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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. 2019 will be our sixth 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 5 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.

NOTICE – JUNE 6, 2019
Dear Members,

Several boats from our fleet had a rough go in the East Arm last season (while mapping shoals and passages for the rest of us) and are having to undergo various structural repairs that require better weather conditions to complete than we have had lately.  We have chosen to help these boaters, as well as those that have yet to locate their moorings, by postponing the Club lift-in to June 15th with June 16th as our rain day.

We appreciate that some are eager to start their cruising season early. We thank you for giving up one more week to help your comrades out.