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True North Warrior Sailing

Teamwork, unit cohesion, self-reliance and fun.

Learn to crew and helm a sailboat.

Basic Training Camp

Challenge yourself to learn the fundamentals of sailing through this inclusive course for active military and veterans.

The program uses both pre-sailing ashore theory and end-of-day review to develop the fundamental skills needed to enjoy sailing.

Each sailboat has an experienced sailor as your personal onboard coach working with three military community participants. Participants are sailing the boat and the coach is with you for safety and to walk you through how to apply sailing theory and seamanship skills we've covered.

  • Friday evening we have sailing theory land sailing.
  • Saturday we rig boats go sailing, practicing the sail trim and steering we covered on Friday evening.
  • Sunday we add drills to further develop and refine skills.
By the end of the weekend, you will have learned and applied all the fundamental sailing theory to successfully crew and manage a sailboat on the water.

This is an inclusive program open to all genders, ages, and abilities.

Questions? Call 403-560-3532.  

I am interested in the Basic Training Camp

The True North Warrior Sailing Basic Training Camp is generously supported by a
Calgary Foundation Unique Opportunity Grant.

Questions? We have answers.

What is the cost of the Basic Training camp?

  • It's Free. There is no cost for active military and veterans. We provide qualified coaches and instructors, the training facility, all the equipment, sailboats, and meals.

I'm not available all three days of the Basic Training Camp.

  • Participants should plan to participate in the full weekend program. This is an ongoing program, there will be other times that will fit into your schedule.

Can I bring my dog?

  • Service animals are welcome at the Basic Training Camp. Dogs are not allowed on the docks / boats. Feel free to bring a person to watch your dog while we are on the water

Is sailing safe?

  • Yes.  And it's fun.
  • Camp sailboats will have 3 participants and an on-board coach. The SanJuan 21 keelboat is a great boat to learn on. 

Can the sailboats accommodate people with disabilities?

  • Yes. 
  • The Disable Sailing Association of Alberta has a Sonar keelboat which is adapted to accommodate people with disabilities.

If I enjoy sailing, how can I continue sailing after the Camp?

Questions? Call 403-560-3532. 

I am interested in the Basic Training Camp

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

The Club is fully wheelchair accessible.

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

Phone: (403) 238-2044

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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

McKenzie Towne

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. 

Community Sport Partner

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Sail Canada
Alberta Sailing Association