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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TrueSpeed Charity Event 29th November 2017

TrueSpeed Charity Event 29th November 2017 at Chew KitchenA special festive event designed specifically for the residents of Chew Stoke, Chew Magna, Pensford, Publow and Belluton, TrueSpeed and Chew Kitchen have teamed up to host an evening to remember!
Taking place at the renowned Chew Kitchen, guests are warmly invited to join us for an evening of festive cheer and a talk from our CEO Evan Wienburg about how TrueSpeed are investing in the communitites by bringing ultrafast, reliable broadband to the areas.
Starting at 7pm, guests will be welcomed into a Christmas themed Chew Kitchen with a warming mulled wine. Evan's talk will take place at 7.30pm and will be followed by a drinks reception including mulled wine, canapes and mince pies all hand made by Chew Kitchen chefs.
TrueSpeed staff will be there throughout the evening to answer any questions and meet and greet the local community. We are also proudly supporting the Chew Lake Association Of Disabled Sailors, by hosting a charity raffle where guests can purchase tickets to win a luxury Christmas Hamper and all proceeds raised will go to the local charity.
Due to the capacity of the venue, to attend you will need to RSVP by registering for your place via Eventbrite. So, if you live in either Chew Stoke, Chew Magna, Pensford, Publow or Belluton and have yet to sign up for TrueSpeed, register for your FREE ticket at and we very much look forward to seeing you there!

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]