UBC SAILING CLUB / Tsunami News August 1st, 2014 Reminder: No office hours this weekend Fiberglass repair clinic/course! - Postponed until September Club Wetsuit and Clothing Deals Wetsuit Repair Clinic - August 7th, 6-8PM Tuesday Night Racing High Performance Sunday Night Racing Windsurfing Wednesdays
Reminder - No Office Hours on Long Weekends
Quick reminder that there will not be office hours this weekend (August long weekend).
BOAT REPAIR LESSONS
Fiberglass repair clinic/course! - POSTPONED until September
At the risk of incurring either our or Jericho's wrath for leaving the junker hull cluttering up our row for 2 months, this clinic has been postponed to September. Final days to be discussed, but open for Tuesdays, Thursdays, or maybe some weekend times. Ideally, a day/time will be chosen based on what works for those who are interested. The general format will remain as below. Contact Anton at
with any questions and to sign up!
Ever wanted to learn to fix a fiberglass hull? Learn the ins and outs with our very own, Anton Pitts!
UBC Sailing has had many requests at various times to teach people how to repair a fiberglass boat. Right now there happens to be a junker hull on its way to the dumpster at Jericho, so UBC Sailing will be using it as course materials for the next month or so. We will also grab at least one broken foil from the fixit room and demo the steps on that; whether course attendees want to practice their skills on not-junk pieces at the same time will be up to you.
The lessons will be taught by Anton Pitts, who has many years of repairing the fiberglass on UBC Sailing's boats, and has learned (the hard way) what works, and what doesn't. In order to ensure attend each session and learn all the required skills, the clinic will be capped at 6 people and there will be a $20 deposit to secure your spot. If you attend all four lessons, you will receive your deposit back. If you don't, then you'll have bought a round of beers for the folks who do show up :)
Currently, the following is the proposed schedule (pending enough attendees):
Theory/ Chalk talk (~1hr)
Hull Demo: Make holes in boat hull, sand down boat hull, patch boat hull.
Foil Demo: Sand foil, make form, patch foil.
Hands-on: your turn to sand and patch a boat hull (depending on time, this may be the home-work assignment)
Hull Demo: Wash patch, pat dry, leave to dry (hopefully it'll be a warm sunny day...). Mix and apply fairing compound. Explanation of sealing/boundary coat
Hands-on: do the same with your patches
Homework: sand fairing compound. Repeat depending on how perfect you want your patch. Apply sealing boundary coat at least a week before next session
Foil demo: Sand patch, laminate fiberglass
Week 3: No class, time to fair to your satisfaction. Anton will be available if there are questions.
Hull demo/hands-on: Wash, dry, scuff-sand sealing coat.
Hull demo/hands-on: Gelcoat.
Foil demo: sand and fair fiberglass
Hull Demo/ hands-on: Sounding patches non-destructively. Checking fairness/beauty. Chainsaw through some/all patches to see cross-section.
Foil demo: sealing/colouring coat.
Contact Anton at
with any questions and to sign up!
Club Wetsuit and Clothing Deals
Club Wetsuits and Clothing are Available
Did you know that wetsuits are available at a great price for all UBC Sailing Club members? New Hyperflex brand full suits for men and ladies are for sale at Jericho to make it easy and convenient for you! They are great 4-3mm suits. Perfect for Jericho conditions.
Stay warm on and off the water. It is required to wear wetsuits all winter up to June 1st and they are usually worn all summer too. :-)
How can I get a wetsuit?
Bring exact cash ($145) to one of the following days and times:
1. If you are taking beginner lessons ask your instructor (in order to get a suit in the morning before Sat and Sunday classes or stay after your first weekday class)
2. At office hours - Saturday 6-7pm. Check UBC Sailing Club's website for calendar updates. http://ubc-sailing.appspot.com/officehours_calendar
3. By appointment, email:
What other UBC Sailing clothing is there?
Check out the new Spring Catalog or club website: http://www.ubcsailing.org/merchandise.html
Comfy tshirts ($15), hoodies ($35), and rashguard/thermal tops ($50) are available while quantities last.
For more details or any questions, email
Wetsuit Repair Clinic - August 7th, 6-8PM
A "LOoove your Wetsuit" workshop is coming soon-- Just in time to fix your holy, ripped, and split suits after the long weekend of awesome adventures---Bring your most loved wetsuit to the hangar next Thurs (Aug 7th) from 6-8pm and learn how to love it better and how to fixitup! Please clean and dry your wetsuit neoprene in advance-- the repair won't work otherwise. Questions?: email Linda @
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
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!