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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

Project 21 sailing day

As well as our regular sailing, we often do some special sailing days for various groups. One of those is Project 21. They run activities, clubs and events for people with Down's Syndrome in the East of England and we are delighted to be one of those activities. We were really lucky with the weather and, though it was a little chilly, there was a perfect sailing breeze allowing them to take charge of the More »

1 May 2024

Compounding our compound

We always start sailing quite early in the year - usually in March. With an early start like that comes, not surprisingly, weather risks. Usually these are strong winds, but this year it was just relentlessly wet. This caused us some problems with moving boats in and out of the compound, so we decided to try and improve the access. One of our volunteers did a detailed survey of the site and researched a range More »

25 Apr 2024

Fred Olsen - grant

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 history of Little Ship

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

Upcoming events

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Sailing with the Woolverstone…

A Summary of Sailing Opportunities.
Dec 9

Christmas Party


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