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Keelboat Skipper

This is the second course to expand your sailing knowledge and experience. Successful completion of this course enables individuals to be a successful lake sailor. This course is part A of the Basic Cruising Standard. This course includes additional content required to sail at the Glenmore Reservoir - sailing away from and to the dock, and trailering skills (see note in descriptions below).
The Start Keelboat Sailing Course is a prerequisite for this course.
The Keelboat Cruising course with the Club after this course gives students all the skills and competencies in the Basic Cruising Standard.

Upcoming events

    • July 24, 2022
    • July 28, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • http://bit.ly/HeritageDocks
    • 1

    The Club's Keelboat Skipper course expands your sailing knowledge and experience, and adds skills required to be a successful lake sailor in Calgary - including sailing away from and to the dock and trailering skills(*).

    This Skipper course puts you in charge of the boat and crew through all sailing manoeuvers.

    Successful completion requires consistent demonstration of abilities on the water.

    Basic Cruising Skills Book

    For this course, the Basic Cruising Skills book is required reading.

    Students can purchase Basic Cruising Skills at a discounted price when registering for this course.

    Revised in 2019; illustrated; 208 pages covering all the skills and language of the rigging and safe operation a sailboat.

    Course Information:

    • Afloat sessions for this course are aboard the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.
    • Student Standard for this Course - this course covers all Performance Objectives of the national standard except manoeuvring under power. Outboard motors can not be used on lesson sailboats on the Glenmore Reservoir. 
    • Students achieving all Performance Objectives covered during this course will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Club (not the Basic Cruising Standard).
    • Instructor Standard (qualifications of instructors for this course).
    • Alberta Sailing Association and Sail Canada Course Levy applied during course registration.

    Questions? Email us.


    * Trailering Skills Note
    Students whose vehicle is capable of towing 2,500+ pounds and who have a 2" hitch ball on a hitch insert with a top of ball height of approx. 17" will be coached on trailering skills. This is not mandatory for this course, but is highly recommended for individuals planning to join the co-op boat program and sail the co-op keelboats. 

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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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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