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 course of the 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.

Entries are now closed

Entries for the 71st Wilson Trophy are now closed, you can now view the team selections.

Wilson Trophy 2020 – ANNOUNCEMENT

Click here to view Offical Wilson Trophy 2020 announcement Transcript: It is with deep regret, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the uncertainty of the possible timescale before things get back to normal that we announce the cancellation of the 71st Wilson Trophy. It was not a decision the Management Group took lightly but […]

2020 Accepted Teams Announced

We are pleased to announce that due to the high demand for entries for the 71st Wilson Trophy, to be held at West Kirby Sailing Club on 1-3 May 2020, the number of teams has been increased from 32 to 34. The following teams have been selected: 2020 Accepted Teams   Baltimore SC (Ire) Oxford Team […]

That’s a wrap!

Blueoak Estates 70th Wilson Trophy 🏆 On the 70th anniversary of the Wilson Trophy, 36 teams travelled from around the world to compete at West Kirby Sailing Club from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th May 2019. The event was kickstarted with the Cross Nations Trophy, a newly established invitational event in memory of Tony Cross. In […]