Welcome to The Woolverstone Project

First sailing day – Jan. 26th 2015

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. We do this with the support of the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, the Royal Hospital School, Rotary and the many people and organisations who sponsor us financially.

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. The Woolverstone Project has been providing sailing opportunities for 20 years and with the help of our volunteers and sponsors we continue to run these sessions.

If you would like to make a donation to the Woolverstone project, please either download a Gift Aid form from our downloads page and send the form with your donation to our treasurer, or use mydonate. There you can donate on-line to the Woolverstone Project, and we also receive the Gift Aid money with your donation. On this website you can see examples of how the money we receive in donations is used and catch up with our latest news.

RYA TC Logo Final for webWe are an accredited RYA Training organisation and run some RYA courses and issue certificates. Using Access dinghies at Alton Water and the Hawk and Drascombe at Woolverstone, we are able to deliver the full syllabus for the Dinghy Level One and Two courses minus the capsize.

To check if an Alton Water session has been cancelled at short notice due to poor weather please call 07527 758 483.


You can see our latest news here. If you would like to be notified when news is added to the site, please email the web editor.


It is our aim to give people the fun and freedom of sailing with the help and tuition of fully qualified instructors, in a safe environment. See some quotes from our sailors here.


We are always looking for volunteers to help the sailors before, during and after their time on the water. See our Volunteers page for further details.


You can see who our Trustees are and also details of some of our team members.