"Providing the Best in Boating Education and on-the-water Adventure."
Advantage Boating was established in 1992 as the Ottawa Sailing School. Its founding mission was then, and remains today, "to provide the best in boating education and on-the-water adventure". We offer the highest quality sailing programs; our commitment to excellence has led us to become well respected in the sail training industry. However, "word of mouth" is still the number one reason why people take their sailing courses with us.
Safe, exciting, easy to learn and fun are only some of the words used by those that have made sailing their #1 recreational activity. Boating is more than a sport, it's a lifestyle.
Join "the crew" to see why so many find boating to be one of life's most rewarding experiences. Come aboard and discover for yourself how enjoyable and easy it is to experience this adventure.
Class sizes for our on-water courses are deliberately small to ensure plenty of individualized attention and maximum "hands-on" time for each student with the aim of ultimately providing you with the confidence you need to become a good sailor. Whether you are taking a course in Ottawa, Kingston or down south, you will find our boats both comfortable and safe. Each is a pleasure to sail and well suited for your particular course.
Besides learn-to-sail programs, Advantage Boating offers services in 4 other key areas of on-the-water adventure: boat share program, sportboat ownership & chartering, sailing vacations and corporate team building programs.
Advantage Boating is a member in good standing with Ontario Sailing, the Canadian Yachting Association and the American Sailing Association.
Our instructors are experienced professionals who are trained and certified by the Canadian Yachting Association. They are fully committed to providing you with the skills and understanding to enjoy this wonderful sport while at the same time ensuring that your learning experience is both fun and memorable. Furthermore, amongst them, the instructors have sailed many of the world's best cruising destinations and they will be more than happy to share their experiences with you. Some of the instructors have also raced sailboats at the local, national and international levels and can help sharpen your sailing/racing skills