Go to Programs. Select your program, complete the registration form and proceed to payment online. Visa and Mastercard are accepted for online payment. Payment by cheque will be accepted at the NSC office within 3 business days of registration.

If you would like to pay for your courses by cheque, please complete your registration online, and then follow these step-by-step instructions to proceed through payment.

If you have forgotten to purchase After Sail during course registration, you can add it by logging in to your NSC Courses account under the courses tab. Click here for step-by-step instructions.

If you would like to allow your child to sign themselves in and out of our programs without an authorized adult, you can do so by signing the release form on the first day.  

  • No refunds will be given after the start date.
  • An administration fee of $50 will be charged for all cancellations.
  • For cancellations prior to 30 days before the session start date, a refund minus the administration fee will be given.
  • For cancellations within 30 days of the session start date, a refund minus the administration fee will be given when that position is filled and paid by another student.
  • NSC reserves the right to cancel sessions with a full refund if minimum registration levels are not met. NSC will try to accommodate the participant in another session at the appropriate skill level on the same dates if possible.

All NSC membership categories are now eligible for the NSC member discount on youth sailing courses. Be sure to enter your valid and current membership number into your profile when registering for youth courses to become eligible for the discount.

To learn more about NSC memberships, or to join as a new member please contact the NSC main office.


Students range from 7-17 years of age. Specific age recommendations are listed under Courses.

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

If children cannot be picked up by 4:00 p.m., each child should be registered in the After Sail program. This extends pickup to 6:00 p.m. Children are supervised by After Sail staff. After Sail is an additional service which can be purchased at the time of registration.

Sunscreen, water bottle, nut-free lunch, bathing suit, change of clothes, warm sweater, rain jacket.

All sailors must wear closed-toed shoes – no sandals allowed. Old running shoes or water shoes are perfect. NSC provides life jackets but it’s preferable if sailors bring their own lifejackets clearly labelled with their names.

*A note about personal property
Sailors are responsible for the care of their personal items. We suggest that unnecessary items or any valuables be left at home. Please label all personal items. NSC is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

We encourage students to return all belongings to their bags when they are finished with them as this keeps our environment tidy.

Any found items are placed in our Lost & Found bins and will be kept until the end of the sailing season – any unclaimed items will be donated. We encourage everyone to look through our Lost & Found bins before the end of their session.

Students need to bring their own nut-free lunch daily. NSC offers optional prepaid lunches on Fridays.

Our goal is to provide an enjoyable, safe, learning adventure for every participant. Sailors begin the day by rigging their boats on arrival in preparation for lessons on shore and on the water. Instructors mix in lots of fun activities throughout the week to foster teamwork and camaraderie. The students sail mornings and afternoons with a 1-hour break for lunch. Boats are de-rigged before heading home.

Yes! Every sailor must sign in, and be signed out each day. Any person who is authorized to pick up your child should be added to their profile. We ask that sailors who have to leave the Sailing School early or arrive late, present a written note from their parent or guardian to the Sailing School Office and their instructor.

Please note that staff are not responsible for program participants who leave their group without permission, or who remain at NSC after program hours.

Sometimes it’s too windy, there’s no wind or a summer storm is brewing. There are many options to keep the sailor engaged from other outdoor activities, games, indoor lessons or even a movie.


Just for fun weekly races in O’Pen BICs introduce young sailors to racing. A great way to practice sailing and learn racing tactics, students can participate each Monday evening during the summer. Races begin at 6:00 p.m. Participants must be currently enrolled in CANSail 1 or in CANSail 2. Our instructors volunteer their time to support this program. To reserve a boat call the sailing school at 613 828-1081. A minimum of 6 participants is required for the program to run max 12. Must call by the Friday before to book your spot.

CANSail is Sail Canada’s new national training curriculum and format introduced in 2012.

  • CANSail 1 & 2 – previously White Sail 1, 2, 3
  • CANSail 3 & 4 – previously Bronze Sail 4, 5
  • CANSail 5 & 6 – previously Silver, Gold

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