Joining the NLSA (or renewing Your Membership)

We are delighted that you want to join us or continue sailing at the Stoke Newington Reservoir Centre.

Membership criteria

If you are 8 or over and have an RYA Level 2 certificate or a Youth Stage 3, or equivalent, you can join straight away; just follow the instructions below.  There is an extensive dropdown menu and the one you select depends on your date of joining and your category of membership.

Family members aged 8 to 17 who aren't qualified can join on an unqualified basis and must sail with the qualified family member.  Applications for unqualified young people must be made by their parent or guardian.

If you don't have a qualification, contact the Stoke Newington Reservoir Centre on 020 8442 8116 for details of courses.

If you have dinghy-sailing experience you can apply for an NLSA assessment on our website, northlondonsailing.org.  Once you have successfully completed this you will be able to join.

If you have an equivalent qualification, email the Membership Secretary on membership@northlondonsailing.org.

Subscriptions: Membership rates for new members depend on date of first joining

The subscription year runs from 1st April to 31st March and subscriptions for new members run to 31 March of the following year.

  • New members joining January to May pay a full 100% subscription
  • New members joining June to September pay a 75% subscription
  • New members joining October to December pay a 50% subscription
  • Existing members when renewing pay a full 100% subscription.

The NLSA offers concessionary membership, at 50% of the relevant Full subscription, to adults who are:  over 60; or are full-time students in further/higher education; or are in receipt of benefits; and who supply proof of eligibility.  Please contact the Membership Secretary on membership@northlondonsailing.org if you need more information.

Where there is more than one member from the same household, only one member from that household pays the Full annual subscription for membership.  All other members from the household pay a Family subscription at 50% of the relevant Full subscription.