Wirral Sailing Centre

Based at West Kirby Marine Lake and offers a full range of water sport activities, with courses available for all ages and levels of experience.



£16 per 2 hour session

Breaking news…announcing the return of Beach Club for the last week of the summer holidays 27th to 31st August. 😀

An exciting range of activities from sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, power boating, stand up paddle boards & raft building!
Individual sessions will run 9.30 to 12.30 for £23.50pp and 2pm to 4pm for just £16pp; here’s the twist – parents are welcome to join children during afternoon activities! Book as many as you wish!
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids and all equipment used on session provided. Children need to bring a swimsuit, old trainers/beach shoes and a towel.
Booking essential on 0151 929 7707. Minimum age 8 years.

We also have a wide range of exciting children’s activities running throughout the Summer holidays, call us now for more information

Booking essential Tel 929 7707


To view our summer timetable click here.

Why not check out our amazing other activities!

  • Certificated courses for adults & juniors: RYA windsurfing, dinghy sailing & power boating; BCU kayaking.
  • Children’s holiday courses: certificated courses as above. Multi activity fun weeks.
  • Tasters: sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boards & power boating.
  • Group bookings: ideal for schools and youth groups.
  • Private tuition.
  • Children’s parties.
  • Splash! Fun on the water, age 6 – 8 years.
  • Ladies who Launch: sociable sailing & windsurfing for ladies.
  • Equipment hire.
  • Hilbre Explorer Boat Trip: an exciting 2 hour RIB trip to Hilbre Island.
  • Private craft: launch your own craft – daily, seasonal & annual licences.

Club Nights

  • Windsurfing & sailing (adults/older teens) Monday 6pm – 8pm.
  • Kayaking (juniors) Tuesday 4.30 pm – 7.30pm.
  • Windsurfing (juniors) Wednesday 4.30pm – 7.30pm.
  • Sailing (juniors) Friday 5pm – 8pm.
  • T15 (youth windsurf coaching & racing) Friday 5pm – 8pm.

NB Club times change late season. Contact centre for details.


  • Free parking for Sailing Centre users & lake licence holders.
  • Changing rooms.
  • Toilets & showers.
  • Lockers.
  • Use of wetsuits/buoyancy aids plus all equipment used on session.

Equipment Hire

SUP’s (stand up paddle boards) are available to hire in light winds to those who have taken a taster.

Dinghies, windsurf boards & rigs and kayaks are available for hire to those who have NGB certification (minimum RYA L2 or Stage 3, BCU L2.)

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A little something to brighten a very grey day!
West Kirby Marine at night; photo credit Paul Dean.
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'Allo 'Allo Ali!
Gusts of 60 knots (Force 11) and a few flying boats make for a lively day at the office!
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West Kirby Warriors (youth windsurfing) put in some strong individual performances at the National Windsurfing Championships over the weekend, despite only being able to field a small team this year.
Herbie (pictured) placed 2nd in the 5.8 fleet, Caitlin placed 3rd and first girl overall in the 6.8 fleet with Arun not far away in 5th.
Congratulations all and many thanks to coach, Simon, and all of the volunteers who give their time to run the team.
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Sailing into the sunset..
Good luck to members of West Kirby Warriors T15 youth windsurfing club, who are competing for the Champions Cup at the National Windsurfing Championships this weekend at Rutland Sailing Club. The team is rather depleted this year due to illness and looming 11 Plus exams; we wish you all the very best! 🤞
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We have two spaces on a one day RYA 1st Aid course on Monday 17th September. This course is ideal for aspiring instructors as well as those who need to revalidate. The course costs just £75. Please call 0151 929 7707 to book. ... See MoreSee Less

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Everyone's favourite walk.
Which way round do you go? 😉Thanks @SteveDeer for your #westkirbyphoto - it looks like a Lowry painting.
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Couldn't resist sharing this! 🤣
It's windy here today; Junior Sailing club members - please call the centre on 0151 929 7707 before leaving for the centre.
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High tide at West Kirby Marine Lake.
A truly beautiful and evocative image from Jay Gilmour ❤️
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Sailing Centre Opening Hours

April9am - 5pm
May9am - 8pm
June - August9am - 8:30pm
September9am - 8pm
October - March9am - 5pm
Wirral Sailing Centre is open Monday - Sunday throughout the year.

Price List

Taster Session (3 hours)£35£30
SUP Taster (2 hours)£25£20
2 Day Course£142.50£100
5 Day Course£350£235
Half Day Week CourseNot Applicable£115
Dee Tours£40£30* (60+ also)
Monday 6pm - 8pmWindsurfing & Sailing£18N/A
Tuesday 4.30pm - 6.30pmKayaking N/A£12
Wednesday 4.30pm - 7.30pmWindsurfingN/A£12
Thursday 6pm - 8pmWindsurfing & Sailing£18N/A
Friday 5pm - 8pmSailing N/A£12
Ladies who Launch£18
Splash (6-8 years) £13
Log Hours/Hire (Book 2 hours get 3rd hour free)£8 (per 1/2 hour)
Powerboating (2 hours)£220
Group Bookings£7.50 (per hour - min 2 hours)
Children's Parties (minimum 6 children)£90
Private Tuition£30pp (additional person 1/2 price)
First Aid (1 Day)£75
ACTIVITYANNUAL (1st April - 31st March)DAY/EVE
Sail Boats£171.15 (25% - £128.35)£12.60/£7.35
ACTIVITYSEASONAL (1st April - 30th September)SEASONAL (1st October - 31st March)
Sail Boats£142.80 (25% - £107.10)£103.95 (25% - £77.95)


Wirral Sailing Centre is:


Wirral Sailing Centre
South Parade
West Kirby
CH48 0QG

Tel: 0151 929 7707

Email: wirralsailingcentre@wirral.gov.uk

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