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.


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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.

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Covid-19 update 04-Nov-20, Sailing Club Closed

To comply with Government legislation, and in line with RYA advice, the Sailing Club will close from Thursday 05-Nov-20.
It will remain closed until such time as the current ‘lockdown’ is eased and we are advised that we can re-commence our sailing activity.
During this time we are advised that members should not enter the Club grounds to check or carry out work on their boats. There will be a security rota of local members who will make daily checks around the dinghy park.
Our Covid advisory group, and the Club General Committee will continue to meet and pass on news during this time.
In the meantime, please stay safe and look forward to when we can sail again.

John Smalley Commodore

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