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 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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Kevin brought a smile to my face this morning as I marked his Basic Cruising exam.  One question asks: Name 4 important considerations for a good anchorage.  Kevin answered:
   1.  Check the tide tables
   2.  Check your chart
   3.  Have enough rode out
   4.  Turn on your anchor light at night

Kevin added a 5th important consideration:  A good bottle of wine.   ..... SO VERY TRUE!

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Bonus marks for that answer

The weather this weekend looks fantastic for a fall sail.  Are you planning on getting out on the water for a sail?  If so, please share your weekend fall sailing pictures with us!  #livelovesailImage attachment

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Wish we could. Hopefully will see a few go by the house.

Next summer Ann Lowry-Carmichael!

Congratulations to Mike and Joanne, who jumped into the sailing lifestyle with both feet this summer.  Starting with a Basic Cruising course, they learned to sail with Advantage Boating and now purchased a beautiful 35 Beneteau Oceanis sailboat! Welcome Aboard! #dreambig #LIVELOVESAIL #sailinglife #learntosail #ottawariver
Sometimes when bubble gum and duct tape dont do the trick, you need to get creative with some shock cord, elastics, zip ties and electrical tape to get you to your next destination.

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I’m going to guess: a compression lever

Well, maybe you have to teach these tricks to newbies 🤔

MacGyver approved 👍

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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