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 2019 Timetable, click here.

View our 2019 brochure 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.
  • Mini-Splash sessions available for 4 – 6 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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1937, and one of the more unusual objects to be recovered from West Kirby Marine Lake! These days it's more likely to be a shopping trolley 🙄
Photo: Wirral in Old Photographs
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Busy, busy, busy...!
The question is, will there be any dry wetsuits tomorrow...😉😎
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Try our exciting kids Beach Club, on offer for one week only, Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th July!
An exciting range of activities from sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, power boating, stand up paddle boards & raft building!
Sessions will run 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm every day, book as many as you wish for just £16 per session.
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids and all equipment used on session provided. Children need to bring a swimsuit, old trainers/beach shoes and a towel.
Booking in advance is essential on 0151 929 7707 - bookings open tomorrow morning 17th July. Minimum age 8 years. ☀️😎
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Ladies Day report...
Almost 100 amazing ladies got out on the water today to try windsurfing, power boating, sailing, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking; congratulations to every one of you!
The weather got better throughout the day and the wind was kind.
The cakes were plentiful and delicious - thanks to our Ladies who Launch for baking and for decorating the centre.
Thanks to the whole team of instructors for their hard work and for ensuring that everyone had a good time.
A day to remember; Frau power!
Photo credits: Jennie Miles & Liz
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We're all ready for our Ladies Day tomorrow!
The boatyard is swept, the boats are sparkling clean and the cakes are baked! ⛵🍰
The weather looks good too 😎
If you haven't already booked there's no need to miss out; our sit on top kayaks will be available to hire from 10 till 12 and 2 till 4. See you on the water! Liz
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1 week ago

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Many congratulations to Emma, and son Harvey, who are the lucky winners of our recent birthday party prize draw! 🎈🎉🍰
We're looking forward to hosting Harvey's party in due course.
Many thanks to everyone else who entered 😃
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Some of our Ladies who Launch enjoying West Kirby Marine Lake at it's very best this morning; sunshine, a decent breeze and banana loaf to finish!
Don't forget our Ladies Day on Sunday coming! We're delighted to have booked in almost 70 ladies...looking forward to welcoming you all 😎☀️⛵
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What a cracker!
Photo credit: Anne Harris
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Perfect conditions for everyone today: A Paddlesport Start kayaking course, an RYA Level 2 Power Boat course, a Hilbre Explorer boat trip plus windsurfing, sailing & stand up paddle board tasters. Sun, sea and seals...what's not to like! 😎
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We're thrilled to have delivered our first ever Beach School sessions earlier today!
Shelter building, rock pooling, tides and looking after our very special environment were all on the agenda.
Well done to pupils from Oxton St Saviours, and to instructors Jo and David 😊
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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 days)£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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