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, with a surface area of 28,570 square kilometres. Sailing season is early June to late September for the prudent, and into October for others.
We exist to promote the development of sailing, seamanship and navigational skills through the participation in sailing and club activities; to cultivate 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.
News & Updates
Jul 13, 2020
Parks Canada has provided sailing & boating information about the new Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve, which begins approximately 22 miles (41 kms) WSW of Åutselk'e, immediately north of Etthen Island.
Sailors are advised that registraion is required to visit the park, and additional permits and licenses may be required.Â
The Parks Canada website will be updated frequently.Â Sailors are also invited to share photos for publication on Park Canada's site or other materials.
Jun 14, 2020
Due to strong winds on Saturday and Sunday, lift-in has been posponed to Wednesday, June 17.Â The crane is currently stationed at the Club and should be ready-to-go at 1:00pm.Â All lift-in participants should watch their inboxes for updates.
May 13, 2020
Lift-in is scheduled for Saturday, June 13.Â Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year will be slightly more structured and scheduled.Â Members are asked to idenfity their participating boats ahead of lift-in.Â Details will be emailed prior to lift-in.
Background: Lift-in is typically anticipated on the first Saturday in June, provided Back Bay has been clear of ice for at least a week and pending weather conditions, crane availability and other safety factors.