LDSC is committed to continuous improvement to ensure the health and well being of our members, volunteers and staff. We need to be aware of any and all incidents that occur in order to take appropriate action to prevent similar negative situations in the future.
If you experience or witness an incident (physical, near miss or interpersonal) on club grounds or while sailing on the Ottawa River, please report it officially to the club.
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For matters requiring urgent attention, please telephone the Commodore, Vice-Commodore, Past-Commodore, Safety Officer, or any member of the board.  Their numbers are posted on the Emergency Action Information document posted beside the telephone inside the clubhouse.

Incident Reporting Procedure

Please see the LDSC Incident Reporting Procedure.

Incident Report Forms

For more information about reporting incidents, please contact the club Safety Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Current COVID Status

COVID-related Policies and Procedures

COVID Screening Forms

All those on LDSC premises must have completed the appropriate screening form prior to arrival:


The club offers a unique sailing training program for both adults and youths. It’s like learning to sail at the cottage! Our grounds have many trees that provide shade and lawns that reach to a stone beach - it’s a great place to complement your lessons with a family picnic.
Club membership discounts for sail training are available to you if you decide to join after your training.

The following training is offered in 2021:

YOUTH DAY CAMP (Monday to Friday)

A fun program giving an introduction to sailing using Laser sail boats following Sail Canada's CANSail 1 and 2 or 3 and 4 curriculum. Program runs 9am to 4pm. Drop off at 8:45, pickup by 4:30.  These lessons will be delivered using Laser sail boats.  We have small class sizes.

Students in CanSail 1 and 2 classes will be sailing with another student on a Laser. Depending on student ability and comfort level, and the sailing conditions on a given day, it may not be possible to maintain the same sailing partner throughout the lessons. If two students make a request to be placed on the same boat, this request will be honoured as long as all safety standards can be maintained.

Students in CanSail 3 and 4 usually graduate to sailing Lasers single handed.

CANSail 1 and CANSail 2: Fundamental Skill Acquisition

Ages:  8 and older


  • from 28 June to 2 July (no camp on 1 July)
  • from 5 July to 9 July
  • from 12 July 16 July
  • from 19 July 23 July
  • from 26 July to 30 July

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CANSail 3 and CANSail 4: Fundamental Skill Consolidation

Ages: 11 and older


  • from 12 July to 23 July (weekdays only)

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CANSail 1 and CANSail 2:  Acquisition of fundamental skills

  • Mondays and Fridays, May 31 to June 25 inclusive, 6-9pm.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 1-24 inclusive, 6-9pm.
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (no Wednesdays), August 9-20 inclusive, 6-9pm.

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Established in 1966 to provide dinghy and cat sailors in the Ottawa region a venue for small boat sailing, the Lac Deschênes Sailing Club (LDSC) is a not-for-profit volunteer organization that offers a unique sailing experience and a family friendly, cottage atmosphere. Today, the Club features beach launching for dry sailed dinghies and cats as well as wet moorings for 22 keel boats. 

Nestled in Shirleys Bay, the Club offers superb sailing conditions and protection from the typically northwest winds that come down the Ottawa River. Setup and launching is convenient and comfortable.

LDSC has much to offer all levels of sailors – ranging from kids sail camp to junior and adult training programs. We offer professional sailing programs with dedicated instructors who provide instruction from beginner through to advanced levels. Adults are often coached one on one by volunteer club members to fast-track new members into sailing and racing. 

With access to all club facilities, including the clubhouse, the boat launch, the tender storage space, the mooring field, plus a robust social program and guest privileges our members also receive discounts from club facility rates and our junior learn to sail program. Another member benefit includes reciprocal inter-club privaleges with the Nepean Sailing Club and the Britannia Yacht Club.