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The Club

The Nepean One Design (NOD) Regatta is hosted by the Nepean Sailing Club (NSC) on a 3km wide portion of the Ottawa River known as Lac DeschĂȘnes. NSC is located on the Ontario side approximately 10 kilometers west of downtown Ottawa.

NSC is a family-oriented, volunteer based club dedicated to promoting active participation in sailing and recreational boating. NSC has served the Ottawa community for over 35 years with a variety of innovative public and member programs including providing support and sailing facilities for disabled persons in the Capital Region. With over 2,000 members, NSC has grown to become the largest active sailing and competitive club fleet in Canada.

Additional information including a scalable Google Map, Driving Directions, and a Site Plan can be found on the NSC website.

The NSC club address is: Dick Bell Park, 3259 Carling Avenue, Nepean, Ontario K2H 1A6

Reception & Team Registration Bags

Team Registration bags can be picked-up during check-in/registration in the NSC Harborview Hall (upper east room):

Wednesday, June 13:   2000 hrs to 2130 hrs
Thursday, June 14:         2000 hrs to 2130 hrs
Friday, June 15:                1800 hrs to 2100 hrs
Satuday June 16:             0800 hrs to 0900 hrs (Check-in only)

Where To Stay

  • The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa West is located just 5 minutes from the NSC in Bells Corners.  See hotel website for details and reservations.

  • The Brookstreet Hotel, one of Ottawa’s premiere hotels, is located just 10 minutes from the Nepean Sailing Club. The hotel offers a wide range of rooms and amenities for everyone, including spa, gym, and superb dining. See hotel website for details and reservations.

  • The Days Inn Ottawa West, is located just 5 minutes from the Nepean Sailing Club. The hotel offers quality rooms and value accommodation. See  hotel website for details and reservations.

  • The Comfort Inn Ottawa West, is located just 10 minutes from the Nepean Sailing Club. The hotel offers quality rooms and value accommodation. See  hotel website for details.

Camping is permitted for participants on the grounds of the Nepean Sailing Club during the NOD 2018. Tent locations will be in the North East (Adult) and North West (Youth) corners of the yard on the grass areas around the Youth Pavilion. An area in the yard has been set aside for any RVs, Tent Trailors etc. near power and water. Spots are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Launch & Storage

A volunteer team will be available on  Friday, 15 June 2018 to assist visiting out of town boats with launch, equipment drop-offs, and trailor storage.  Dedicated space in the secure NSC yard will be provided for trailer storage during the regatta.

Security Pass Cards for visitors are available when you pick up your registration kits. The pass cards will grant access to the yards and bathrooms overnight during the event. Cards should be returned for recycling to a NOD volunteer at regatta end.

Dinghy Trailers may be dropped off in the Dinghy Park at the North end of the yard near the Youth Pavilion and launched by hand each day using the Dinghy launch ramps.

Launch and Haulout facilities include two 5 ton capacity cranes coupled with adjacent mast cranes on dedicated launch bays.  There are two Dinghy launch ramps with docks at the North end of the yard. 

Keelboats may be launched at the Cranes until 2300 hrs on  Friday, June 15, 2018.  

Download/View NOD Yard & Launch Plan


Ample on-site parking is available for cars and vehicles just outside the NSC clubhouse grounds and yard.

Due to space restrictions and to allow for visiting boats and dedicated parking for the Able-Sailors, yard parking  during the NOD regatta weekend will be significantly limited. NOD participants are strongly encouraged to park outside the yard after dropping off their boats and any equipment.

Any parking in access ways or in front of Trailer Launch boats (as indicated in the yard by yellow ropes) is strictly prohibited and will be enforced if necessary.

Visitor Keelboat Mooring

Docking space will be provided at the NSC visitor's docks area in front of the clubhouse for visiting club keelboats. Boats will be rafted up together.  DO NOT LEAVE BOATS IN THE SERVICE DOCKS.

Download/View NOD Yard & Launch Plan

Repair Facilities & Chandlery

There is a NSC club workshop in the yard with some tools and machining equipment for those minor repairs. The local marine chandlery, The Chandlery is a short 10 minute drive away for those last minute parts and supplies.