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Sailing for Persons with Disabilities

In the early 1990s the Glenmore Sailing Club ran a pilot program to see if people with disabilities wanted to go sailing. Yes they did!

The Disabled Sailing Association of Alberta was formed from this pilot project and people are still enjoying leaving their disability on shore and enjoying the freedom and joy of sailing.

Sailors can use a sip-and-puff system to control the Martin 16 sailboat with only their breath.

The Disabled Sailing Association of Alberta owns Martin 16 and Sonar keelboats which their members can book to go sailing. All of the DSAA sailboats, sailing programs and facilities are adapted for people with various disabilities.

The best part about these adapted boats and sailing is the boats are doing a lot of the work and sailors do not need to be physical to sail successfully. The boats level the playing field among all all the sailors.

The Glenmore Sailing Club welcomes sailors in both the Martin 16 and Sonar keelboats to come join us for any organized Club activity. Connect with DSAA to reserve your boat and come sail with us.

Read more about the Martin 16 sailboat and the Disabled Sailing Association of Alberta.

See you on the water and at the Club!

Background / Reference

HIstory of Accessible Sailing in Canada

Youth Sailing Camps

Fun, safe and affordable sailing lessons. 
We offer CANSail courses taught by Sail Canada accredited instructors.

The Club's CANSail programs are a “Recognized Training Program” by World Sailing. Read more

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Adult Sailing Lessons
Start Keelboat Sailing
Experience Sailing. No experience necessary.

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Women, Wind and Wine

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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

GST #88037 2875 RT0001

Connect with us:
Contact the Board

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 for your support

McKenzie Towne

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