Hi. Our summer registrations are not open just yet. The Club is continuing to follow Alberta Health Services and Government of Alberta guidance for our operations.

Here are this summer's Program, Course and Lesson Plans. There is a form on that page you can complete to get notified when registration opens.

We look forward to seeing you on the water this year.


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Youth Sailing Instructors and Coaches

The Club hires instructors and coaches to instil a love and joy for sailing in youth.

The community comes to us for affordable sailing Education, Recreation, Social Events and Racing programs.

Programs our staff support include:

  • Youth Summer Sailing Camp instruction (CANSail) - including lesson plan creation and completing  sailor evaluations

  • Mobile Optimist Sailing School (MOSS) -teaching at  lake communities throughout the city

  • Scouts and Girl Guide Sailing programs

  • Collegiate Sailing program instruction and coaching

  • Youth Race Team coaching

  • Public education

  • Private lessons


Sailing Instructor candidates will possess:

  • Minimum CANSail 1/2 instructor certification

  • Police Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening

  • Strong organizational and communication skills


Race Coach candidates will possess:

  • Minimum CANSail 1/2 instructor certification (higher levels preferred)

  • Experience with coaching racing on variety of boats, including Opti, laser, 420, 29er and small keel boats

  • Knowledge of the Racing Rules of Sailing

  • Significant Racing Experience (including trapezing and spinnaker) 

  • Strong leadership, organizational and communication skills

  • Police Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening

  • Willingness to travel for regattas (both local and out of towns)

  • Work Hour flexibility including evenings, weekends and some daytime July/Aug  

  • Form of Transportation to travel to out of town regattas and training camps (towing capability is an asset) 

Head Coach will possess:

  • Minimum CANSail 1/2 instructor certification

  • Experience with staff scheduling, planning and budgeting

  • Experience with team management, conflict resolution,

  • and customer service

  • Strong leadership, organizational and communication skills

  • Work Hour flexibility including evenings, weekends

  • Ability to troubleshoot and identify solutions for day-to-day problems

  • Police Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening

Both Coaches and Instructors shall have:

  • Experience working with youth ages 6 through older teens (up to 18)

  • Ability to creatively teach sailing fundamentals (both on and off water)

  • Current Sail Canada registration

  • Current Emergency First Aid and CPR

  • Current Boat Rescue

  • Current Pleasure Craft Operator Card

  • Current Coach Boat Safety

  • Current National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) modules

  • Ability to tow boat trailers is an asset

  • Learning Facilitator certification is considered an asset

  • Sail Canada Program Manager course completion is also considered an asset.

  • Instructors are instrumental in the delivery of the youth sailing instruction through the Youth Summer Camps, and shall contribute to a “fun, safe and respectful” experience for all sailors.

What can you expect from us:

  • A competitive wage

  • A enthusiastic team of youth sailors

  • A supportive board and membership

  • A season of employment (May through August)

  • The opportunity to play an active role in youth program development

  • A beautiful waterfront location in the heart of Calgary

We are looking for both full and part time instructors. Please send us your cover letter and resume clearly outlining your sailing experience and certifications. Selected applicants will be contacted for a virtual interview.

Thanks for your interest in working with the Glenmore Sailing Club to build and support Calgary's sailing community.

Club Location:
8601 24 St SW
(South Glenmore Park) - view map

The Club is fully wheelchair accessible.

Mailing Address:
Box 72107, Glenmore Landing PO
Calgary, Alberta T2V 5H9

GST #88037 2875 RT0001

Connect with us:
Contact the Board

Phone: (403) 238-2044

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Member of the following:

Sail Canada
Alberta Sailing Association 

Donate to Youth Sailing

Our youth sailing program  charitable donations are generously managed by
Parks Foundation Calgary.

Learn more and donate online

Our thanks for their support!



Thank you for the grant to purchase boats and equipment for our youth sailing programs.





Thank you for the Amateur Sport Grant to purchase boats and equipment for our youth sailing programs. 




Thank you to the Community Initiatives Program for funding to purchase boats and equipment for our youth sailing programs.

Thank you for your support



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