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Wednesday Night Racing

If you've raced sailboats before, you know what a mid-week beer can series is all about.

If you are new to racing sailboats... Welcome!

No experience necessary. But if you want some of the best local knowledge you can get for free, sign up for our free Racing School.
  • People play baseball for friendly competition against another team.
  • People play soccer for friendly competition against another team.
  • People sail for friendly competition against all the other boats the lake.

Don't have your own boat? Sign up for the free Pickup Crew List and join the crew on a racing boat.

After the racing each Wednesday, we go to the sailing club for burgers and beverages, and you know there is going to be some talking (or bragging) about the night's racing.

Sailboat racing is a great way to build your skills, everything you know about sailing is everything you need to use. And unlike some sports where the biggest, strongest and fastest always win, sailing offers another factor... the weather. The wind is always different and you have to adjust your game to maximize its drive moment to moment throughout a race and throughout the evening over a series of races (because it is changing all the time).

So... Come join us from May through the middle of September, the races start at 6:30 pm. See you at the start line.


A Bit More about Sailboat Racing...
Sailboat racing is a great way to build your skills, everything you know about sailing is everything you need to use. And unlike some sports where the biggest, strongest and fastest always win, sailing offers another factor... the weather. The wind is always different and you have to adjust your game to maximize its drive moment to moment throughout a race and throughout the evening over a series of races (because it is changing all the time).

So... Come join us from May through the middle of September, the races start at 6:30 pm. Most weeks we get in three or more races per night... around the solstice sometimes we'll get in 5 in an evening.

No experience necessary. But if you want some of the best local knowledge you can get for free, sign up for our free Racing School.

The Wednesday Night Racing series is usually a 20 week long series. Now don't let that scare you off... there's nightly bragging rights for the most improved, newest crew,

We're fortunate to play on Calgary's largest playing field.

All sizes of boats are welcome on the start line each week. There are fleets of one-design boats (all the same type) for heads up boat-on-boat racing and there are mixed classes for keelboats and dinghies.

Racing = Sailing with a Purpose

If you are wanting to find out more about racing, ask us anything about the sport. We were all beginners once and the only way to find out is to ask.

Glenmore is a great lake for racing. Beginners are always close to shore and there are no waves or current to deal wi
th. Experienced sailors hone their skills with the shifting / variable local winds.

Welcome to the sailing community. See you on the water and at the club.



View the Wednesday Night Racing 2018
Notice of Race

Summary of key items:

  • Thou shalt followeth the spirit of the Ten Commandments of Beercan Racing
  • May until September 2019
  • 18:30 start each week
  • 3 minute start sequence
  • Blue Flag Starts in effect. Start 1 minute ahead of the rest of the fleet to encourage learning and fun. 
  • To participate you must be a Glenmore Sailing Club Individual or Family member, a guest of a Glenmore Sailing Club member, or a member of an Alberta Sailing Association member club
  • Register your boat
  • Finish line is an obstruction
  • Time targets and limits
    • target to reach first mark - 20 minutes
    • target time for each race - 45 minutes
    • time limit for finishing - 60 minutes
  • Each boats worst 25% of results are discard in the series
  • Remember to always wear your life jacket, obey the City of Calgary bylaws, and adhere to directions given by the boat patrol
  • Be nice, have fun, sail fast, and come to the Club for after racing social and awards



Youth Sailing Camps

Fun, safe and affordable sailing lessons. 
We offer Sail Canada's CANSail 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 supporting university students starting and building student-led 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

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Contact the Board

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




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


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Alberta Sailing Association