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Penny Brohn UK Charity Concert 25th June 2016

Sara Lovell, a member of the CVLSC who sails a GP14 and crews a wayfarer, has been fighting cancer
for the past year , Sara has been a regular visitor to the Penny Brohn cancer support centre in
Bristol, and now wishes to put something back to the centre.

Sara who has just come back from playing the cello solo in the Guildhall in London. and now in Bristol
on June 25th at 7-30 the charity concert will be playing at Henleaze Reform church Bristol BS9 4BT
tickets on the door. more details.
Colin Shepherd
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Duty Swaps / Volunteers needed

Urgently needed:

We need volunteers, or someone who can swap a future duty, for the following dates:

* Saturday 25th June 2016 - 1 x Rescue Helm needed, 1 x O.O.D. needed

* Sunday 26th June 2016 - 1 x O.O.D. needed

* Saturday 3rd July - 1 x Rescue Helm needed

* Sunday 10th July - 1 x O.O.D. needed

If you can help then please swap on Dutyman or email Rick This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Steve This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated (Monday, 20 June 2016 23:32)


Dates for your diary

* Thursday evening sailing and "Start racing" continues,  bar open afterwards.

All Aboard Regatta Saturday 25th June,  support and coaching on the water from All Aboard instructors.  All classes of boat can enter on the day,  open to all school age sailors. 

Registration between 9 and 10, briefing 10.30,  first race 11.00

S W Optimist Championship and Optimist Coaching  Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June  On the weekend of 25th/26th June we have the Optimist South West Championships at Chew - which sounds very grand for what will actually be quite a small race event.  Running alongside this event is an Optimist Coaching event.   The Saturday will have coached racing on a very small course.  This means they'll be a coach in a RIB helping those who are struggling.  (Optibats are OK for this). Timings as above. On the Sunday we have a full day of Optimist coaching lined up.  We have booked the services of Hermione Stanley (not Granger unfortunately, but she's just as magic!) who is an Optimist Coach for the South Zone Squad.  She is a great coach and will take all levels from beginners upwards.  It's a great opportunity to get some top coaching here at Chew.

* Family regatta 2nd July  weed and weather permititng: round the island race, treasure hunt, pirate parade and so much more - deatils to follow soon

   Racing regatta 3rd July

* Ladies Day. 9th July. training in the moring, short series of 3 races in the afternoon, briefing 1.30, first race 2.00pm.  

   Followed by Sisters of Swing, 5.30 (bring your own picnic or BBQ). Tickets available now- open to all. Sunshine ordered!!

* RYA First Aid Course at Chew on Saturday 9th July 2016 This is a mandatory course for all Dinghy Instructors. Check your current certificate as it only lasts for 3 years! The course starts at 09:00 sharp and runs to 16:30. Cost is just £25. Limited places available so please book early with Rich Hole This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated (Friday, 24 June 2016 13:42)


Welcome to Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club

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Chew Valley Lake is the biggest inland waterway in the south-west of England and a great place to sail.

The lake is situated on the northern edge of the beautiful Mendip hills, eight miles south of Bristol.

The picturesque surroundings make the lake a popular destination for walkers, picnickers, bird watchers and anglers as well as sailors.

On the water, the Club can easily cater for fleets of over one hundred boats and we have in the past been called upon to host many large events. Five separate slipways enable easy launching. Off the water, the clubhouse facilities include large changing rooms, hot showers, galley run by professional caterer (serving hot and cold lunches, light refreshments and drinks) at the weekends, a fully licensed bar and terrace overlooking the lake.

We also cater for disabled people with facilities on both floors and a lift.

The Club is open for sailing on Wednesday, Thursday and every weekend with racing held on Wednesday evenings and Sundays. Various sailing courses are held at the club including RYA training, various youth training, powerboat training, race officer training as well as more informal training run within each fleet. A selection of dinghies is also available for members to try.

If you are interested in joining the club then why not come down on a Saturday or Sunday, have a chat with one of our friendly members and have a look at what we have to offer. The good news is that you may not have to wait too long to join as sometimes we have vacancies throughout the year.


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Laser, Solo and Fin Open
Sat 21st, May 2016
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NOR Optimist
SW Championships

Sat 25th/Sun 26th June

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CVLSC Members
Enjoy a free day-sail with Ocean Youth Trust

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February Newsletter

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NOTE TO VISITORS and Members returning to Chew

A new book about the History of CVLSC has now been produced, click here for the full story


The laser fleet have created some training videos. See them here

WiFi internet is now available in the club.


Weather station is now
linked to a Raspberry Pi.

We'll see how it runs for
a few weeks.

Click here for more live weather data