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School programs - sailing

The Glenmore Sailing School offers sailing lessons for junior and senior high school students in May, June and September on the Glenmore Reservoir. These quality learn to sail classes can be catered to the specific needs of your students.

Glenmore sailing school.
Glenmore sailing school.

Grades: 7 to 12

8415 24 Street S.W. (Entrance to South Glenmore Park)

Cost:  Varies by program

Registration / more information:
Phone: 403-268-3800

Special Requirements:
Call 403-268-3800 to obtain a School Sailing Lesson Booking Request Form. The form must be submitted by February 10 for the upcoming spring and fall sessions.


Spring session
May - June
Fall session
Sept - Oct
Maximum per time slot 90 students 50 students
Session hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Days available Monday - Friday Monday - Friday

About the programs

Taught by Canadian Yachting Association certified instructors, our sailing lessons involve a minimum one hour of theory and the balance on practical lessons in the water. All required equipment and lifejackets are provided. The Glenmore Boat Patrol is located on site as the rescue and patrol boat.

All areas of basic sailing skills are taught:

  • Boat components
  • Terminology
  • Knots
  • Rigging
  • Sail hoisting
  • Steering
  • Boat balance
  • Sail adjustment
  • Sailing upwind (tacking)
  • Capsize procedures (simulation on dry land)

Interested in other program options? Check out our programs for schools or the Online Recreation Program Guide.