About Us

Come Sail With Us

The Newell Sailing Club has for more than 33 years provided recreational and competitive sailing for southeastern Alberta sailors. We offer the opportunity for you to learn to sail without having to spend a lot of money and we help you get the experience needed to sail safely. When it comes time to buy your own boat, we help you with information that will make your decision easier. The Club facilities are some of the best in the entire province. We sail on the best lake for sailing in Alberta with unobstructed shorelines that allow the wind to blow with little variation, wide open spaces with lots of room to sail, plenty of deep water and a good boat launch. 

The Club grounds includes a 1000 sq.ft. hall that we use as our clubhouse as well as rent out during the off season for company socials and family get-togethers. Storage racks for small boats, a garage for Club equipment storage as well as horseshoe pits and volleyball equipment are just some of the additional features of the Club grounds.

We encourage all interested in sailing to come check our club out and visit with our members, many of whom drive long distances, even driving by other sailing clubs to sail on the best lake in Southern Alberta. For more information ph. 362-0218

Club Directors


Commodore: Mike Sonnie SeaSpray, C& L 16, Byte   

Secretary: Larry Van Pypen  Kayaking Information: Larry Van Pypen

Treasurer: John Cormack  Hobie Cat, Laser

Fleet Captain: Don Snell  Sailing/Windsurfing 

Staff Captain:  Richard Braul,  Equipment/Buildings Sea Spray, Nacra   

Director:  Roger Bouchard  Windsurfing, SeaSpray

Director: Darren Wagner  Kona Windsurfing

Director: Greg Cedarstrand  SeaSpray and Siren sailboats  

Past Commodore: Dave Mills Youth sailing. SeaSpray, Byte, O'pen Bic

Newell Sailing Club

Early Photos of Newell Sailing Club beach area.  Water down a couple of feet in elevation
The kitchen in late 1980's, propane fridge and stove now replaced with electric and the kitchen has been enlarged and modernized in 2012

Regatta/rescue/coach equipment 1990 or so.


One of the last years of low water levels

A photo of the low lake level, from years ago, when the lake would drop dramatically over the course of a hot summer. Water levels now vary only slightly over the entire year due to improvements by the irrigation district and additional storage lakes in the system.
See www.eid.ca for more information about the Eastern Irrigation District.

A photo of a fleet start at the 2007 Prairie Wind Regatta.

Some early photos of Newell Sailing Club and area late 1980's

The garage has had an addition added on since.
The bathrooms and propane tank are long gone.
Early boat parking area and unpaved parking area.
The row of rocks below is now a convenient boat parking area for catamarans launched using dollies. Picture taken 1990 or so.
The water rarely drops much below the vegetation line now, unless we have a very dry year.  The picture below is near the launching area around 1990.

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