The 70th Wilson Trophy
10 - 12 May 2019

Small trophy, big dreams, astonishing weekending since 1949.

Blueoak Estates - Wilson Trophy

The Blueoak Estates Wilson Trophy 2019

We are delighted to announce that once again Blueoak Estates will be supporting the Wilson Trophy as our principal sponsor. Blueoak Estates are a bespoke property developer in Chester, creating homes that are as individual as you. Collectively, the Blueoak founders have 80 years’ construction industry experience, working for some of the UK’s leading house builders.

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70th Anniversary Wilson Trophy Merchandise

To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Wilson Trophy we have some fantastic clothing on sale now. Just click any item below to browse the clothing range and make your order.

Wilson Trophy Merchandise
Wilson Trophy Merchandise Cap
Wilson Trophy Merchandise Blue Polo
Wilson Trophy Merchandise Soft shell
Wilson Trophy Merchandise Polo
Wilson Trophy Gilet

The Wilson Trophy is widely regarded as the premier team racing event in the world, attracting some of the world’s most skilled exponents of the discipline, along with many fleet racing and match racing world champions and Olympians.

The Wilson Trophy is held annually in May, taking place at the ‘theatre of dreams’ that is West Kirby Marine Lake. The venue is perfectly suited to team racing with (usually) uninterrupted winds blowing across the Dee Estuary with racing taking place meters from the shore, complimented by commentary and a grandstand for spectators. This is the stadium racing that so many other disciplines are trying to re-create but West Kirby have been doing it and doing it well for nearly 70 years.

The Wilson Trophy is a phenomenal event on the water with typically close to 300 races being run over the two and a half day event but it is equally well regarded for its off the water activities where long standing friendships are rekindled from around the world and the infamous Wilson dinner which now always includes a mystery guest speaker, the awarding of the Joyce Evans Trophy to the crew deemed most worthy and the now traditional singing of Jerusalem lead by Wilson stalwarts the Southampton Male Voice Choir. Fierce racing, fiercer socials and the 8am start times on Saturday and Sunday really make for one unforgettable event. This year the event is also going to be captured by VR Sport.

14 Feb

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2019 Accepted Teams Announced

Due to the large interest in this year's 70th anniversary event, the OA is pleased to announce that the maximum number of teams has been increased to 36. The 2019 event will feature 5 American teams, 2 Irish, 1 Australian and making their debut appearance Team Austria. Rounding out the ...

06 May

2018 Wilson Trophy Recap

The West Kirby Hawks have won their fifth Wilson Trophy, regarded as the premier team racing event in the world, held May 4-6 on West Kirby Marine Lake in Merseyside, England. Thirty-two teams took part from all over the UK, with overseas visitors from Ireland, USA, and New Zealand. ...