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True North Warrior Sailing

Teamwork, unit cohesion, self-reliance and fun.

Learn to crew and helm a sailboat.

Basic Training Camp

Challenge yourself to learn the fundamentals of sailing through this inclusive course for active military and veterans.

Through this course, you'll become competent crew able to sail in moderate daytime conditions through both ashore and on-the-water instruction on the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.

(photo of the first cohort of Warrior Sailors & onboard coaches)

Each sailboat has an experienced sailor as your personal onboard coach working with three individuals from the military community. Participants sail the boat with guidance from the coach to apply sailing theory and seamanship skills.


  • Friday Evening 18:30-21:00 - Cohorts 1 & 2 ashore theory training
  • Saturday - 09:00-16:30 - Cohort 1 on the water training
  • Sunday - 09:00-16:30 - Cohort 2 on the water training

This is an inclusive program open to all genders, ages, and abilities.

Upcoming True North Warrior Sailing

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Questions? We have answers.

What is the cost of the Basic Training camp?

  • It's Free. There is no cost for active military and veterans. We provide qualified on-board coaches, equipment, and sailboats. 

I'm not available for both sessions for my cohort of the Basic Training Camp.

  • Participants should plan to participate in the full program. If the timing doesn't work for you now, we'll see you for another session that fits into your schedule.

Can I bring my dog?

  • Service animals are welcome at the Basic Training Camp. Dogs are not allowed on the docks / boats. Feel free to bring a person to watch your dog while we are on the water

Is sailing safe?

  • Yes.  And it's fun.
  • Each sailboat has 3 participants and an on-board coach. The SanJuan 21 keelboat is a great boat to learn on. 

Can the sailboats accommodate people with disabilities?

  • Maybe, please connect with us to discuss.

If I enjoy sailing, how can I continue sailing after the Camp?

  • There are crewing opportunities with members through our Crew List.
  • Take a Start Keelboat Sailing course and if you still want more, take the Keelboat Skipper course (discount lesson fees for True North Warrior Sailing participants).
  • Join the Club and crew on the Club's fleet of Co-op Sailboats.
Questions? Call 403-238-2044.

I am interested in the Basic Training Camp

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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Racing fleets at the club:
SanJuan 21s (website and Facebook)
Fireballs (Fireball Alberta)


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Our youth sailing program  charitable donations are generously managed by
Parks Foundation Calgary.

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Our thanks for their support!

Thank you for your support

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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