SailONEC is a volunteer based sailing club within the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club. It provides sailing for members on club owned boats, mooring for privately owned boats, and summer sailing camps for young sailors. We offer a sailing experience that suits your needs, from beginner to boat owner.

You do not need to own a boat to enjoy sailing all summer long ! SailONEC provides dinghies for members to use at no additional cost than the basic sailing membership.
You do not need to know how to sail ! SailONEC provides training for new members at no additional cost than the basic sailing membership.

Interested in getting involved? Please speak to one of our current Board member (Director@sailonec.com) or e-mail: onecadmin@gmail.com


Upcoming Events


2020 Season


Regarding when our operations can start, due to the renovation of the Boathouse, the NCC is requiring that we move the docks down river to the east (downriver) of the boathouse this year.

To relocate them we have to have a permit from Transport Canada. Transport Canada has conditionally approved the relocation but it has to be advertised publicly before this approval becomes final. The advertisements are appearing in the Citizen and Le Droit . Then the public has 30 days to comment on the location. The earliest we will receive permission to install the docks will be the week of 15 June.

After this, what will our activities be? 

Sailing Canada has provided guidance that sailing training will still be permitted, though we will have to take measures to ensure physical distancing:

- double-handed boats will be for persons from the same household only, as it is not possible to respect the 2 meter distance in a Cl16s.

- our sailing will focus on lasers and laser Pico's.

- new member training will be given by our Sail Canada certified instructors.

- we will still be offering youth training and day camps.

- members will have to supply their own personal flotation devices (PFD/life vest). Our safety policy requires them to be worn at all times on the docks and water, and it will not be possible for the club to sanitize them effectively.

- racing is not being scheduled at this time as current policy from Sailing Ontario requires two meter separation between boats and this is regularly not the case in dinghy racing (but we remain hopeful to find formats, particularly more distance races, that will permit ONEC's spirit of competition to continue).

- the web portal formerly used by the Rowing section is now being used by tennis and will be used by sailing members to reserve boats.

- there will be sanitizing schedules and procedures to respect each time you rig and de-rig a boat.

Membership form can found here: http://www.onec.ca/membership/forms/

If you have any question for next season, please contact Communications@sailonec.com

Boathouse  renovations    

As you may have see or heard about, our Boathouse (home to ONEC Sailing and Rowing programs) is undergoing major renovations schedule to end in the spring of 2020.    While the building will not be accessible during that time period, SailONEC programing will continue with a shore based location. 




SailONEC has a presence on Facebook. If you wish to join the group (reserve to club members only) where we share pictures and videos of the sailing season go at SAIL ONEC.  For the public Facebook page, you need to search for Ottawa New Edinburgh Club

Contact Us
Phone: (613) 746-8540
501 Sir George-Étienne Cartier Pkwy
formerly Rockcliffe Parkway,
(613) 741-8232
504 Sir George-Étienne Cartier Pkwy,
Ottawa (tennis pavilion; summer only)
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 74088, Beechwood Station
Ottawa, ON K1M 2H9