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fully booked for 2024


Our Learn to Sail program pricing includes your year one membership, so that you can continue to sail with us all summer long!

Always friendly instruction that is tailored to all learning styles.  We're here to help & want you to get the most out of your sailing experience.

After finishing Learn to Sail, gain access to our boats and head out onto the water with experienced skippers at no additional cost.



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.  

2024 sessions are fully booked









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

Where to

Find Us

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

Join the Waitlist

If the class you would like is fully booked, you can join our waitlist

Our Refund


Read more about our policy. Available all the way until the end of your program.



Have questions?  Fill out our contact form in the footer of this page.


Your Membership

First you need to choose the ONEC Sailing membership right for you - Adult, Young Adult or a Family Membership.  Use the buttons to launch a new window and purchase your membership.  Once purchased, return to this window and proceed to step 3 below.

Important: A membership must be purchased before choosing and registering for a Learn to Sail Program below, at no additional charge.


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

*Please read ONEC's Sailing Policy for information on use of club boats by children

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