The regatta takes place at the Nepean Sailing Club (NSC) on the Ottawa River where it widens and is known as Lac Deschênes. The Nepean Sailing Club is located on the Ontario side of the Ottawa river in an area approximately 10 kilometers west of Ottawa’s downtown core. This part of the Ottawa River is a little over 3 kilometers (2 miles) wide.
Additional location information including; a scalable Google Map, Driving Directions, and a Site Plan can be found at the NSC website.
The NSC club address is: 3259 Carling Avenue, Nepean, Ontario K2H 1A6
Showers: Clubhouse ground floor. Change rooms, wash rooms: Clubhouse ground floor & Sailing School building
Where To Stay
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa West – Nepean. Less than 10 minutes away in Bells Corners. See hotel website for details and reservations.
FREE Hot Buffet Breakfast, FREE Wireless Internet, FREE Parking
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 the 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 the hotel website for details.
Camping is permitted for participants on the grounds of the Nepean Sailing Club during the regatta. 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 Trailers etc. near power and water. Volunteers in the yard will be on hand to direct where to drop off any camping equipment for arriving visitors. Spots are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To avoid security issues with visitors wedging the gate open, we will provide security passes for visitors. The pass card will grant access to the yards throughout the event. Cards will be automatically disabled after the event. Please return to a regatta organizer when the pass is no longer required.
Yard Access, Launch & Storage
Security Pass Cards for visitors are available from NSC office during office hours, or from the regatta check-in desk during check-in hours. A small cash deposit is required. The pass cards will grant access to the yards and bathrooms 24-hours-a-day. Card should be returned to a regatta volunteer at regatta end, for refund of your deposit.
Dinghy Trailers may be dropped off in the Dinghy Park at the North end of the yard near the Sail Training Pavilion and launched by hand each day using the Dinghy launch ramps.
Dedicated space in the secure NSC yard will be provided for trailer storage during the regatta.
Ample on-site parking is available for cars and vehicles just outside the NSC clubhouse grounds and yard. Parking areas can be viewed in the NSC Site Plan here.
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.
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.