Join The Calgary Yacht Club

The Yacht Club in Chestermere is considered the premier sailing facility on the prairies. The Club boasts an active membership, lively social events, expansive grounds, top-notch facilities, and comprehensive sailing programs that range from learning to sail and learning to race to water safety. Membership is open to everyone and provides unlimited access to the lake and amenities of the club for as little as $1.50 per day.

Membership Fee Schedule:

Membership Type Annual Property Trailer Dolly Work Equipment  Boat Vote Hold Key Guests
  Fees Surcharge Parking Parking Bond Rental Launch   Board Position Access  
Full Membership                      
Family $599.00 $50.00 $360.00 $125.00 $175.00 yes yes yes yes yes yes
Single $428.00 $50.00 $360.00 $125.00 $175.00 yes yes yes yes yes yes
Junior (under 18) $150.00 no $180.00 $62.50 $175.00 yes yes no no  no no
Associate Membership                      
Social $362.00 $50.00 no no $175.00 yes yes  no no yes yes
Student (post secondary) $150.00 no $180.00 $62.50 $175.00 yes yes no no yes yes
Crew $175.00 no no no no no no no no no no

 The Benefits of Membership

Clubhouse and Facility Use

As a member in good standing, you receive a key to the premises, which leaves you free to enjoy our facilities at your leisure.

Course Discounts

Members receive discounts on sailing courses offered at the CYC. For course listings, visit the Sailing Programs page.

Boat and Trailer Storage

The Club has space you to store your sailboat. Costs for annual boat storage range from: $95.00 for a boat on a dolly such as a Laser, Byte or Optimist, to $210.00 for a single vehicle-accessible trailer parking spot.  The club also offers winter storage of trailered boats to the general public from October to May.
Costs are subject to GST.

Boat Rental

As a member you have access to boat rental from the Club - 420's for adults and Optis for juniors. In the spring the boats are available during the week, evenings and weekends. During our teaching season of July and August, boats are available on weekends and on evenings when they are not being used. Boats are available free of charge to juniors enrolled in our Youth Racing Program.

Paddle Board and Kayak Rental

As an added benefit to your membership, the Calgary Yacht Club has purchased 10 paddle boards and 5 kayaks. Season's passes are available as an add on to your membership.

The purchase of a season's pass allows you unlimited use of the club's equipment when it is not in use by the sailing school or for other club events. In order to use the equipment, you must:

  • sign it out (legibly) - the sign up sheet is available on a clipboard next to the storage racks
  • have a waiver on file (you can download it at the bottom of this page) - a new one must be signed each year
  • have a credit card on file if you are renting by the hour ($10 + GST)
  • wear a life jacket - this is non-negotiable

Once you are finished using the equipment, please ensure that it is returned to the racks. We understand that sometimes accidents happen, so if the equipment incurs any damage, please let the manager know so it can be repaired.

Please remember that these boards and kayaks are for use by all members as well as the sailing school and we ask that you treat them as if they were your own.


Download Waiver Here: Paddle Board and Kayak Waiver.pdf 

Volunteer Requirement

The CYC is a not for profit sailing club run by volunteers.  As a member of the club, you are required to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours throughout the season. There are a wide variety of opportunities to fulfill this requirement.

You will be invoiced $175 for payment of the volunteer bond at the beginning of October if you have not fulfilled this obligation by the end of the season.

Volunteer hours will be tracked by the Manager. If you are performing work that is not tracked through the website or a sign-up sheet, it is your responsibility to email with the necessary information.

Sharing the Facilities

As there are many members sharing the club, we ask that you familiarize yourself with our guidelines.

Full document available here:  Sharing the Facility.pdf

Contact Us

635 E Chestermere Dr, Chestermere, AB T1x 1A5

(403) 272-3300

Thank you for your support!

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Thank you to the sponsors for the 2022 Alberta Sailing Provincials!

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