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Registration For the 2015 Season!

We're off to a great start this year!  The sun is shining and wind is spectacular!

 

Students: The UBC Sailing Club is still accepting new students for the 2015 season.  Email Naazia at registrar@ubcsailing.org for more details!!

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Welcome to UBC Sailing Club

For one low price you can sail, windsurf, kayak and stand-up paddle board as much as you want for one year!

We offer a wide range of affordable lessons that will get you out on the water and sailing / paddling confidently and safely. Register Now!

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Stay Informed of Club Events with Tsunami News!

1. Sign-up for Tsunami News, our weekly e-newsletter, to stay informed about club events, work parties and special promotions.

2. Like our community page at https://www.facebook.com/Ubcsailing to get the most recent updates in your news feed!  The page is used to keep our members up to date with events and notices from the club.

3. Join the UBC Sailing Club group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2260614142/ .  As well as receiving updates from the club, this group allows all members to share, post, and discuss UBC Sailing related topics.
 

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UBC Sailing Team

Join them. Racing.

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Jericho Wind is Online!

Check out current wind conditions, live webcams and more! 
http://www.jerichowind.com/

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Wear a whistle & a wetsuit when on the water!

Not only is it the law to wear a wetsuit, but it can save the life of you or your crew. 

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Tsunami News - 06 Apr 2015

 

Lessons Schedules

Lesson Schedules for 2015 are Up!

Hi all!  With the start of a new season just around the corner, don't forget to sign up for lessons before they fill up!
 

Sailing (See the end of this email for more details):

Calendar Schedule: http://ubc-sailing.appspot.com/sailing_calendar
Text Schedule, and Signup: http://ubc-sailing.appspot.com/sailing
 

High Performance Sailing:

Calendar Schedule: http://ubc-sailing.appspot.com/highperformance_calendar
Text Schedule, and Signup: http://ubc-sailing.appspot.com/highperformance
 

Kayak:

Calendar Schedule: http://ubc-sailing.appspot.com/kayak_calendar
Text Schedule, and Signup: http://ubc-sailing.appspot.com/kayak
 

Windsurfing (Recently updated for 2015):

Calendar Schedule: http://ubc-sailing.appspot.com/windsurfing_calendar
Text Schedule, and Signup: http://ubc-sailing.appspot.com/windsurfing
 

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP):

Calendar Schedule: http://ubc-sailing.appspot.com/sup_calendar
Text Schedule, and Signup: http://ubc-sailing.appspot.com/sup
 

High-Wind Windsurfing:

Calendar Schedule: http://ubc-sailing.appspot.com/windsurfinghighwind_calendar
Text Schedule, and Signup: http://ubc-sailing.appspot.com/windsurfinghighwind

 

 

Safety Quiz and Survey

IMPORTANT - All Members

All members must be sure to complete this year's safety quiz and survey in order for their cards to be activated for this year.  Sign in to http://ubc-sailing.appspot.com and complete both the "Quiz" and the "Survey" there. 

Also, if you're a new member this year, or received a new card this year, make sure to follow the process at http://ubcsailing.org/access-cards.html, otherwise your card will not be active and you will not be able to get into any of the sailing rooms that you are qualified for.
 

Windsurfing

Rigging Party, BBQ, and Gear Swap

April 18th, 2015 at 10:00AM at Jericho

UBC Windsurfing is having our bi-annual rigging party and gear swap April 18th, with the rigging starting at 10:00AM by the sail racks! Knock out those work hours early plus the chance to win a free UBC sailing T-shirt. We're going to bring out the BBQ at 1:00PM, so bring some meat or something to grill and enjoy! Also, don't forget to stick around for the gear swap, starting at 2:00PM!  There're going to be some good deals this spring, so check it out or just hang out and meet some cool people.

RSVP at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , so we can keep you in the loop. We will postpone if the weather is terrible so keep an eye on your mail. 
 

Sailing

Details of Sailing Lessons for 2015


Refresher lessons (1 day or 2 evenings, 6 hours, $25)
What:
If feel like you're in need of refreshing your sailing skills a bit before going out on the water or taking lessons, as always, we offer a few Refresher lessons at the beginning of the season. Our Refresher lessons offer a quick, affordable and social way of reviewing rigging details for all the boats and getting out on the water for some pointers.  

When:
The first three Refresher lessons we're offering this season are
Refresher A
Saturday April 11th from 10AM to 4PM
Refresher B
Saturday April 18th from 10AM to 4PM
Refresher C
Saturday April 25th from 10AM to 4PM
 
For more information http://www.ubcsailing.org/returning-member-refresher-course.html or e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
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Beginner lessons (5 weeks, 30 hours, $155)
What:
These lessons cover all the basics! By the end of it you will feel confident sailing a Flying Junior (2 person sailboat). 
 
Who:
These lessons are best suited for beginners or those who have not sailed for an extended period of time and require thorough review.
 
When:
We only have 1 more spot left in our Beginner B lessons (Sundays, 10AM to 4PM, May 3 to June 7). However, we will be offering more Beginner lessons throughout the season, with the last set of lessons ending in October!
 
For more information http://www.ubcsailing.org/dinghy-lessons.html or e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
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Intermediate lessons (4 weeks, 28 hours, $145)
What:
Designed to refine sailing skills and teach how to rig and sail single- and double-handed types of boats (Laser, Vanguard 15).
 
Who:
This course is intended for those who have finished the Beginner course, or have sufficient previous sailing experience, or have completed CYA White Sail II elsewhere. (One month of sailing independently after the Beginner course is recommended, but not required.)
 
When:
The first three Intermediate lessons we're offering this season are
Intermediate A
Saturdays: May 2 / May 9 /May 23 /May 30 from 10AM to 5PM
Intermediate B
Sundays: May 3 / May 10 / May 24 / May 31 from 10AM to 5PM
Intermediate C 
Mondays & Wednesdays: April 27 / April 29 / May 4 / May 6 / May 11 / May 13 / May 20 / May 25 from 6PM to 9.30PM
 
For more information http://www.ubcsailing.org/dinghy-lessons.html or e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
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Advanced I (3 weeks, 24 hours, $150)
What:
During these lessons you learn to sail the RS500 skiffs, including trapeze skills.
 
Who:
For very experienced sailors, or those who have finished Intermediate (or White Sail III) lessons followed by at least 40 hours of sailing without instructor supervision. You must be confident skippering, capsizing and righting a Vanguard15 and/or Laser in medium wind.  Before attending Advanced I lessons, you must have completed 150 tacks and 150 gybes on a Laser, independently, this season.
 
When:
The first two Advanced I lessons we are offering this season are filling up fast!
Advanced IA (only 2 spots left)
One Thursday, April 30, from 6PM to 9PM and 3 Saturdays, May 2 / May 9 / May 23, from 10AM to 5PM
Advanced IB (only 1 spot left)
One Thursday, May 1, from 6PM to 9PM and 3 Sundays, May 3 / May 10 / May 24, from 10AM to 5PM
 
In case all spots are taken before you get a chance to sign up, we do offer more Advanced I lessons in June and August!
 
After taking our Advanced I lessons you can further increase your High Performance sailing skills by taking our Advanced II (spinnaker handling on RS500 skiffs) and Advanced III (RS800 skiffs) lessons.
 
For more information http://www.ubcsailing.org/dinghy-lessons.html or e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
 
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Hobie 16 lessons (1 week, 17 hours, $120)
What:
The Hobie 16 is the Laser of the catamaran world. These boats can be found all around the world, from small lakes to tropical beaches. Fun, fast and comfortable, it is a great introduction to the world of trapezing and sailing fast. Its large canvas trampoline also makes for a comfortable platform to sail around English Bay if you’re not seeking a thrill on a given day.
 
Who:
Completion of Intermediate lessons and 30 hours spent sailing outside of lessons as a skipper.
 
When:
The first two Hobie 16 catamaran lessons we are offering this season are
Hobie A (only 2 spots left)
One Thursday, April 16, from 6PM to 9PM and one weekend, April 18 / April 19, from 10AM to 5PM
Hobie B
One Thursday, May 14, from 6PM to 9PM and one weekend, May 16 / May 17, from 10AM to 5PM
 
In case all spots are taken before you get a chance to sign up, we do offer more Hobie 16 lessons in June, July, and August!
 
After taking our Hobie 16 lessons you can further increase your catamaran sailing skills by taking our Nacra F18 lessons offered in June, August, and September. 
 
For more information http://www.ubcsailing.org/hobie-cat-lessons.html or e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

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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