Youth Racing Program

The Calgary Yacht Club is the largest educational, training and competitive centre for youth sailing in Alberta. Committed to the development of young sailors, The Club runs a comprehensive program led by qualified and dedicated coaches where the focus is on participation and fun as much as it is on skill development  and race training. The program aims to develop life-long sailors and a love of the sport.

Operating on two evenings per week throughout the season, the program provides participants with equipment, coaching, and logistical support while introducing them to the competitive aspects of dinghy sailing. 

The program fees cover coaching expenses for classroom and on-water time during spring training camps, week night training sessions and Thursday night racing.  The costs associated with attendance at regattas, including boat transportation, registration fees are NOT included in the program fee.

Training as a group, our youth sailors can expect:

  • - Social, fitness, and educational activities to build the team dynamic and learn about sailing
  • - Training camps run three weekends in May
  • - Week night coached sessions for Optis, Lasers and 420s are held throughout the spring and summer
  • - Development of racing skills during the Club's Thursday night Twilight Racing Series
  • - Debriefing sessions following coached activities
  • - Participation at selected local, provincial, and national regattas held across North America

For detailed information, please review our parent package here: 2022 CYC RACE TEAM PARENT HANDBOOK.pdf

or contact our Club Manager at 403-272-3300 or

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635 E Chestermere Dr, Chestermere, AB T1x 1A5

(403) 272-3300

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