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.
Covid19, coronavirus update 19-Mar-20.
Following our Extraordinary General Committee meeting last night, with the Directors, it is with regret I have to inform members that we have taken the decision to suspend all sailing for the moment. We concluded that the safeguards we believe would need to be in place to fulfil the guidance to reduce transmission cannot be guaranteed. Thank you to everyone who has been in contact. We will of course be reviewing on a regular basis.
On behalf of the flag officers, directors and general committee I wish you good health, humour and strength. Extraordinary times. Please keep in touch with each other.
Helen Martin firstname.lastname@example.org
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