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Sailing School

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We are very proud of our club's Sailing School and our ability to foster and develop sailing as a sport and pastime with those in our community that would like to participate. 2017 will be our fourth season of running a full time sailing school with Sail Canada Sail Canada Logo certified staff instructors and club owned equipment. We offer introductory to advanced instruction for ages 7 to adult.....

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Through out the sailing season the club hosts regular Wednesday evening and weekend race events. These events are open to all sailboats. If you don't own a boat come on out and get involved as a regular crew member on a race boat. Most boats are crewed with 3-5 people each race. This is a team sport and a great way to meet people and develop your sailing skills.....

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Cruising Rendezvous

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The club organises several rendezvous at anchorages that are within a few hours sail of Yellowknife each season. Cruising the vast waters of our lake can be very solitary. Rendezvous are a good excuse to share an anchorage, experiences, food and good times. Also a great way for new sailors to venture further from home under the watchful eyes of a flotilla.....


The Great Slave Sailing Club is located in the City of Yellowknife on the shores of Great Slave Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories. (62' 29' N 114' 22' W).

Great Slave Lake is the 5th largest lake in North America, and the 10th largest in the world. The lake has a surface area of 28,570 square kilometres. The sailing season is from early June to late September for the prudent, and into October for others.

The goals of the Great Slave Sailing Club are to promote the development of sailing, seamanship and navigational skills through the participation in sailing and club activities; the cultivation of an appreciation of Great Slave Lake as cruising waters; and to facilitate and provide youth the ability to become involved in the sport of sailing and all related activities for their own personal growth and community benefit.

The annual general meeting of the GSSC will be held at Ron’s Auto (Relocated - see below) in their second floor boardroom at 1pm on February 4th. Planned adjournment is for 4:00pm.  All members are welcome to attend only full members that have paid their current year (2018) membership dues may vote.  There is only one vote at the AGM per membership.  Each full member may represent up to one (1) other full member by proxy providing that the member that has provided the proxy is also current with their membership dues.
Members that plan on presenting a proxy and/or pay their 2018 membership dues at the meeting are asked to show up by 12:30pm so that the AGM may proceed on time.


This is a gentle reminder for the AGM which is set for February 3rd has been relocated from Ron's to the Library meeting room located on the second floor of the Centre Square Tower and the meeting time has been adjusted to 2:00PM


Watch for a AGM meeting package and new year membership billings early in the new year.