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October 2017

Debbie Kirkby (GSC) wins US Fireball Nationals Title

Debbie Kirkby (GSC) and Robert Levy (Montreal) win US Fireball National Championship Regatta at Clearwater Community Sailing Center in Florida.

"After 11 races and 1 throw out Robert and I dug deep to win by 1 point. Thanks to Pat Crump and crew Chris for pushing this right to the last race!
A great 3 days of sailing in an awesome venue!"

Results

This is Debbie's second National Championship title THIS YEAR! The first was the Canadian Fireball Championship in July in British Columbia.


August 2017

Sail Canada recognizes Glenmore Sailing Club member Chris Lemke and Team Dark Star as Helly Hansen Sailors of the Month!

View the release on Sail Canada website

July 2017

Glenmore Sailing Club sailor wins division in TransPac 2017

Veteran Calgary sailor Christopher Lemke and crew won their division of the prestigious TransPac Yacht Race after 12 grinding days of sailing across the Pacific.  The multinational crew included Watch Captain Brad Lawson from Denver CO, Alan Carley from Victoria BC and Andrew Nelson from Tacoma, WA (left to right).

“We’re proud to represent Calgary and the Glenmore Sailing Club on the international stage”, says Lemke.  “Although we’re the smallest boat in the race, if the conditions are right we’re hoping to pull off a strong performance.  The boat is made for a downwind race like this.  It really takes off when we hoist that big spinnaker and start surfing those beautiful Trade Wind swells."

Read updates from the Pacific during the race...

Glenmore Sailing Club team wins Canadian Fireball Championships

It was an historic three days of racing at Cowichan Bay. It was an honor to have Martin Herbert racing with crew Greg Slakov. Martin and brother Graham, won the first Fireball Canadian Championship in 1965 and then also in '67, '68, '69 and 1972. Sailing in his cherished home built boat, KC 1205, he captured two 3rd's and a 4th, finishing in seventh, proving he still competes with skill and cunning. Bob Lewis, winner in 1973 and 1976, sailing with Francis Thompson, finished 5th overall with two seconds on the final day. Not bad for someone not having been in a fireball for more than 25 years. Not wanting to miss out on the "old timer's" reunion, Matt Law decided to come and was rewarded with 4th overall and 1st in the Classic boat division. Another multiple past winner, Rupert Holmes-Smith, was also in attendance but in an official capacity as PRO.

It was a unique and wonderful event to have 6 past winners including, Ken Tichkowsky, Robert Thompson, Jamie Cox and Debbie Kirkby all competing.

Thank you to all that made the effort to attend and contribute to a truly memorable regatta!


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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.



Wall of Fame

GSC members sailing and winning regattas. 


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

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

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P.O. Box 72107, Glenmore Landing PO
Calgary, Alberta T2V 5H9

Phone: (403) 238-2044

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