The "Trial Sailing" program offers new members only the opportunity to discover sailing and how the Centre operates before enrolling in the "Sail All Summer" program. It includes an introductory session called Borealis 101 and unlimited access to outings (subject to availability) on the Ottawa River for 30 days from the beginning of the season.

Do you enjoy your experience? Switch to the "Sail All Summer" program at any time during the season and deduct the amount paid for the Trial Sailing program from the rate of the Sail All Summer program applicable at the time of switching.

You must however possess a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) before taking the helm. You may obtain your PCOC by visiting

Again, the "Trial Sailing" program is intended for new members exclusively.