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Laser sailboats on the waterAdult Sailing Lessons

Want to discover the pleasures of sailing in Ottawa?  Experience our evening adult sail training in June. LDSC provides an ideal environment for learning to sail:

  • Experienced and Sail Canada certified instructors who share their passion for sailing
  • Programs based on the Sail Canada CANSail curriculum (see below)
  • Friendly cottage atmosphere with pebble beach for easy boat launch
  • Sailboats well adapted for beginners: Laser, Quest RS, and Hobie Wave
  • Course results are recorded on-line and portable to other training programs run through Sail Canada
  • No sailboat of your own? We have 24 club boats available for unlimited use with a club boat membership
  • We also offer a $50 discount on memberships for adult sail trainees who join the Club

Introductory Programs - Fundamental Skills Acquisition 

LDSC follows Sail Canada CANSail training programs for our Learn to Sail Programs. The programs consist of standards that promote progressive training of skills and knowledge. CANSail programming means a lot of time spent on the water in a safe, fun, and active learning environment. Our certified instructors will be teaching CANSail I and 2. Each CANSail level takes approximately 20 hours to complete or eight nights on average. Adept students have been able to complete multiple levels in this time frame. Students receive a CANSail certificate should they pass their level(s).

CANSail 1 - Introduction to Sailing. CANSail 1 teaches students the fundamental sailing skills and boat handling on all points of sail. Students can sail within defined boundaries set by a coach.

CANSail 2 - Basic Sailing. CANSail 2 teaches students to adjust their bodies and boats for changes in direction and wind speed while sailing and to perform boat handling maneuvers.


Our Monday & Friday evening course runs June 3 to June 28, 2024 inclusive, from 6:15 to dark.

Our Tuesday & Thursday evening course runs June 4 to June 27, 2024 inclusive, from 6:15 to dark.

What do I need to bring?

  • Be prepared to get wet! You'll be spending 90% of the time on the water.
  • A change of clothes; a towel and a windbreaker are recommended.
  • A life jacket (you must be comfortable swimming while wearing a life jacket).


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Hobie Waves ready for launch