We're excited to start programs in May 2022.

Complete our 2022 Program and Registration information to get notified when registration opens (late Feb / early March).

We look forward to seeing you on the water this season.

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Myths About Sailing

Myth: Sailing is expensive


  • But... the wind is free.
  • The most economical way to sail with us is in our Co-op Boat Program.
  • Most sailboats at the Glenmore Sailing Club cost less than $5,000.
  • Sailboats have a multi-decade lifespan... so the annual cost is very small.
  • Membership at the sailing club is inexpensive and we're a great social club.

Myth: Bigger boats are more expensive than small boats


  • Some of the small boats are more technical and cost more money to purchase.
  • People choose to sail dinghies (small boats) or keelboats (bigger boats) for a variety of reasons.

Myth: You have to own a boat to sail


Myth: You need a lot of "sailing gear" before going sailing


  • Sunglasses, a hat, gloves and non-marking shoes are a good starting point.
  • The Club's Co-op Keelboats have lifejackets for sailors and when people crew on a member's boat, the member likely has a lifejacket to loan their crew. If you have your own lifejacket... bring it.

Myth: Learning to sail as an adult is hard


  • Talent is overrated. You do not need to have started sailing as a young child.
  • It might even be easier to learn as an adult because you bring a lifetime of experiences to the learning process. Learning anything has its challenges, but you can learn how to sail.

Myth: I need lots of experience before racing sailboats


  • Racing is simply sailing with a purpose. 
  • Club-level racing is a social activity.

Myth: Sailing is gender specific


  • Sailing skills are not gender specific.
  • Sailing levels the playing field among all participants.
  • Our #GirlsDoSail strategy is in place to get girls and women engaged in sailing through Women, Wind and WIne; Women's Keelboat Racing Teams; Girls Summer Camps, Girl Guides sailing.

Myth: You have to be physically fit to sail


  • Look at your friends or the people in your office... this is what sailors look like. We are all sizes and shapes. Some are in wheelchairs.

Myth: Watching sailing is boring

To be honest... it is a little boring to watch boats sailing.

  • Sailboats sail away from the shore
  • This makes it difficult to see all the activity on the boat and they look like they are moving slow even when they are really moving.

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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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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