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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There's one member of our staff who rarely gets to enjoy time out on the water and that's Jo, our brilliant Admin Clerk 🖥📞
So this afternoon we kidnapped her, ferried her by paddleboard to the middle of the lake and treated her to afternoon tea!
Cake on the Lake, Supper on the SUP or High Tea on the High Seas?! You decide! 🍰
PS We all had a fabulous time! 😎
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Wirral Sailing Centre

View from the water.
Congratulations to Dylan Minett, one of our Junior Sailing Club regulars, for a glorious shot.
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The SUPettes!
No wind for our Ladies who Launch this morning so we changed tack and enjoyed a relaxing paddle board taster instead of sailing. Thanks to instructor, Bernie; it was SUPtastic!
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A busy weekend with adult beginner & intermediate windsurfing courses, a L1 sailing course, a powerboat L2 course, 2 birthday parties, Splash sessions, a Hilbre Explorer boat trip, T15 youth windsurfing and a handful of tasters! Well done to everyone who got out on the water! 😎 ... See MoreSee Less

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Walking on water.
Photo credit: Gary Gough Photography
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September sunset.
Photo credit: Luke Neale
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A busy ole day yesterday!
60 kids on the lake sailing, windsurfing and paddle boarding; also on the beach shelter building and rock pooling. Well done to pupils from Birkenhead School 👍
The weather threw us a few curve balls during the afternoon 🌧☔
Thank goodness for a good drying day today! 😎
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A glorious and very busy weekend on the lake saw the return of this amazing lady. Our recent post following her achievements driving a power boat drew such a warm response from all of you - here she is at the helm of a sailing dinghy, showing once again that a learning disability needn't hold you back from trying new things and aceing them! ❤ ... See MoreSee Less

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Before the prom was built!
Photo courtesy of Gillian Oliver and taken circa 1890s.
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Meet Caligula the Cormorant!
Caligula was rescued from an over zealous pooch by paddle boarder Holly Ann, and repaid her good deed with a peck on the cheek (literally!) and a few bruises 😮
Feisty Caligula went on to enjoy a 5 star overnight B & B stay courtesy of Lake Warden Martin, to ensure that he was fit and well prior to release back into the Marine Lake.
Anyone remember the claw-clicking raptor kitchen scene in Jurassic Park...? 🤣🦖
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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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