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Wannabe Boater Package

Take 10% off the top!

Register for all three of the following courses:

Basic Cruising (Ottawa course formats)

Coastal Navigation (classroom or on-line), and

VHF Radio (classroom or homestudy).

Wannabe Boater

Register at the same time to prepare yourself for the sailing 'lifestyle' and you qualify for a 10% discount off each course!

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Latest Updates

Great Line-up of Spring Classroom & On-Water Courses

Next 2 courses - Diesel Engine course starts April 16 followed by Outboard Engine course on April 23! A great learning and cost saving opportunity for anyone dealing with an inboard diesel or outboard engine.
Our on-water programs in Ottawa start on the week of May 4th including our very popular Basic Cruising course leading to National certification.

Gift Certificates

Get a special gift for the boater or "wannabee" boater in your life! Buy a Gift Certificate in any denomination that can be used towards one of our boating courses or programs in 2015.

Check out Wind, Weather & Waves presentation

Visit our office for a hard copy.

Outboard Motor Pre-Start procedure

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Wannabe Boater Promotion

Basic Cruising Exam Review Night!

Next basic cruising exam review night:
Jun 10 - Review at Britannia Yacht Club, second floor.

Exam Night!
Expanded Exam Schedule for 2015!

Next exam night:
May 27 - Exams at Britannia Yacht Club, second floor.

Why sail with Advantage Boating?


Imagine yourself on the water enjoying the sunshine and fresh breezes just 20 minutes after work, right here in Ottawa.

Advantage Boating has been introducing people of all ages to sailing for over 20 years with enthusiastic instructors and boat sharing opportunities.

Discover sailing for yourself this summer. It's easy and affordable! If you've never taken an on-water sailing course with us before, ask about this year's FREE sailing club memberships worth a combined value of $450.

Questions? E-mail or call 613-721-8683 to speak with Doris or Ron about your summer sailing plans!

Start sailing with Advantage Boating!

Most people begin with the learn to cruise or learn to sail courses. You can also jump ahead with any of these: sailing and power boating courses.


Learn to Cruise
  • Gain qualifications and hands on experience sailing aboard a 22-24 foot keelboat (Tanzer, Sonar, or Shark).
  • 28 hour course on weekends, weekdays or weeknights.
  • No previous sailing knowledge is needed!
  • Ask about our FREE sailing club memberships with any course, a $450 value.

Register : On-line, call 613-721-8683 or email

Learn to Cruise

See what's next after you complete your Basic Cruising course.

Learn to Sail
  • Master the skills and knowledge required to safely sail a dinghy in moderate wind and sea conditions.
  • No previous sailing knowledge is needed!

Register :
On-line, call 613-721-8683
or email

Learn to Sail


No Boat? No Problem!

Would you like more sailing experience? Are you a new sailor? Do you need access to boats? Looking to meet new sailors? The Sail Share Program and Social Nights are a good way to do more sailing this summer.

Sail Share Program

Want to continue sailing but you're not ready to buy your own boat?

Advantage Boating's Sail Share Program can be the next step in the continuation of your sailing career.

  • Avoid the hassles and cost of boat ownership
  • Unlimited Sailing
  • Racing Program
  • No Docking Fees
  • No Usage Fees
  • No Maintenance Fees

Register : Call 613-721-8683 or email

Discover Sail Share

Social Nights

Attend one of our monthly social nights at the Britannia Yacht Club (BYC) and the Nepean Sailing Club (NSC).

Graduates of our basic cruise programs are welcome to attend one of these evenings and:

  • Gain sailing experience.
  • Find sailing partners.
  • Enjoy a summer's evening on the water with friends.
  • You don't need to be a club member or a sail share member to attend these events.
  • Sailing in the evening followed by a social dinner and drinks.

June 12 from 6-9pm @ NSC
July 10 from 6-9pm @ BYC

Cost: FREE

Registration: please send us an email


"Joining the Sail Share program was a fantastic experience. We sailed all season long and benefited tremendously from our fellow SSP sailors' expertise. Racing on Thursday Nights was also an excellent way for us to perfect our skills and acquire new ones. Not to mention we made a lot of friends and had a blast!"
- Liliane Keryluk, Ottawa -