Club Information

Fishers Green Sailing Club is situated in the Lee Valley Regional Park, approximately two miles north of Waltham Abbey and within easy reach of J25 and J26 of the M25. Our sailing water is the 80-acre Holyfield Lake, which, with its countryside setting and clear open water, provides Members with a beautiful place to sail.

Fishers Green Sailing Club has been established for over 50 years. It has recently registered as a Community Interest Company and a Community Amateur Sports Club and is affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association . Whilst the sport of dinghy sailing is the predominant activity, sailboarding is also catered for and encouraged, and many of our Members are also active in offshore cruising and racing.

The administration of the Club is by an elected voluntary Management Committee. Much of the maintenance of the clubhouse and other facilities is undertaken by Members who take part in organised working parties during January and on Wednesdays throughout the year.

A volunteer RYA-trained and certificated Rescue Team provides rescue facilities during racing and training using displacement boats and RIBs. Members are welcome to join the Rescue Team, and appropriate training in Rescue Powerboating can be provided.

Members’ rotas are operated for Club Race Control, Galley and general Duty Officer. This ensures that responsibility for the management and maintenance of the Club is shared among the Members. The Clubhouse is open and manned on Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays and on Wednesdays throughout the summer.



We are open to all classes of monohull dinghies and sailboards, and provide class and handicap racing throughout the year. The main classes currently active at Fishers Green are Solo, Laser, Comet, Cadet, Merlin-Rocket, Phantom, Wineglass and Wayfarer. Competitive racing is available at Club level and FGSC Members have had notable successes in National and International competitions.

The Club is an RYA Champion Club and home to a flourishing Cadet Squadron. A band of dedicated parents and instructors are helping to encourage, train and support the next generation of dinghy sailors. Fishers Green Cadets are currently represented in the National and Regional Cadet Squads, and new recruits are always welcome.

It is our aim to promote safe sailing for all the family and we not only offer dinghy sailing training days for Members but also fully support all forms of recreational sailing. Our membership includes a number of RYA-qualified Sailing Instructors who are always willing to offer advice if requested, and who can also arrange individual tuition.

Members also charter offshore yachts from time to time and opportunities arise to sail to France or the Channel Islands or to undertake coastal cruises from various British ports and marinas.



Ample car parking is available adjacent to the dinghy park. Good wide slipways and a large, sheltered dinghy park provide the ideal conditions for keeping boats close to the water, ready to sail with easy launching and recovery. The modern clubhouse, self-built by Members, overlooks the water and provides changing rooms, showers, kitchen facilities and a licensed bar. It is a pleasant place to relax, and a sheltered viewpoint to watch the action on the lake. There are swings to entertain the younger members of the family under parental supervision.

The galley provides sandwiches, snacks, light meals and tea, coffee and soft drinks.

FGSC takes pride in being a family club. Indeed, we now have Members from the third generation of the original families who joined in the 1960s. Every year, many of our members holiday together in Devon to participate in the Salcombe Regatta. It’s all part of the fun of Fishers Green!


Young or old, racing or pottering, long-time Member or newcomer, 
everyone finds a warm welcome at Fishers Green Sailing Club!


How to Find FGSC

Waltham Abbey is best approached from Junction 26 of the M25, following the signs to the Lee Valley Country Park. OS Map Reference 538250,204250, Postcode EN9 2EG.  Use SatNav to get to the juntion of B194 and Stubbins Hall Lane.  Do not use "Fishers Green Lane" turning from B194.

1. Approach the club is via the B194 from Harlow and Nazeing or from Waltham Abbey. From the B194, turn into Stubbins Hall Lane, the well-signposted approach to the Lee Valley Park Farms.

B194 approach from Harlow/Nazing.



B194 approach from Waltham Abbey



 2. The entrance road then divides into three; take the middle route through the barrier and follow it round past the car parks and toilets for the Wildlife Centre.



 3. Continue along the road towards the overflow car park, taking the right hand  fork.



 4. Continue past the overflow car park, taking the right hand fork.




5. The final part of our access road is secured by a barrier that may padlocked. Members are provided with the combination to the padlock.  Visitors should call the club house on  01992 892505 and someone will let you in.



6. At the boundary of the Club site is an electronically controlled gate, activated by a code or by a FGSC Membership Card. Visitors should call the club house on  01992 892505 if no one is already there to meet you.




Contact Information

Membership of FGSC is open to all.  We offer annual membership or a specially priced Winter only membership: Download Form

For further information, please contact the Membership Secretary:

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Come along to see what FGSC can offer!