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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

Brandy Race - a winter warmer

The origins of the Brandy Race seem to have been lost in the mists of time (do let us know if you know the history!), but the aim has remained the same - to win a bottle of brandy. So, if you would like a chance to win the ultimate winter warmer, why not come and join us on Monday September 23rd. In the morning is the race for project sailors - the racing More »

Published 7:03pm on 10 Sep 2019

Water water, not quite everywhere ....

Well - today was a first for us - having to cancel a session because of not enough water ....! The water level is now so low at Alton Water that the slipway has run out. This has also meant that our pontoon does not have enough water to safely launch the boats. So today, a group of volunteers got wet and muddy moving the pontoon. Under the guidance of our Chief Instructor, they More »

Published 7:27pm on 9 Sep 2019

Helping us navigate our training ....

We were delighted to welcome Karl Lumbers from Trinity House to our session in mid-August. It was a great sailing session with a good breeze, sunshine and 26 sailors. Trinity House awarded us a grant to provide for our training requirements for 2019/20. This will cover us to provide hoist training, tractor training and a range of powerboat courses. Many thanks to them for their support - much appreciated and a great help in upskilling More »

Published 6:32pm on 7 Sep 2019

Sailing in esteemed company

So what is the connection between drunkenness, a deer park and our sailing sessions at Woolverstone? The story starts with Admiral Edward Vernon (1684-1757). In his time drunkenness on board navy ships was endemic. This was largely due to the daily rum ration. Vernon's solution was to water the rum down - a quarter rum and three quarters water. Vernon's nickname was Old Grog (this is because his clothes were spun of a cheap fabric More »

Published 6:27pm on 7 Sep 2019

Upcoming events

Sep 16

10:00 - Adult Open » (AW)

Open session for adult sailing members.
Sep 19

17:00 - Youth Group Open » (AW)

Open sailing sessions for individual members aged 8 to 18.
Sep 26

17:00 - Youth Group Open » (AW)

Open sailing sessions for individual members aged 8 to 18.
Sep 30

10:00 - Adult Open » (AW)

Open session for adult sailing members.
Oct 7

10:00 - Adult Open » (AW)

Open session for adult sailing members.
Oct 14

10:00 - Adult Open » (AW)

Open session for adult sailing members.
Oct 21

10:00 - Adult Open » (AW)

Open session for adult sailing members.
Oct 28

10:00 - Adult Open » (AW)

Open session for adult sailing members.
Nov 4

10:00 - Adult Open » (AW)

Open session for adult sailing members.
Nov 11

10:00 - Adult Open » (AW)

Open session for adult sailing members.
Nov 18

10:00 - Adult Open » (AW)

Open session for adult sailing members.
Nov 25

10:00 - Adult Open » (AW)

Open session for adult sailing members.
Dec 2

10:00 - Adult Open » (AW)

Open session for adult sailing members.
Dec 9

10:00 - Adult Open » (AW)

Open session for adult sailing members.

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