The Program

The sailing program operates between late May and the end of September. Youth and adults with a broad spectrum of disabilities sail with NCASA-Nepean Sailing Club.

Demonstration Sails

Demonstration Sails provide new sailors with an opportunity to try sailing with no obligations. An experienced companion sailor will take you for a 30 minute sail.  A word of caution, “those 30 minutes may change your life”


Lessons help sailors develop skills so they can eventually sail independently. They also teach sailing terminology and water safety.

Recreational Sailing

Recreational Sailing gives sailors an opportunity to practice their skills on the Ottawa River.


Racing encourages sailors to build and test their sailing skills against other sailors. At NCASA – Nepean Sailing Club Saturdays  are Learn to Race training. Wednesday nights we race the Martin 16s and the 2.4mRs in a combined start. We also compete in regattas in Montreal, Hamilton, Toronto and other various Canadian and US cities,  including the national regatta “Mobility Cup”.  This year the 2019 Mobility Cup is being hosted in Ottawa at the Nepean Sailing Club.

How do I start?

The best way to start sailing is to go on a demonstration sail.  Nepean Sailing Club offers Lessons for the brand new sailor to teach them how to sail and develop intermediate and advanced sailing skills.  NSC Able Sail Programme can be found here.