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 19-Jul-21
The club is now operating much closer to normal as a result of the recent government announcements following the pandemic.
While much of the guidance in place now relates to the choices that individuals make, please be courteous and respectful in considering the wider membership, exercising common sense in making your choices while being respectful of the choices others make.
You can find the latest member and other updated guidelines here….


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Racing Results from Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club

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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.

Easing of Covid restrictions at CVLSC 19-Jul-21

In line with the Government’s announcement, from Monday 19-Jul-21, the General Committee have approved a number of changes to what has been become our accepted practice during the pandemic, these are detailed in CVLSC Coronavirus Members Instructions.

We are very conscious of the fact that the pandemic is not over, and that particularly within the clubhouse, there will remain areas of higher infection risk, and that among our membership we have many individuals especially vulnerable to this virus.
In all areas we will expect you to show consideration towards other members, particularly respecting their personal space.

Finally, I would like to thank you all for the truly amazing way in which you have accepted and complied with the many changes over the past 18 months. I believe that the pandemic has, in its perverse way, drawn us all closer together as we have adapted such that sailing could continue. My hope is that this ‘can do’ approach and comradeship continues as we slowly progress towards real ‘normality’.

John Smalley – Commodore. Monday 19-Jul-21

Sailing and Social Report 21-Oct-21

Sailing Club News – Thursday 21-Oct-21

We are now one week on from our 2021 AGM which saw the installation of Andy Jones, Paul Nichols and Jon Elmes as our new Commodore, Vice […]

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