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Collegiate Sailing

The Glenmore Sailing Club is excited to support post-secondary student sailing in Calgary.

The Club is heavily sponsoring the involvement of post secondary students.

The student fees for Post-Secondary or Collegiate Sailing are for:

  • CANSail 1 course
  • CANSail 2 course
  • Co-op Boat fee, and
  • GSC membership

What you get is a whole summer of recreational and/or competitive sailing.

Experience not necessary.

There are two streams for participation...

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The Keelboat Squad will sail the SanJuan 21 keelboats


The Dinghy Squad will sail the 420 dinghies


Collegiate Sailing Training
  • Weekend lessons for CANSail 1 & 2 courses.
  • All participants with CANSail 2 certification can take the Club's boats out independently.
  • A Racing School session will be held for Collegiate Sailors interested in joining in the weekly Club racing - Wednesday Night Racing or weekend regattas. And... If you are thinking racing is something only advanced sailors do, lets change that now... racing is something people do to improve their sailing and because it is a ton of fun!
  • Until students have their CANSail 2, you're welcome to join the crew of a keelboat or dinghy for our weekly racing (more info about sailing as Pickup Crew.

Collegiate Sailing Opportunities

  • Recreational sailing
  • Competition - Weekly Wednesday Night Racing and weekend regattas.
  • Coastal Keelboat Trip - Finish the summer sailing season with a trip to the BC coast / Gulf Islands before returning to school for the fall semester.
  • Iceboating! - Sailing in Alberta does not end when the water freezes. We have a connection with the Ghost Lake Iceboating Club. Get out on a Iceboat and glide over the ice at up to 80 km/hr.


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FAQ

How long has collegiate sailing been around in Canada?

  • It's been around for years, and there is an association for Collegiate Sailing in Canada and another for the USA.
  • It's new in Calgary.

What is the cost of joining a collegiate sailing club?

  • approx $320 (29% of the value of your first year's participation, which is $1,083)
  • The Glenmore Sailing Club is subsidizing each post-secondary student

Do I need to know how to sail to get involved?

  • No. Experience not necessary.

Why is there a focus on racing?

  • It is fun and it condenses learning... the skills required to sail recreationally and for sport are the same.
  • You don't have to race, you can recreational sail if you prefer.
Will the boats capsize? Is sailing safe?
  • Sailing is safe. Dinghies can capsize, and they can easily be righted. It can be a surprise the first time it happens, but it is definitely not scary.
  • Keelboats don't tend to capsize. The keel weighs hundreds of pounds and keeps boats upright.

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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

Phone: (403) 238-2044

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Racing fleets at the club:
SanJuan 21s (website and Facebook)
Fireballs (Fireball Alberta)

     

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Donate to Youth Sailing

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

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Our thanks for their support!

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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. 


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