Incident Reporting Procedure
Please see the LDSC Incident Reporting Procedure.
Incident Report Forms
- Simplified Incident Report Form - for use by all members
- Incident Report Form - for use by sailing school staff, or if a member feels it would be beneficial
Current COVID Status
- Latest COVID status update: COVID Update - April 18, 2021 - Club temporarily closed due to provincial emergency regulations
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 26 July to 30 July
CANSail 3 and CANSail 4: Fundamental Skill Consolidation
Ages: 11 and older
- from 12 July to 23 July (weekdays only)
ADULT TRAINING (evenings)
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.
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.