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Youth Sailing Camps

Accessible, affordable sailing camps help youth develop skills including:

  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Self-reliance
  • Mechanics
  • Coping with Adversity
  • Water Safety
  • Math and Science
  • Balance
  • The Power of Possibility

The Club's week long camps include land-based and on-the-water education using our Optimist sailboats. These boats are great training sailboats, even for the youngest of children.


The Optimist is also the most commonly sailed youth boat at regattas. There is a lot of room for youth to learn and progress with these boats.


All our Sail Canada CANSail courses are taught by Sail Canada accredited instructors.

WetFeet (ages 5-7)

is a half day, week long introduction class with morning and afternoon sessions. The primary focus of this course is to provide a fun and safe introduction to the sport of sailing specific to this age group.


CANSail 1 (ages 8-13)

is a full day, week long introduction class. The primary focus of this course is to provide a fun and safe introduction to the sport of sailing. There are no prerequisites for this course.

CANSail 1 Mobile Sailing School dates and locations
  • July 8-12 - Mahogany
  • July 15-19 - Auburn Bay
  • July 22-26 - McKenzie Lake
  • August 5-9 - Auburn Bay
  • August 12-16 - Mahogany
  • August 26-30 - McKenzie Lake


CANSail 2 (ages 8-13)

is a full day, week long intermediate class. The prerequisite for this course is completion of CANSail 1.


CANSail 3+ (ages 9-14) is a full day, week long advanced course. The prerequisite for this course is completion of CANSail 1 & 2.

During this course, content will be taken from CANSail 3 through CANSail 6. Lessons will be tailored to the sailors in the group.


Learn to Race is a five day introductory program into two person sailboat racing. Building on previous sailing knowledge, learning the aspects of sailing a double hand boat and racing is the objectives of this course. The prerequisite for this course is the completion of CanSail 1 & 2. (Ages 10 and up)


Kids in Keelboats
 is a five day introductory sailing program to keelboat sailing. Building on previous sailing knowledge, this course introduces youth to the skills required to sail a 21' keelboat and how to sail it as a team. Completion of CANSail 1 is a prerequisite for this course.


Youth of all ages and experience who would like to get more sailing time and experience the thrills of racing sailboats as part of a team might consider joining our Youth Race Team.



Our Sailing Camp Package contains more details of our sailing lesson programs and should be reviewed by all registrants.


We are a proud KidSport Calgary Community Sport Partner.
 
Read more about accessing financial assistance for your kid(s) to get or stay involved in sailing.

Youth Sailing Camps

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

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Come sail our boats. We're like Car2Go for sailing.

     

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

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!


Thank you for your 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. 


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