Race Management Training

Whenever there are sailboats racing, there is a team of Race Committee Volunteers out on the water overseeing the racing.

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.

Summer Youth Sailing Camps 2018
Registration opens early 2018

Sailing for Scouts
2018 program details. Register your group for an Introduction to Sailing course, a summer camp or have a youth speaker from the Youth Race Team talk about sailing with your group.

Warrior Sailing
Basic Training Camp
A three-day learn to sail camp for Active Military and Veterans. Spring 2018

Collegiate Sailing
Post-Secondary Student Sailing Clubs
Socials and dry land theory start January 2018.

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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:
P.O. Box 72107, Glenmore Landing PO
Calgary, Alberta T2V 5H9

Phone: (403) 238-2044

Building and  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)
Member of:
Sail Canada and the Alberta Sailing Association