About North London Sailing Association
The NLSA is an association open to all who want to sail. We sail at Stoke Newington West Reservoir, one of London’s best kept sailing secrets, set a beautiful location, behind the Castle Climbing Wall, just off Green Lanes.

Sailing times are Sundays 10am till 1pm and, during British Summer Time, Tuesdays 6pm till 8pm. While members can simply enjoy a relaxing sail, we also organise informal training sessions and races in which everyone is 
Three dinghies glide effortlessly over the reservoir
encouraged to take part, whatever their level of ability.

Use of the boats is included in the membership fee. 

The only requirements for membership are that you are at least 8 years old and hold RYA Level 2, Young Sailor Stage 3 or equivalent. For full details see the section on "How to join". 

Brightlingsea Coastal Base

During the summer months we arrange weekends and RYA courses at our coastal base at Brightlingsea, Essex between Colchester and Clacton. This is a fantastic location and a great place to meet and get to know other members. 

You will sail with others in our fleet of Wayfarer dinghies, usually sailing to a picnic spot for lunch ashore before returning to the NLSA's base for dinner and possibly a walk across the road to one of the local pubs.

Trips to Brightlingsea are very affordable and include most meals plus accommodation and the use of the boats. 

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NLSA Stoke Newington West Reservoir Center


NLSA Brightlingsea Coastal Base


Want to know more?

Drop into the Reservoir on Sunday morning and ask for the NLSA. The senior instructor will be happy to talk to you and introduce you to members.
Call Mary Leaming on 020 7254 2315
See the section on "How to join"