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Lac Deschênes Sailing Club (LDSC) is a not-for-profit volunteer organization established in 1966 to provide a venue for small boat sailors in the Ottawa region.  LDSC offers a unique sailing experience and a family friendly cottage atmosphere which features a beach for launching for dry sailed dinghies and cats as well as wet moorings for 20 keel boats.   

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

Our dedicated instructors provide professional sail training for youth and adults, from beginner through to advanced levels. Our community atmosphere encourages new members to quickly and confidently get out on the water with the support of the more seasoned sailors.

LDSC members have 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.

As well, membership includes reciprocal inter-club privileges with the Nepean Sailing Club and the Britannia Yacht Club.