Learn To Sail!

Explore or relax, when you sail the region’s waterways you can do both!

Surprisingly Affordable!

Our sail share program offers the benefits of sailing without the cost of ownership.

Looking For A Challenge?

We offer advanced cruising and racing programs to get your adrenaline pumping.

Enjoy a FREE sailing club membership with our local on-water courses, a $450 value!

Keelboats / Larger Boats


Learn To Cruise On The Ottawa River

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Sail Share Membership


Experience Sailing – No Boat Required

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Dinghies / Smaller Boats


Learn To Sail With Advantage Boating!

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Sailing for Life – Next Steps!


What’s Happening at Advantage Boating, Ottawa & Kingston!

What Makes a Good Sailor?

5. Calmness: Truly good sailors are never the ones screaming and throwing tantrums. They are the ones figuring things out while someone else is screaming and throwing a tantrum. But beyond being calm under duress, good sailors are usually just calm in general. It's a disposition that serves nearly every sailing situation and good sailors know it. To be calm is to be clear of mind and clarity is an enormous advantage when sailing.

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What Makes a Good Sailor?

4. A Boat is a Boat: Someone who really knows how to sail can hop on any boat and make it hum. He or she will do a quick inventory of how the particular systems on the boat operate and in a matter of minutes will be an integrated crew member or skipper working as if they have been on the boat for years.
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What Makes a Good Sailor?

3. Experience & Time On Water: Miles under the keel in many instances can provide all that is needed to become a good or great sailor. In most cases, with a solid footing in the fundamentals, experience and time on the water brings calmness, the quick understanding of any boat's systems and the ability to innovate and improvise.
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“The Basic Cruising Course surpassed our expectations. Two weekends of stimulating challenge…We love sailing!”

– D. Pellerin, Ottawa

“Joining the Sail Share program was a fantastic experience… an excellent way for us to perfect our skills… we made a lot of friends and had a blast!”

– Liliane Keryluk, Ottawa

“Our Instructor demonstrated great leadership, a good nature, lots of patience and a great sense of humour, qualities that made the course relaxing.”

– D. Cole, Ottawa

“Thank you Advantage Boating for providing me with a wealth of theory and practical knowledge, but more importantly, for providing me with the confidence to sail safely.”

– G. Ward, Nepean

“The courses offered through Advantage Boating have been the difference between sailing and sailing with skill.”

– C. Marks, Ottawa