The Ottawa River - looking upriver - Aylmer Island to left
local weather

7 day forecast / with winds

5 day forecast / incomplete winds

Hour by hour & 15 day forecasts
Winds on Lac Deschenes
Windicator graphs @ NSC & BYC
   
Ottawa River Levels
(Chart datum @ Britannia is 57.9m)
local sailing clubs
BYC
Britannia
Yacht Club

613-828-5167
CLCBC
Chats Lake
Boat Club

613-832-4462
CVGR
Club de Voile
Grande Rivière

819-682-2847
GRYC
Gatneau River
Yacht Club

819-827-2122
KSC
Kanata
Sailing Club

613-832-2762
LDSC
Lac Deschenes
Sailing Club

613-828-4697
NSC
Nepean
Sailing Club

613-829-6462
ONEC
Ottawa New
Edinburgh Club

613-746-8540
RYC
Rockcliffe
Yacht Club

613-748-3005
some local services
The Chandlery
The
Chandlery

613-820-7642
Advnntage Boating
Advantage
Boating

613-721-8683
True Wind
True Wind
Sail Repair

613-832-3275
Doyle Sails
Doyle
Ottawa Sails

613-832-3456
GBSC
Georgian Bay
Sailing Centre

613-860-2624
MTS
Marine Transport Solutions
613-282-6559
Coastal Nav
Online Coastal
Navigation
Schooner Sales
Schooner Yachts
(Hunter Dealer)

613-825-0207
PHIL'S FOILS
Competition
Composites Inc

613-599-6951
Yachtsman
The
Yachtsman

613-298-2752
organizations / other
CYA
Canadian Yachting
Association

613-545-3044
Safe Boating
OBS Safe
Boating Guide

1-800-267-6687
Fédération de
voile du Québec

514-252-3097
Safe Boating
Ontario Sailing
Association

Toll Free 877-677-7275
Safe Boating
Britannia Power
& Sail Squadron

613-226-2964
click! click! click!

racing

Race Results! from websites:
@ BYC
@ NSC
@ CVGR
  

crew bank
Also see the Ottawa Crew Notice Board

 
SIs
   Sailing Instructions (SI's)   
      -->SI's @ BYC/NSC
      -->SI's @ CVGR
 
   Racing/Sailing Calendars   
      -->Calendar @ KSC
      -->Calendar @ BYC
      -->Calendar @ NSC
 

ISAF Logo
Racing Rules of Sailing
from the web site of the
International Sailing Federation (ISAF)


Some Major Local Annual Regattas:
the NOD    OTSTR    NCR

 
Want to Get Involved in Sailboat Racing?
race!  
A beginner's guide to the local racing scene
 

Local Racing Seminar
( PowerPoint presentation by two local racers )

basic racing
Racing Basics
by Mark Johnson

Basic Primer On Racing
( from website of the Nepean Sailing Club )
 

PHRF-LO
PHRF-LO
PHRF
Primer
from NSC
SLVYRA
SLVYRA

 
   Some Online Racing Resources:
  --> A few Chapters from North U's
       Racing Tactics:    1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
        5 | 6 | 7a | 7b | 7c | 8 | 9 | 10 |
  --> From CYA - Improve Your Racing
  --> Articles from Yacht Racers Online
  --> North Sails UK: Mainsail Trim
       Genoa Trim | Sail Care Guide
 

 
Some Local Racing Fleets
Women's sailing
Ottawa Women's
Sailing

OSRF
Ottawa Skiff
Racing Fleet

Shark Fleet
Ottawa River
Shark Fleet

T22
Tanzer 22
Association
 

Shark  Trim & Tuning Guides:
Tuning Guide (pdf) by Quantum Sails
Sail Trim  |  Mast Tuning by John Clark
Tanzer 22 Trim & Tuning Guides:
Sail Trim Guide  |  Tuning Guide



cruising

ani-map (34K)
Take a Virtual Cruise on the River

anchor
Anchoring Basics
on the Ottawa River


check-list
Cruising Check List
for short river cruises

 
Some Cruising Guides
map
Virtual Cruise in an article format
( Lac Deschenes to the Chats Falls Dam )

map
Arnprior area of the River
( Ottawa River from Arnprior to Boom Island )

dinghy
Dinghy Cruising
on the Ottawa River
( Lac Deschenes to the
Chats Falls Dam )



map
Sailing the lower Ottawa River
( Parliament Buildings towards Montreal )
 

tips
Tips for New Cruisers
( a few simple ideas for  
  comfortable cruising )

rules of the road  
A quick intro to the
Rules of the Road
 

 
A Few Nautical Projects
Install new Windows
( & rejuvenate the look of your boat )

light Make an Anchor Light
( a useful & easy-to-do project )

logbook Design a Logbook
( a good off-season project )



    Some Other Sailing Resources:
      -->UK Sailmaker's Encyclopedia of Sails
      -->American Online Boat Safety Course
      -->Learn to Sail Articles from SailNet


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