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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 newsletter@newellsailingclub.com

Executive Committee 2023

  • Commodore: Dave Timko
  • Past-Commodore: Larry Van Pypen
  • Treasurer: Darren Wagner
  • Secretary: Conal Archer
  • Fleet Captain: John Cormack
  • Staff Captain: Dave Mills
  • Director at Large: John Bos
  • Events: Conal Archer/Pleun Brevet
  • Communication: Pleun Brevet

Events 2024

For the 2024 season, the following events have been planned:

Winter Socials

It is that time of the year. Sailing is over, we are getting ready to hunker down and wait for what winter is going to bring. 

On February 10, March 9 and April 13, we organize a Winter Social for our members with a potluck dinner. We start at 2pm and take a moment to enjoy winter in Kinbrook Park. 

We hope you’ll put the dates in your calendar and are looking forward to catching up with everyone during winter.

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. 

Please note that your watercraft can only be registered at the Lake Newell Resort Marina, Rolling Hills Reservoir Campground, Crawling Valley Campground, and Kinbrook Provincial Park (when EID staff are present). Registration cannot be done at the EID Office. For more information visit their website

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: newsletter@newellsailingclub.com

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.