Disabled Sailors


Please be aware that due to COVID-19 we are aiming to offer a limited service from the 5th of June 2021.  During our initial restart we will not initially be taking any new sailors.  If things go to plan then we hope to welcome new sailors at the start of July.  We will calculate new members fees on a pro-rata basis.

Whilst we try an accommodate people with all kinds of disabilities we require you to come for an assessment so that we can assess your needs.  As, unfortunately, our boats are not suited to everybody.

If we can accommodate your needs then we will allow you 2 taster sessions before are you required to join as a member.  The annual membership for 2021 is £25.00 (this years membership has been reduced due to COVID-19 Restrictions).

How to apply:

Before you come for an assessment with us you should complete both an application form and medical form and send to our secretary either by email (if you can scan in the completed form), by Post, or bring along to your visit (if agreed).  Here are the links to the downloadable PDF forms:

Please do NOT submit payment until your application has been approved by the CLADS Committee

Membership Application
Medical Form
CLADS Data, Privacy Policy (updated 30th March 2018)
CLADS Constitution (updated 28th April 2018)

CLADS minimum age for joining is 8 years old.  CLADS require anyone under the age of 16 to have their parent/carer onsite at all times.

As the gate to the lake is normally locked then we recommend you arrive between 10:00 and 10:30 as you are most likely to meet other club members coming and going.  Once you have joined CLADS then you can obtain a key for a deposit of £50.00 from Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club.  Your deposit will be refunded when you return your key.

Sailing wîth us:

When coming to sail with us you should always bring a spare change of clothes.  Whilst our boats are extremely stable you can still get quite wet from spray over the side of the boat.

We do have some waterproof over clothes that you can use to help keep you dry.  We also have buoyancy aides that you can use.

Everyone going on the water, or near the waters edge must where a buoyancy aide.