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.

Latest posts:

Saturday 6th Oct no sailing

We had planned to fit in an extra sailing day tomorrow, 6th of October. Due to poor weather forecast, the will not be happening.

Start of 2018

Well this first month of our 2018 season has passed.  For most Saturdays we had lovely hot sunshine, which sadly meant virtually no wind.  However many of our sailors took to the water with great optimism, and managed the odd leisurely drift, a few thermals created a for short puffs as the days progressed.

The final Saturday in May was much better, with some proper sailing wind at last.  Though we had to reef at first this did not stop some very enjoyable sailing.

Do you have a disability and would like to find out more about Sailing with CLADS?

If so then check out our page: Joining as a Sailor.

Would you like to get involved as a helper with CLADS?

Check out our page: Joining as a Helper.