Team Racing

West Kirby Sailing Club Team Racing

Said to be the home of Team Racing West Kirby Sailing Club hosts a number of events the most famous being the Wilson Trophy.  The Wilson Trophy is the pinnacle of this sailing discipline and is held annually in May.  wilsontrophy.co.uk

All enquiries for events and training can be booked through the Team Racing Secretary – Jamie Marston 0151 625 5579 or email office@wksc.org.uk

The main boat used for Team Racing in the UK is the Firefly. West Kirby has the use of 4 flights of Fireflies and also has 6 Feva’s. The Feva sailing dinghy is used for the RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior event held in Oxford at Farmoor Reservoir

Although Team Racing has been a discipline of sailing for a long time the basis of its current format was created by sailors from the Royal St George YC and West Kirby Sailing Club over 60 years ago. www.rsgyc.ie

Adopted by BUSA (British University Sailing Association)  www.busa.co.uk/ as one of their sailing points sports, West Kirby has welcomed many Universities to train and compete. Currently Liverpool University Sailing Club and Manchester University Sailing Clubs base themselves here.

NYYC 2011 Wilosn Trophy

NYYC Team Extreme 2011 Wilson Trophy

 

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2011 Wilson Trophy

2011 Wilson Trophy

Larchmount YC vrs West Kirby Hawks - Wilosn Trophy 2009

Larchmount YC vrs West Kirby Hawks – Wils0n Trophy 2009

Colin Gordon NYYC Ungraetful Colinists Wilson Trophy 2008

Colin Gordon NYYC        Ungrateful Colonists        Wilson Trophy 2008

 

Quater Finals 2009 Wilson Trophy

` Quarter Finals 2009 Wilson Trophy

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