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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

Boats Raced at the Glenmore Sailing Club


Here are the active fleets of boats at the Glenmore Sailing Club. Club members have access to Club Boats.

  San Juan 21

The SanJuan 21 Fleet website

2018 looks like it might be the year when 21 SanJuan 21 sailboats line up each week for the
Wednesday Night Racing Series.

The SanJuan 21 is the most active fleet at Glenmore and typically race with a main sail, jib, and spinnaker with a crew of three. 

These trailerable keelboats weigh approx. 1,400 pounds and are easily towed to and sailed on other lakes.

For the recreational sailor, these are easily launched and the large cockpit comfortably seats 6 or eight adults for an afternoon or evening sail.

Our sailors place top three at the SJ21 North American Regatta.

   Fireball

The Fireball Fleet website
The Fireball is a one-design high-performance sailing dinghy sailed by a crew of two, and sports a single trapeze, symmetric spinnaker and chined hull.

The Fireball is a highly competitive dinghy, with large fleets worldwide and state, national, continental and world championships held annually. Competitors of all ages help make this class enjoyable for everyone.

Glenmore Sailing club has produced North American and Canadian champions several times, and even a 7th place finish at the World Championships.
   420 The 420 sailboat is one of the most versatile training and program boats in North America. Across Canada and the USA the boats are used by more than 200 post-secondary sailing programs, sailing schools and sailing clubs of all sizes.

The 420 is the transition boat from single-handed sailing (Optimist and Laser) to double-handed sailing. The 420 allows sailors to develop foundational skills with trapeze and spinnaker before progressing to the technically demanding 29er.

As a double-handed sailboat, the 420s provide the opportunity to sail as a team and learn learn skills beyond just sailing (teamwork, problem solving, learning about weather, physical exercise, communication, healthy competition, long term friendships, adventure, work ethic).
   Laser
The Laser is one of the most popular single-handed dinghies in the world. The design of this boat emphasizes simplicity and performance.

For women and lighter / smaller sailors, there is a smaller sail (the Laser Radial) which can be used with the standard Laser hull to create a whole new boat.

These boats are also used as cottage boats to putter around in for a afternoon by one or maybe two people.

Glenmore Sailing Club has produced several top ranking Laser sailors, at Provincial, National and International competitions, in both youth and open competition. In 2013 GSC instructor Nick Hamel won the bronze medal at the Canada Summer Games.
   Optimist
One of the most popular sailboats for youth, the Optimist is easy to learn and sail, even for the youngest child.

The Optimist is a small, single-handed sailing dinghy intended for use by children up to the age of 15. It is one of the most popular sailing dinghies in the world (130,000+ boats).

The small boats train the champions. Very small children are sometimes "doubled up" (one steers and one controls the sail) but usually the boats are sailed individually. This is a great sailboat for youth to gain confidence and develop /  improve skills.
   Martin 16
The Martin 16 is a breakthrough in small boat design. The weighted keel makes it a very safe boat for people with severe disabilities. The high lift keel makes the boat very stable, trailer launching is simple and the boat can be easily rigged by one person.

The inherent stability of the boat, along with the adjustable seating and specialized control systems make the Martin 16 truly accessible to all physically challenged sailors. It is also a lively performance boat for able bodied sailors, this promotes the goal of integrated sailing for recreation and competition.
   X Class
GSC always welcomes people to come out and race whatever boat they have. This could include 505's, Wayfarers, CL 16's, Sea Sprays, Y-Flyers, Sunfish, Santana 20, J80... you name it, our club has had it on the start line!

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

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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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