The regatta takes place at the Nepean Sailing Club (NSC) on the Ottawa River where it widens and is known as Lac Deschênes. The Nepean Sailing Club is located on the Ontario side of the Ottawa river in an area approximately 10 kilometers west of Ottawa’s downtown core. This part of the Ottawa River is a little over 3 kilometers (2 miles) wide.

Lac Deschenes Sailing Area

On-land facilities

A map of the clubhouse area is shown here.


For dinghies, NSC features 2 paved launch ramps, which depend on wind direction can simultaneously launch up to 4 boats at a time.
For keelboats, we have 2 launch cranes each with a masting crane. These can be used only by NSC members who are familiar with their use, or by NSC-approved commercial service providers. For regattas, NSC volunteers will supervise crane usage on behalf of visiting boats.
Here is the NSC yard map.


Ample on-site parking is available for cars and vehicles just outside the NSC clubhouse grounds and yard. Parking areas can be viewed in the NSC parking guidelines. Do NOT park along any grass verge – you are likely to be ticketed.

Due to space restrictions and to allow for extra visiting boats, equipment, and dedicated parking for the Able-Sailors, yard parking in the designated areas (eg. Dinghy sail) during the regatta weekend will be significantly limited. Regatta participants are strongly encouraged to park outside the yard after dropping off any equipment/boats if need be.

Any parking in access ways or in front of Trailer Launch boats (as indicated in the yard by yellow ropes) is strictly prohibited and will be enforced if necessary.

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There is a NSC club workshop in the yard with some tools and machining equipment for those minor repairs. The local marine chandlery, The Chandlery is a short 10 minute drive away for those last minute parts and supplies.

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