Click here! Nepean Sailing Club (NSC)

A wide angle shot of the yacht basin at the Nepean Sailing Club.
The Nepean Sailing Club is the newest addition to the various sailing facilities around Lake Deschenes. It was established in 1979, and the construction of its award- winning clubhouse was only completed in 1990.

The efforts of a dedicated membership have built NSC into the largest facility on the Ottawa River, and a club which compares favourably with any other in North America. It is interesting to note that as recently as 1980, the current site of the Nepean Sailing Club was nothing more than a thin strip of neglected land between Carling Avenue
NSC's clubhouse ( it won an architectural award ).
and a shallow corner of Lake Deschenes. The breakwater, boat compound, and park land which surround the clubhouse were all put in place with landfill.

Today, NCS's facilities include a huge yacht basin, over 300 wet berths for keelboats up to 37 feet in length, 200 drysail berths for dinghies, and a beautiful clubhouse which is wheelchair accessible, a 10,000 lbs crane, a pumpout station, and boat compound for storage. Services include an extensive race program for both dinghies and keelboats, youth training programs, and the Able Sail program (for persons with a disability).

Although NSC has grown very quickly in the past 20 years, it is still very much a volunteer organization, and it depends on the participation of its members to carry out the club's many initiatives. In the past, work parties of over a hundred have turned out for dock building and other tasks.

For more information about NSC,
see their web page at:

Nepean Sailing Club (NSC)
613-828-4636 (fax)
3259 Carling Avenue,
(Dick Bell Park)
Nepean, Ontario, K2H 1A6

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Text and photos by Michael McGoldrick.
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