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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Today's beautiful sunshine has prompted a nostalgic look back to May and carefree days cruising in Corfu with our Ladies who Launch.
"Frau power!" ⛵
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We all know that West Kirby sunsets are the best in the world! How about this for something a little different, just before dusk.
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Mirror mirror...
Following a lively weekend of weather we thought you might enjoy something more serene.
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A spectacular sunset this evening, followed by a wonderful afterglow. What a mixed bag of weather over the last few days!
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"You can't stop the waves but you can learn to surf." Jon Kabat-Zinn
Today is World Mental Health Day; getting active on the water, or out and about, is just one way to improve wellbeing, reduce stress, depression and anxiety and increase energy.
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An unexpected visitor in the lake today!
Hopefully this "hook nosed sea pig" (Atlantic Grey Seal) will find it's way out on the next high tide, just after midnight tonight; in the meantime there is likely to be plenty of food to find and no competition!
Thanks to Debbie Sweeney for the photo.
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Have your say!
As part of our new building (it is on the way ;-)) there will be a cafe, with a view to die for!
We've been tasked with gathering ideas about how this may best compliment our site and we want to be sure that we represent you, the lake users, sailing school customers, locals and visitors. Great coffee, afternoon teas, fresh local produce?
Please tell us what you think; comment below or pay us a visit - the kettle's always on!
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Ciao Xolo and Giant friends!
Personally we think he'd have loved a romp on West Kirby beach and a paddle in the lake! 🐾
All credit to Wirral Council, Liverpool City Region and other partners for hosting a fabulous show over the last three days.
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Who doesn't love a West Kirby sunset!
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Who remembers the old paddling pool at West Kirby Marine Lake?
As part of excavations for our new build a part of the old wall has been uncovered; things were certainly well built in those days!
Thanks to Heather Chapman for the photo.
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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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