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.

Sailing Suspended 14-Jun-24 with immediate effect – Blue Green Algae

Regretfully I am writing to advise members that all water borne activity on the lake has been suspended with immediate effect due to high levels of Blue Green algae.

Bristol water have consequently notified us that all fishing and sailing activity on the lake is suspended until further notice.

What this means:

  • There will be no sailing Saturday 15-Jun-24 or Sunday 16-Jun-24. No boats, RIBs or other craft can be launched on the water until further notice
  • The club grounds remain open for members to access their boats to carry out maintenance etc. However members should keep clear of the water
  • The duty teams have been stood down for this weekend.
  • The above will remain the case until advised otherwise

Ben and Antonia will be at the club on Saturday and Sunday providing a catering service as normal. Obviously this would normally be a busy period and I would encourage all members to show your support for their efforts and come and enjoy a lunchtime meal or snack at the club as you would normally.

Bristol Water monitor the water levels regularly and obviously we all hope that levels will return to an acceptable threshold in the near future and we can return to the water. I will be in touch with them regularly to understand the position and will update you as soon as any further information becomes available.

Andy Jones


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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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