UWE Sailing offers a diverse range of opportunities from social and leisure sailing to team sailing participating in fleet and match racing.

Year on year our membership base has grown, encouraging larger numbers of members to enter into the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) Fleet and Team Racing Championships, where we compete against a diverse number of universities from across the country.

Our team also regularly compete in university hosted racing events, involving travel to other universities across the country. During these races members have the chance to compete in a sport they love and explore a new location home to the hosting university.

Our club sails every week on Wednesday afternoons and on selected weekends at Chew Valley Sailing Club. This year’s committee are hoping to gain access to RYA courses to ensure that any level of experience will be welcomed to the club right down from beginners to those competing at international level.


We host regular socials taking place mainly on Wednesday evenings at a variety of locations within Bristol City Centre, and our social sec takes care to listen to the requests of all club members.

Our aim is to improve our club so that we can invite all levels of sailing to join and improve both their skills and confidence on the water. It’s a great club to join no matter your standard we welcome all and with our new committee this year we are open to all ideas!

This year we are hoping to organise subsidised RYA sailing courses, Powerboats courses and offer an opportunity to gain a Health and safety qualification (all subject to number of members interested).

We will be hosting FREE give it a go sessions the dates of which as follow:

- Wednesday 26th September

- Saturday 29th September

- Wednesday 3rd October

All these sessions will take place at Chew Valley Lake. Contact us on Facebook (UWE Sailing Club) or email us on

Come and see us at our stand at Freshers Fair 2018, on the 21st September just look for the boat!

We look forward to meeting you and showing you what UWE Sailing can offer.



Committee of 2018/19

President                                - Cameron Backus

Vice President                        - Alix Nichols 

Captain                                   - Mitchell Kneale 

Treasurer                                - Oliver Windsor  

Participation & equality            - George Staley  

Equipment & Safety                 - William Dartnell


All images taken & edited by existing or former UWESC members.