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Youth Race Team

The GSC Youth Race Team meets the needs of young sailors looking to get an early introduction to the world of racing.

Youth Race Team Registration (scroll to the bottom of the page) 

The Junior Race Team (athletes approx. 5-14) sails the Optimist dinghy. The Optimist is a highly competitive fleet nationally and internationally, and the majority of recent Olympic sailors began sailing in an Optimist sailboat. The Senior Race Team (ages 14-18) progress to sailing the Laser, 29er (double handed skiff) and the SanJuan 21. The Laser is one of the most popular single-handed dinghies in the world with more than 200,000 sold worldwide.

Race Team Information

At the Glenmore Sailing Club, we are committed to excellence both on and off the water. The goal of the Optimist Race Team is to give children with some sailing experience, the opportunity to take the leap in to racing at a young age. We encourage a fun and safe learning environment.

Operating on two evenings per week, and almost every other weekend, throughout the season (May thru Sept)the program provides participants with equipment, coaching, and logistical support while introducing them to the competitive aspects of dinghy sailing.

Youth sailors can expect social, fitness and educational activities to build the team dynamic and learn about sailing.

Weekly Training

Taining starts in early May and run until late August. Training sessions begin at 6:00 pm and run until 9:00 pm.

Wednesday Night Racing

Wednesday Night Racing is an important component of the Optimist Race team and members are expected to attend in order utilize the skills they have learned. Racing will be coached every Wednesday in July and August as part of the regular training program. Sailors will be racing on the same course as the other boats.

Regattas and Training Camps

Athletes are reminded that the best way to develop racing skills is to participate in racing. There are many local and provincial events that will provide appropriate training opportunities.

Below you will find a list of the training camps and regattas that GSC is prepared to support for the ongoing development of our sailors.

  • Training Camp #1 – TBD
  • Training Camp #2 – Glenmore Sailing Club
  • Training Camp #3 – TBD
  • Ice Breaker Regatta – Calgary Yacht Club
  • Founders Regatta – Wabamun Sailing Club
  • Prairie Winds – Newell Sailing Club (Brooks Alberta)
  • Midsummer Regatta – Glenmore Sailing Club

Please note that additional training and racing opportunities, both in and out of province, may be added to the schedule based on parent and participant interest.

Our Youth Racing Team Package contains more specific details of our programming and should be reviewed by all registrants.

Youth Race Team Registration (scroll to the bottom of the page) 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact:
Paula Patterson – Youth Sailing Coordinator – youth@glenmoresailingclub.com

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8601 24 St SW
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Our facility is fully wheelchair accessible, including showers in the change rooms.

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