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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.

Fall registration dates


Due to repair closures and annual maintenance and cleaning, registration has been split into two waves. Facilities currently closed for repairs:

  • Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre

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Programs, classes & camps

Wave 1: preview schedules

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All locations except those closed for repairs

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Bob Bahan, Sir Winston Churchill and Canyon Meadows Aquatic Centres

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Canyon Meadows and Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic Centres

  • Wave 1 - Programs, classes and lessons begin in September.
  • Wave 2 - Programs, classes and lessons begin in October but could change based on reopening dates.
Registration on each date begins at:
 
  • 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

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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