Get information about upcoming programs and courses. 
Log in

Keelboat Sailing Education Comparison

There are three main streams of sailing education, here's how they compare.

The Glenmore Sailing Club is a Sail Canada member sailing club teaching Sail Canada educational programs.

Sail Canada
Keelboat 1 - Start Keelboat Sailing101 - Basic Keelboat SailingCompetent Crew

Basic Cruising Standard

Keelboat 2 - Keelboat Skipper

Keelboat 3 - Keelboat Cruising

(see note 1 below)

103 - Basic Coastal Cruising
Day Skipper
Keelboat Spinnaker  
Keelboat Racing  
Intermediate Cruising Standard104 - Bareboat Cruising
Coastal Navigation105 - Coastal Navigation
Coastal Navigation
Advanced Cruising Standard
106 - Advanced Coastal Cruising
Coastal Skipper Advanced
 107 - Celestial Navigation
Yachtmaster Offshore
Offshore Cruising Standard
108 - Offshore Passagemaking

 Catamaran endorsement114 - Cruising Catamaran
 118 - Docking Endorsement


Note 1:  The Glenmore Sailing Club covers Basic Cruising Standard content through two Modules. Upon completion of both Modules, participants who have demonstrated all the required competencies will receive their Basic Cruising Standard.

  • Keelboat 2 (Keelboat Skipper) - covers skippering a keelboat when lake sailing. This is the minimum requirement to sail the Club's Co-op keelboats independently.
  • Keelboat 3 (Keelboat Cruising) - covers navigation, tides and other coastal sailing content.

While courses by different national bodies generally cover the same content, there may be some differences. Sail Canada Instructors can ensure that candidates have the opportunity to review content in areas they may be lacking if needed. 

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

Connect with us:
Contact the Club

Phone: (403) 238-2044

Wind Forecasts

Weather Underground PWS IABBAYVI2

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

Upcoming events