ClubLocarno Events Calendar

Are you looking for  lessons, checkouts, or fleet-specific events? More concise calendar views are available in the individual fleet sections. 

Upcoming events

    • 23 Apr 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Locarno Clubroom
    Register

    This clinic include Part 1 and Part 2 of the checkout. It is for experienced sailors who want to be cleared to use a new fleet; it is also a great refresher. For those who are doing their first checkout, it will also include an orientation to the sailing fleet and club room.

    You will also require an On-water checkout (Part 3); this is a separate registration. The next clinic is scheduled for April 28.  Details of our checkout clinics can be found here Sailing Orientations and Checkout Clinics

    Prerequisites

    All checkout participants must know how to sail and preferably have experience on or a similar boat to the one they are checking out on.

    Registration

    Registration closes 48 hours before the clinic. The clinic will be cancelled if no one has registered by that time.

    Cancellations must be done at least 48 hours before the clinic, by email sailinglessons@clublocarno.com or by phone or text. No-shows will result in the forfeiture of your next clinic registration


    • 23 Apr 2018
    • 18:30 - 19:15
    • Meet at the Club Locarno shed next to Windsure.
    • 4
    Register

    SUP Checkout (Mandatory for ALL members wishing to use the SUP fleet who haven't already completed a Club Locarno SUP checkout). Note: This checkout is MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE WANTING TO USE THE SUP FLEET. If you completed a Club Locarno SUP checkout after 2012, you do not need to complete another one. Only members who have completed an official SUP checkout will have access to SUPs.

    Please come 10 minutes early ready to go with wet suit/swim gear on! Checkout starts on time. Be prepared to have fun and get wet - everyone must complete a mandatory self-rescue :)
    *Wet suits suggested for cooler weather.
    *Please bring your Jericho/Club ID.

    • 25 Apr 2018
    • 18:00 - 20:00
    • Windsurfing Container
    Register
    • 26 Apr 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Locarno Clubroom
    Register

    This clinic include Part 1 and Part 2 of the checkout.  It is for experienced sailors who want to be cleared to use a new fleet; it is also a great refresher.  For those who are doing their first checkout, it will also include an orientation to the sailing fleet and club room.  Participants can rig two different craft in this session.

    You will also require an On-water checkout (Part 3); this is a separate registration.  The next clinic is scheduled for April 28.  Details of our checkout clinics can be found here

    Prerequisites

    All checkout participants must know how to sail and preferably have experience on or a similar boat to the one they are checking out on.

    Registration

    Registration closes 48 hours before the clinic.  The clinic will be cancelled if no one has registered by that time.  

    Cancellations must be done at least 48 hours before the clinic, by email  mailto:sailinglessons@clublocarno.com  or by phone or text.  No-shows will result in the forfeiture of your next clinic registration

    • 27 Apr 2018
    • 06:00
    • 29 Apr 2018
    • 22:00
    • Meet at the club Locarno SUP shed
    • 3
    Register
    Join us on our first SUP surfing trip to Tofino this season!

    This club trip is open to all levels, but you need to be a competent swimmer and be comfortable in the water, breaking waves, and so on. We are all beginners, and we won't have an instructor, but those who have done it before will be happy to share their (limited) knowledge. It's not hard and most people with good balance on a board should expect to catch waves on their first day.

    We are planning to leave on Friday April 27th in the morning, and return Sunday April 29th. Details may change, but we'll keep in touch about this. If you can't get the Friday off, you can always leave later and meet us there.

    We will most likely camp at Surf Junction. They have fire pits and a hot tub.

    We will take a maximum of 4 boards (the BIC boards - right rack) from the club. Additional boards can be rented in Tofino (e.g. I have rented in the past from the Long Beach surf shop). The plan is for all members going on the trip to share all the boards and costs for renting any additional boards.

    Going to Tofino: You will need to coordinate with others to get a ride, possibly share some of the camping gear, etc. Get in touch with me as soon as you register: vice-commodore@clublocarno.com and/or add me on Facebook (Vasco Castela) and let me know you want to go on the trip.

    Carrying the boards: watch this video on how to securely strap down the SUP.  Ideally we will all do this together.

    Wetsuits: A 3/2 wetsuit is probably not enough for most people at this time of the year. It depends on what kind of weather we'll get, of course. A 4/3 or 5/4 is recommended, along with booties and gloves. All are available for rent in Tofino if you don't have your own.

    You may want to watch this useful video on how to paddle out in surf.

    I hope you can join us on this awesome trip!

    Vasco



    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 11:00 - 13:00
    • North East Room, Jericho Sailing Centre Association (1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver)
    Register
    Come join us to learn all about the fun you can have on the water in Vancouver at Club Locarno (sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, rowing and stand-up paddling). This no-obligation event starts with an Orientation at 11:00 sharp! and includes a tour of the Jericho Sailing Centre Association (home of Club Locarno) and Club Locarno fleets/equipment, plus a social get-together on the deck of the Jericho Sailing Centre.
    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 13:30 - 17:00
    • Locarno Clubroom
    Register

    The on water capsize and competency demonstration.  Experienced club members will be on hand to review capsize procedures, to assess your competency in launching, landing, on-water handling, and capsize recovery. 

    Prerequisite:
    Sailing Orientation & Rigging Clinic (Part 1 & 2) for the same vessels.

    Registration

    Registration closes 48 hours before the clinic.  The clinic will be cancelled if no one has registered by that time.  

    Cancellations must be done at least 48 hours before the clinic, by email  mailto:sailinglessons@clublocarno.com  or by phone or text.  No-shows will result in the forfeiture of your next clinic registration



    • 30 Apr 2018
    • 19 May 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Club Locarno Clubroom
    • 4
    Register

    Beginner sailing lessons cover CANSail Levels 1 and 2, and consist of 30 hours of instruction over three consecutive weeks as follows:

    • Monday evenings: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (3 hrs)
    • Wednesday evenings: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (3 hrs
    • Saturday mornings: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (4 hrs)

    Your instructor will be a CanSail certified instructor.

    Most of your sailing will be done on Vanguards, but you may get an opportunity to sail a Laser or Tasar if you are interested.

    • 30 Apr 2018
    • 18:30 - 19:15
    • Meet at the Club Locarno shed next to Windsure.
    • 0
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    SUP Checkout (Mandatory for ALL members wishing to use the SUP fleet who haven't already completed a Club Locarno SUP checkout). Note: This checkout is MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE WANTING TO USE THE SUP FLEET. If you completed a Club Locarno SUP checkout after 2012, you do not need to complete another one. Only members who have completed an official SUP checkout will have access to SUPs.

    Please come 10 minutes early ready to go with wet suit/swim gear on! Checkout starts on time. Be prepared to have fun and get wet - everyone must complete a mandatory self-rescue :)
    *Wet suits suggested for cooler weather.
    *Please bring your Jericho/Club ID.

    • 01 May 2018
    Register

    After you have completed the ClubLocarno Windsurfing Survey, register for the Prize Draw by May 1st to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

    The survey is for current or recent members of the Club Locarno Windsurfing Fleet.

    • 02 May 2018
    • 23 May 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • TBD
    Register

    Our windsurfing trip plan includes several planning/prep sessions leading up to the trip and for wrapping-up.

    Sessions:

    Registration types:

    Please register for the trip based on the type of club's windsurfing boards you believe you need for the trip. Registration is limited based on the number and type of boards that are approved for use on the trip. There are also registration types for members who own their your own gear / planning to rent gear on-site (e.g., at Hood River's retail/rental shops), and for members who are not planing to windsurf.  Guests can accompany members on trips but cannot use club gear.

    Location, TBD

    • 03 May 2018
    • 17:00 - 21:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    Register

    All new members of the kayak fleet are required to take a lesson, or demonstrate their existing skills in a Kayak Checkout, before they can sign out club boats.

    This checkout is for experienced paddlers who can demonstrate a competent solo recovery with a paddle float, and recovery of another kayaker (T-rescue is the recommended technique.)

    Existing fleet members may also take this as a refresher course.

    Please bring immersion gear (wetsuit or drysuit), wind breaker jacket, hat and a warm drink.  All other gear will be provided.

    Please register as space is limited, and so we can email you more details. 

    Niel will be your session leader.

    Email kayaking@clublocarno.com with any questions.



    • 05 May 2018
    • 26 May 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Rowing shed
    • 5
    Register

                    Introduction to Rowing Lessons. 

    This Session is taught by the Rowing Director, Jennifer W. and Co-Director Heather D. and NOT by our Rowing Coach. 

    These lessons are for people who are new to the sport. It is open to non-members.  Eight hours of instruction will get you to the point where you can safely launch, land, and row on your own.

    Four two hour classes.

    Meet at the Club Locarno rowing shed which is located at the East end of the Jericho compound (near the Windsure hut).

    Bring a wetsuit for the First lesson. You will need to perform a self-rescue in the ocean in the second lesson. (Don't be nervous... everyone can do it!) 

    May 26th is scheduled in-case we need a make-up class.  Sometimes weather conditions require us to cancel a class. 


    • 05 May 2018
    • 09:00 - 11:00
    • Meet at the Rowing shed
    • 6
    Register

    This member led event is open to Rowing Fleet members who are checked out on the rowing fleet. Come on out on the water with rowers of all levels and have a good time! ....meet other rowers, develop a few skills and have fun. 

    To ensure all members have a chance to participate in these FREE social rows, only sign up for the events you are sure to attend.  There is no wait list. If the event is full, there is always a chance for a no-show or extra boats being available, so feel free to attend.

    Come down and join us!

    NOTE: We plan to be on the water at 6:30 pm sharp. Please arrive in plenty of time to rig your boat so we can all be on the water at the same time.

    The event will be cancelled if less than 2 people are registered 1 day prior.

    • 05 May 2018
    • 06 May 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Jericho Sailing Centre - ClubLocarno Windsurfing Container
    • 2
    Register

    Our 8 hour introductory course is $80.00, and consists of two 4 hours sessions. 

    We will give both on land and on water instruction using our club windsurfing gear.

    Skills taught include understanding the wind (points of sail), how to launch and land safely. Basic maneuvers (tack) and self rescue. You will also be taught the correct use of our equipment  (the Locarno Way) including our check out procedure and how to safely carry, clean and store the boards and sails.

    Successful completion of this course will grant the new member use of our Level 1 Equipment.

    You are required to provide your own Wetsuit, or you can rent a wetsuit at the Jericho Sailing Centre. 

    • 05 May 2018
    • 10:00 - 13:00
    • Rowing shed - east end of the JSCA compound
    • 3
    Register

    This checkout is intended for new members who are experienced rowers and want to have their skills checked out so they can get on the water (mandatory prerequisite to using the fleet). 

    We will be getting on the water and rowing.

    This checkout will cover:
    • overview of the fleet
    • rigging and derigging
    • launching and landing
    • use of logbooks
    • policies and practices
    • distance rowing (where to go, tides, wind/waves, currents, hazards)
    • capsize recovery (i.e. get back into the boat from deep water)
    Note that new members should bring a wetsuit (if you wish) and towel, as they must demonstrate a successful capsize recovery to complete their checkout.  
    • 06 May 2018
    • 13 May 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Club Locarno Clubroom
    • 3
    Register
    Sundays, 1:30pm - 6:00pm 

    Instructor:  CanSail-certified instructor from MacSailing

    This course is for sailors who already have the equivalent of CANSail 1&2.  Nine hours of instruction will restore your confidence and keep you safe. 

    Please meet in the Locarno Sailing club room promptly.
    Enjoy the course.
    • 07 May 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Locarno Clubroom
    Register

    This clinic include Part 1 and Part 2 of the checkout.  It is for experienced sailors who want to be cleared to use a new fleet; it is also a great refresher.  For those who are doing their first checkout, it will also include an orientation to the sailing fleet and club room.  Participants can rig two different craft in this session.

    You will also require an On-water checkout (Part 3); this is a separate registration.  The next clinic is scheduled for May 13.  Details of our checkout clinics can be found here

    Prerequisites

    All checkout participants must know how to sail and preferably have experience on or a similar boat to the one they are checking out on.

    Registration

    Registration closes 48 hours before the clinic.  The clinic will be cancelled if no one has registered by that time.  

    Cancellations must be done at least 48 hours before the clinic, by email  mailto:sailinglessons@clublocarno.com  or by phone or text.  No-shows will result in the forfeiture of your next clinic registration

    • 09 May 2018
    • 18:00 - 20:00
    • Windsurfing Container
    Register

    Refer to clinic notes:

    Rigging & Transport

    This clinic is associated with the upcoming club windsurfing trip, which typically involve 5 to 7 hours of travel in each direction and several nights camping.

    For club members who are not planning to attend the club trip but still want to learn about rigging and transport of windsurfing equipment, come and join this clinic and learn in a group setting.  There will be opportunities to practice, compare, and get feedback.

    • 10 May 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Locarno Clubroom
    Register

    This clinic include Part 1 and Part 2 of the checkout. It is for experienced sailors who want to be cleared to use a new fleet; it is also a great refresher. For those who are doing their first checkout, it will also include an orientation to the sailing fleet and club room.

    You will also require an On-water checkout (Part 3); this is a separate registration. The next clinic is scheduled for May 13.  Details of our checkout clinics can be found here Sailing Orientations and Checkout Clinics

    Prerequisites

    All checkout participants must know how to sail and preferably have experience on or a similar boat to the one they are checking out on.

    Registration

    Registration closes 48 hours before the clinic. The clinic will be cancelled if no one has registered by that time.

    Cancellations must be done at least 48 hours before the clinic, by email sailinglessons@clublocarno.com or by phone or text. No-shows will result in the forfeiture of your next clinic registration


    • 12 May 2018
    • 08:00
    • 13 May 2018
    • 15:00
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 5
    Register
    This introductory lesson is intended for those with limited kayak experience and will be delivered by a certified Paddle Canada instructor.  More details of this lesson can be found here.

    Please bring:
    • a lunch,
    • a wet suit or dry suit,
    • a synthetic layer for under the wet suit,
    • rain jacket or wind shell that you don’t mind getting wet, 
    • shoes or booties that you can wear in the water, and
    • a complete change of warm clothes for afterwards.

    Lessons will start on the hour - please arrive a bit early.  We will start on land and have an opportunity to change into wetsuits before we launch.

    Your instructor will be Mark




    • 12 May 2018
    • 10:00 - 13:00
    • Rowing shed - east end of the JSCA compound
    • 5
    Register

    This checkout is intended for new members who are experienced rowers and want to have their skills checked out so they can get on the water (mandatory prerequisite to using the fleet). 

    We will be getting on the water and rowing.

    This checkout will cover:
    • overview of the fleet
    • rigging and derigging
    • launching and landing
    • use of logbooks
    • policies and practices
    • distance rowing (where to go, tides, wind/waves, currents, hazards)
    • capsize recovery (i.e. get back into the boat from deep water)
    Note that new members should bring a wetsuit (if you wish) and towel, as they must demonstrate a successful capsize recovery to complete their checkout.  
    • 12 May 2018
    • 11:00 - 13:00
    • North East Room, Jericho Sailing Centre Association (1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver)
    Register

    Come join us to learn all about the fun you can have on the water in Vancouver at Club Locarno (sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, rowing and stand-up paddling). This no-obligation event starts with an Orientation at 11:00 sharp! and includes a tour of the Jericho Sailing Centre Association (home of Club Locarno) and Club Locarno fleets/equipment, plus a social get-together on the deck of the Jericho Sailing Centre.

    The Jericho Sailing Centre Boat Show and Open House is also happening on this date. Be sure to give yourself extra time to enjoy the day at JSCA!

    • 13 May 2018
    • 09:00 - 12:00
    • Kayak shed
    • 4
    Register

    Come and try out our fleet of the fastest paddle boats on the water!

    Clinic attendance is mandatory if you want to use the surfskis.

    This session is open to anyone who is cleared(checked out) to use the kayak fleet.

    Some time on the water(not suitable for kayak beginners) will improve your chances of success, as will a good sense of balance ...
    Please dress for immersion (wetsuit or drysuit) - everyone swims!

    Clinic minimum: 3 members

    Session leader: Sean

    Please follow these links to learn more about remounting a surfski and surfski strokes(mandatory!)

    Remount surfski ...

    http://www.surfski.info/getting-started/story/1021/essential-surf-ski-skills-the-remount.html

    https://vimeo.com/60809717

    https://vimeo.com/90942303

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=89g4t3tV14c

    Surfski strokes ...

    www.surfski.info/tips/story/1021/essential-surf-ski-skills-the-remount.html

    www.surfski.info/getting-started/story/1020/the-forward-stroke.html

    More optional videos:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y3HidTihOSw 

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BeXlUVFKrFs

    • 13 May 2018
    • 12:00 - 15:00
    • Kayak shed
    • 4
    Register

    Come and try out our fleet of the fastest paddle boats on the water!

    Clinic attendance is mandatory if you want to use the surfskis.

    This session is open to anyone who is cleared(checked out) to use the kayak fleet.

    Some time on the water(not suitable for kayak beginners) will improve your chances of success, as will a good sense of balance ...
    Please dress for immersion (wetsuit or drysuit) - everyone swims!

    Clinic minimum: 3 members

    Session leader: Sean

    Please follow these links to learn more about remounting a surfski and surfski strokes(mandatory!)

    Remount surfski ...

    http://www.surfski.info/getting-started/story/1021/essential-surf-ski-skills-the-remount.html

    https://vimeo.com/60809717

    https://vimeo.com/90942303

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=89g4t3tV14c

    Surfski strokes ...

    www.surfski.info/tips/story/1021/essential-surf-ski-skills-the-remount.html

    www.surfski.info/getting-started/story/1020/the-forward-stroke.html

    More optional videos:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y3HidTihOSw 

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BeXlUVFKrFs

    • 13 May 2018
    • 13:30 - 17:00
    • Locarno Clubroom
    Register

    The on water capsize and competency demonstration.  Experienced club members will be on hand to review capsize procedures, to assess your competency in launching, landing, on-water handling, and capsize recovery. 

    Prerequisite:
    Sailing Orientation & Rigging Clinic (Part 1 & 2) for the same vessels.

    Registration

    Registration closes 48 hours before the clinic.  The clinic will be cancelled if no one has registered by that time.  

    Cancellations must be done at least 48 hours before the clinic, by email  mailto:sailinglessons@clublocarno.com  or by phone or text.  No-shows will result in the forfeiture of your next clinic registration



    • 14 May 2018
    • 18:30 - 19:15
    • Meet at the Club Locarno shed next to Windsure.
    • 8
    Register

    SUP Checkout (Mandatory for ALL members wishing to use the SUP fleet who haven't already completed a Club Locarno SUP checkout). Note: This checkout is MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE WANTING TO USE THE SUP FLEET. If you completed a Club Locarno SUP checkout after 2012, you do not need to complete another one. Only members who have completed an official SUP checkout will have access to SUPs.

    Please come 10 minutes early ready to go with wet suit/swim gear on! Checkout starts on time. Be prepared to have fun and get wet - everyone must complete a mandatory self-rescue :)
    *Wet suits suggested for cooler weather.
    *Please bring your Jericho/Club ID.

    • 14 May 2018
    • 19:00 - 21:00
    • JSCA Members' Lounge
    Register

    Monthly Locarno Executive Meetings - 2nd Monday of the Month

    • 17 May 2018
    • 17:00 - 21:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    Register

    All new members of the kayak fleet are required to take a lesson, or demonstrate their existing skills in a Kayak Checkout, before they can sign out club boats.

    This checkout is for experienced paddlers who can demonstrate a competent solo recovery with a paddle float, and recovery of another kayaker (T-rescue is the recommended technique.)

    Existing fleet members may also take this as a refresher course.

    Please bring immersion gear (wetsuit or drysuit), wind breaker jacket, hat and a warm drink.  All other gear will be provided.

    Please register as space is limited, and so we can email you more details. 

    Em will be your session leader.

    Email kayaking@clublocarno.com with any questions.



    • 22 May 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Locarno Clubroom
    Register

    This clinic include Part 1 and Part 2 of the checkout. It is for experienced sailors who want to be cleared to use a new fleet; it is also a great refresher. For those who are doing their first checkout, it will also include an orientation to the sailing fleet and club room.

    You will also require an On-water checkout (Part 3); this is a separate registration. The next clinic is scheduled for May 26.  Details of our checkout clinics can be found here Sailing Orientations and Checkout Clinics

    Prerequisites

    All checkout participants must know how to sail and preferably have experience on or a similar boat to the one they are checking out on.

    Registration

    Registration closes 48 hours before the clinic. The clinic will be cancelled if no one has registered by that time.

    Cancellations must be done at least 48 hours before the clinic, by email sailinglessons@clublocarno.com or by phone or text. No-shows will result in the forfeiture of your next clinic registration


    • 23 May 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Locarno Clubroom
    Register

    This clinic include Part 1 and Part 2 of the checkout.  It is for experienced sailors who want to be cleared to use a new fleet; it is also a great refresher.  For those who are doing their first checkout, it will also include an orientation to the sailing fleet and club room.  Participants can rig two different craft in this session.

    You will also require an On-water checkout (Part 3); this is a separate registration.  The next clinic is scheduled for May 26.  Details of our checkout clinics can be found here

    Prerequisites

    All checkout participants must know how to sail and preferably have experience on or a similar boat to the one they are checking out on.

    Registration

    Registration closes 48 hours before the clinic.  The clinic will be cancelled if no one has registered by that time.  

    Cancellations must be done at least 48 hours before the clinic, by email  mailto:sailinglessons@clublocarno.com  or by phone or text.  No-shows will result in the forfeiture of your next clinic registration

    • 26 May 2018
    • 27 May 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Jericho Sailing Centre - ClubLocarno Windsurfing Container
    • 6
    Register