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.

COVID 19 Update 02-Dec 21:
Unfortunately it’s not gone away. While the club is open and sailing is taking place as normal, please ensure you read and abide by the CVLSC COVID guidelines to help keep everyone safe


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Club Calendar for Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club

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 (limited hours)  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. Please refer to New Members Information for more details.

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. In the meantime please view more membership information or this FAQ.

Covid 19 02-Dec-21
Important update to member instructions

As you will be aware Government advice concerning the use of face coverings was recently updated and is now mandatory in some settings. Advice in crowded indoor settings and enclosed spaces like the clubhouse is that people should wear a face covering, particularly where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet. To reflect the new guidance, we are once again introducing additional precautions to help keep all members and visitors safe:

  • all members must now wear a face covering when inside in any area of the clubhouse. The only exceptions are when you are seated to consume food or drink, or if an individual is exempt
  • Additionally, as an added precaution we are asking members attending the club on days when there are large indoor events to please complete a LFT within 24 hours prior to coming to the club. This applies this weekend for the Bristol Brew, the Christmas lunch and the Police breakfast. Any future events requiring this will be advised through the newsletter
  • Duty teams must continue to open clubhouse doors and windows to help ventilate the inside space, even though it may be cold – so get out your winter woolies and layer up if you are coming to the club!

I hope that these slightly tighter constraints will be needed only for the short term; we will of course continue to review and update our approach against the detailed government and RYA advice over the coming weeks

Andrew Jones

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