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CLADS (Chew Lake Association of Disabled Sailors) has been in existence since 1991 and was started by two very enthusiastic sailors from the main sailing club at Chew Lake, Bristol.

Initially an old boat (a Challenger class Trimaran) was donated to us by the Royal Yachting Association (Sailability) which was a welcome start and over time the club has gone from strength to strength with members, helpers, boats and facilities all growing.

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ROYAL NAVY ENGINEERS SUPPORT BRISTOL AND BATH DISABLED SAILORS

The Bristol and Bath branches of the Royal Naval Engineers Quart Club, a Naval social and charitable organisation, recently donated £800 to the Chew Valley Lake Association for Disabled Sailors.

The Bristol and Bath branches of the Royal Naval Engineers Quart Club (RNEQC) recently made a donation of £800 to the Chew Valley Lake Association for Disabled Sailors (CLADS). The money had been raised by RNEQC activities in 2013 and, having donated money to CLADS in previous years, reaffirmed the strong links between the 2 organisations; one of the CLADS boats being named ‘The Mighty Quart’. The donation was made by the Bath RNEQC Secretary Lieutenant Commander Adrian Kerr, based at Ministry of Defence, Abbey Wood, and also a member of Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club, to CLADS Chairman, Steve Nash.

Royal Naval Engineers Quart Club. The RNEQC is a social and charitable organisation open to all Royal Navy engineer officers, both serving and retired. The club was started in the 1930s and has branches across the UK and overseas. The only stipulation is that members drink real ale out of a quart tankard at meetings. The Bath branch meets monthly at The Pulteney Arms with the Bristol branch moving between different pubs each month.

Chew Valley Lake Association for Disabled Sailors.CLADS has been in existence since 1991 and was started by two very enthusiastic sailors from the Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club, Bristol. Still as active as ever, CLADS meets every Saturday and has a variety of sailing craft specially adapted for use by disabled sailors.

Contact: Adrian Kerr: AKerr@iee.org

CLADS recieves a very welcomed donation from Nailsea Olympian Lodge

Chew Lake Association of Disabled Sailors were happy to welcome his Worshipful Master Tony Tucker at the sailing club on Saturday 20th April. Tony was there to present CLADS with three cheques totalling £2000.00, money donated through the Nailsea Olympian Lodge. CLADS would like to thank all those members of the Nailsea Olympian Lodge for their efforts in raising this money. The money will be used to enhance the facilities for the disabled sailors at the sailing club.

A photograph of his Worshipful Master Tony Tucker presenting the cheques to Steve Nash CLADS chairman, Ken Elliott Treasurer, Tony and Janet Thornhill and Lucy.