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Coastal Keelboat Program

The Club is very excited to offer a new Coastal Keelboat Program on GSC's Catalina 30 Summer Ice (photos) in partnership with the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club.

Coastal sailing education and member chartering are the two objectives for this program.

Education - Navigation

Basic Coastal Navigation
(theory course ashore in Calgary)

Learn to plan and to safely navigate by day in Canadian coastal and inland local waters. This introductory course offers basic knowledge of navigation theory and is the initial course in a comprehensive set of courses offered by Sail Canada on vessel navigation.

Education - Sailing

Keelboat Cruising course
(theory ashore in Calgary, three days afloat on west coast, exam ashore in Calgary)

Build on the knowledge and experience from your Start Keelboat and Keelboat Skipper courses on the reservoir.


Summer Ice may be chartered by members meeting the following criteria:

  1. GSC membership (Family or Individual)
  2. Keelboat Skipper and Keelboat Cruising, OR Basic Cruising Standard, OR equivalent experience
  3. Basic Coastal Navigation
  4. PCOC
  5. ROCm

2023 Schedule for lessons and chartering

Notify me when the 2023 schedule is ready

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

GST #88037 2875 RT0001

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Phone: (403) 238-2044

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Community Sport Partner

Member of the following:

Sail Canada
Alberta Sailing Association 

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 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.

Thank you for your support

McKenzie Towne

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