Come sailing with us
The Woolverstone Project provides sailing opportunities and tuition for those with disabilities with sailing throughout the year at Alton Water and during the summer months at Woolverstone on the River Orwell.
Volunteers are on hand to take the sailors out on the water, help the sailors in and out of the dinghies and to provide refreshments during the sessions.
Why not come along and see what we do at one of our open sessions on a Monday morning. See the Calendar link for the times we sail.
We were delighted to welcome staff from Fred Olsen and Suffolk Community Foundation to our session at Alton Water. Fred Olsen Cruise Lines awarded a £2,000 grant to the oolverstone Project, as part of funding through the Suffolk Community Foundation and the staff came to present us with the cheque. Georgina May, Public Relations Executive and member of the Charity Committee at Fred Olsen Cruises Lines, said: "Supporting local communities is close to More »
30 Sep 2023
The Woolverstone Project was founded in 1993, the year of the Royal Harwich Yacht Club's 150th Anniversary. The first Trustees were Peter Hooper, Johnty Dickinson and Simon Tozer, all members of the Club. Their names live on through our boats - the Sonar is named Kip (Johnty's nickname) and one of our 3.03s is called Simon Tozer. In 1994 the Project was presented with its first two boats. A Drascombe Longboat, "Shellduck", was donated by More »
28 Jul 2023
Following on from our very successful Success After Stroke day, we also ran a day for a local Parkinson's support group. Around 26 sailors came down to the Royal Harwich Yacht Club and went out on our Sonar and Wheelyboat for a number of sessions. The sailing went so well that a number of people stayed on to have a second go on our Sonar for the afternoon - a great day's sailing and very More »
27 Jul 2023
Every year we host a day for the Success After Stroke group - using our Wheelyboat and Sonar to take their members out on the river. The day was hosted at the Royal Harwich YC and thanks to all their members who helped support the day. It was an excellent day with a total of 46 people getting on the water to enjoy the beautiful River Orwell at its best. Thanks as well to More »
19 Jul 2023