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Start Keelboat Sailing
(course registration links at the bottom of this page)

Sailing is a great activity for everyone who enjoys water sports or outdoor recreation. As both a recreational pastime and an exhilarating sport, sailing offers something for everyone... regardless of age, gender or physical ability. Click the image to the right to see the Keelboat Learning Pathway.


Sailing Club membership is not required to take lessons.

You will learn through both ashore and on-the-water instruction on our SanJuan 21 keelboats (the local SanJuan 21 fleet is the largest and most active in North America). Our instructors are Sail Canada accredited with extensive sailing experience. You will have a memorable learning experience which will set you up for success to continue sailing.

Start Keelboat Sailing Course

  • Begin your sailing education with this comprehensive course where you'll start crewing and helming a keelboat
  • No prerequisite
  • 15 hours of instruction
  • 3 participants per course / 1 instructor
  • Course details (pdf)

    Women's Only Start Keelboat Sailing Course

    • Everything the same as the Start Keelboat Sailing Course above, with a female instructor



    Skipper Course

    • Continue your education with the goal of skippering the Club's Co-op Keelboats for recreation or racing.
    • Prerequisite: Start Keelboat Sailing Course or equivalent experience
    • This course (Module A of the Basic Cruising Standard Course) builds on the fundamental skills developed during your Start Keelboat Sailing Course and covers all sailing skills needed for local lake sailing. 
    • Also included is material specific to sailing at Glenmore - dock protocol, launching and retreiving a trailerable sailboat, leaving and returning to a dock under sail, local conditions, wing on wing downwind sailing and more.
    • 3 participants per course / 1 instructor
    • Note: Participants successfully completing this course can take the Module B of the Basic Cruising Standard course after completing 10 hours of post-course sailing primarily as a skipper. Module B covers safety, navigation charts, tide and current tables, manoeuvering under power and more.

    Keelboat Spinnaker Course

    • Learn how to rig, hoist, gybe and douse a spinnaker.
    • Prerequisite: Start Keelboat Sailing Course or equivalent experience
    • This is a mandatory course for Co-op Boat users wanting to fly a spinnaker.
    • 3 participants per course / 1 instructor
    • This course is offered on demand
    • Course details (pdf)

      Basic Cruising Standard Course

      • Develop the comprehensive sailing skills most sailboat charter companies require to enjoy cruising the Gulf Islands. (Note: PCOC, ROCm certificate and coastal navigation course completion is also typically required). 
      • Prerequisite: Start Keelboat Sailing Course or equivalent experience. Minimum of 10 hours of sailing, primarily as a skipper helming a boat.
      • 28 hours of instruction
      • 3 participants per course with 1 instructor
      • Course details (pdf)

        After your lessons...
        • Join the Club and sail the Club's Co-op Keelboats (as crew or skipper based on your experience).
        • Participate in recreational and racing events with the Club.
        • Sign up for the Club's free Crew List, go sailing with experienced sailors and build on your sailing experience.
        • Come to a social at the Club, meet other sailors, some may be looking for crew.

        Give the gift of sailing

        Delight someone with an opportunity to experience sailing

        A sailing adventure with an experienced skipper, a group or private lesson or an evening out for Women, WInd and Wine or Boys, Boats and Beers.


        Youth Sailing Camps

        Fun, safe and affordable sailing lessons. 
        We offer CANSail courses taught by Sail Canada accredited instructors.

        The Club's CANSail programs are a “Recognized Training Program” by World Sailing. Read more

        Register now



        Adult Sailing Lessons
        Start Keelboat Sailing
        Experience Sailing. No experience necessary.

        Register now



        Women, Wind and Wine

        Info and Register

             

          • May 02, 2020
          • 09:00
          • May 03, 2020
          • 17:00
          • Glenmore Sailing Club
          • 3
          Register

          Welcome to Calgary's sailing community.

          The Start Keelboat Sailing course develops fundamental keelboat crew sailing skills in moderate daytime conditions.

          During your two-day course (9am - 5pm both days) you will have ashore and on-the-water instruction. We sail the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.

          There is an pre-course workbook to complete and bring to your course. We review and mark it together. 

          When you sign up, you can purchase at a discount the newly revised edition of the Basic Cruising Skills book. It's 208 illustrated pages covering all the skills for Sail Canada's introductory Learn to Cruise programs. The book guides a novice sailor through the language of sailing, rigging sails and lines, and the safe operation a sailboat.

          Questions about sailing lessons? Email us and we'll get right back to you.

          • May 09, 2020
          • 09:00
          • May 10, 2020
          • 17:00
          • Glenmore Sailing Club
          • 5
          Register

          Welcome to Calgary's sailing community.

          The Start Keelboat Sailing course develops fundamental keelboat crew sailing skills in moderate daytime conditions.

          During your two-day course (9am - 5pm both days) you will have ashore and on-the-water instruction. We sail the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.

          There is an pre-course workbook to complete and bring to your course. We review and mark it together. 

          When you sign up, you can purchase at a discount the newly revised edition of the Basic Cruising Skills book. It's 208 illustrated pages covering all the skills for Sail Canada's introductory Learn to Cruise programs. The book guides a novice sailor through the language of sailing, rigging sails and lines, and the safe operation a sailboat.

          Questions about sailing lessons? Email us and we'll get right back to you.

          • May 23, 2020
          • 09:00
          • May 24, 2020
          • 17:00
          • Glenmore Sailing Club
          • 3
          Register

          Welcome to Calgary's sailing community.

          The Start Keelboat Sailing course develops fundamental keelboat crew sailing skills in moderate daytime conditions.

          During your two-day course (9am - 5pm both days) you will have ashore and on-the-water instruction. We sail the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.

          There is an pre-course workbook to complete and bring to your course. We review and mark it together. 

          When you sign up, you can purchase at a discount the newly revised edition of the Basic Cruising Skills book. It's 208 illustrated pages covering all the skills for Sail Canada's introductory Learn to Cruise programs. The book guides a novice sailor through the language of sailing, rigging sails and lines, and the safe operation a sailboat.

          Questions about sailing lessons? Email us and we'll get right back to you.

          • May 30, 2020
          • 09:00
          • May 31, 2020
          • 17:00
          • Glenmore Sailing Club
          • 3
          Register

          Welcome to Calgary's sailing community.

          The Start Keelboat Sailing course develops fundamental keelboat crew sailing skills in moderate daytime conditions.

          During your two-day course (9am - 5pm both days) you will have ashore and on-the-water instruction. We sail the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.

          There is an pre-course workbook to complete and bring to your course. We review and mark it together. 

          When you sign up, you can purchase at a discount the newly revised edition of the Basic Cruising Skills book. It's 208 illustrated pages covering all the skills for Sail Canada's introductory Learn to Cruise programs. The book guides a novice sailor through the language of sailing, rigging sails and lines, and the safe operation a sailboat.

          Questions about sailing lessons? Email us and we'll get right back to you.

          • June 06, 2020
          • 09:00
          • June 07, 2020
          • 17:00
          • Glenmore Sailing Club
          • 2
          Register

          Welcome to Calgary's sailing community.

          The Start Keelboat Sailing course develops fundamental keelboat crew sailing skills in moderate daytime conditions.

          During your two-day course (9am - 5pm both days) you will have ashore and on-the-water instruction. We sail the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.

          There is an pre-course workbook to complete and bring to your course. We review and mark it together. 

          When you sign up, you can purchase at a discount the newly revised edition of the Basic Cruising Skills book. It's 208 illustrated pages covering all the skills for Sail Canada's introductory Learn to Cruise programs. The book guides a novice sailor through the language of sailing, rigging sails and lines, and the safe operation a sailboat.

          Questions about sailing lessons? Email us and we'll get right back to you.

          • June 06, 2020
          • 09:00
          • June 07, 2020
          • 17:00
          • Glenmore Sailing Club
          • 3
          Register

          Welcome to Calgary's sailing community.

          The Start Keelboat Sailing course develops fundamental keelboat crew sailing skills in moderate daytime conditions.

          During your two-day course (9am - 5pm both days) you will have ashore and on-the-water instruction. We sail the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.

          There is an pre-course workbook to complete and bring to your course. We review and mark it together. 

          When you sign up, you can purchase at a discount the newly revised edition of the Basic Cruising Skills book. It's 208 illustrated pages covering all the skills for Sail Canada's introductory Learn to Cruise programs. The book guides a novice sailor through the language of sailing, rigging sails and lines, and the safe operation a sailboat.

          Questions about sailing lessons? Email us and we'll get right back to you.

          • June 27, 2020
          • 09:00
          • June 28, 2020
          • 17:00
          • Glenmore Sailing Club
          • 3
          Register

          Welcome to Calgary's sailing community.

          The Start Keelboat Sailing course develops fundamental keelboat crew sailing skills in moderate daytime conditions.

          During your two-day course (9am - 5pm both days) you will have ashore and on-the-water instruction. We sail the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.

          There is an pre-course workbook to complete and bring to your course. We review and mark it together. 

          When you sign up, you can purchase at a discount the newly revised edition of the Basic Cruising Skills book. It's 208 illustrated pages covering all the skills for Sail Canada's introductory Learn to Cruise programs. The book guides a novice sailor through the language of sailing, rigging sails and lines, and the safe operation a sailboat.

          Questions about sailing lessons? Email us and we'll get right back to you.

          • July 04, 2020
          • 09:00
          • July 05, 2020
          • 17:00
          • Glenmore Sailing Club
          • 3
          Register

          Welcome to Calgary's sailing community.

          The Start Keelboat Sailing course develops fundamental keelboat crew sailing skills in moderate daytime conditions.

          During your two-day course (9am - 5pm both days) you will have ashore and on-the-water instruction. We sail the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.

          There is an pre-course workbook to complete and bring to your course. We review and mark it together. 

          When you sign up, you can purchase at a discount the newly revised edition of the Basic Cruising Skills book. It's 208 illustrated pages covering all the skills for Sail Canada's introductory Learn to Cruise programs. The book guides a novice sailor through the language of sailing, rigging sails and lines, and the safe operation a sailboat.

          Questions about sailing lessons? Email us and we'll get right back to you.

          • August 22, 2020
          • 09:00
          • August 23, 2020
          • 17:00
          • Glenmore Sailing Club
          • 3
          Register

          Welcome to Calgary's sailing community.

          The Start Keelboat Sailing course develops fundamental keelboat crew sailing skills in moderate daytime conditions.

          During your two-day course (9am - 5pm both days) you will have ashore and on-the-water instruction. We sail the Club's SanJuan 21 keelboats.

          There is an pre-course workbook to complete and bring to your course. We review and mark it together. 

          When you sign up, you can purchase at a discount the newly revised edition of the Basic Cruising Skills book. It's 208 illustrated pages covering all the skills for Sail Canada's introductory Learn to Cruise programs. The book guides a novice sailor through the language of sailing, rigging sails and lines, and the safe operation a sailboat.

          Questions about sailing lessons? Email us and we'll get right back to you.

        Club Location:
        8601 24 St SW
        (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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