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

An exciting range of activities from: sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, power boating, stand up paddle boards and raft building; possibly some beach games too. Fun and friendly staff guaranteed! Wetsuits and all equipment provided.  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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18 hours ago

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Simon Hall in action with the RYA British Youth Sailing Team. Simon and helm, Sam Cooper, competed in the 29er class at the European Championships in Helsinki last week taking 2nd place in the bronze fleet. This week he's stepped up the pace to coach our RYA Stage 4 sailing group!
It was just as windy here today, by the way!
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Great view of West Kirby, Hilbre and "the office" from the air!
Photo credit: Frances Mcmanus
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3 days ago

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"A ship is safe in harbour, but that's not what ships are for." (William G.T.Shedd)
Huge congratulations to this young lady who conquered her fear this morning and went on to sail just beautifully 🙂
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Amazing light, big skies and dynamic action on the water create endless opportunity for keen photographers. This one was an unexpected surprise though! Mesmeric reflections of a colourful sail on West Kirby Marine Lake. ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

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We rarely show images that aren't associated with watersports activities or the Marine Lake but just had to share this amazing shot by Matt Thomas of the cardboard stave church erected in Ashton Park this week. Congratulations to everybody involved in putting this together!
Sadly, yesterday's rain & wind have left the incredible structure bowed but all planned events and activities are going ahead this weekend as planned.
#LostCastlesIf you've not been to check out #lostcastles yet, you must.
www.mattthomas.co.uk/recent/ #wirral #westkirby

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Oppie Squad!
Congratulations to all 14 young sailors who completed RYA sailing courses this week.
A super busy week all round with full multi activity courses, Birkenhead School Star Activities, Splash sessions, tasters, clubs and a power boat course! #LoveWhereYouWork
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We have a limited number of individual spaces, available from tomorrow, on our Multi Activity mornings or afternoons next week 13th to 17th August.
Sessions are for children aged 8 years and over, run from 9.30-12.30 or 1.30-4.30, cost just £23.50, and we're offering a different activity each day.
Please call 0151 929 7707 to book 😎
Photo credit: Charlotte Rutter
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Why not take advantage of a fantastic opportunity to try open water swimming at the lake?
Aimed at beginners we are hosting fully coached sessions on Saturday 11th and 18th August, 7.30-8.30am. There will be a maximum number of 24 people attending the session and you will be asked to register with ‘Go-Tri’ (British Triathlon) for safety and insurance reasons. The cost is £5 per session and you must be a competent swimmer who can swim 300m front crawl in a pool without stopping but would like to build confidence in open water. For booking information please contact Sonia Carty tel: 07795813196 or soniacarty@wirral.gov.uk
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Wishing all the GBR Youth Windsurfing team (including West Kirby Warrior, Caitlin) lots of luck at the Techno World Championships in Liepaja, Latvia. Very challenging and choppy conditions! Caitlin is GBR 436, to the right of the photo.
You can follow West Kirby Warriors here:
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2 weeks ago

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No words...
#LoveWhereYouLiveWho thinks we have the best sunsets? Thanks @GrahamMorrise for this cracker #westkirbyphoto
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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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