UBC SAILING CLUB / Tsunami News April 9, 2014 New Advanced III Sailing Lessons New Stand Up Paddleboarding Yoga Lessons UBC Sailing Running Group - Every Thursday Monohull Winter Update Stay Safe in the Cold Weather!
NEW! Advanced III High Performance Sailing Lessons
Advanced III takes sailors who are proficient on the RS500 boats and applies those skills to the RS800. Sailors will learn double trapeze sailing, how to manage and anticipate the more powerful 800, and fine tune their understanding of rig and sail shape in a high speed skiff. If you have been waiting for a structured environment to become proficient on these boats, this is it!
Students should be physically fit, have completed Advanced II, and be capable of sailing an RS500 in all wind conditions. Rigging will be covered on the Thursday night, and both Saturday and Sunday will be full days on the water.
When: Four classes offered throughout the season, which will each include a Thursday evening 6:00-9:00 pm, and Sat/Sun 11:00-6:00 pm session.
Sign up: Schedules and sign-up available through your online account at http://ubc-sailing.appspot.com. Only 4 spots available for each class!
STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING
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
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, and she'll be happy to help you out!
When: Three classes offered throughout the season, either Tuesdays 6:00PM-7:30PM, Thursdays 8:00AM to 9:30AM, or Sundays 4:30PM-6:00PM.
Cost: $60 for 4 lessons
Sign up: Schedules and sign-up available through your online account at http://ubc-sailing.appspot.com. Only 5 spots available for each class!
UBC SAILING RUNNING GROUP - Ongoing!
Thursday at 1830h and every Thursday until May 1st Everyone is welcome to join the UBC Sailing Running Group! We'll break into a number of pace groups, so whether you're currently running for the bus or running marathons, there's a spot for you. Rain or shine, we have run every Thursday until May 1. Attend whichever dates work for you (hopefully all of them), as there will always be a group running. Departing from Starbucks - 1895 Cornwall @ Cypress -- Map Link Any questions? Please email
MONOHULL WINTER UPDATE
Most boats have been winterized
The majority of the monohull fleet is still de-rigged. However, we've left the all the FJs, Laser 50 & 52 as well as Vanguard 27 for those of you who want to get out and enjoy the crisp winter breeze (V27 has been placed beside the two operational Lasers). Please take extra care in putting the boats away after each use as there is a greater likelihood of breakage in foul winter weather with less people around to keep an eye on the boats. There are plywood planks placed in the Laser's cockpits to help keep water from pooling; ensure they are properly placed when you finish using the boats, and be absolutely certain to open all plugs and elevate the bow for proper drainage. Most important of all: remember to be safe, don't sail beyond your skill level, and always go with a partner.
It's cold still! Be safe.
Cold weather sailing is upon us! We have a few boats available for cold weather sailing. Cold weather sailing is beautiful, but also inherently dangerous, and especially so given less boats on the water, the absence of the Coast Guard station, and the absence of our friendly Jericho Rescue. If you are wanting to keep your skills sharp and ready for the summer please contact
to find a partner to go sailing with or to get more information about winter sailing. Remember you need more that a wetsuit to sail in the winter, as the water temperature drops significantly. Make sure to let a friend on land know you're out on the water, and be sure to check in when you get back.
Spring safety reminder!
We should remember that Transport Canada regulations require all vessels (and that includes dinghies, kayaks, and SUP boards) to carry appropriate navigation lights if operated after sunset. The good news is that, for the size of craft our club has, 'appropriate navigation lights' means a waterproof flashlight, carried so you can get at it and turn it on in time to warn other craft of your presence. While sailing after dark is problematic also because the wind tends to shut off well before sundown, for anyone wanting to enjoy sunset paddles, you'll need to make sure you have a flashlight; MEC has some nice ones for around $15.
Transport Canada regulations.