Dinghy & SUP Rentals

About our program

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

Boats types available

420, Albacore, Hobie Bravo, RS Feva and Stand-Up Paddle board (SUP).

2021 pricing

$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.


Book your Qualifier session and rent boats here.


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. Skippers must complete a Qualifier before renting a dinghy. Qualifiers are offered periodically over the summer, and are here.

Qualifiers are not required to rent an SUP. If only interested in renting an SUP, contact the Sailing Activities Manager to make your first booking.

Need training? Check out our Sail Training programs.


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 is not permitted. Boats may not be moved off-site, other than for outings on Lac Deschênes.

Documentation needed

Renters 18+ must sign an adult waiver and loan agreement. Renters aged 16 or 17 require parent/guardian signature on a minor waiver and loan agreement. A Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) is not required, nor are any sailing certificates.

If you take a crew

Crew may be an 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 need to complete a qualifier. 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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Contact the Sailing Activities Manager for further information.

Page updated: 2021-07-14.

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: Page moved from https://nsc.ca/web2/cruising/dinghy-rental/. Noted this is a Sail Training activity.
Rearranged some material. Added new headings. Changed all Box links to Direct links. Other editorial changes.
Clarified that SUP does not require a Qualifier. All of above changes approved by Michele Cimon.

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

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