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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.

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Latest news

Photo competition

Thanks to everyone for all the great entries to the photo competition we ran during June. The theme for the competition was 'water' and there were some great interpretations of that theme - thanks again to all those who entered. Enjoy the entries below :-) More »

Published 10:13 on 3 Jul 2020

Sailing in 2020

Well - we were all set up for a great season in 2020 - an exciting new boat, an extensively refurbished fleet and lots of plans for our 25th Anniversary as a charity and then ..... We are very sorry to have to let all our sailors know this, but, with safety of all our stakeholders the top priority, we really don't feel we can safely offer our sailing programme this season. The Project trustees More »

Published 11:03 on 23 May 2020

Our boat names

The names of our boats help give us a lot of the history of the project and all the groups and individuals who have supported us over the years, so we thought it would be nice to let people know some of this history. The names of the boats (past and present) are given below with a little background on how they were funded. Thanks to everyone who helped put this together and in particular, More »

Published 09:48 on 21 Apr 2020

Johnty Dickinson MBE

The first Trustees of the Woolverstone Project when it started as a charity in 1995 were Peter Hooper, Johnty Dickinson and Simon Tozer. Johnty worked tirelessly for the Project right from the outset. This work was recognised when he was awarded an MBE in 2004. In a typically modest way, when told about the award, he said "I think, without sounding pompous, it is not really for me but for the project, particularly the sailors. More »

Published 20:28 on 19 Mar 2020

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