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Calgary 2020 - Fibreglass and Gelcoat Repair CANCELLED
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Spend a couple of days learning about fibreglass and gelcoat. This is going to a hands-on course, so come prepared!

2020-05-09 to 2020-05-10
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 9 -10 2020
0930h - 1630h
Where: Glenmore Sailboats
1520 Meridian Rd NE
Calgary, Alberta  T2A 2N9
Presenter: Gordon vanGunst
Contact: Steve Colleaux

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Course Format:
This is a two day hands-on course that will involve learning the correct methods of finding and diagnosing weak spots in fibreglass, removing and repairing these failure points and then on the second day repairing the gel coat layer. There will be several sailboats in the shop with fibreglass damage that will be repaired by class participants during the course.


The course fee will include a West Marine fibreglass/gel coat repair kit ($80 value) to take with you and all materials to use in the course.


Gordon has a lifetime’s worth of experience with boats of all types. He started learning from his dad who was an avid boater. When he turned 11 he joined Cadets, attended Bosun’s course in 1980, CYA Sailing courses through his teen years, Served as a Bosun on HMCS Kootenay, was a Boats Officer for the Navy at HMCS Gimli and most recently is owner/operator of Glenmore Sailboats Ltd, a manufacturing, retail sales and boat repair company for Western Canada.


BCA Members: $200
Non-Members: $275

Maximum Class Size: 
16 participants

Bring your own, or grab a bite at the Pure Casino, approximately a 5 minute walk.

A $15 processing fee will be charged in the event of participant cancellation.  No refunds will be given with less than 72 hours notice.

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