The club was started in 1981 with the view of promoting the hobby in the Wirral.
We rent the use of half the ornamental lake in Ashton Park, West Kirby and we are subject to speed and time restrictions. However, these are far outweighed by the sheltered setting in amongst the mature trees and between the Bowling Green and the children’s play area. Due to the nature of the lake we do not allow internal combustion engine powered boats or any that would pollute the water.
We sail vessels from across the full spectrum of kit and scratch built models from 575 and fairwind yachts, launches and pleasure cruisers, warships, merchant ships and tugs.
Around twenty competitions per year are held on the lake, with only one being restricted to members only, many of the others attracting competitors from throughout the north of England. We hold two regular fun days in support of the Friends of Ashton Park and support local charities with our static and Have A Go displays.
Even with this level of competition there is plenty of time for free sailing and most weekends in reasonable weather, members will be seen taking advantage of the beautiful setting.There are toilets close by and the Sunday tea shop for that relaxing cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit
New members are always welcome. If you are tempted, with or without a boat, pop down and see us; you are sure of a warm welcome and a good day....