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Race Management Training

Whenever there are sailboats racing, there are volunteers on the water running the races.

Race Management Courses provide Race Committee members with a common body of knowledge to run sailboat races. This is important so sailors have consistent and fair racing.

The Tasks of a Race Committee
  • starting races
  • recording the finishing order of boats

Starting Races

A bit of coordination is required among the people on the Race Committee to consistently have good and fair starts to races. All these individual and team skills are all easily learned.
  • Set a starting line that is perpendicular to the wind direction
  • Determine the course to be sailed
  • Maintain the timing of the starting sequence with a stopwatch
  • Signal boats in a starting sequence through sounds and flags

Finishing Races
This can be easy or exhilarating depending on how closely boats are finishing together.

There's a lot of pride that comes from being part of a good Race Committee, whether at a regatta or for the weekly Wednesday Night Racing. Everyone racing under a good Race Committee appreciates the time and dedication to making the racing consistent and fair.

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

Connect with us:

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. 

Community Sport Partner

Member of

Sail Canada
Alberta Sailing Association