The Yacht Club in Chestermere is considered the premier sailing facility on the prairies. The Club boasts an active membership, lively social events, expansive grounds, top-notch facilities, and comprehensive sailing programs that range from learning to sail and learning to race to water safety. Membership is open to everyone and provides unlimited access to the lake and amenities of the club for as little as $1.50 per day.
Membership Fee Schedule:
|Junior (under 18)||$82.00||no||$105.00||$47.50||$175.00||yes||yes||no||no||no||no|
|Student (post secondary)||$82.00||no||$105.00||$47.50||$175.00||yes||yes||no||no||yes||yes|
The Benefits of Membership
Clubhouse and Facility Use
As a member in good standing, you receive a key to the premises, which leaves you free to enjoy our facilities at your leisure.
Members receive discounts on sailing courses offered at the CYC. For course listings, visit the Sailing Programs page.
As a member you have access to boat rental from the Club - 420's for adults and Optis for juniors. In the spring the boats are available during the week, evenings and weekends. During our teaching season of July and August, boats are available on weekends and on evenings when they are not being used. Boats are available free of charge to juniors enrolled in our Youth Racing Program.
Paddle Board and Kayak Rental
As an added benefit to your membership, the Calgary Yacht Club has purchased 10 paddle boards and 5 kayaks. Season's passes are available as an add on to your membership.
The purchase of a season's pass allows you unlimited use of the club's equipment when it is not in use by the sailing school or for other club events. In order to use the equipment, you must:
Once you are finished using the equipment, please ensure that it is returned to the racks. We understand that sometimes accidents happen, so if the equipment incurs any damage, please let the manager know so it can be repaired.
Please remember that these boards and kayaks are for use by all members as well as the sailing school and we ask that you treat them as if they were your own.
Download Waiver Here: Paddle Board and Kayak Waiver.pdf
The CYC is a not for profit sailing club run by volunteers. As a member of the club, you are required to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours throughout the season. There are a wide variety of opportunities to fulfill this requirement.
You will be invoiced $175 for payment of the volunteer bond at the beginning of October if you have not fulfilled this obligation by the end of the season.
Volunteer hours will be tracked by the Manager. If you are performing work that is not tracked through the website or a sign-up sheet, it is your responsibility to email email@example.com with the necessary information.
Club Policy on Motorboats
Due to space limitations, the Club cannot accept summer motorboat/trailer parking on the premises, however, if you own a motorboat you can purchase a full club membership and use the launch facilities. This is a full membership and entitles you to the same benefits and obligations as other CYC members.
Sharing the Facilities
As there are many members sharing the club, we ask that you familiarize yourself with our guidelines.
Full document available here: Sharing the Facility.pdf