Business name : Wabamun Sailing Club

The mission of the Wabamun Sailing Club is “To foster and develop sailing on Lake Wabamun, in the Province of Alberta, and in so doing, provide for the recreation of the members and to promote and afford opportunity for sporting and social gatherings.”

Sailing :

  • the technical skill of managing a ship or sailboat
  • the method of determining the course to be followed to reach a given point
  • the sport of handling or riding in a sailboat
  • a departure from a port

From its humble beginnings as a group of cottage owners with a passion for sailing, the Wabamun Sailing Club has grown to become nationally recognized for its sailors and yachting events. Through all this time, the sailing family has been and continues to be the heart and soul of the organization.

On March 18, 1960, the Wabamun Sailing Club was officially founded as a non-profit Society under the Societies’ Act of Alberta. Originally sailboat racing was organized off cottage beaches but in 1966, the Club purchased lakefront property at Rich’s Point and by 1970 the clubhouse was designed and built, in large part by member volunteer labour. Over the years, many upgrades have been made to the clubhouse, boathouse and grounds and today the Club is a modern facility with exceptional amenities.

Sailboat racing has always been the heartbeat of the Club and a variety of dinghies and catamarans, skippered by sailors with all skill levels, compete to win that day’s races as well as monthly and annual awards. Weekend club racing and events, such as the Founders’ and Sailweek Regattas, round out the sailing season. One major regional, provincial or national regatta per season, such as the Provincials, Sail West and Laser Masters, is hosted at the Club most seasons and supported by a talented race management team and a fantastic group of volunteers.