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Youth Team

Registration for Youth Race Teams will open on March 15 at 6PM MST

The GSC Youth Sailing Team provides youth sailors with various opportunities to advance their sailing skill through tailored instruction in a fun and engaging environment. Sailors will work to perform in a variety of conditions and situations, and theoretical aspects including racing tactics and strategies will be introduced and refined. Youth team members will receive the coaching, equipment, and logistical support needed to achieve success in competitive dinghy sailing. The goal of the youth sailing team is to provide youth with an impactful sailing experience and the opportunity to take the leap into racing at a young age.

Why is sailing important?

Sailing empowers youth to engage in an active lifestyle while simultaneously building confidence and developing resilience. GSC youth teams facilitate the advancement of on-water skills while providing a safe and supportive environment for sailors to achieve their personal sailing goals. Sailors will build camaraderie and develop friendships with other team members who share in the sailing experience.

FUNdemental Team
The FUNdemental Team is intended for sailors with little to no sailing experience and is perfect for those wanting to gain confidence on the water while having tons of fun. The FUNdemental Team program utilizes the Optimist, C420, ILCA, and San Juan 21 classes of sailboat to develop fundamental sailing and introductory racing skills.

The FUNdemental Team training will consist of Thursday evening training that will run from 6:00pm-9:00pm, in addition to GSC regattas. Sailors interested in racing will be provided opportunities to participate in Wednesday Night Racing and other events throughout the season. Sailors on the FUNdemental Team are encouraged, but not required, to partake in WNR and regattas.

Youth Team 
Minimum CANSail 2 (or CANSail 3 if no prior racing experience)

The Youth Team is for sailors with previous racing or sufficient recreational experience. Youth Team is intended for those wanting to sail lots while advancing their skill in a fun and engaging environment. The Youth Team utilizes the Opti, ILCA, C420, Byte, and San Juan 21 classes of sailboats to refine boat handling skills and build on fundamental sailing technique. Additional focus will be on expanding intermediate racing abilities.

Youth Team training will consist of Tuesday evening training that will run from 5:45pm-9:00pm, in addition to Wednesday Night Racing and all in-province regattas. After regattas, Monday evenings will be boat unloading. Out-of-province regattas and training camps will be subject to additional coaching fees. 


For a more comprehensive overview of the GSC Youth Race Team program, please see the Youth Race Team Package.

Registration for Youth Race Teams will open on March 15 at 6PM MST


Regattas and Training Camps

The Youth Sailing Team participates in a number of events throughout the season. These training opportunities support ongoing sailor development and solidify racing skills. Dates for this season can be found in the youth team package.


If you have any questions regarding whether or not your child has enough experience to join the Youth Race Team, please contact the Youth Coordinator. If your child does not meet the requirements, we will be happy to accept them into many of our other programs for some instruction prior to joining the team.

Weekly training:

FUNdementals (FUN): Thursday 6-9 (some WNR)

Youth Team: Tuesday 6-9,  WNR, and occasional Monday nights

2023 Dates are TBD


2022 training camp and regatta dates:

Regattas:

April 23/24 Kitten Cup at RVYC

April 30/May 1 Spring Dinghies at RVic

June 4/5 Icebreaker at CYC

June 11/12 Founders at WSC

June 18/19 Driftwood at GSC

July 9/10 Prairie Winds at NSC

July 15-17 SailWest at Gimli Yacht Club

July 23 Midsummer at GSC

Aug. CORK at Kingston (Opti/Ilca/29er dates forthcoming)

Aug 14-18 Canada Summer Games (for those that are selected by ASA) in Niagara

Sept 3-5 ASA provincials at TBD

Sept 10/11 Frostbite at GSC

Oct Pumpkin Bowl at WVYC

Oct Fall Dinghies at RVicYC

Training Camps:

May 14/15 CYC

May 21-23 WSC

May 29/29 CYC



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

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 your support



McKenzie Towne






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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