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.
  • 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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Many congratulations to Caitlin Boothroyd, a member of West Kirby Warriors youth windsurfing team. Caitlin is the winner of the Bic Techno windsurfing class for girls at the RYA Youth National Championships 2019! Well done Caitlin! 🏆 ... See MoreSee Less

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A huge well done and thank you to everybody who took part in our Pay & Play this weekend!
Almost 100 people of all ages got on the water - you've all helped us get our 2019 season off to a fabulous start.
Unfortunately we're not able to run tomorrow, due to the time of high tide, but we plan to run just as often as conditions allow and we look forward to seeing you on the water again very soon 😎
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Happy Easter from staff at Wirral Sailing Centre!
If you're feeling energetic, like these cute fellas, join us for Pay and Play this afternoon from 2.30 to 4.30pm. Sit on top kayaks, stand up paddle boards and Funboats will all be available.
Last chance this holiday weekend due to the time of High Water tomorrow.
See you on the water 😎
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Two's company...
End of another busy day on the water.
Join us for more Pay and Play tomorrow, Easter Day, 2.30 to 4.30pm.
Sit on top kayaks, stand up paddle boards and Funboats will all be available to hire and it's looking like another lovely day 😎
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Good Friday at West Kirby Marine Lake.
"Christians from all churches in West Kirby joined together with 6ft crosses in an act of witness." John Watt
So atmospheric with the high tide on the lake too, and beautifully captured by Tina Argyrou.
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A super day on the water with plenty of people enjoying Pay and Play.
With another great forecast we'll be running again tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon 2.00 to 4.30pm. See you on the water 😎
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Who's up for a taste of summer on the lake?
Tomorrow's looking really good so why not join us for Pay & Play 1.30 to 4.30pm!
Funboats (nice, stable catamarans) and sit on top kayaks are available to hire.
Just £8 for 30 minutes; minimum age 8 years. Hope to see you on the water! 😎
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Pay and Play is back and the forecast is looking good! 😎
Sit on top kayaks and Laser Funboats will be available to hire between 1.30 and 4.30pm on Good Friday. Instructors will be on hand to show you the ropes and provide safety cover.
£8 per person for 30 minutes on the water.
Minimum age 8 years. Children under 12 years will be paired up with two to a boat and anyone under 14 years must be supervised by an adult. Buoyancy aids provided but bring suitable footwear and a change of clothing, just in case! 😊
0151 929 7707 if you have any questions but no need to book in advance.
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Saturday sunset selection...
Both taken on Wednesday evening.
Photo credits: Luke Neale & Jane Hastain
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Photo credit: David Chennell
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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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