Sailing / Yacht Club
In the mid 1960’s when Clatworthy reservoir was built some 12 miles west of Taunton a number of dinghy racing enthusiasts who sailed on the sea during the summer months, got together and formed a club to organise somewhere for them to sail during the winter. In those days clothing suitable for winter sea sailing was not available, wet suits were in their infancy & dry suits something mainly used by divers, hence the need for sheltered water for the winter. Clatworthy Sailing Club had a membership of around fifty families and individuals. They found the reservoir so much to their liking, that all the year round sailing soon began and a simple clubhouse was built. Financial circumstances however never allowed any main services to be connected.