Dinghy Rental

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For 2021, we have improved safety procedures, improved certification, better boat maintenance, adjusted pricing.
Contact the Sailing Activities Manager for further information.
Book your Qualifier session and rent boats here.

2021 pricing is as follows:
$40 + HST for the familiarization session that we refer to as the Qualifier
$40 + HST for each sailing dinghy 3/hr period

$30 + HST for Stand Up Paddle Boards for a 3/hr rental period

If you are an NSC member without a boat, or you want to try something different, then rent an NSC sailing dinghy. Any NSC membership level – full, crew/social, student, out-of-town – including this-season NSC Advantage Boating sailors who have NSC membership. You rig the boat, go sailing, de-rig when done.

Boats available

Laser with radial, 420’s, Albacores, Hobie Bravo and a RS Feva.


Minimum age 16. Maximum 15 rentals per person per season.

The skipper must have recent experience with small boat (dinghy/cat) sailing, minimum CANSail 2 or equivalent. Please see Sail Canada description of CANSail skills. Keelboat experience is not sufficient.

Need training? Check out sail training programs for adults at NSC.


The person renting is the skipper. Skipper 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 the 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 and trailering are not permitted.

Documentation needed

Renter 18+ must sign an adult waiver and loan agreement.
Renter aged 16 or 17 requires parent/guardian signature on a minor waiver and loan agreement.
PCOC is not needed, and we don’t need to see any sailing certificates.

If you take a crew

Crew may be NSC member or non-member. Each non-member crew can sail no more than 3 times per season. There is no age requirement for crew. Crew do not require certification.
Adult crew must sign the adult crew waiver before first sail.
Crew under 18 requires their signature and parent/guardian signature on a minor crew waiver.

Boat damage

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.

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This program is brought to you jointly by Fleet and Sail Training.

Page updated: 2020-05-24.
Update log:
03 June : DG: Created this page
18 June : DG: Added an orientation date. Added Hobie Bravo.
22 June : DG: Added boat damage section
11 July : DG: Corrected certification requirement for Open
11 August : DG: Updated availability days
24 May: HM: Added note about 2020.
12 Aug: DG: 2020 launched, added SAM as contact.
26 Aug: DG: Updated for 2020 and added link to isport rental page

2021-01-11, HM: Changed ownership of page to Sailing Activities Manager.
2021-07-05, SB: Unspecified changes.
2021-07-14, HM: Noted page moved from https://nsc.ca/web2/cruising/dinghy-rental/. Hid all other text.
2021-07-18, DS: used more “human” dinghy rentals redirect text.

End of Update log.

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