Unlocking the Benefits of NSC Membership

Welcome to NSC’s Dinghy and SUP Rentals, an exclusive perk for our valued members. Whether you’re an NSC Member without a boat or simply looking to try something new, our sailing dinghy and stand-up paddleboard rentals offer you the perfect opportunity. This program is available to all NSC membership levels, including full, crew/social, student, out-of-town, and even Advantage Boating sailors with an NSC membership.

Discover the freedom of sailing without the hassle of owning a boat. With our Dinghy and SUP Rentals, you can rig the boat, set sail and de-rig when done. Whether you’re seeking to enhance your sailing skills or simply have some fun on the water, our program is designed to cater to your needs. We strongly believe in fostering a vibrant community, and that’s why we encourage you to connect with us through our dedicated Facebook group. In this group, you’ll find like-minded sailing enthusiasts, exciting events, shared group sailing pictures, and opportunities to participate in working parties.

Two girls having fun learning how to sail a dinghy.

CL16, Albacore, Hobie Bravo, Hobie Wave, Laser full rig, Sunfish, Bombardier 4.8 and Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUP).

To rent a boat, you must be a member of NSC, and at least 16 years old.

The skipper must have recent experience with small boat (dinghy/cat) sailing, minimum CANSail 2 or equivalent. Please see Sail Canada’s description of CANSail skills. Keelboat experience is not sufficient. Skippers must complete a Qualifier before renting a dinghy. Qualifiers are offered periodically over the summer and are here. June 3, 2023, is our first Qualifier of this season.

If you have any questions about the “equivalent experience” needed please reach out to the Sailing Activities Manager.

Qualifiers are not required to rent a SUP. If only interested in renting a SUP, contact the Sailing Activities Manager to make your first booking.

Need training? Check out our Sail Training programs.

The person renting is the skipper. Skippers must be able to self-rescue themselves and their crew. Skipper must be on the boat. This is an unescorted activity – NSC is not providing safety boats. It is Skipper’s sole responsibility to make the final decision whether to sail or not with due regard for their ability and the weather conditions.

It is not advised to sail under the following conditions:
• Approaching thunderstorm
• Visible lightning or lightning forecast
• Strong gusty conditions

Every person must wear a personal flotation device at all times on the water. Racing is not permitted unless pre-authorized by the Sailing Activities Manager. Boats may not be moved off-site, other than for outings on Lac Deschênes.

Renters 18+ must sign an adult waiver and loan agreement. Renters aged 16 or 17 require a parent/guardian signature on a minor waiver and loan agreement. A Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) is not required, nor are any sailing certificates.

A crew may be an NSC member or a non-member. Each non-member crew can sail no more than 3 times per season. There is no age requirement for the crew. Crews do not need to complete a qualifier. The adult crew must sign the adult crew waiver before the first sail. The crew under 18 requires their signature and parent/guardian’s signature on a minor crew waiver.

If the boat is damaged or it looks like something is about to break, report it to the Sailing Activities Manager within 2 hours of returning to shore, so that the club can fix it. Inside the rental shed are QR codes. Scan the one that says maintenance and log the issue so we can keep the equipment in tip-top shape.

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