Canadian Sailing Clubs
Since 1959, the Glenmore Sailing Club has been the home of sailing and racing in Calgary. Located within city limits on the Glenmore Reservoir in southwest Calgary, the club welcomes sailors of all ages and abilities. GSC maintains a fleet of boats for use by Club members. These include a Wayfarer, six Bytes, four MelonSeeds and eleven Optimists.
The Sylvan Lake Sailing Club (SLSC) was formed by a group of people who wanted to bring all sailors on Sylvan Lake to the common purpose of enjoying our lake to the fullest. It has changed a lot since 1984! Its long range purpose now is to provide the organization and facilities to enhance the enjoyment by its members in the sport of sailing. It should maintain a strong racing program, social events and safety programs for its members. Care should be taken to maintain the spirit of fellowship created by the original members. Each member family should contribute a fair share of time and effort to maintain the Club and its activities and help achieve our goals.
The goals of the Club are: 1. Conduct an active racing program open to all racing sailors with continual efforts to assist the racers in developing their skills. 2. Provide social events to its members consistent with their interests and available resources. 3. Maintain an active membership within the limits of our marina’s capacity. 4. Actively encourage female sailors. 5. Actively encourage youth sailors.
The Wabamun Sailing Club is situated on approximately two acres of land on the north shore of Lake Wabamun, approximately 60 km west of Edmonton. The clubhouse is a large, open building with complete washroom, shower, and kitchen facilities to provide shelter and comfort throughout the sailing season.
We have sailboats of all varieties, but mostly dinghies and catamarans. Most boats are stored on land and launched on dollies from the beach. The club is fully equipped to host international regattas as well as weekend club racing. The safety of its members is a high priority. The club has three radio-equipped rescue boats and a continuing safety program.
Burrard Yacht Club is located in beautiful North Vancouver, British Columbia. We are an active club consisting of power and sailing vessels mainly 25 to 60 feet in length. Approximately 300 members enjoy secure moorage, social activities, community service, product discounts, vessel insurance policy, group boating activities, and reciprocal moorage privileges.
The Central Okanagan Sailing Association (COSA) is a non-profit sailing club located in the heart of Kelowna’s Lower-Mission. Minutes from downtown, the club is ideally located on the shores of beautiful Okanagan Lake. Home to one of Canada’s largest Sailing Schools, COSA instructors teach more than 3,000 students sailing and windsurfing every year!
Members of COSA have access to world class facilities, along with moorage opportunities for sailboats 20’ or less in length.
Our yacht club is located in beautiful Deep Cove between Panorama Park and the village of Deep Cove. Our members enjoy a mutual interest in boating, sailing and the wonders and beauty of Indian Arm. From the Deep Cove club house to our outstation at the head of Indian Arm we are provided with some of best boating and scenic views of the Pacific Northwest.
Kitsilano Yacht Club was founded in 1934 and over the years the Club has developed into an exciting venue for one-design sailing. Kits Yacht Club is home to active one-design fleets including the Star, 505, Lightning, Martin 242, and Pirate classes. It also has a number of kayaks and paddlers. Throughout the summer sailing season, the Club hosts a regular Thursday night race for members and their guests. This friendly competition is a great introduction to racing for new sailors, or an excellent way to keep your boat and crew in race-ready condition. Generally, our Lightnings, Stars and 5o5s are the most active fleets in this series, but all boats are welcome.
Pleasure sailing or racing, keel boats or dinghies, the Royal Victoria Yacht Club offers a secure harbour, great winds and some of the world”s most spectacular scenery just minutes away. RVYC is also the host club for the annual Swiftsure International Yacht Race.
Power boaters and sailors alike get together for scenic cruises to the nearby Gulf and San Juan Islands. We have outstation facilities in Long Harbour (Salt Spring I) and Friday Harbour (San Juan I). Sailing instruction programs are offered for adults and children in a fun, safe, and positive learning environment. We offer the Canadian Yachting Association Learn to Sail standards as well as our unique Under 12 Program.
The Viking Sailing Club is a volunteer-run cooperative that offers sailing lessons in Vancouver at Jericho Sailing Centre. For members new to sailing we offer thorough sailing lessons on the best-maintained fleet of vessels at Jericho. We provide sailing lessons, training, racing, and casual sailing activities from our clubhouse at scenic Jericho beach in Vancouver.
The Viking Sailing Club prides it’s self on offering an impressive array of well-maintained sailboats to our members to sail at Jericho beach. Our core boat in the fleet is the Tasar. The single-handed Laser is another of our favorite boats in the fleet. The Laser was designed by Canadian Bruce Kirby and is one of the most successful single-handed sailboats in the world.
All members new to cat sailing receive their initial training on our Hobie 16. Once you are competent sailing the Hobie 16 you can advance to the more powerful Nacra 570. The Nacra F18 is the flagship of our cat fleet and requires sailing skills to match this demanding boat. We are the only club at Jericho that owns a cruise boat. Our flagship Bavaria 34, Freya, is moored in False Creek close to Granville Island. Freya provides sleeping accommodation for up to six. As a member of the club, you have booking privileges for this vessel.