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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

Sailboat Racing School

This is the place to learn everything about sailboat racing.

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.

What does all this cost?
It's Free!
Yep.
Free!

We are enthusiastic about sailboat racing and we want to tell you everything you need to know to get started and be successful too.

The Glenmore Sailing Club Racing School sets you up to come crew with us on a boat in our Wednesday Night Series or in a regatta.

Calgary has the largest SanJuan 21 keelboat class in North America. There is active dinghy racing at the club also. The depth of sailing knowledge and skill in the city is amazing. Really.

The 2018 Racing School dates will be in August.

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 Curriculum
The Racing School takes all participants through a defined curriculum covering all aspects of sailing around the race course. 

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


Levels of Learning 
To match participant's experience with concepts, he curriculum is divided into three levels. 

  • Introduction to Racing (3 hour dry land session at the Glenmore Sailing Club)
  • Intermediate Racing (3 hour dry land session at the Glenmore Sailing Club)
  • Advanced Racing (Individualized onboard / on the water coaching)

Introduction to Racing
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.





When you've been out racing and want to up your game, we have options for additional advanced learning.

Intermediate Racing

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 
This personalized coaching from fellow sailors gives you those nuggets techniques / strategies / tactics / feel that make you a sailing Ninja. 

I'm interested in Racing School


What Next?

  • Sign up for an Introduction to Racing course. We hold them when we have enough people interested. So, sign up now. We'll be in touch when we will run a course.
  • Join the Pickup 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. We all go to the Glenmore Sailing Club to enjoy a sunset over the lake.
  • Take a sailing lesson with us. 


GSC Blog

News, Program information, member accomplishments.

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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. 



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Member of

Sail Canada
Alberta Sailing Association