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70th WILSON TROPHY – OVERVIEW OF PROGRAMME
4 days of Racing – 36 Teams – 216 Competitors – 25 Umpires – 30 Fireflies
Over 350 Races – 000s of Breakfasts, Lunches and cups of Tea/Coffee
Not to mention the vast quantities of Beer and Wine consumed
All provided by 100s of hard working WKSC Volunteers and Helpers –“The Wilson Warriors”
Racing starts at 12 noon for the Cross Nations Trophy, a new invitational team racing event for the nations involved in the Wilson Trophy, sponsored by Judy Cross and family in memory of Tony Cross, past Commodore & President of WKSC who, with Peter Price, was instrumental in the concept and introduction of on the water umpiring. Confirmed teams to date:
Birdham Bandits – GBR George Knights – IRE Days of Thunder – USA
West Kirby Hawks – GBR Royal Cork YC – IRE Team Austria – AU
Down Under – AUS
17.00ish – Cross Nations Trophy Prizegiving in the Main Room for competitors and helpers
The remaining Wilson teams arrive in the evening. Registration from 18.00.
Pre-ordered food is available from Alex.
19.00 – Race Draw
The Wilson Trophy starts – Racing: 09.00 – 18.00
12.30 – 15.00 Visit by Wirral and Isle of Man Chambers of Commerce – Wilson Room
18.00 – 20.00 Commodore’s Reception (by invitation) in the Main Room
19.00 -20.30 Informal supper followed by a US/Irish themed party in the Summer Pavilion (tickets required)
2nd Day of the Wilson Trophy – Racing: 08.00 – 17.00
12.00 – 13.00 Ancient Mariners Cocktail Party in the Main Room (by invitation) to celebrate the new Fireflies
13.00 -14.00 WKSC Members Drinks in the Main Room. Everyone is invited to come and join the fun
19.00 – 00.00 Traditional Wilson Dinner and Party in the Summer Pavilion. Although we are struggling to accommodate everyone for the dinner, party tickets are still available.
3rd Day of the Wilson Trophy – Racing: 08.00 – 16.00
10.30 – 13.00 Champagne Brunch in the Main Room. Tickets are available to order.
16.30 Prizegiving outside the Clubhouse (weather permitting)
17.00 – late Closing Party – food and dancing in the Clubhouse for all those still standing ……!