ONEC Sailing is a volunteer-based sailing club within the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club.

We provide sailing for members on club owned boats, mooring for privately owned boats & summer sailing camps for young sailors.

We offer a sailing experience that suits your needs, from beginner to boat owner.

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About SAIL

You do not need to own a boat to enjoy sailing all summer long!


ONEC Sailing provides dinghies for members to use at no additional cost than the basic sailing membership.


You do not need to know how to sail. ONEC provides training for new members at no additional cost than the basic sailing membership.

Our new member training program is the cornerstone of our sailing program.  You can become members and you will be able to participate in the program.  The lessons are provided by experienced sailors and it is a great way to meet club members. 

Once you are qualified as a skipper, you will be able to borrow club boats (without any supervision).

Learn to sail


SailONEC provides a structured training program for adult members from early May until the end of June.  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 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.

Learn to sail instruction is included in your membership.

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The club has been the springboard for many top area racers. Racing is not only competition – it is also a learning experience and a social event.


Novice sailors are encouraged to come out as crew for the experienced skippers and get a glimpse of the racing scene.

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Our fleet



Important info on club policies and sailing safety for our SailONEC members.  Great to review at the beginning of each season.




Sail Canada is a great resource for sailors of all levels. 


Head over to Sail Canada to explore what they have on offer - including two great E-books on Basic Sailing Skills and Advanced Sailing Skills in French and English 

Kids Camps


ONEC operates a sailing camp for youth between the ages of 9 and 16. The students receive quality instruction stressing safety, fun, and learning. They are introduced to many different elements of sailing, safety practices, and seamanship. They will develop new skills in boat handling and sailing for both fun and competition.

Sail Canada certified instructors teach trainees, and successful trainees receive Sail Canada certificates from CANSail 1 to CANSail 4. We emphasize safety and low student-to-instructor ratios in accordance with Sail Canada guidelines. With our flexible week-to-week program, your child can move up through the levels as the summer progresses.

The camp operates in 1–4 week modules from July to August. There are a limited number of spaces.

Youths’ skills and experience are evaluated on the first day of camp, and an appropriate boat is chosen for them. Beginning sailors will be taught on the two-person Pico or the three-to- four person CL16. More experienced trainees will sail on RS Fevas, Lasers or Laser 2s.


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We go back a long way - 1883 in fact.  Our historical archive is intended to showcase our history with short articles, documents and photographs.


If you have information you think would contribute to the history of club, please contact Alan McCullough at 

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