Stoke Newington

Laser Pico followed up by two Lasers on the West Reservoir. Looks like a race chasing powerboat, in front of a tall building.
The NLSA sails at the West Reservoir Centre, Stoke Newington, Green Lanes, N4 2HA on Sundays all year round. As well as general dinghy sailing, we organise racing and informal race training and practice.

Adults and children who have done courses with the Centre, or others who can sail, are welcome to join the NLSA as full members.  Close family and household members can also join as unqualified members.  We encourage members to improve their skills and are keen to help people progress through to RYA Instructor, but everyone is welcome to sail "just for fun".

The West Reservoir Centre is a centre for watersports with excellent shore facilities and a range of dinghies to suit all ages and abilities.  Funded by the Lottery and other grants, it is run by GLL/Better (Greenwich Leisure Ltd) for the London Borough of Hackney. The Centre is an RYA Training Centre and runs activities for schools and community groups, courses for adults and a Saturday youth club for young people aged 8 to 18.  For information about RYA courses and the youth club, please go to their website:

Boats available at Stoke Newington

The dinghies sailed by the NLSA at Stoke Newington belong to the Centre. There are boats suitable for all ages/crew weights and levels of experience. The fleet is based mostly on boats from Laser and Topper International and includes:
  • Laser Funboat
  • Laser (full sail and small sail 4.7)
  • Laser Pico
  • Laser Bahia
  • RS Feva
  • Hartley 10
  • Stand-up paddleboards
For a map of Stoke Newington and the location of the West Reservoir Centre click here
For information on the Centre from GLL/Better click here