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Youth Race Team

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

Youth Race Team Registration
(members area - login required)

The Junior Race Team (ages 5 to 14) sail the Optimist dinghy. The Opti is a competitive fleet nationally and internationally, and the majority of recent Olympic sailors began sailing in an Opti.

The Senior Race Team (ages 14 - 18) progress to sailing the Laser (4.7, Radial and Full sail), the 29er (double handed skiff) and the SanJuan 21 keelboat. The Laser is one of the most popular single-handed dinghies in the world with more than 200,000 sold worldwide.

Race Team Information

The Youth Race Team gives kids with some sailing experience the opportunity to step into racing. We encourage a fun and safe learning environment.

Youth sailors participate in social, fitness and educational activities to build the team dynamic and individual skills while learning about sailing.

Training nights are 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.

Weekly Training
Every week from early May until late August youth training runs from 6-9 pm.

  • The Junior Team trains Monday evenings.
  • The Senior Team trains Tuesday evenings.

Wednesday Night Racing
Both Junior and Senior Teams participate in Wednesday Night Racing to utilize learned skills and be part of the larger sailing community. Our coaches are out with the Team for WNR during July and August as part of the ongoing training program. 

Regattas and Training Camps
The Team participates in the following training camps and regattas supported by the Club's coaches to support the ongoing sailor development with age and skill appropriate training opportunities. The best way to develop sailing and racing skills is to participate in racing. 

  • 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

Additional training and racing opportunities, both in and out of province, may be added to the schedule based on youth and parent interest.

Our Youth Racing Team Package contains more specific details about the Team and should be reviewed by all registrants.

Youth Race Team Registration (members area - login required)

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

Youth Sailing Camps

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

Register now!

Sailing for Scouts
Details and Registration.

Register your group for a three-hour "Introduction to Sailing" course. Scouts earn their Level 1 sailing badge through this course.

Warrior Sailing

Register now for a free three-day learn to sail camp. Open to Active Military and Veterans.

Collegiate Sailing
GSC is supporting university students starting and building student-led sailing clubs. Join other students in establishing Post-Secondary Sailing Clubs in Calgary.

Upcoming events

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

Phone: (403) 238-2044

Building / Maintenance Issues:
Call (403) 803-8201 or email us

Wind Forecasts

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Racing fleets at the club:
SanJuan 21s (website and Facebook)
Fireballs (Fireball Alberta)


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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 your support

Thank you for the Amateur Sport Grant to purchase boats and equipment for our youth sailing program. 

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Alberta Sailing Association