

  • NEW: Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga Classes: Experience the fluidity of the ocean while grounded in vinyasa yoga. Through our yoga practice on the constantly changing surface of the ocean, we will strive to create balance and stability, along with strength and flexibility, in mind, breath and body. This class will be both accessible to the adventurous beginner and enjoyable for those with an established yoga practice through the offering of options in both asana and transitions.
  • If you have any questions, please email Monica at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text43919 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //-->\n This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and she'll be happy to help you out!
    Sign up now at
    http://ubc-sailing.appspot.com/windsurfing to reserve your spot!

    TUESDAY NIGHT RACING - Every Tuesday starting at 6:15PM

    Every Tuesday in V15s and Lasers Show up at 5:30 PM Race at 6:15 PM

    This is a staple of summer down at Jericho and is a lot of fun. Show up every Tuesday and sail in lasers or in the Vanguard 15s. We are looking for both new crews (beginner lessons graduates) and skippers. The group has a debrief after, sometimes run drills and often have dinner following racing. It's a great way to get involved with the club, learn to race, have something to look forward to every Tuesday, and meet great people!

    HIGH PERFORMANCE SAILING

    High Performance Sunday Night Racing - Every Sunday at 12:30PM

    High Performance Sunday Racing runs again this coming Sunday. We'll have two F18s and both Infusions available to sail this Sunday. If you have any questions, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    WINDSURFING

    Windsurfing Wednesdays

    What's the most Wonderful Way to spend Wednesdays? WINDSURFING!
    We're going to be starting up Windsurfing Wednesdays again! What's Windsurfing Wednesdays? A chance to meet up with other windsurfers and practice together...so it's a great chance to come out if your skills are rusty from the winter! If it's not windy...well on a sunny night Jericho is still a pretty nice place to be. We can SUP, talk windsurfing or BBQ. I'll be coming down around 6, but feel free to come out earlier if there's some wind!
    See you on the water!

     

    WELCOME TO THE UBC SAILING CLUB

    UBC Sailing Club offers students and community members affordable and unlimited access to sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. We have grown to become the largest not-for-profit sailing club in Canada with over 400 members and 65 watercrafts. Our extensive lesson program is the largest and most affordable of its kind in Canada. Join UBC Sailing this spring and enjoy Vancouver's ocean playground.


     

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