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Indoor sailing theory courses - Glenmore Sailing School

Glenmore Sailing School Indoor sailing theory courses

Are you interested in learning to sail? Get a head start this winter and learn the theoretical part of sailing so you can better apply it when you start to sail next summer. 

Benefits of taking our courses

  • Course content includes introduction to CANsail 1 and progresses to CANSail 2,3,4 and 5.
  • Gain a more thorough understanding and gives you the time to engage with sailing theory.
  • Prepares participants for success in sailing on the water.

2024 spring & summer registration dates

Registration for spring & summer programs, classes and day camps:

  • Summer day camp registration is open
  • Program and class registration is open
  • Certification registration registration is open

Ensure your Live and Play account is ready on registration day by logging in and verifying your information is up to date. Get ready to register.

Registration will open:

  • 6 a.m. — Online (virtual waiting room opens at 5:30 a.m.).
  • 8:30 a.m. — By calling the Customer Service Centre at 403-268-3800 (option 1).
  • During business hours — At any City-operated Aquatic & Recreation or Arts facility.

Upcoming facility closures

Programs, classes and swimming lessons will not be offered at the following facilities while they undergo repairs:

  • Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre: closed this spring and summer.
  • Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre: closed this summer.
  • Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre: closed this summer.

Types of sailing theory

You can register online, in person at our Aquatic facilities, or by calling
403-268-3800 (option 1).

About our sailing instructors

All staff at the Glenmore Sailing School are trained in Intermediate First Aid and CPR. They are Sail Canada certified, knowledgeable, and active members of the sailing community who are enthusiastic about sharing their passion for sailing.

What are sailing theory lessons like?

The indoor classes are 6 hours per day for a total of 24 hours. You will be working individually and in groups to learn sailing concepts, theories and how to apply them. Classes will have workbooks and handouts to use as a learning tool. 

You will learn basic sailing skills like boat components, terminology, knots, rigging, capsize procedures and more. 


Come prepared

For weekend classes, please bring:

  • A Lunch and a snack
  • Metal or plastic water bottle
  • Pen and note book for extra notes as course content will be provided  

Where do I take the courses?

Our theory courses take place in the main area of the recently renovated Glenmore Sailing School building.

Tables and chairs will be set up and you will be given the opportunity to learn how to set up tie knots, practice rigging, etc.

The Glenmore sailing school was recently renovated and completed in May 2021.

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