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 24-Mar-21

The Sailing Club will be Opening for sailing from Weds 31-Mar-21, although some covid related restrictions still apply and members should refer to the relevant  guidelines for details.


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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 update 24-Mar-21

I am delighted to confirm that following the easing of the Government lockdown restrictions scheduled for 29-Mar-21, we are planning to allow  sailing once again beginning on Wednesday 31st March.

There will still be some restrictions on our activities in keeping with RYA and Government advice and guidance to help us all stay safe; members should please refer to the detailed member guidelines and other documents available on this site for more information.

I shall look forward to seeing many of you return to the water over the coming weeks

John Smalley Commodore

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