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General Information

Great Slave Sailing Club - A great place to begin your sailing adventure.

Nestled in the rocky outcrops of Back Bay the GSSC has all the advantages of a small club on a big lake. friendly, unpretentious and full of people who love to sail and love exploring the wonderful natural beauty of the Great Slave Lake. Come learn to sail with us and who knows where it may take you.

We have a range of courses aimed at all levels from beginners to advanced and all ages from 7 and up. We encourage competition and organise weekly dinghy races.


Register your child for morning and afternoon camp to take advantage of the Full Day camp. Supervised lunchtime provided as part of camp costs.

What Students Should Bring.....

Lifejacket/PFD if you have your own with your name clearly marked We do supply lifejackets if you don't.

soft-soled, non-marking water shoes

Appropriate clothing for the weather: Bathing suit, foul weather gear (windproof jacket, pants), towel, etc

extra set of dry clothes and foot wear for on land

a wetsuit is advisable but not a necessity.

hat & sunglasses with string


drinking water & snacks

full day programs - Peanut-free lunch, water bottles (preferably insulated to keep water cold and fresh)

Please store all personal items in a bag, keep your lunch in an insulated bag, and label everything, including your PFD if you have one. All personal belongings are stored in the clubhouse. The Sailing School cannot ensure the safety of any valuables.

** "shorty" wetsuits can provide warmth and a bit of padding. They can be purchased in Yellowknife at Canadian Tire or online through Canadian water sports companies such as M.E.C. and Shuswap Ski & Board.


The following discounts may be automatically applied to your entire purchase:

  • 15% off if purchase is made before Mon May 15, 2017
Great Slave Sailing Club

Great Slave Sailing Club

118 Old Airport Rd, Yellowknife

Manager of Great Slave Sailing Club