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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.

FULL DAY CAMP!

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

sunscreen

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.

Discounts

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

  • 15% off if purchase is made before Mon May 15, 2017
A1-Youth, Mornings (Aged 7-14)

Children can learn to sail or improve their sailing skills in Back Bay with qualified instructors following the CANSail curriculum. Age 7-14 Mornings 8:30-12:00pm.Classes run Monday to Friday for two weeks. Hours of Instruction 35 Lunch (12.00-1.00pm) is supervised for students registered for both morning and afternoon.

$10 Membership Included

Jul 24 to Aug 04, 2017

13 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $460.00 plus GST(5%)

$10 Membership Included

Aug 07 to Aug 18, 2017

7 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $460.00 plus GST(5%)
A2 - Youth, Afternoons (Aged 7-14)

Children can learn to sail or improve their sailing skills in Back Bay with qualified instructors following the CANSail curriculum. Age 7-14 afternoons 1:00-4.30pm .Classes run Monday to Friday for two weeks. Hours of Instruction 35

$10 Membership Included

Jul 24 to Aug 04, 2017

11 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $460.00 plus GST(5%)

$10 Membership Included

Aug 07 to Aug 18, 2017

12 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $460.00 plus GST(5%)
B2 - Adult Sailing Course Intermediate and Advanced

Previous sailing experience required. In this course all sailors will sail solo. hone your skills and progress on the CANSail system. In-depth sail course offered over 4 weeks twice weekly - Intermediate and advanced sailors will train on more advanced sailing and race technique. Course offered over 4 weeks twice weekly - Monday and Thursday 6.00-9.00pm. 24hrs tuition. Course covers advanced boat handling, sail trimming, race techniques and more.

Adult CANSail Level 2 and up. $10 Membership Included

Jul 24 to Aug 17, 2017

0 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $470.00 plus GST(5%)
C1 - Introduction to Sailing For Adults (ages 15+)

A weekend introduction to sailing course offered over 3 days and covering the basics of boats skills, and understanding sailing under wind power. Fri 6pm-9pm, S/S 9:00-4:30. 18 hours tuition

$10 Membership Included

Aug 11 to Aug 13, 2017

8 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $280.00 plus GST(5%)
D1 - Dinghy Sail Race Night

weekly race night for dinghy sailors with experience. Adults and youth aged 15 and over only. Monday 6.00-9.00pm Aug 21st, 28th, Sept 4th, 11th & 18th

previous experience or Level 1 CANSail necessary. $10 club membership included

Aug 21

5 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $125.00 plus GST(5%)
Great Slave Sailing Club

Great Slave Sailing Club

118 Old Airport Rd, Yellowknife

Manager of Great Slave Sailing Club

867-446-8270