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The Glenmore Sailing Club is open and running sailing programs while the City of Calgary is working on the dam.

Register now for Youth Summer Sailing Camps.

The sailing area will be impacted by the lower water level (map).

For more information about the project, visit the City of Calgary’s Glenmore Dam Infrastructure Improvement

Myths about Sailing

Myth: Sailing is for the rich

Nope. It definitely does not have to be. Most every boat sailed at the Glenmore Sailing Club cost less than $5,000. When you consider that a boat can be owned for years or decades, the cost of a boat starts to get really tiny.

Sailing Club membership is inexpensive.

We're all just people who love to sail.

Myth: The bigger the boat the more expensive sailing is

Nope. People sail dinghies (small) or keelboats (big) for other reasons, not cost.

Myth: You have to own a boat to sail

Nope. You could crew on someone else's boat. The Glenmore Sailing Club owns many boats for members to sail. We call this OPB... Other People's Boats. You could sail your whole life without ever owning a boat.

Myth: I need a bunch of "sailing gear" before I go sailing


Myth: Learning to sail as an adult is hard

Nope. It might even be easier to learn as an adult because you bring a lifetime of experiences to the learning process. Basic sailing is easy to understand and is immediately enjoyable. Learning anything new will have its challenges, but you will learn.

Myth: I need to be experienced before I go racing

Nope. Racing is simply sailing with a purpose. Community-level, mid-week racing is about getting out with friends old and new and getting in more BTUs (boat time units).

Myth: Sailing is for men

Nope. The skill and abilities required to sail are not gender specific. The Canadian and USA champion in the Fireball dinghy is a woman from our Club.

Myth: Sailing is boring

Nope. Being on a sailboat is a thrilling experience. Knowing the principles of what moves a boat and the "rules of the road" makes it even more enjoyable.

It's a big mental game played against the wind, water, and other boats when racing... sounds exciting, right?!

Myth: You have to be physically fit to sail

Nope. Look around your office or circle of friends... that is what sailors look like. We're in all sizes and shapes. Some are in wheelchairs.

Myth: Sailing is boring

Nope. Look at some pictures. No bored looking people there.

GSC Blog

News, Program information, member accomplishments.

Read the Blog.

Youth Sailing Camps

Fun, safe and affordable sailing lessons.
We offer Sail Canada accredited CANSail learn to sail courses taught by Sail Canada accredited instructors.

Register now!

Sailing for Scouts
Details and Registration.

Register your group for a three-hour "Introduction to Sailing" course. Scouts earn their Level 1 sailing badge through this course.

Warrior Sailing

Register now for a free three-day learn to sail camp. Open to Active Military and Veterans.

Collegiate Sailing
GSC is actively supporting university students building student sailing clubs. Join other students in establishing Post-Secondary Sailing Clubs in Calgary.

Upcoming events

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

Our facility is fully wheelchair accessible, including showers in the change rooms.

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

Phone: (403) 238-2044

Building / Maintenance Issues:
Call (403) 803-8201 or email us

Wind Forecasts

Connect with us:

Contact the Board

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

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

Community Sport Partner

Member of

Sail Canada
Alberta Sailing Association