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Youth Sailing Instructors and Coaches

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

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

The scope of coaching and instruction may  include:
  • Youth Summer Sailing Camp instruction (CANSail) - including lesson plan creation through completing  sailor evaluations
  • Mobile Optimist Sailing School - 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
Race Coach candidates will possess:
  • Minimum CANSail 1/2 instructor certification
  • Race coach experience
  • Knowledge of the Racing Rules of Sailing
  • Significant Racing Experience (including trapezing and spinnaker)
  • Willingness to travel to out of town regattas
  • Strong leadership, organizational and communication skills
  • Police Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening

Coaches will also coach the sailing race team at local and out of town regattas, and shall create a “fun, safe and respectful” experience for all sailors.
Sailing Instructor candidates will possess:
  • Minimum CANSail 1/2 instructor certification
  • Police Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening

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.

Both Coaches and Instructors shall have:
  • Experience working with youth
  • 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
  • Learning Facilitator certification is considered an asset
  • Sail Canada Program Manager course completion is also considered an asset.

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
Please send us your cover letter and resume clearly outlining your sailing experience and certifications.

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

Send us your cover letter & resume

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:
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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 for your support

McKenzie Towne

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