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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

a wetsuit is strongly advised especially for children, they like to have fun in the water and the water is cold!

Otherwise bring 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

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 Tue May 15, 2018
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. Class is split into two groups: beginners and intermediate/advanced 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.No class July 2nd due to Canada Day holiday. No class August 6th due to holiday

$10 Membership Included

Jul 03 to Jul 13, 2018

16 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $415.00 plus GST(5%)

$10 Membership Included

Jul 16 to Jul 27, 2018

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

$10 Membership Included

Jul 30 to Aug 10, 2018

16 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $415.00 plus GST(5%)

$10 Membership Included

Aug 13 to Aug 24, 2018

16 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. Class is split into two groups: beginners and intermediate/advanced Age 7-14 Mornings 8:30-12:00 pm.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.. No class July 2nd due to Canada Day holiday. No class August 6th due to holiday

$10 Membership Included

Jul 03 to Jul 13, 2018

16 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $415.00 plus GST(5%)

$10 Membership Included

Jul 16 to Jul 27, 2018

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

$10 Membership Included

Jul 30 to Aug 10, 2018

16 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $415.00 plus GST(5%)

$10 Membership Included

Aug 13 to Aug 24, 2018

16 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $460.00 plus GST(5%)
B1 - Adult Sailing Course (all levels)

In-depth Learn to sail course offered over 4 weeks twice weekly - Intermediate and advanced sailors will train on race technique with separate instructor. Sail training on water is on a two people per boat basis. Monday and Thursday 6.00-9.00pm. 24hrs tuition. Course covers boat handling, water safety, understanding winds and basic sailing skills. No class Monday July 2nd.

Adult learn to sail CANSail Level 1. $10 Membership included

Jul 05 to Jul 26, 2018

12 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $325.00 plus GST(5%)
B2 - Adult Sailing Course Intermediate and Advanced

Previous sailing experience required. In this course all sailors will sail single handed. 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.

. $10 Membership included

Jul 30 to Aug 24, 2018

6 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $410.00 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

Adult learn to sail CANSail Level 1. $10 Membership Included

Jul 06 to Jul 08, 2018

12 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $280.00 plus GST(5%)

Adult learn to sail CANSail Level 1. Membership required

Jul 27 to Jul 29, 2018

12 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $280.00 plus GST(5%)

Adult learn to sail CANSail Level 1. $10 Membership Included

Aug 10 to Aug 12, 2018

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

A weekly race night for dinghy sailors with experience. Must have previous dinghy experience and CANSail 1. Any age. Monday 6.00-9.00pm Starts August Aug 27th. Runs for 5 weeks

Aug 27

6 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $25.00 plus GST(5%)

Sep 03

6 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $25.00 plus GST(5%)

Sep 10

6 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $25.00 plus GST(5%)

Sep 17

6 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $25.00 plus GST(5%)

Sep 24

6 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $25.00 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