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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CLADS receives a donation from Nailsea Olympian Lodge at their 2017 Ladies Gala Evening

On behalf of CLADS, Steve and Lisa were invited to the Ladies Gala Evening on 30th of September.  We were treated to an excellent meal along with some great company, everyone made us feel very welcome. We would like to thank everyone for the very kind donation of £1,000.00 that was presented to CLADS.  This will be put towards maintaining and upgrading our fleet of boats which allow us to provide people with disabilities the joy of sailing at Chew Valley Lake. [caption id="attachment_407" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Lisa and Steve, on behalf of CLADS, accept donation. Cheque presented by Sam Stride[/caption]

Our new Hansa 303 Wide



Presentation of our new Hansa 303



‘The presentation of a Hansa Access Dinghy by club member David Bowers to the Chew Valley Lake Association for Disabled Sailors. The donation was funded by Sitec Engineering Ltd to mark David’s managerial career with the aerospace company. Steve Nash, Chairman of CLADS, accepted the £10,000 cheque saying ‘This new dinghy will enhance the sailing experience for our clubs members and be a fantastic addition to our fleet’. The dinghy has been named ‘Hannah’ after David’s daughter.