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 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.
On the 1st of September 2012 CLADS held a fun event to celebrate the London 2012 Paralympics. Three races were held throughout the day, where Ken was the overall winner.
After packing up the boats we retired to the bar for some well earned refreshments and snacks.
Whilst the weather was kind to us it was rather gusty at times, but great fun. Our thanks goes to everyone at CLADS and CVLSC for making this such an enjoyable event.