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Includes Year One Membership

SailONEC provides a structured training program for adult members from May until the end of July.  It is comprised of both basic theory and practical skills segments. Experienced, certified skippers provide training to new members under the direction of the head trainer and head instructor.


The goal of the program is to train new members to a level at which they are competent to act as skippers and take club boats out on their own.


​New members sign up for one training night per week (Monday to Thursday), or Saturday mornings using CL16s and Lasers.


They are also encouraged to come to the Club on weekends when skippers are looking for crew, as this will increase their sailing experience. In addition, members who participate in Club work parties and sailing events benefit in direct proportion to their participation, and enjoy numerous and varied sailing opportunities.

As  members demonstrate the requisite ability to perform practical skills and an understanding of some basic theory, they become certified progressively as “Crew,” “Laser Skippers,” and then “CL16 Skippers.” 

The checklist of requirements associated with each level of certification appears in the training materials section of this website and in Sail Canada’s booklet “Basic Sailing Skills.”

​Once a member achieves certification as a Skipper, the member is entitled to sail in the designated class of boat (Laser or CL16) without supervision.  To achieve the Laser and CL16 Skipper certification generally requires practice sailing at the Club at least twice a week (i.e. on a designated training evening and on the weekend) over a two-month period.  

Adult trainees are eligible for certification under Sail Canada’s CANSail program.  If there is demand from the members,

ONEC will organize a clinic in August where members will be able to demonstrate there skills to a certified Sail Canada Instructor.


The Sail Canada Instructor will provide certification at the level demonstrated by each member.


Training includes harbour safety and the ability to operate the club safety boats. Transport Canada regulations require that everyone operating a powerboat have a Pleasure Craft Operators Card. Members are strongly advised to obtain such a card. Visit this link for more information.



The Ottawa New Edinburgh Club is a short 5 min drive from downtown Ottawa. 



  • Starts May 27th. Then Mon Eve from 6 - 8:30PM (May 29 - Jul 24)

  • Starts May 27th. Then Wed Eve from 6 - 8:30PM (May 31 - Jul 26)

  • Starts May 27th. Then Thurs Eve from 6 - 8:30PM (Jun 01 - Jul 27)

  • Starts May 27th. Then Sat AM from 10 - 12:30AM (Jun 03 - Jul 29)

First Choose Your Sailing ClasseS

If booking as a family, each member must book a training session separately.

Then Choose your membership category

To confirm your spot in Learn to Sail you will need to purchase your membership right away.

Single and Multi-sport Packages Available


ONEC sports membership for an adult.  Choose one of our 4 sports or a multi-sport package.

Young Adult

ONEC is offering a discounted Young Adult membership for those aged from 18 - 30 years old. 

Save 50%

Save when buying a family membership for up to two adults and two children per household.


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