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Community Boats for Members

The Club has sailboats available for members - from absolute beginners to Canada Summer Games race boats.
(The number in parenthesis is the number of that type of boat the Club owns.)

    Optimists (18) - For youth aged 6 to 14, these are the initial boat for many youth starting to sail and are used extensively in our Summer Sailing Camps.

    Byte (4) - Bytes are a good transition boat for youth moving from the Optimist to the Laser 4.7 or Radial.

    Laser (10) - The Club's Lasers have multiple sail plans (4.7 / Radial / Full) accommodate sailors as they grow and gain experience. The Laser is the most popular training and racing dinghy in the world.

    420 (3) - These boats are excellent for all ages. For Youth, they fit into the Long Term Athlete Development Plan and are the transition boat for youth wanting to sail the 29er. For post-secondary students these are the collegiate sailing program boat of choice for more than 200 universities in Canada and the USA. For adults these are great boats for two people to learn to sail / advance their sailing. 

    29er (2) - These are the Ferraris of the Club. As the two person sailboat of the Canada Summer Games the Club is committed to excellence in training for our members representing the province at the Games every four years.
    (Photo: Australian Sailing)

    SanJuan 21 (3) - these keelboats are great for a family of up to six for an afternoon sail around the lake or racing with a crew of three or four. More about these boats on the fleet's website.

    MelonSeeds  (4) - Designed by a Club member, the MelonSeeds are a stable and safe boat perfect for kids from 3 to 9 years old.

    • Club Boats are available for use by Club members on Glenmore Reservoir with a minimum of CANSail 2 (or equivalent).
    • There are times when boats are block booked for Club activities (Youth Sailing Camps, events, youth training activities) and are unavailable for general use.
    • The annual Club Boat Usage Fee is $200 for the 2019 season (May through October). Compare this with the option of renting a sailboat for $30/hour elsewhere and the cost of buying, storing, maintaining, insuring a sailboat... Such a bargain.
    • Optimists and Melonseeds are free of charge for members to use (i.e. not subject to the annual Club Boat Usage Fee).

    Youth Sailing Camps

    Fun, safe and affordable sailing lessons. We offer Sail Canada accredited 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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    Racing fleets at the club:
    SanJuan 21s (website and Facebook)
    Fireballs (Fireball Alberta)


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    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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    Sail Canada
    Alberta Sailing Association