Holyfield Lake is around 1km long and 3/4km wide. It is fed by the River Lea at the north end and controlled by a weir at the south end. The south-western area of the lake is a nature reserve formed by many small islands and sailing here is restricted. The club-house is situated on the eastern shore.
13 buoys are permantly situated on the lake for racing. These marks are organised anti-clockwise from 1 (by the club-house) through 12, with the addition W (west). The marks are large blue buoys with the number/letter on the side. We also use temporary marks – X (yellow), Y (white) and Z (pink) for racing. There are other buoys on the lake marking some of the shallows and the nature reserve. Give these buoys and the islands a couple of boat-lengths and you’ll be fine. Please give anglers, sometimes present on the north-east shores, at least 15 meters clearance.