We are an active sailing club on the upper reaches of the Mersey (see location). You can call in any Friday evening or Sunday afternoon and be sure of a warm welcome. If travelling far do call first on 01925 723 491 .
This page is to give you an idea of the club, who we are and what we have to offer.
The club has lots to offer active sailors, not least –
- An active dinghy racing section on the Mersey
- A yacht cruising and motorboat group based at the club
- Social members who enjoy the club bar and a bit of sailing
- A wealth of technical skills and support for all members
- Formal RYA Training courses
New members of any type are always welcome and young people are made especially welcome with the opportunity to use club equipment and qualified instructors.
Above we play host to the West Kirby Sailing Club, Falcon Fleet for a mid-summer regatta. Using the tides the competitors had sailed up the Mersey from their base at New Brighton.
Everyone enjoyed the racing and particularly the post race hospitality in our licensed club premises. They set off at high water on the following day having made new friends and we look forward to this becoming a regular feature of our season.
Local sailing is governed largely by the tides but a powerful winch makes it easy getting the boats in and out of the water. It’s a team effort and a good way for new members to join in and get to know the group.
We have a wide range of RYA course and all offer the opportunity for ‘tidal experience’ which makes them applicable in any water, worldwide. Our fully qualified trainers use both displacement and planing craft to give you the full experience of power boating whilst our sail training covers a variety of dinghies. You can always use your own craft if that suits you better. Shore based courses such as First Aid are tailored directly to suit the needs of the participants and we can offer a distinctly sailing orientated flavour.
Some of our RYA Courses
RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2, RYA Safety Boat, Tidal Endorsement of existing qualifications, Dinghy Sailing Level 1 & 2, EFR First Aid Courses (HSE recognised)
The clubhouse overlooks the water and the race observation tower maintains a nautical trend as it was originally the wheelhouse of a seagoing vessel. A variety of sailing conditions and experiences can be had throughout the season.
The photo above shows start of the sailing season for the off-shore fleet. Grey Lady followed by Ki Moon fight hard against the spring tide as they leave Fidlers Ferry to explore the harbours of North Wales, Scotland and Ireland. We will see them again in September as we gather round the bar to share all those stories of distant shores and other clubs.
Despite ranging far and wide the club forms a bond for the cruisers and the fun of “cruising in company” adds to their summer programme.
When the club celebrated it’s hundredth year we produced a Souvenir Booklet which has recently been updated. They are available from the bar so why not pop in – check our opening times on the Location Page.