Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club is based on Cheddar Reservoir in Somerset . It is recognised as one of the foremost Sailing Clubs in South West England. It’s a great place to sail or windsurf with sparkling clear mineral water and a friendly, informal club.
There are no tides to restrict when you sail on Cheddar Reservoir, and the surroundings are lovely, with the Mendip hills providing a beautiful backdrop. The picturesque views make the reservoir a popular destination for walkers, bird watchers and anglers as well as sailors and windsurfers.
The reservoir provides a large area of open water nearly 1 mile in diameter and works best in the prevailing south westerly wind although it's very sailable in all wind directions. The reservoir is elevated above the surrounding Somerset levels and consequently the wind is not obstructed.
Launching is easy from a wide flat area. Off the water, the club house facilities include changing rooms, hot showers, a spacious club house with training areas, bar and views over the reservoir and the Somerset levels. There is a galley with hot meals on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. The club is fortunate to have undercover storage for dinghies as well as a large car park.
Among the club members are some first class sailors competing at national and international level. Some of the youngsters are in the RYA zone squads aspiring to be the Olympic sailors of the future. Others just enjoy pottering about on the reservoir and messing around in boats.