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Picture yourself cutting across the water under the power of the wind, sails billowing as your boat glides across the lake. Whether you are a novice sailor, seasoned pro, seeking the adventure of sailboat racing or relaxing on a leisurely sail or paddle, jump on board and discover the joy of an outdoor activity that promises to open a whole new world for you and your family.
The Wabamun Sailing Club is set on two acres of lakefront property on the north shore of Lake Wabamun at Rich’s Point. The Club features lovely amenities that include a modern clubhouse, boat and locker storage, a tenting area, ample parking and more.
The types of boats sailed at the Club are dinghies, catamarans, and cruisers. Non-sailing members are also enjoying paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes. The Club welcomes both racing and non-racing sailors as well as paddlers as members.
The Club is a non-profit society run by an enthusiastic group of members who volunteer their time to organize and run a variety of activities for members. At WSC you will experience both a sport and a lifestyle. WSC is a small club so it’s easy to get to know everyone and quickly feel at home.
If you are keen to have fun sailing or paddling, develop your watersport skills, participate in weekend sailboat racing, regattas, socialize with like-minded individuals and contribute volunteer time, WSC is the Club for you.
Club activities commence in early May and continue through the Thanksgiving weekend. The Club is busiest on weekends with casual sailing, racing, training programs, paddling, and socializing.
Social activities, such as monthly pot-luck dinners and a year-end Thanksgiving dinner, are an excellent way to get to know other members. The Commodore’s Banquet in November closes out the year with an awards presentation for sailing excellence.
Club members run organized weekend racing throughout the season. The Club is well equipped to run races and the safety of members, whether they are racing, pleasure sailing or paddling, is and will remain a high priority.
The WSC is an active participant of Alberta and Canada’s sailing community. Various junior, student and novice sailor training courses are organized for members depending on the season’s demand. The WSC Sailing School also offers sailing lessons for all ages on Club Boats.
The Club annually also hosts its own Founders’ Regatta and usually one regional or national regatta per season.
2022 Schedule of Dues
Wabamun Sailing Club is run by volunteers which means members work together to build and maintain the facilities and run events. Every member contributes volunteer time, and this participation is more than a way to keep membership fees affordable; it builds Club spirit and a sense of community.
There are 22 RV stalls which are rented to members according to established guidelines. Active Family Members can apply to be on the RV Stall waiting list in their second year of membership.
As a condition of membership, all members are required to read, understand and adhere to the Wabamun Sailing Club Best Practices.
Membership Application Process
Your completed and paid online application form will be submitted to the Club’s Membership Chair who will contact you to book an introductory meeting and tour of the Club. At this meeting your application form will be signed by you and 2 sponsoring Active Members in good standing. As per the Club’s bylaws, your new member application will be posted in the clubhouse for at least 30 days for review by the general membership. After this time the Club Executive will vote to accept or not accept you as a Provisional Member and notify you of their decision. Your Club Entrance Fee is due in your 2nd year of membership.
For more information, please contact the Membership Chair.
Membership Classifications – Family & Individual
Provisional Active: This includes a member, their spouse, and children under the age of 19 and is in effect for their 1st year at the Club. This gives the new member an opportunity to try out the Club and its amenities. It also gives everyone the chance to get to know each other and ensure a good fit. (These members may transition to Active Family members in their 2nd year.)
Social: This is a member, their spouse, and children under the age of 19, who may not be an active sailors or paddlers but are interested in participating in the social activities at the Club.
Associate: This is a member who has been an Active or Crewing member of the Club in the past and now resides a distance more than 160 kilometers from Edmonton.
Crewing: This is a member who do not keep a boat at the Club but who sails with or crews for other members.
Student: This is a full-time, post-secondary student until and including the year they turn 29.
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