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Note: Our Facebook pages are intended for CVLSC members and not open to the general public, therefore you membership will need to be accepted by an Admistrator.


Duty Swaps / Volunteers needed

Urgently needed:

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

* Sunday 16th August 2015 - 1 x O.O.D.
* Sunday 29th August 2015 - 1 x Rescue Helm (Swap with David Bowers).

If you can help then please swap on Dutyman or email Hilary 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 July 2015 19:06)


Well done Chew Sailors

Have a look at the results for the  Laser Masters Worlds,  Flying Fifteen Nationals and the Europe Nationals

Well done Steve Smith (3rd Apprentice Master), Ian Cadwallader and Dave Sweet (5th FF), Andy Harris (1st Europe)

Look out for Topper Worlds at Lake Garda and Feva Worlds in Germany

There will be other great acheivements that I have missed, please let me know!!

It doesn't have to be racing!!

Helen Martin ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Last Updated (Saturday, 25 July 2015 08:34)


Commodore's Blog

The summer marches on and as we pass the Solstice we are reminded to make the most of the longer evenings with sailing on Wednesdays and Thursdays and to be involved in the busy weekend schedule.

We hosted the RS Feva Inland Championships and with a strong force 4, gusting 30 knots, witnessed some extraordinary sailing and had a great deal of fun.  Alice Edmonds and Louis Gibbs finished an amazing 6th in a fleet of 55 amongst a number of young sailors carrying sponsorship and a level of backup that was close to professional.

We are being interviewed by BBC Radio Bristol this coming Saturday as a part of their regular sports programme which is aimed at raising the profile of the sport and good publicity for the club.  We have membership spaces available and it would be great to fill them over the coming months.

The club really is a lovely place to be over the summer weekends and even if not sailing, please come down for a coffee and a little bit of sun and fun.

Rob Mitchell

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Last Updated (Wednesday, 24 June 2015 07:00)


CVLSC Bart's Bash

In addition to online donations we collected £400.00 towards the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.  See the article on the back of the Chew Valley Gazette:


Welcome to Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club

Sail for Gold Regatta - Follow the action

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.


To put your suggestions to the committee click here for more details.


Topper Open
South West Traveller Series

Sunday 13th September

Click to Download NOR PDF

Laser Open Report
Sat 13th of June

The April Newsletter is now online, download it here

or download the print friendly version here.

Ladies Day Report
Click to Download PDF


Read about the BUSA Western Team Trials here

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