The Club is continuing to follow Alberta Health Services and Government of Alberta guidance for our operations.

Here are this summer's Program, Course and Lesson Plans.

We look forward to seeing you on the water this year.


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Adult Learn to Sail


Welcome to Calgary's sailing community. Sailing is an enjoyable recreation and an exhilarating sport ... sailing offers something for everyone regardless of age, gender or physical ability.

    We recommend progressing through courses like this:

    1.  Start Keelboat Sailing course (optionally) Join the Club and sign up for the Co-op Boat program as Crew
         
     2. Keelboat Skipper course (optionally) Join the Club and sign up for the Co-op Boat program as a Skipper

    • Our instructors extensive sailing experience and are Sail Canada accredited.
    • Membership NOT required to take lessons with the Club.
    • Radio and PCOC are NOT required when sailing on the Glenmore Reservoir

    Get notified when course registration opens


    Start Keelboat Sailing Course ($300)

    • Begin sailing with this comprehensive course
    • No prerequisite
    • Learn the basics of being both crew and skipper on a keelboat
    • 3 participants per course / 1 instructor, 15 hours of instruction
    • Course details (pdf)
    • Course format:
      • 2 hour evening zoom session 7-9pm four days prior to your time on the water to cover course theory and the student workbook
      • 13 hours over two days at the lake with your instructor, starting at 9 am each day
      • Depending on instructor availability, lesson days at the lake are Monday/Tuesday OR Thursday/Friday OR Saturday/Sunday
    • this course is available as a Women's Only course led by a female instructor.


    Keelboat Skipper Course ($300)


    • Expand your skills as a skipper
    • Prerequisite: Start Keelboat Sailing Course or equivalent experience
    • This course is for people wanting to join the Club's Co-op Boat Program and those who want to take the Keelboat Cruising Course to charter a sailboat.
    • Includes content specific to Glenmore Reservoir - dock protocol, launching and retrieving a trailerable sailboat, leaving and returning to the dock under sail, local conditions, wing on wing downwind sailing and more.
    • Course format:
      • 2 hour evening zoom session 7-9pm four days prior to your time on the water to cover course theory and the student workbook
      • 13 hours over two days at the lake with your instructor, starting at 9 am each day
      • Depending on instructor availability, lesson days at the lake are Monday/Tuesday OR Thursday/Friday OR Saturday/Sunday
    • 3 participants per course / 1 instructor, 15 hours

      Keelboat Cruising Course ($300)


      • Develop the comprehensive sailing skills most sailboat charter companies want to see before they turn you loose to enjoy cruising the Gulf Islands.
      • Prerequisite: Keelboat Skipper course and a minimum of 10 hours of sailing as the skipper of a sailboat.
      • 3 participants per course with 1 instructor, 14 hours
      • Note: after successful completion of both the Keelboat Skipper and Keelboat Cruising courses, students will have achieved their Basic Cruising Standard certification with Sail Canada

      Keelboat Spinnaker ($300)

      • Learn how to rig, hoist, gybe and douse a spinnaker.
      • Prerequisite: Keelboat Skipper Course or equivalent experience
      • This course is mandatory for Co-op Boat Program members before flying a spinnaker
      • 3 participants per course / 1 instructor
      • Course details (pdf)


    After Your Course...

    • Join the Club's Co-op Boat Program 
    • Participate in recreational and racing events with the Club.
    • Sail with experienced members and build your sailing skills through our Pickup Crew List. 
    • Join us for a social at the Club.


    Upcoming events

      • September 22, 2021
      • September 28, 2021
      • 3 sessions
      • http://bit.ly/HeritageDocks
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Welcome to Calgary's sailing community.

      The Start Keelboat Sailing course develops fundamental keelboat sailing skills in moderate daytime conditions. Manoeuvring under power is not part of this course as outboard motors can not be used on a sailboat on the Glenmore Reservoir.

      This 15 hour course is taught through:

      • 2 hours online with your instructor
      • 13 hours over two days at the reservoir

      This course uses the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.

      Covid-safe teaching practices and plans.


      When registering for this course, you can purchase at a discount the recently revised edition of the Basic Cruising Skills book. Illustrated. 208 pages covering all the skills and language of the rigging and safe operation a sailboat. This book is optional but HIGHLY recommended. :)

      Questions about sailing lessons? Email us.

      • September 22, 2021
      • September 26, 2021
      • 3 sessions
      • http://bit.ly/HeritageDocks
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Welcome to Calgary's sailing community.

      The Start Keelboat Sailing course develops fundamental keelboat sailing skills in moderate daytime conditions. Manoeuvring under power is not part of this course as outboard motors can not be used on a sailboat on the Glenmore Reservoir.

      This 15 hour course is taught through:

      • 2 hours online with your instructor
      • 13 hours over two days at the reservoir

      This course uses the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.

      Covid-safe teaching practices and plans.


      When registering for this course, you can purchase at a discount the recently revised edition of the Basic Cruising Skills book. Illustrated. 208 pages covering all the skills and language of the rigging and safe operation a sailboat.

      Questions about sailing lessons? Email us.

      • September 28, 2021
      • October 03, 2021
      • 3 sessions
      • http://bit.ly/HeritageDocks
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Welcome to Calgary's sailing community.

      The Start Keelboat Sailing course develops fundamental keelboat sailing skills in moderate daytime conditions. Manoeuvring under power is not part of this course as outboard motors can not be used on a sailboat on the Glenmore Reservoir.

      This 15 hour course is taught through:

      • 2 hours online with your instructor
      • 13 hours over two days at the reservoir

      This course uses the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.

      Covid-safe teaching practices and plans.


      When registering for this course, you can purchase at a discount the recently revised edition of the Basic Cruising Skills book. Illustrated. 208 pages covering all the skills and language of the rigging and safe operation a sailboat. This book is optional but HIGHLY recommended. :)

      Questions about sailing lessons? Email us.

      • October 06, 2021
      • October 10, 2021
      • 3 sessions
      • http://bit.ly/HeritageDocks
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Welcome to Calgary's sailing community.

      The Start Keelboat Sailing course develops fundamental keelboat sailing skills in moderate daytime conditions. Manoeuvring under power is not part of this course as outboard motors can not be used on a sailboat on the Glenmore Reservoir.

      This 15 hour course is taught through:

      • 2 hours online with your instructor
      • 13 hours over two days at the reservoir

      This course uses the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.

      Covid-safe teaching practices and plans.


      When registering for this course, you can purchase at a discount the recently revised edition of the Basic Cruising Skills book. Illustrated. 208 pages covering all the skills and language of the rigging and safe operation a sailboat. This book is optional but HIGHLY recommended. :)

      Questions about sailing lessons? Email us.

      • October 12, 2021
      • October 17, 2021
      • 3 sessions
      • http://bit.ly/HeritageDocks
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Welcome to Calgary's sailing community.

      The Start Keelboat Sailing course develops fundamental keelboat sailing skills in moderate daytime conditions. Manoeuvring under power is not part of this course as outboard motors can not be used on a sailboat on the Glenmore Reservoir.

      This 15 hour course is taught through:

      • 2 hours online with your instructor
      • 13 hours over two days at the reservoir

      This course uses the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.

      Covid-safe teaching practices and plans.


      When registering for this course, you can purchase at a discount the recently revised edition of the Basic Cruising Skills book. Illustrated. 208 pages covering all the skills and language of the rigging and safe operation a sailboat. This book is optional but HIGHLY recommended. :)

      Questions about sailing lessons? Email us.

      • October 12, 2021
      • October 15, 2021
      • 3 sessions
      • http://bit.ly/HeritageDocks
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Welcome to Calgary's sailing community.

      The Start Keelboat Sailing course develops fundamental keelboat sailing skills in moderate daytime conditions. Manoeuvring under power is not part of this course as outboard motors can not be used on a sailboat on the Glenmore Reservoir.

      This 15 hour course is taught through:

      • 2 hours online with your instructor
      • 13 hours over two days at the reservoir

      This course uses the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.

      Covid-safe teaching practices and plans.


      When registering for this course, you can purchase at a discount the recently revised edition of the Basic Cruising Skills book. Illustrated. 208 pages covering all the skills and language of the rigging and safe operation a sailboat. This book is optional but HIGHLY recommended. :)

      Questions about sailing lessons? Email us.

      • October 19, 2021
      • October 22, 2021
      • 3 sessions
      • http://bit.ly/HeritageDocks
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Welcome to Calgary's sailing community.

      The Start Keelboat Sailing course develops fundamental keelboat sailing skills in moderate daytime conditions. Manoeuvring under power is not part of this course as outboard motors can not be used on a sailboat on the Glenmore Reservoir.

      This 15 hour course is taught through:

      • 2 hours online with your instructor
      • 13 hours over two days at the reservoir

      This course uses the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.

      Covid-safe teaching practices and plans.


      When registering for this course, you can purchase at a discount the recently revised edition of the Basic Cruising Skills book. Illustrated. 208 pages covering all the skills and language of the rigging and safe operation a sailboat. This book is optional but HIGHLY recommended. :)

      Questions about sailing lessons? Email us.

      • October 20, 2021
      • October 24, 2021
      • 3 sessions
      • http://bit.ly/HeritageDocks
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Welcome to Calgary's sailing community.

      The Start Keelboat Sailing course develops fundamental keelboat sailing skills in moderate daytime conditions. Manoeuvring under power is not part of this course as outboard motors can not be used on a sailboat on the Glenmore Reservoir.

      This 15 hour course is taught through:

      • 2 hours online with your instructor
      • 13 hours over two days at the reservoir

      This course uses the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.

      Covid-safe teaching practices and plans.


      When registering for this course, you can purchase at a discount the recently revised edition of the Basic Cruising Skills book. Illustrated. 208 pages covering all the skills and language of the rigging and safe operation a sailboat. This book is optional but HIGHLY recommended. :)

      Questions about sailing lessons? Email us.

    Club Location:
    8601 24 St SW, Calgary, AB T2V 5H9
    (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

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    Phone: (403) 238-2044

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    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 to the Community Initiatives Program for funding to purchase boats and equipment for our youth sailing programs.

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