Blueoak Estates - Wilson Trophy


We are delighted to announce that once again Blueoak Estates will be supporting the Wilson Trophy as our principal sponsor. Blueoak Estates is 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.

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. This year the event is also going to be captured by VR Sport.

70th Wilson Trophy Preview

The Blue Oak 70th Wilson Trophy, hosted by West Kirby Sailing Club is happening this weekend at the theatre of dreams, West Kirby marine lake. 36 teams will be battling it out over three days for this much-coveted trophy. The scene is set for three epic days of racing, two nights of incredible parties and […]

The Cross Nations Trophy

THE CROSS NATIONS TROPHY sponsored by Bill Cross Marine Services Limited. Background Over the past 10 years various conversations with overseas and high-ranking GBR team racers have taken place about the desire to compete against each other outside of the Wilson Trophy. This is mainly discussed at the Wilson Trophy as it is the only […]

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 field will be 27 British […]

Congratulations to Team East Coast Drifters (USA): Martim Anderson,Mackenzie Bryan,Greiner Hobbs,Marino Cano, Mike McBrien,Miranda Bakos WINNERS of the @BlueoakEstates 70th Wilson Trophy.

Semi Final continue with Screaming Eagles and Birdham Bandits returning to the water for a 3rd race. A black flag hearing changed the results of their race 2, putting the overall score at 1-1.

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