Fun and fitness through tennis, sailing and rowing


Welcome to the 2019 Sailing Season

The club location provides easy access to the water, marina and pier. The sailing program includes junior and adult lessons, sailing races and regattas. Check out the Deep River Sailing School Facebook page and in Instagram @drytcsailing.

NEW this year! The Sailing School will be holding a Try It Day on Thursday, July 4. If you have never sailed before, this is your chance to give dinghy sailing a try. Instructors will be available to take you out on a 2-person or 3-person dinghy. Open to juniors ages 8+ and adults. No advance registration is required; just show up at the junior clubhouse between 10 am and 2 pm, or between 5 and 7 pm, with a PFD (life jacket) that fits you. We will have a few sizes of PFD to lend out. Please note that minors will need a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver. If the weather does not cooperate (thunderstorm or no wind), we will postpone Try It Day to Friday, July 5. This event is free.

Junior Sailing

Registration: Muriel Hostettler ( or 584-4900) and Program: John Wills ( or 584-2879).

Junior Sailing Lessons

Junior sailing lessons for ages 8 to 17 as of 2019 Dec 31 is the focus for the junior sailing program. Classes are full-day attendance from 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 pm on a weekly basis from July 8 to August 16. Lesson fees are $225 per week with a 5% discount for 3 or more weeks. Supervision is available during the lunch break for an additional fee of $15 per week.  Half-day lessons are not optimal, but can be arranged. Please contact Muriel for more details. Juniors do not require a club membership to take lessons – see Registration Form – Junior Sailing Lessons.

Jumpstart funding is available. Contact North Renfrew Family Services at 613-584-3358 or to determine if your child is eligible.

Lessons are given by trained CANSail instructors. Laser II, Laser, 420, Topper Topaz, Albacore and Optimist dinghies are available.

Students must have a PFD (life jacket) that meets Canadian government standards and has a pealess whistle attached.

Students learn to sail through on-land training and on-water experience in dinghies. They spend a lot of time in the water and should expect to get wet! Students are encouraged to sign up for multiple weeks to build confidence and technical skill. Student progress is reported weekly by email through the CANSail CHECKLICK program.

Adult Dinghy Sailing Lessons

Registration: Muriel Hostettler ( or 584-4900) and Program: John Wills ( or 584-2879)

Adult Sailing Lessons

Adult sailing lessons consist of 12 hours of group lessons on the July 13-14 or the July 20-21 weekend (weather alternate is July 27-28) from 9 am to 4 pm with a lunch break from noon to 1 pm. No experience necessary.  Instruction will follow the CANSail standards. Lesson fees are $160 for adults and $125 for students 18 and over plus the $45 club membership fee. Participants must have a Canadian government approved PFD (life jacket) with pealess whistle attached. Call John Wills for details.

Dinghy Racing

Contact: John Wills ( or 584-2879)

Weather permitting, dinghy races will be held 5:00 pm until dusk on Tuesdays in June through September. Participants are required to pay the club membership fee of $45 and and a racing program fee of $105 for skippers or $55 for crew. The skipper fee includes either, for those who have their own boats, summer dinghy storage on the beach, or for experienced sailors who do not own a dinghy, use of the club dinghies for the Tuesday races.

Students currently enrolled in the club lesson programs (e.g. junior sailors who have achieved CANSail 3 or higher and adult students) may participate in the racing program, including use of club boats on race nights at no additional cost.

A safety boat is on duty during the races.

Call John Wills at 613-584-2879 for exact dates and times.

NEW this year!  Learn to Race partners newcomers to the sport with an experienced volunteer skipper during the Tuesday night dinghy races in June. Participants will learn the rudiments of handling a sailing dinghy on a race course, including the racing rules and some strategy. Participants are required to pay the club membership fee ($45) plus a program fee of $25 for the June races (this fee can be credited to the racing fee of $105 if you wish to continue racing your own boat or a club dinghy for July – September). For more information contact John Wills at 613-584-2879 or

Casual Sailing Mondays

Contact: John Wills ( or 584-2879)

Sailors who have paid the club membership fee of $45 and sailing school students, both adult and junior, are encouraged to come out for an evening of casual sailing with a safety boat in attendance. Informal coaching or help with rigging is available from an instructor if desired. Participants may use a club boat or their own dinghy. A fee of $15.00 per person per session is charged to defray the cost of the safety boat and instructor.

Call John Wills for specifics.