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.


To view our summer timetable click here.

  • 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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The golden hour...
Everyone's favourite walk around the Marine Lake; which way round do you go? Clockwise or anti clockwise? 😉
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We're used to assisting capsized sailors but the RYA Safety Boat course doesn't cover this! 😉
Salvage of a training plane from RAF Sealand following a forced landing in the Marine Lake in 1937!
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Stunning reflections captured yesterday by Rosemary Mckeon. A little hint of spring in the air at last and we're looking forward to the start of our 2018 season! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sensational sunset: photo credit David Wilson.
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Does this remind anyone of "Close Encounters"?
Sunburst over the Dee. Photo credit: Gareth John
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We're thrilled to join the Fusion "family"! These versatile dinghies are fantastic fun and we know they'll be a very popular addition to our fleet in 2018. Congratulations to Fusion Sailboats for a fabulous design & product! #cantwaitforsummer ... See MoreSee Less

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Peaceful prom in days gone by; not a car in sight! ... See MoreSee Less

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Is this heaven?
"That" jetty, beautifully captured by Paul Farrell last October; Storm Ophelia had just passed.
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A nostalgic review of our 2017 season.
So the sun did shine...! 😉
Many thanks to all the amazing photographers who allowed us to share their images. We hope you enjoy.
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Mean skies over West Kirby Marine Lake; just setting the scene for Storm Georgina tomorrow. 😉
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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.


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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