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Learn to Sail

Welcome to the sailing community.

There are many reasons for learning to sail... Adventure. Social. Recreation. Racing.

It is easy to start sailing and anyone of any age or ability can learn.

Sailing is a perfect activity for everyone who enjoys water sports and outdoor recreation.

"Sailing" is made up of individual skills and competencies that collectively make you a sailor.

Sailing upwind and downwind, in light and heavy air, on large or small boats... these are among of the fundamental skills you can systematically learn.

Intermediate skills include VHF radio operation, running a marine engine (inboard or outboard) and marine navigation / chart reading.

We're all about you getting these fundamental skills and being safe while you are out enjoying sailing.

The Glenmore Sailing Club provides access to affordable sailing Education, Recreation, Social Events and Racing programs for everyone.

On the water Lessons include:
  • Keelboat 1 (Start keelboat Sailing) then Keelboat 2 (Keelboat Skipper) then Keelboat 3 (Keelboat Cruising)  - learn in a small group setting of 3 people with an onboard sailing instructor.
  • Keelboat Spinnaker - expand your sailing skills with the beauty of downwind sailing with a spinnaker.
  • Private lessons - identify what you want to learn, get out on the water and experience it.

Theory Lessons include:

  • Pleasure Craft Operator's Card
  • VHF Radio Operator's Certification
  • Marine Navigation

Keep sailing after your lessons:

  • The Club has a Co-op Boat Program - you don't need to own a boat to sail with us.
  • We have a large network of people sailing locally, in the Okanagan, on the west coast and beyond so if you were looking to sail elsewhere, we might be able to assist you with finding a crew spot.
  • There's our free Crew list for our local racing series (and yes, anyone can join a crew on a racing oat... many people get their first experiences as crew on a racing boat).
See you on the water and at the Club!

Club Location:
8601 24 St SW, Calgary, AB T2V 5H9
(South Glenmore Park) - view map

The Club is fully wheelchair accessible.

Mailing Address:
Box 72107, Glenmore Landing PO
Calgary, Alberta T2V 5H9

GST #88037 2875 RT0001

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Phone: (403) 238-2044

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Community Sport Partner

Member of the following:

Sail Canada
Alberta Sailing Association 

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 the grant to purchase boats and equipment for our youth sailing programs.

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

Thank you to the Community Initiatives Program for funding to purchase boats and equipment for our youth sailing programs.

Thank you for your support

McKenzie Towne

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