STOP PRESS!

WYC REGATTA WEEKEND:  SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 15th – 16th JUNE 2024

TWO DAYS OF RACING ON THE RIVER MERSEY OFF NEW BRIGHTON AND LIVERPOOL

Timing Gun (Saturday): 10:45 hrs.  Racing starts at 11.00am
Timing Gun (Sunday): 11:45 hrs.  Racing starts at 12:00 noon

INFORMATION FOR COMPETITORS:   For Regatta entry forms, courses and instructions,  please click here

SAIL THE RIVER OF DREAMS!

Don’t miss one of the highlights of the regional sailing season when Merseyside’s best sailors come together to race in the Wallasey Yacht Club regatta on the challenging waters of the River Mersey off New Brighton aka the ‘River of Dreams’ !

More than ten boat classes from local sailing clubs are expected over the two days including our very own historic Wallasey Seabird Half Raters.  You’ll be able to see the Hoylake Operas, West Kirby Stars, Hilbres and Falcons, RMYC Etchells and Mylnes, Dee Catamarans and dinghy classes such as the Laser/ILCA as well as the glamour of the Liverpool offshore racing yachts!

We look forward to seeing everyone for a great weekend of sailing and fun!

WHERE TO WATCH THE RACING

If you’d like to watch some of the races, the best places to see the action are either the start/finish line opposite the Victoria Road slipway in New Brighton or the corner of the beach past Fort Perch Rock.

On Saturday morning, boats will start preparing on New Brighton beach by the Victoria Rd slipway from about 9.30am.  Races start from 11.00pm and should finish by about 1.00pm.

On Sunday morning, the action starts one hour later. Boats will start preparing on New Brighton beach by the Victoria Rd slipway from about 9.00am.  Races will start from 12:00 noon and finish by about  2.00pm.

And if you’re inspired to try sailing, please have a word with one of our team on the day, visit the club or get in touch and we’ll help get you started!

Come sailing on the Mersey with Wallasey Yacht Club!

Wallasey Yacht Club sails historic Seabird Half Rater class yachts on the River Mersey at New Brighton on the Wirral,  just across the water from Liverpool.

Our Seabird Half Raters are one of the oldest one-design wooden boats still racing in the UK and a familiar sight on the river during the summer sailing season.

Racing takes place most weekends and many evenings on the Mersey from May to September, providing some of the best low water racing in the North West.

We also visit North Wales to race against South Caernarfon Yacht Club in Abersoch, and Trearddur Bay Sailing Club on Anglesey which sail Seabird yachts too.

And when we’re not sailing, there’s a regular programme of social events in a warm and friendly clubhouse which includes a snooker table.

Why not join us and find out more?

If you are interested in sailing, learning more about wooden boats and their restoration or would just like to visit the club, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a chat.  Simply email our Secretary at the email address below and we’ll get in touch.

You can also visit our Facebook page and message us.