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Sailboat Racing School (free course)

We are going to demystify sailboat racing through this three-hour overview course.

This course is for everyone who is curious or ready to jump into sailboat racing.

This is a free course?
Yep! It's Free!

At Racing School you'll learn from our volunteer faculty who have years, and in most cases decades, of sailing experience.

The scope of the content covered includes:

  • Pre-start
  • Race Committee (flags and sounds)
  • The Start
  • Sailing Upwind
  • Sailing Downwind
  • Mark Roundings
  • The Finish
  • Protests

Local racing is competitive yet social... we all go to the Club after sailing for a beverage, a burger and enjoy a social evening.

The Glenmore Sailing Club Racing School sets you up to come crew with us (free to sign up) on a sailboat in our Wednesday Night Series or in a weekend regatta. If you are bringing your own boat to the lake and joining in on the racing, you'll get massive value out of this course also.

Racing is one of the best ways to practice and hone sailing skills. You use the same skills when racing you would use cruising around the Gulf Islands or sailing on the lake at your cabin.

I'm interested in Racing School

The  Glenmore Sailing Racing School's Volunteer Faculty are committed to helping you get started and excel when racing sailboats. 


The complete scope of Racing Education at the club
To match participant's experience with concepts, he curriculum is divided into three levels. 

  • Racing School - a three hour session at the Glenmore Sailing Club.
    Participants will have the knowledge and confidence to crew on a racing sailboat, helm with more knowledge and participate more fully in the sport of sailing.
  • Intermediate Racing - a second level, much more focused on the Racing Rules of Sailing at the Glenmore Sailing Club
    You've been out racing and want to know more about loose cover, tight cover, how to round a mark strategically and up your game a bit to move up in the standings.
  • Advanced Racing - Individualized onboard / on the water coaching
    This personalized coaching from fellow sailors gives you those nuggets techniques / strategies / tactics / feel turning you into a sailing Ninja.

I'm interested in Racing School

What next after Racing School?

  • Join the Crew list and use your new sailing skills on racing keelboats and dinghies.
  • Come out to a social event... get to know other sailors. These are the skippers and crew on boats that will be part of your fleet. It's good to have a buddy in the Club.
  • Come out after the racing on a Wednesday evening for a burger and a beverage (even if you didn't sail that evening). We all go to the Glenmore Sailing Club to enjoy a sunset over the lake.
  • Take a sailing lesson with us - dinghy or keelboat. 

Youth Sailing Camps

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

The Club's CANSail programs are a “Recognized Training Program” by World Sailing. Read more

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Adult Sailing Lessons
Start Keelboat Sailing
Experience Sailing. No experience necessary.

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Women, Wind and Wine

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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

GST #88037 2875 RT0001

Connect with us:
Contact the Board

Phone: (403) 238-2044

Wind Forecasts

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Community Sport Partner

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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