Calgary Yacht Club Sailing School

Calgary Yacht Club offers CANSail certifications leading recreational, competitive and club race team sailing. Programs from 7 up to adults. Lessons are in Optis, Bytes and 420s. CYC also supports a very active race community supporting sailors of all ages. For more information or contact Fie Hulsker at or 403-272-3300.

Glenmore Sailing Club

Glenmore Sailing Club offers kids CANSail programs leading to recreational, competition and club youth sailing team sailing. They support Optis, Bytes and Radials. For information on summer programs contact (403) 238-2044, or view courses at

Glenmore Sailing School

Glenmore Sailing School, a part of Calgary Parks and Recreationl offer CANSail programs in Optis, FJs and Club 420s. Program information and booking refer to; or call 403-268-3800.

Northern Alberta Sailing College
NASC CANSail programs and training support to clubs on Wabamun Lake in Optis and 420s. For information see the web page at or contact John Henderson at or 780-486-5688.

YWCA YoWoChAs Outdoor Education Centre
YoWoChAs is a YWCA camp offering CANSail training in 420s. They also offer an opportunity to try exciting summer camp activities. See the website at or phone 780-892-2660.

Learn to Cruise Schools

Ghost Lake Sailing Academy
Ghost Lake Sailing Academy offers Basic Cruising, Coastal Navigation, Restricted Radio Operators License (Marine) and Spark Start Courses on Ghost Lake 20 minutes west of Calgary. Intermediate Cruising and Advanced Cruising standards are taught year round on the west coast. Web Site: eMail: Ghost Lake Sailing Academy Phone 403-861-4999

Glenmore Sailing School

Offering Learn to Cruise courses on Glenmore Reservoir in Calgary. Contact 403-268-3800

Wildrose Charters and Sailing School (1985)

Wildrose Charter and Sailing School has operated since 1985 and has over 1800 successful graduates. They offer Basic to Advanced cruising, Coastal Navigation, VHF, SPARK Start and Instructor certification courses in Calgary or Sidney BC depending on the course. Website email or phone David Layton 403-289-5772

Wabamun Sailing School (1960)

Founded in 1960, the Wabamun Sailing Club has become one of Alberta’s top sailing venues by providing sailing events to members nearly every available weekend of the summer under the supervision of an excellent race management team in a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere. website  780- 467-4132

Sylvan Lake Sailing School

It was 1985 when several ambitious sailors formed the Sylvan Lake Sailing Club.  It was a very small beginning, a few catamarans & dinghies and a couple of 24 ft cruisers.  Website:

Cold Lake Sailing School

The Cold Lake Sailing Association(CLSA) is the product of a small group of dedicated sailors who bravely challenged the waters of Cold Lake long before a marina or any lakeshore services existed. The perseverance of these few sailors, and others who came after them throughout some twenty years, evolved into the sailing association we are so proud of today. Website: