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 (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 update, Return to sailing phase 1- approved by Bristol Water 24-May-20.
On behalf of the Directors and General Committee I am delighted to announce that restricted recreational sailing is permitted via a strictly limited pre-booking system only, on Wednesdays and Sundays from Wednesday 27-May-20
Fellow members, we have a shared responsibility to keep each other safe from the virus and the elements, on site as well as on the water. It is essential that you read the CVLSC Instructions to sailors and all the linked documents, released via the email newsletter on Saturday 23-May-20. Also available on the website here
The clubhouse remains closed. Members are requested to look out for club emails- there are regular updates
Helen Martin. Commodore
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