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.

Grades: 7 to 12

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

Cost: Varies by program

Registration: School Sailing Lesson Booking Request Form. This form must be submitted for all requests.

Special Requirements: Call 403-268-3800, option 2

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Availability

Spring session May - June Fall session Sept. - Oct.

Maximum per time slot

60 students

40 students

Session hours

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Days available

Monday - Friday Monday - Friday

Sailing School Timeline 2023

Date Action/Activity

March 3, 2023

Deadline for Sailing School Applications to be submitted

March 20, 2023

Spring & Fall Sailing permits emailed

March 20, 2023

Ongoing applications processed based on availability

Spring Lessons

Spring Session (maximum 60 students) Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. May 8 to June 23

August

Fall lessons confirmed, based on instructor availability

Fall Lessons

Fall Session (maximum 40 students) Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Sept. 5 to Oct. 6

About the program

Taught by Sail Canada 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 visit calgary.ca/liveandplay to learn how to register for individual programs.

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