Last call for learn-to-sail spots at Dunrobin sailing club

Special to WC Online

DUNROBIN – It’s not too late to get aboard a learn-to-sail program at the Kanata Sailing Club (KSC) located in Dunrobin Shores.

“You could start learning to sail in small sailboats at the KSC as soon as this Tuesday evening (May 17),” KSC Vice Commodore Deb McPhedran told West Carleton Online today (May 16). “Even if you miss the first class, you shouldn’t have any trouble catching up. The KSC has several adult and youth Learn-to-Sail sessions still available.”

Two of these learn-to-sail sessions are five-day intensive sessions, while the one mentioned above runs Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings, six hours a week for six weeks.

“Unfortunately, the junior learn-to-sail program for six to 15 year olds sold out very quickly this year although the club is maintaining a waiting list,” McPhedran said.

Check out the KSC training website at for more detail.

For classes starting this week, you can reach out to the KSC’s training director at for tips on dressing for late spring sailing.

“And after you’ve completed your course, become a member, and use our fleet of dinghies,” McPhedran said. “Not the same old Albacores. The dinghy fleet has been refreshed with a few new boats: family-sized RS Quests. These are boats everyone, including newly certified sailors, will get to sail the rest of the summer. Hard to capsize, yet fun on the water, and shiny. We think these boats are the perfect novice-intermediate additions to the current fleet.”

The KSC is located at 1610 Sixth Line Rd. in Dunrobin on the beautiful Ottawa River. 

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