About Us

West Kirby Sailing Club

 

The Club offers a broad range of sailing opportunities most of the year round.  Sailing takes place on the Marine Lake on weekday evenings between April and October, weekends from April to December and selected Sundays in Februay and March. There is also tidal sailing between April and October. The Clubhouse opens six nights each week (not Sundays) and at lunch time at weekends, Bank Holidays and Wednesdays.

We encourage the whole family to join at the same time whenever possible – children may join, within a family group, from age seven – otherwise they must be over ten. The application process is designed to ensure that prospective new members are acquainted with the Club facilities and have had the opportunity to meet members with similar interests to their own before joining. We always aim to be as welcoming and helpful as possible.

Membership categories are grouped into various price bands which take account of different circumstances including age, distance living away from the Club and number of people in household. Those aged over 65 (after 3 years membership) or under 26 can enjoy subscriptions at a reduced rate.

We also have an outport membership category for those who live a distance away from the Club (defined by postcodes) for more than eight months of the year. Family membership means that only one subscription is payable for all the children in the household aged between 7 and 18. Further details can be found on the Membership Subscription and Fees page

A variety of social functions are arranged for members by the House Committee and details of forthcoming events are displayed on the notice board behind the bar in the Main Room and on the website. Members may hire rooms for private functions subject to the approval of the General Committee well in advance.

There is a busy programme of events in the winter months including ShipShape on Tuesdays, a quiz on Wednesdays and Bridge is played in the Wilson Room on Thursdays throughout the year. Each Friday evening is Club night in the Main Room and the 200 Plus Club is held on the last Friday of each month in the Main Room.

The various notice boards around the Club advertise sailing events, social functions and official notices.

There are also notice boards in the entrance hall where members may advertise boats for sale and crewing requirements. This is the only unauthorised advertising in the Club. The website is also regularly updated with a wealth of information and photographs.

The Club magazine, Seldom Seen, is published twice a year and is financed by advertising. It is named after a buoy in the Dee Estuary.

In addition, on the basis that nobody ever reads notices (!) you can also subscribe to a weekly e-mail

The newsletter will update you with details of imminent Club events and this website will keep you informed of a variety of Club information