London Reservoirs

Londoners need lots of drinking water, which is great news for watersports enthusiasts as the city is served by 23 reservoirs. Some are large enough to accommodate sailing, rowing and motor boats, while many have become Sites of Special Scientific Interest with wildlife breeding programmes.

The King George V reservoir in Chingford and the Queen Mother reservoir in the Colne Valley regional park are two of the city’s largest with facilities for sailing and bird watching. The Queen Mary Reservoir, 700 acres of watery racing track at Staines, is very popular with dinghy sailors and windsurfers.

Queen Mary Sailing Club

The Queen Mary Sailing Club plays host to the largest fleet of international Moths, much loved by high-energy dinghy sailors and a real spectacle to behold. Hiring out all sorts of equipment, from buoyancy aids to Laser Picos, this place is more of a sailing hub than a sailing club. A range of membership options are offered to cover any type of usage, including the occasional evening sail.

Video - Dinghy Sailing at The Docklands Sailing & Watersports Centre

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