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.


From training to arranging trips, we can help with all your sailing vacation needs.

Enjoy two sailing club memberships, a $680 value, and MORE with our Basic Cruising or CANSail 1/2 courses!

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Keelboats / Larger Boats

Learn To Cruise On The Ottawa River

Sail Share Membership


Experience Sailing – No Boat Required

Dinghies / Smaller Boats


Learn To Sail With Advantage Boating!

Sailing for Life – Next Steps!


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The best way to learn is out on the water with your professionally trained & certified Sail Canada instructor showing you the ropes.  Our courses focus on hands-on practical learning. Supplement that with our included extra instructor-led theory sessions, membership to 2 Ottawa sailing clubs, a sailing text and more!  You wont find better value anywhere else.  Register for our Basic Cruising course today!  Visit us at www.advantageboating.com for more information.

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My husband loved his experience last fall...I guess I will also be spending a few days with Doris in the spring. Can't wait! ⛵

Taking this course was the highlight of 2020 for us.

2 Zoom Presentations - Preparing to Sail Around the World

Our presenter is a long time local sailor who has sailed around the world.  Sean Johnston will give us two presentations: One on preparing for such a trip including some of the skills required before setting off, finding the right boat and financing your trip. 
Seans second presentation will describe the route he chose and some of the destinations he visited while circumnavigating around the world.
Presentations are on Thursday Jan. 7th at 7pm and Thursday Jan. 28th at 7pm.  Hope you can join us. Plan to join for one or both presentations by registering through the Ottawa Sailing Meetup group at https://www.meetup.com/Ottawa-Sailing-Meetup/.
NEW THIS YEAR - Basic Sailing Theory courses begin on January 20, 2021, online.  Start off the year learning the basics about sailing: from boat parts to points of sail to navigation and more.  Join us weekly for 5 weeks and youll be ready to write the Sail Canada Basic Cruising exam!  Details here:  https://advantageboating.com/home/training-centre/classroom/sail-canada-theory-courses/

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Love it. 💕

I LOVE this graphic!

Can I copy and repost? This is great!

Close hauled... also how you indoctrinate new sailors to the high energy experience. 😄

What? No sailing backwards to clear the weeds? 🙂

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Its time to turn the page on 2020 and look forward to 2021! Wishing everyone a blessed, better and more adventurous 2021 in everyway imagined.
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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