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The Wilson Trophy Sails Into West Kirby this weekend

5 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

The Wilson Trophy Sails Into West Kirby this weekend

It’s time to dust off your deck shoes – the 70th annual Wilson Trophy sailing event, is cruising back to the Wirral this coming weekend. 

The world class sailing extravaganza is taking place at West Kirby Marine Lake sailing ‘amphitheatre’ from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th May.

The event attracts some of the world’s most skilled sailors, along with many fleet racing and match racing world champions and Olympians.

The unique Marine Lake venue is perfectly suited to team racing with (usually) uninterrupted winds blowing across the Dee Estuary. This allows the racing to take place just meters from the shore giving the public an epic view of all the action. A perfect spectator occasion, viewing is complimented by expert commentary and a specially constructed grandstand. 

With typically close to 300 races being run over the three days, the Wilson Trophy is equally well regarded for its off the water activities and the whole town takes on something of a carnival atmosphere. With over 30 teams and hundreds of fans flocking in from the across the globe there will be plenty going on to keep visitors happy across the three-day event.

If you don’t know your starboard from your boom, don’t worry, it’s a great opportunity to see top class competitors in action and if the weather God’s are kind, we are sure that wonderful West Kirby will put on a great show.

For more information on The Wilson Trophy please visit:

Our Top Tips For A Post Sailing Supper

If you are making a day of it there a few superb places close by for a quick schooner of rum or decent feed after all that sea air..

Hickory’s Smokehouse

Literally a hop, skip and a jump from the sailing club, Hickory’s is the perfect place to take the kids and enjoy a couple of their signature cocktails. There’s a great terrace for post-race drinks, a garden and cinema room for the little ones and heaps of tasty southern treats on the menu.

Est Italian

Just around the corner from the Marine Lake on Banks Road ( you can still smell the sea!) Est serves up fab, contemporary Italian cuisine in super-stylish surroundings. If you are planning on visiting on the Sunday they have 50% off al mains and pizzas from 4pm!

The Wro Bar

Defiantly the home of the beautiful people, we think this award-winning bar will be buzzing with sailing types all weekend long! Their sunny decking, delicious small plates menu and superb drinks offering really make it the place to see and be seen in West Kirby!

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