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.


  • Come and Sail with CLADS

    We are a friendly club and we sail most Saturdays between the end of April and beginning of October. Interested in joining as a disabled sailor or volunteering as a helper? Then browser through our site and get in contact for more details.

  • COVID-19 Restart Plan

    Over the last few months we have been working with the CVLSC Committee and RYA Sailability to establish are restart plan to get CLADS Sailors back on the water at Chew.

    Phase 1

    Our first phase will start on June the 5th and will only be open to existing sailors. We will be operating 3 Saturdays in June (5th, 19th, and 26th).

    During this phase we will have 2 boats available on each Saturday with two available time slots (10:00 to 12:30 and 13:00 to 14:30). We will be taken 2 sailors in the morning and 2 sailors in the afternoon, running with a boat for each sailor.

    Where possible sailors should bring their own life jackets and waterproofs. Whilst we have life jackets and some waterproofs that we can lend out, we are currently required to sanitise then after you have used them.

    Current members are required to email us with the above dates and time slots that the would like to attend. We will then work out a rota and email members with which slots they have been allocated.

    Please do not come unless you have been allocated a time slot.

    Please note that there could be changes as short notice. As aways please check the Website and your Email before you come to sail with us.