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Meet The Members Night 2024

Ahoy, fellow Vikings!

An exciting new sailing summer is upon us. We are thrilled to extend an invitation for the Vikings Meet the Members night. Let’s raise a toast to a fantastic sailing season ahead!

This event presents an opportunity to connect with other members of the Vikings community and gain insight into the Club, the executive’s roles, responsibilities, and plans for 2024.

We invite you to join us on Friday, April 5, at 1900 in the Surf & Turf room on the second floor (south-east corner) of the Jericho Sailing Club. Complimentary snacks will be served, and beverages will be available for purchase. We recommend that you consider using rideshare or Uber if you plan to indulge in alcoholic beverages.

Here are the event details:
Date:
 Friday, April 5, 2024
Time: 1900 – 2100
Location: Jericho Sailing Club, 1300 Discovery St – Room: Surf & Turf (2nd floor, SE corner)

If you have a serving it right certification and would like to help at the bar, please reach out to Jonathan at membership@vikingsailingclub.bc.ca.

Parking at Jericho is pay parking for the lots nearby, free street parking can be found on NW marine drive.

Please share this invitation with anyone interested in joining the Vikings Sailing Club!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Sailpast 2023

Location: JSCA – Viking Sailing Club area (NW Corner)
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2023-06-24

Folks we are excited to announce that our annual Sailpast event will take place on June 24th at 10 AM this year. It promises to be one of the most enjoyable activities of the year, with plenty of fun to be had by all. We encourage all members to join us for the highlight of the sailing calendar.

We will serve a delicious BBQ salmon and a selection of veggies and corn, with salad and beverages available for purchase. As we come together to celebrate our love of sailing, we will also take a moment to acknowledge our readiness and capability to take to the sea, showing our respect to the Commander-in-Charge.

Before the Sailpast ceremony begins, our fleet will be ready for the sailing season, meeting to salute Tyra with water guns. We hope all our fellow Vikings and friends will join us at Sailpast and enjoy an afternoon of fun and dining together.

Sailpast Itinerary

  • 10:00 am: Arrive at the beach and find your crew.
  • 11:00 am: Vice-Commodore safety message.
  • 11:30 am Set Sail, water cannons at the beach ready.
  • 12:10 pm: Sail past Tyra, STARBOARD TACK ONLY, and fire your water pistols, buckets, water pumps, and anything that fires water at the Vikings on the boat (and at any other Vikings in the Sail past fleet)! Also, try to collect more shots of champagne from Tyra at the same time!
  • 1:00 pm: Back on shore to put boats away.
  • 2:00 pm: Return to the hangar for Lunch/Cocktail hour (Cash bar – please bring cash, coins preferable).
  • 5:00 pm: Party on at The Galley 

If you wish to join us for lunch on the day, we kindly request prompt registration to secure your seat. Space is limited, so don’t hesitate! Simply update the registration sheet here with your name, the number of people in your group, and your food preference, and indicate if you are available to volunteer.

Kindly RSVP at your earliest convenience, by June 22 to confirm your attendance. The lunch fee is $20 per person, payable in cash on the event day. Additionally, we will have beer and wine available for $5 per can or glass. We have secured the hangar in front of the club room, where a spacious communal table will be set up. Come rain or shine; we will gather there to indulge in our delightful club lunch and relish the company of fellow members.

We are looking forward to seeing you all there

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Tyra Haul-out and Maintenance

Ahoy Vikings (new and returning)

Tyra haul out maintenance is happening April 15, 2023 Saturday and April 16, 2023 Sunday 10 am to 4pm.

Address: Granville Island Boatyard – 1650 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC

This is a great way for new members to meet past members and see our 34 ft yacht Tyra.   For past members it’s a great way to learn more about Tyra systems, operations and troubleshooting.

I have made a sign up spreadsheet just so that we have an idea of the number of people and that not everyone comes at the same time.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S8M4GC9IxZXofquByALCM7xVlny9RxAe6TyI8RMtzhM/edit#gid=0

Or just drop by and say hello.

Cheers,

Raymond

Flotilla captain

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Meet The Members Night 2023

Greetings, fellow Vikings!

After two long years of virtual meetings, we are thrilled to extend our invitation to you for the Vikings Meet the Members night. Let’s raise a toast to a fantastic sailing season ahead!

This event presents an incredible opportunity to connect with other members of the Vikings community and gain insight into the Club, the executive’s roles, responsibilities, and plans for 2023.

We invite you to join us on Friday, March 31, at 1800 in the Surf & Turf room on the second floor of the Jericho Sailing Club. Complimentary appetizers will be served, and beverages will be available for purchase. We recommend that you consider using rideshare or Uber if you plan to indulge in alcoholic beverages.

Here are the event details:
Date:
 Friday, March 31, 2023
Time: 1800 – 2100
Location: Jericho Sailing Club, 1300 Discovery St – Room: Surf & Turf

Parking at Jericho is free until April 1st

Please share this invitation with anyone interested in joining the Vikings Sailing Club!

We are looking forward to seeing you there

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2022 Viking Sailing Club Sailpast

Ahoy there Vikings! 

After a two-year pandemic, are you ready to test our courage and fearless Viking mettle? If so, you are in luck; the highlight of the sailing calendar, 2022 Viking Sailpast, is approaching!
We encourage all members to join us to celebrate the 2022 Viking Sailing Club Sailpast on Saturday, June 4th, between 10:30 and 17:00

Sailpast Itinerary

1030: Arrive at the beach and find your crew.
1100: Vice-Commodore safety message.
1130:  Set Sail, water cannons at the beach ready.
Noon: Sail past Tyra, starboard tack only salute the Commodore, and collect a shot of champagne from Commodore’s tray
1210: Sail past Tyra, starboard tack only and fire your water pistols, buckets, water pumps, and anything that fires water at the Vikings on the boat (and at any other Vikings in the Sail past fleet)! Also, try to collect more shots of champagne from Tyra at the same time!
1300: Back on shore to put boats away.
1400: Retire back to the hanger for cocktail hour (Please bring cash, coins preferable).
1430: Lunch
1700: Party on at The Galley
2022 SAIL PAST LUNCH DETAILS & MENU

  • We’ve booked the hanger to have a long communal table in front of the club room. Rain or shine, we’ll enjoy our club lunch
  • Lunch fee: $18 per person (early bird discount) / $20 on the day.
  • If you’d like to join us for lunch on the day, please confirm your attendance as soon as possible by registering your name, number of your group, and food preference by updating the sheet here no later than May 30th

   Mains:

  •    Carnivores: Grilled barbecue salmon
  •    Lacto vegetarian: Eggplant/mushroom dish (Or similar)

    Sides:

  •    Assortment of crisp, warm, green vegetables
  •    Crunchy, baked potatoes
  •    Seasonal vegetables / Salad
  •    A delicious selection of desserts

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN THIS FABULOUS EVENT?

  • You don’t need to find crew beforehand – choose a boat, and fellow Vikings will sign up too.
  • Friends and family are all welcome to join us for lunch!! The more, the merrier.
  • We need volunteers to help us with setting up, music, registration, handling the bar, BBQ and clean up – please give back to the club and indicate what volunteering you can help with when you send in the sign-up form.
  • If you plan to consume alcohol, we recommend carshare, having a designated driver or using public transport after leaving the event.
  • Please advise if you can drive our fellow Vikings to major transit lines and the number of available seats.

 

A WORD ON SAFETY

  • Please attend the mandatory safety message at 11:00 am.
  • Although sail past is one of the most colourful highlights of the year, especially after we had to skip it for the last two years, please remember: safety is the utmost priority. Please refrain from damaging any vessel and ensure the safety of your crew at all times.
  • Only seniors in training and above are allowed to take the helm.
  • Tasers (maximum of 3 people/boat) / Lasers (maximum of 2 people/boat) / Quest (maximum of 4 people)
  • Catamaran is not allowed.
  • Vikings Sailing Club doesn’t endorse drinking and driving. If you choose to exceed recommended standard drink quantities, please support taxi and car shares to return safely home.

Please let me know if you have any questions via quartermaster@vikingsailingclub.bc.ca

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thanks,
Sertan Gun

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Meet the Vikings Virtual Meeting – 2022

Ahoy Vikings!

We invite you to a Virtual Meet the Vikings night to celebrate the beginning of a beautiful sailing season, connect with Vikings members and learn more about the Club and the 2022 season.

This year, we are excited to have five-time Olympian Canadian Sailor Nikola Girke join us to share her experiences and answer our questions. Nikola is amongst a few elite athletes who have transitioned from one sport to another and has achieved a top 10 in the world across three different sports disciplines. She represented Canada in sailing in the 470s, windsurfing and mixed-multihull races.

Please share this invite with others who may be interested in joining the Vikings Sailing Club!

You can join the meeting by scanning the QR code or entering the zoom meeting link below on the 31st.

Event Details:
Date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Time: 1930 – 2030

How to join the meeting: 

On your computer:

On your Mobile/Tablet:

  •    Option 1) Click here to join 
  •    Option 2) Launch your camera, scan the QR code and click the that appears on your screen.

Meeting Agenda:

  • 1930: Welcome, Club Overview and updates on upcoming Training, Racing  and Club Cruises
  • 1940: Nikola Girke Introduction and Q&A session
  • 2010: Updates on Beach Fleet & Facilities
  • 2015: Q&A
  • 2030: Wrap Up

Please reach out to Sertan Gun at quartermaster@vikingsailingclub.bc.ca or 778 758 1001 if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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