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Newell Sailing Club

Welcome to the Newell Sailing Club

We sail on Lake Newell, which is owned by EID (Eastern Irrigation District). EID has granted access to the lake for watersports. Our Club House is on the beautiful Kinbrook Island and if you are into non-motorized watersports and interested in mingling with like-minded spirits, you should definitely come by for a visit, or become a member of the Club. 

We organize a variety of events, such as the very popular Prairie Wind Regatta, that has sailors come out from all over Western Canada, the Corn Cob Regatta (for members only) and clinics to enhance participant’s skills on the water. Most events are open to everyone, keep an eye on the Events Page which will have all the details. 

Come Sail With Us

The Newell Sailing Club was established in 1981 and has provided recreational and competitive sailing for southeastern Alberta sailors ever since. We feel 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 offers storage for your sailboat or other equipment. Having your sailboat semi-setup minimizes the time required to get on and off the water. 

Members have access to a lockable Members’ Room with lifejackets, sit on top kayaks for light wind days, fridge, barbecue, etc.

The Club grounds includes Kinbrook Hall, a 1000 sq.ft. space with kitchen, that we use as our clubhouse as well as rent out for company socials and family get-togethers. 

Interested? Come and check our club out and visit with our members. For more information email us at

Executive Committee 2023

  • Commodore: Larry Van Pypen
  • Treasurer: Roger Bouchard
  • Secretary: Pleun Brevet
  • Fleet Captain: John Cormack
  • Staff Captain: George Rice
  • Director at Large: Dave Mills

Events 2023

The season is almost over… Another year has flown by. 
To prep for the winter we will get together on: September 30 or, if the weather does not play nice, October 14. 

The AGM will be organized later in the year. 

EID Invasive Species Prevention Program

In 2018, the Eastern Irrigation District (EID) initiated an Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program. 

All boaters wishing to access EID reservoirs must follow approved prevention procedures and complete a watercraft information form stating they will not knowingly spread aquatic invasive species. 

As part of the program, trailered watercraft must only be launched from approved boat launches and boaters must check in with the campground, marina, or EID office before launching. 

Canoes, kayaks, and other non-trailered watercraft may continue to be launched at random locations, but the boaters are still required to check in with the campground, marina, or EID office prior to launching. 

During the week, boaters can go to the EID office, Lake Newell Resort Marina, Rolling Hills Campground, or Crawling Valley Campground to fill out a watercraft registration form.

Please clean, drain and dry your watercraft before moving to a new waterbody and do not release garden plants or pets into the wild.

Contact Us

Email us at:

Or visit us in the Kinbrook Provincial Park in Newell County. Follow the road into the park all the way to the end, and you will find us on the right.