The Glenmore Reservoir is open for recreational sailing.

Youth Summer Camps - because of the pandemic, this summer we are only running a CANSail 3 course in August. See the calendar for details.

Please email us if you are interested in private or semi-private youth lessons and for other CANSail levels

Adult Keelboat lessons will resume in 2021.

Youth Summer Sailing Camp info

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Scouts Sailing




Scouters and Parents
Here's what you need to know before, and while, the kids are sailing with us.

The Glenmore Sailing Club is excited to partner with Scouts Canada to help youth experience sailing and earn sailing badges as part of The Canadian Path.

The Glenmore Sailing Club has been teaching youth sailing skills for decades. Courses are taught using the Optimist sailboat (photo above).

Sailing Skills 1 - Introduction to Sailing
(competencies taught during course)
This 3-hour course, during May and June, is offered six times per week and includes safety and sailing theory and a minimum of 1 hour of sailing. 

  • Thursday evening (6-9pm), or
  • Friday evening (6-9pm), or
  • Saturday morning (9am-noon), or
  • Saturday afternoon (1-4pm), or 
  • Sunday morning (9am-noon), or
  • Sunday afternoon (1-4pm)

3 hour course ($30 + GST)

Sailing Skills 2 - a lot more sailing
(competencies taught during course)
This 12 hour course over two days on a weekend during May and June is available on demand. This course expands the knowledge and independence of the participant through ashore instruction and eight hours of sailing. 

Prerequisite - completion of Sailing Skills 1

Saturday and Sunday (same weekend) 9am - noon and 1 - 4 pm

12 hour course ($100 + GST)



    Register your group now



    Frequently Asked Questions

    Has the Glenmore Sailing Club signed the Scouts Canada Indemnification Agreement?
    • Yes

    What ages of kids can participate in the Scouts Sailing program?

    • Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers
    • In the fall of 2019, Scouts Canada made changes to several Standards which now precludes Beavers from participating in sailing programs. 
    • From Scouts Canada "there are many exciting adventures for the younger youth to look forward to in Cub Scouts and older sections."

    Do we need a membership at the sailing club to take sailing courses?

    • No
    What is the ratio of youth to sailing instructors?
    • 1 to 9 participants
    How safe is sailing?
    • Very. The Optimist sailboats we use to teach new sailors are stable and easy to sail.
    • We have two sizes of sails for the Optimist sailboats so youth can safely enjoy sailing across a wider range of weather conditions. The smaller sails are used when there is a bit more wind to ensure the kids have a great experience sailing. 
    • The Sailing Club has a coach / safety boat providing instruction and ensuring youth are safe while on the water.
    • The City of Calgary Boat Patrol is out on the Glenmore Reservoir and can provide safety assistance if required.
    • Statement of Risk and Waiver for sailing.
    Does my child need to be able to swim to go sailing?
    • No. Lifejackets or PFD's are mandatory (City of Calgary Bylaw) when anyone is on the Glenmore Reservoir. 
    Are there any required prerequisites before going sailing?
    • Not for the Level 1 course.
    • Youth have two skills which need to be achieved in a pool or other body of water as there is no swimming in the Glenmore Reservoir. These skills are (1) jump in chest-deep water while wearing a PFD and (2) blow bubbles in the water for 10 seconds .
    How many youth can participate at one time?
    • up to 26 (we have 26 boats for Scouts to sail)
    • For younger / smaller youth, the Optimist sailboat can be sailed with two youth aboard. There are two controls in the boat (rudder and mainsail) and the youth take turns steering and controlling the sail.
    • Typically after age 8 or 9, youth would sail an Optimist individually.

    What if the youth want yet more sailing?
    The Club has week-long summer sailing camps and Scouts Canada youth receive a 10% discount off sailing camp registration fee.









    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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    SanJuan 21s (website and Facebook)
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    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!


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    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. 


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