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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Conditions are looking ideal for our lovely Ladies who Launch this coming Wednesday. ⛵️
Who wants to get out on the water? No pressure, you learn at your own pace in a friendly, supportive environment and beginners are very welcome. Coffee and biscuits apres sail! We start at 10am - see you on the water! 😎
0151 929 7707 for more details.
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Wow! Just when you think you've seen every permutation possible...West Kirby keeps on giving ❤
Thanks to Rara Sara for a lovely image.
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Photo credit: Bec Bradders
PS Any ladies up for sailing tomorrow morning?
It's looking ideal at last, with sunshine and light winds forecast. Newcomers are very welcome to join our Ladies who Launch at 10am on Wednesdays for a friendly, sociable sail; our supportive instructors are always happy to show you the ropes! 😎
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An extraordinary rainbow at Meols Point, photographed yesterday by Anna Steinmann.
The good news is that the weather looks as though it's improving at last, so we plan to hold our first Adult Open night of the season on Monday coming 6 till 8pm. Holders of L1 dinghy sailing & windsurfing are welcome, as are those with more experience 😎
PS older teenagers are also very welcome!
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A great turn out to our first junior sailing club night of the 2019 season.
Congratulations to all, especially to our hardy newcomers - it was pretty fresh! Smiles all round, even from the smallest sailors, who experienced their first capsize and still kept smiling! 🙂⛵️
Beginners are very welcome to come along on Fridays 5.00-8.00 - just let us know in advance on 0151 929 7707.
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Who's been polishing the lake? 🤣
A glorious shot by Steve Coyne.
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First session on the water for the lovely Ladies who Launch tomorrow morning! The wind looks light but I'm afraid we can't promise the sunshine! Beginners and regulars are all welcome to join us at 10am - if it's your first time you'll be in good hands with instructors Bernie, as usual, and the very charming David. Enjoy! ⛵️ ... See MoreSee Less

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We had hoped to re-launch our Junior Sailing Club this week following the lovely sunshine of a few days ago. Unfortunately the forecast isn't good tomorrow (looking cold & windy!) so we will hopefully hold our first session next Friday 3rd May 5.00 - 8.00pm. Beginners are very welcome to join us (minimum age 8 years) but please let us know in advance on 0151 929 7707. See you on the water! ⛵️ ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Wirral Sailing Centre

Absolutely mesmeric; could watch this for hours...

Blissfully under the spell of the ocean’s colorful hypnosis. Video: Conor Hegyi Films
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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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