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 2020 Timetable, click here

View our 2020 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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Our lovely Ladies who Launch held a virtual coffee morning on Wednesday just gone, thanks to Zoom! ☕
Absolutely great to see each other and catch up 😊
If any of you missed out please send a PM if you'd like to join us next week 👍
Stay connected and here's to our ladies; frau power! ⛵😎
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Update: Wirral Sailing Centre is closed until further notice to all users, including licence holders.
We're optimistic that we may still be able to run at least part of our season in due course 🙏 and we'll keep you posted.
In the meantime we're fortunate that we can all still enjoy the great outdoors but please remember to respect social distancing. We look forward to seeing you on the water at some point soon 😎
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It's been a glorious weekend at last.
An awful lot of people out and about around the lake though; please, let's all do our bit... #socialdistancing 👍
Photo credit: Michael Harrison (not taken today!)
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Wirral Leisure announced yesterday that all leisure centres have closed until further notice.
Wirral Sailing Centre is, however, still open presently. Lake licence holders are welcome - we ask that anyone who uses our changing facilities observes social distancing please.
Whilst we can't accommodate bookings at present we're optimistic that the sun could shine on our season yet, even if we have to wait for now.
We'll keep you posted.
In the meantime we can still enjoy the great outdoors and hope to see you on the water in a while 😎
Photo credit: Jo Power
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Glorious shots from West Kirby Marine Lake on Sunday evening just gone.
Photo credits: Dave Mort
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A little film footage of today's very high spring tide. Having just put our boatyard to rights following the recent storms we now have to do it all over again 🙄 ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful boats at Meols beach ❤
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It's International Women's Day so we'd like to celebrate our lovely Ladies who Launch!
This friendliest of groups meets on Wednesday mornings throughout the year. We have sailed, cycled and walked; we've tried stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing and power boating. Some of us have even been lucky enough to spend a week cruising the Ionian sea. Coffee and cake are always on the agenda! Thanks to you all for making this group so special ❤
If anyone else would like to dip their toe in the water you're very welcome to join us; comment below, PM or call the centre on 0151 929 7707 😊
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Teen Windsurfing on Marine Lake

Teens on Sailing boat on Marine Lake

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)

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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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