Nepean One Design Regatta: A Premier Sailing Event

Apr 17, 2024

A strong J80 turnout is expected this year

By Paul Place, Event Chair

Join us June 21-23 for the 26th edition of the Nepean One Design Regatta (NOD), the National Capital Region’s foremost one-design sailing event. Held at the Nepean Sailing Club, the NOD brings together over 300 participants across a multiple keelboat and dinghy one-design fleets for a thrilling weekend. Building on the successes of previous years, NOD boasts an experienced Race Committee team led by PRO Bill Visser.

Big Championships in 2024

This year, NOD hosts the J/80 East Coast Championships, the Fireball Canadian Championship, the J/22 Ontario Championship and the C&C27 Ontario Championship.

Regatta Details

The event is open to all boats from the following fleets: C&C 27, J/22, J/24, J/80, Martin 16, 2.4mR, Shark, Tanzer 22, Viper 640; Albacore, Fireball, 420, 505, ILCA. Additionally, NOD welcomes other one-design fleets; interested parties should contact nod@nsc.ca via email. Visit https://nsc.ca/an/nod/ for more information.

Why Attend NOD?

NOD participants can expect a weekend filled with adrenaline-pumping races, seasoned sailors demonstrating their expertise, and a vibrant community united by a shared passion for the sport. With challenging courses, strategic maneuvers, and an electric atmosphere, NOD fosters both friendly rivalry and lasting friendships. It all takes place amidst the scenic beauty of Lac Deschenes, making the Nepean One Design Regatta an unmissable event for sailors and spectators alike.

Attendees can enjoy live music and entertainment on Friday evening, followed by a regatta dinner and party at the NSC clubhouse after Saturday’s racing.

NOD History

Since its inception in 1992, NOD has grown from its origins with Kirby 25s. By 1993, the regatta already featured multiple one-design fleets competing. This tradition has flourished over the years, with recent editions accommodating 50 to 90 dinghies and keelboats across six to nine fleets on multiple simultaneous racecourses. The peak attendance recorded was 115 boats in 2005, with a maximum of 12 fleets in 2015 and 2017.


June 21-23, 2024 | Nepean Sailing Club | Ottawa.The registration link for NOD NOD Nepean One Design Regatta 2024 Registration, Ottawa | Eventbrite. It is also accessible from the regatta website Nepean One Design (NOD) Regatta, 21-23 June 2024 – Nepean One Design (NOD) Regatta (nsc.ca) 

Enjoy this video from last year’s NOD:

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