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 Edward Creasey - the High Sheriff of Suffolk - to our sailing session on Monday July 19th. He came along with great timing as this was the first week when we offered buddy sailing once again. He came down to see the work we do - much of which has been support by the grants given to us by Suffolk Community Foundation. The office of the High Sheriff is at More »
Published 18:27 on 25 Jul 2021
We are very sorry to learn of the death of one of our founder members and one of the first disabled sailors on the books, Ron Hollington. He sailed with the Project back in the late 1990s sailing the Challengers, before any Access dinghies were acquired. He was certainly a character and always determined and spirited. He would set a great example of always rigging his own boat and then towing it with his powered More »
Published 19:06 on 16 May 2021
We have been busy in our enforced down time from sailing and many thanks to all the volunteers who have helped with work parties to prepare everything for this season. The boats have been cleaned, the shed and the clubhouse painted and cleaned and we now have a new larger compound. The long dry spell made it quite challenging to dig the new holes for the extended fence line, but fuelled by coffee and cake More »
Published 11:53 on 8 May 2021
At last - we can start sailing again. We started operations at Woolverstone on the Wheelyboat on May 4th and have been taking individuals and some groups out for sessions. They have all been delighted to get back on the water again and our instructors have enjoyed starting up again. We will be running some training courses at Alton Water during May and when we start fully at Alton Water Monday open sessions will look More »
Published 11:44 on 8 May 2021