The rules for taking windsurfing gear on trips are all on the ClubLocarno Equipment Rental Form. You can download a copy of the rental form from the members-only area of our ClubLocarno website at: http://www.clublocarno.com/forms Equipment to be rented is at the final discretion of either a Fleet Director or the Executive. Factors include Jericho demand, type of gear, other rentals, or Level of member.
Here are some tips and reminders when completing the form:
There are two kinds of trips, individual trip, and group trip:
If you are an experienced windsurfing who have been on trips, and is mostly self-reliant as a windsurfing, your request to take gear on a trip is usually granted by the Windsurfing Fleet Director.
Self-reliant means you:
Talk to the Windsurfing Fleet Director about your plans. After you obtain the Director's approval, submit the rental form, and pay the rental deposit and fees, you can take the approved windsurfing gear.
Windsurfing group trips are often the highights of the season. In past, windsurfing group trips have included just 2 members up to 12 members.
Group trips are ideal for members who have not been on a windsurfing trip before, or who want to build more confidence with rigging and gear transport before venturing out on an individual trip. Just like at Jericho, going in a group means you can access a wider range of gear than you would if you went on your own.
The Windsurfing Fleet Director can then approve the group's overall plans and each group member's rental form.
An excellent way to get a group trip experience, is to head down as a group to the Columbia River Gorge (Hood River, OR, USA), where you will find windsurfing rentals (i.e., you don't need to transport club equipment), lessons, restaurants, camping, and more. To experience windsurfing and wilderness camping as a group, head over to Nitinat Lake, Vancouver Island (see the illustrated guide [PDF]). At peak times of the season, both locations have excellent wind (15-25 knots). For day-trips, visit Nexen Beach at Squamish, BC.
Check out the photo galleries from previous windsurfing trips in the ClubLocarno Facebook Group.
Although windsurfers are known to plan at the last minute around weather conditions, for Group Trips, it is important to plan in advance.
You should plan to meet at one of the regular Windsurfing Wednesday sessions (6:30pm), and discuss the following:
Jericho Sailing Centre Association:
Bringing your vehicle into the Jericho compound for the purpose of transporting gear is permitted only with special approval of a JSCA manager at the JSCA office. The general JSCA policy is that no vehicles are permitted in the Jericho compound with the exception of authorized delivery vehicles; any authorized vehicle may not exceed walking speed while within the compound.
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation:
Vehicles are not permitted on the Vancouver Parks Board pedestrian areas on the East side of the Jericho compound. Don't make the mistake of driving your car from the parking lot onto the gravel road on the East side of the compound. If your vehicle is found by the Park Ranger, in violation of this bylaw, your vehicle will be ticketed and/or towed, total est. cost of $250-$500!