West Kirby Sailing Club hosts a number of events the most famous being the Wilson Trophy which is regarded as the pinnacle of this sailing discipline and is held on the Marine Lake each year in May. 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 1 flight of Fevas. 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. Adopted by BUSA (British University Sailing Association) 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.