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Girl Guides Sailing Program
Details for Leaders and Parents

The Glenmore Sailing Club has been teaching youth sailing skills for decades. Our courses are taught using the Optimist sailboat.

What should the kids bring

  • PFD - Please ask the kids to bring theirs if they have one. 
  • Clothes / shoes that can get wet.
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle

Shared Delivery Model for this Program

Based on feedback from Scouters and Scouts we worked with Scouts Canada National Office to give kids more sailing time in the Scouts Sailing Program through a shared delivery model.

Scouters will deliver some of the Level 1 and/or 2 content with their groups and our instructors will focus on the sailing specific content.  

Scouters, here is the Scouts Sailing Program content for you to deliver with your groups.  

  1. Level 1 Shared Delivery Model
  2. Level 2 Shared Delivery Model


The Introduction to Sailing course will likely go more than 100m from shore... this requires that the Girl Guides of Canada Third Party Service Provider Interview Checklist (SG.&) be completed and submitted at least three weeks before your scheduled lesson. 



  • The On-Shore instruction will be done in the sailing club or at our dinghy sailing area beside the lake (just north / below the Club).


We suggest arriving 10 minutes or so prior to your group's start time.. we might still be rigging boats and getting ready for you but we plan to start your group on time.

  • The first hour to hour and a half will be on-shore instruction about safety and sailing, using age-appropriate sailing theory.
  • The balance of the three hours will be to finish getting ready to sail and then out on the water sailing.
  • Morning sessions are 9 am - noon
  • Afternoon sessions are 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Evening sessions are 6 pm - 9 pm

Watching the kids sail

  • There are two pathways around the south side of the reservoir, both will provide you unobstructed viewing of the kids while they are sailing, the lower path is substantially closer to the water.


  • The kids will sail if the wind is between 2 and 24 km/hr (we use our "Reduced Area Sails" when the winds are greater than 14km/hr).
  • For smaller / younger kids we will happily pair them up with another kid to sail together (having a buddy can be better for some kids)
  • Our emergency protocols document are available in the office


  • Unless we phone to cancel / reschedule... come ready to go sailing.
  • We will call the group leader's cell number we have at the office to cancel anytime before the start of the lesson. 
  • It is possible for the wind to build or diminish during the on-shore component to the point where going out on the water is not possible. If this happens, the session will end after the theory and we will work with your group to reschedule. No payment is required until after the sailing component is completed.
  • Lessons are scheduled months in advance. It is possible there may not be an available time in the calendar that works for your group to reschedule. We apologize in advance if this happens.

What can the kids do next?

  • For Girl Guides, the Club offers a 10% discount on our youth cummer sailing camp registration.
  • Youth can also join our Youth Race Team. The Team is a social setting where youth learn and improve their sailing over the whole season from Sail Canada certified coaches. The Team participates in the Wednesday Night Series and weekend regattas (locally and at other sailing clubs).

Fees and Payment
  • TGroups will be invoiced after the completion of the event

Frequently Asked Questions

Do we need a membership at the sailing club to take sailing courses?
  • No
How safe is sailing?
  • Very.

Club Location:
8601 24 St SW, Calgary, AB T2V 5H9
(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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Contact the Club

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

GST #88037 2875 RT0001

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 your support

McKenzie Towne

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.

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Alberta Sailing Association 

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