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    AGM 2019

    Thanks to everyone who made it to our AGM on Monday 11th February. With nearly 50 people in attendance, it was a great chance to set out our plans for the years and report on progress in 2018. Though 2018 had its frustrations - blue-green algae being the main one - it was nevertheless a good year and we ran 507 sessions involving 1,186 sailors and 917 carers. We also managed three special trips -

    Published 19:14 on 14 Feb 2019

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    Lion Venture

    The Woolverstone Project were delighted to be invited by the Royal Harwich YC to be a part of the visit by HRH The Princess Royal to the club celebrating their 175th Anniversary. The celebrations included the release of an Illustrated History Book of the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, 1843 - 2018. Her Royal Highness was presented with a copy of the book and signed a copy for the RHYC library and archive collection. During

    Published 09:31 on 1 Feb 2019

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    New website

    Welcome to our new website. We have extensively updated the whole site and you will now be able to manage all your own information online, book sailing sessions as well as join the project. The new calendar will give much more information and you can filter it to see just the events you are interested in. We will also be using the new website to manage all our mailings to members. We look

    Published 17:40 on 26 Jan 2019

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    Awards 2018

    Thanks to all sailors and volunteers who came along to the Christmas party this week and congratulations to all the award winners who received their awards at the party. The people who received their certificates/awards were: Entry Luke Dibenga Stevie Harris Martin Lomax Bronze Jay Rednall Daina Wilson Improvement Chris Rubens Townsend Matthew

    Published 12:06 on 28 Dec 2018

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    A Wheely secret trip

    A couple of weeks after the trip up the Deben in late September, we took the Wheelyboat round to ' Secret Water '. Arthur Ransome's book Secret Water was published in 1939 and was set in the Walton Backwaters. Ransome himself used to sail the area in the Nancy Blackett and so used it as a location for the eighth book in the Swallows and Amazons series. The Nancy Blackett

    Published 22:26 on 23 Dec 2018

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    Wheelyboat to Woodbridge

    In mid September we took the Wheelyboat round to Tidemill Yacht Harbour at Woodbridge and spent a couple of days doing trips around the River Deben. The trip round took us just over two hours and though a little bumpy in places, the Wheelyboat handled it all immaculately. Follow the link below to see our track round : Woolverstone to Woodbridge Once round we were hosted by

    Published 21:19 on 23 Dec 2018

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    RHYC 175

    On Saturday 16 June the RHYC organised on the river Orwell a Pursuit Race for dinghies and keelboats as part of its 175th Anniversary celebrations. The event was generously sponsored by Fox's Marina and Chandlery. Some 30 boats started in order of a local handicap formula. There were around 30 entries, including many different classes: Access303, Ajax, Finn, Hornet, Laser, National 12, Optimist, Solo, Terra, Wanderer, and Wayfarer, amongst others. Amazingly, the ages of the

    Published 19:21 on 9 Sep 2018

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    Margaret Howard

    All of those at The Woolverstone Project and her many friends who knew her were saddened to note the recent death of Margaret Howard.

    Published 00:00 on 8 Sep 2018

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    AGM 2018

    The Project AGM for 2018 was held at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club on February 26th. During the course of the morning we heard a series of reports on the project's activities during 2017. We also had a fascinating talk from Gordon Sutton and Bruce Moss on the history of the RHYC over the last 175 years. The club celebrates its 175th Anniversary with a series of events during 2018 and we are delighted that

    Published 14:16 on 28 Feb 2018

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    A busy winter of work

    Over the winter break, a team of volunteers have been hard at work refurbishing the shed and the clubhouse. The ravages of time meant that the shed had started to rot along the side and also on some of the front and back walls. The quickest way to get rid of this, seemed to be to get rid of the wall, which we did. This meant that

    Published 00:00 on 16 Feb 2018

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