About The Club

General Information

The Nepean Sailing Club is located at Dick Bell Park on Lac Deschenes
(see Google Maps location), a part of the Ottawa River in Nepean, Ontario. The club was founded in 1979 under the auspices of the Corporation of The City of Nepean, Parks and Recreation Department, and was integrated into the City of Ottawa in 2001.

The NSC is a family-oriented, volunteer based organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging active participation by members and the general public in the sport of sailing and recreational boating. The Club was started in 1979 by a group of sail enthusiasts from local communities and the City of Nepean. A great deal of what you see today is due to volunteerism and a love of boating at a reasonable cost.

The NSC also provides Adapted Programs & Accessible Sailboats for persons with special needs in the National Capital Region.

The Club features a licensed Club room and lounge overlooking theharbour, with an unobstructed view of the Ottawa River and the Gatineau Hills. Thebar is open year round, withreduced hours during the off season. Entertaining events, dinners, parties, andactivities are scheduled year round which cater to members of all ages and is agreat opportunity to meet people withsimilar interests. Washrooms and showers are accessible from the docks and drysail area. Ice and soft drink machines are located on the ground level.Facilities are fully accessible to thehandicapped and includes lots of free parking. The NSC is a non-smoking buildingwith bright, airy and spacious pine rooms with high natural wood beams and ceilings.

Membership Information

New members are always welcome!

All new Memberships are made in person at the NSC Office. An NSC membership starts on November 1st of any given year, and runs until October 31st of the following year.

The Member’s Information Guide provides a detailed list of the Nepean Sailing Club’s amenities, and answers the most frequently asked questions about the Club’s structure and operations.

Refer to our Fee Schedule for annual membership, Harbour and Mooring fees.

For those members who want access to a sailboat without spending thetime and money associated with boat ownership, the Sail ShareProgram is the answer!

For further information, please contact the Nepean Sailing Club.

Location Information

View NSC and Lac Deschênes on Google Maps or get directions to the club. Or check out this chart of Lac Deschênes.

Nepean Sailing Club — Site Plan / Plan du Site

site plan

1 — Launch Ramp, (Vehicle Launch) /
Rampe de lancement (Lancement par véhicule)

6 — Green Gazebo / Gazebo vert

2 — Blue Gazebo / Gazebo bleu

7 — Launch Ramp (Hand Launch Only)/ Rampe de lancement (Lancement Manuel, Sans Véhicule)

3 — NSC Clubhouse, Registration, Office and Washrooms/Pavillon principal, Enregistrement, bureaux et toilettes accessibles.

8 — Youth Sailing Pavilion, First Aid and washrooms, Charging Facility/Pavillon de voile, Premiers soins et toilettes accessibles, Remplissage de batterie

4 — Wheelchair Pathway / Sentier accessibles

P — Parking / Stationnement

5 — Dock Access / Accès au quai


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