Youth Sailing Camps
Accessible, affordable sailing camps help youth develop skills including:
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.
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 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 perfect for teenagers wanting to learn to sail.
Our five day learn to sail and learn to race program teaches youth how to sail a double handed sailboat (the 420), and uses friendly / social racing to build and hone sailing skills. (Ages 12 - 17)
After this course, youth could join the Youth Race Team. The Team sails in the full range of the Club’s boats… Lasers, 420s and 29ers (the 29er is the double-handed boat of the Canada Summer Games).
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.
We are a proud KidSport Calgary Community Sport Partner.