Competitive sailing is a great way to enhance one’s sailing skills, socialise with other members, and simply enjoy the water. In its relatively short history, Nepean Sailing Club has grown to become one of the largest club racing fleets in Canada. We offer a comprehensive weeknight race series and weekend event program suitable for all levels of sailing ability and boats. The program is open to members of NSC and local area clubs.

Whether or not you own a boat, both members and newcomers are encouraged to come out and experience this aspect of sailing. So why not register your boat, join a race crew, or volunteer to check out the action?

Program Information

We recommend you start here with an overview of racing at NSC (pdf).

Then, look here for more information on the race series, sailing events and club fleets. There's also tips about getting started.


Guides on registration, Race Committee volunteering, the Crew Bank, and other important topics are here.

Sailing Instructions, Rules, and Resources

Ready for more details? The Sailing Instructions contain details on the race series schedules, weekend and sailing events, starting procedures, course descriptions, and rules.

Club Regattas

NSC proudly hosts a number of annual weekend regattas for keelboats, dinghies, youth, and Able Sailors. With a reputation for excellence in regatta management, we also frequently host provincial and national championships.

Scoring Inquiries & Protests

Should you ever need to correct your scoring, take a post-race penalty, or attend a protest hearing, here's what you need to know.

Program Management

Information for Fleet members, volunteers, and event organisers on the running of the program.

Page updated: 2022-06-25.

Update log
29 Dec: HM: Added this log.
Removed link to the Racing Calendar, which is now part of the Sailing Instructions.
Removed link to LDOP (Lac Deschenes Open PHRF) Regatta.
27 Jan: HM: Changed link to C&C 27 page to point to new WordPress page.
02 Feb: DS: WordPressed the page "Basic Primer On Racing"
16 Feb: HM: Changed name of "Basic Primer on Racing" to "Race Program Overview", and updated links accordingly.
28 Feb: HM: Updated per Ross Ernst's temporary Racing page. Restructured and relabeled major category groupings of racing
parent page links including links to both revised copies of prior existing pages, and some new overview pages. Added written descriptive paragraphs.
25 Apr: HM: Changed "Sailing Instructions" to "Sailing Instructions & Race Calendar".
31 Jan: HM: Added link to
20 Mar: DS: Fixed link to Ottawa Skiff and Cat GP.
14 May: HM: Changed "Registered Keelboats" to "Registered Boats".
16 Jan: RE: Added link under Program Information to Social Sailing; other unspecified changes?
20 Jan: HM: Changed link at bottom under Local Racing & Sailing Sites, for the Ottawa Skiff Racing Fleet.
26 Jan: RE: Updated link at to 2017-20 RRS document.
15 May: HM: Changed "ISAF" to "World Sailing".
12 Aug: HM: Added link to post-race penalties.
28 Mar: DS: added id "fleet" to h2 program management tag as target of redirect.
31 Mar: HM: Added link to "Racing Overview, 2018 (pdf)".
28 Apr: HM: Changed link from "/web2/racing/lac-deschenes-racing-circle-chart" to "/web2/racing/lac-deschenes-racing-circle-chart" to reflect name change of referenced page.
08 Mar: DS: converted absolute hrefs like '' to relative like '/web2/riverchallenge' so the path points to the local server (including DS testing server).
04 Mar: HM: Added "Registration" after "PHRF".
29 Mar: HM: Changed name of scorers page, and updated link accordingly.
02 Jun: HM: Deleted link to Lac Deschenes Open PHRF Regatta, /web2/racing/ldop/
02 Oct: HM: Changed Protest "Articles" to "References".
15 Jun: HM: Added &nbsp at the end of the page, to put a blank line before "Page updated", to improve look.
05 Sep: HM: Changed "long-distance-upriver-races" and "Long Distance Upriver Races" to simply "upriver-races" and "Upriver Races".
11 Nov: HM: Changed Trophies link to new Virtual Trophy Gallery.

2021-01-01, HM: Appended "& Race Marks" to the link "Lac Deschênes Charts".
2021-02-13, HM: Removed "".
2021-02-15, HM: Updated link for FANFARE to point to
2021-04-29, HM: Changed update log date format. Updated link to RRS, for 2021-2024.
2021-07-19, HM: Changed many links to "relative" links, and reformatted as required.

2022-05-20, DS: Replaced 'www' with 'app'
2022-06-25, HM: Removed link to /web2/sailtraining/open-bic-un-regatta/; added link to added link to /web2/clubchampionship/
2022-07-29, DS: added div style="clear:both" after 2-column displays to allow normal block flow.

NOTE: Update the publish date and time when updating page.
End of Update log

Page maintained by H. Morrin.