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.
Our new Hansa 303 Wide
‘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.