27 Mar 2018

WKSC Hawks - Wilson Trophy
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. This years’ event, the 69th, takes place on the 4th 5th and 6th of May at the ‘theatre of dreams’ that is West Kirby Marine Lake. The venue is perfectly sui...

13 Apr 2017

Swiss league - Wilson Trophy
Not a sinister cartel of bankers or chocolatiers, but the name given (of unknown origin) to the system we use to run the Wilson Trophy and similar large events. The early Wilsons up to 1983 were run  on a knock out basis, which meant that some teams could find themselves ashore permanently after only a few races. A possible solution is to have a “round robin” in which everyone races ever...

13 Jan 2017

Wilson Trophy
60th Wilson Trophy: 1st – 3rd May 2009   The 50th Wilson Trophy in 1999 invited 50 teams so – obviously – we should have 60 teams at the Diamond Jubilee event in 2009 ? Well maybe that was a step too far, so we settled for 42 of the best teams from all over the world - from as far afield as USA and Canada.   Even so the statistics were overwhelming – 3 full days of ...

11 Apr 2016

History of the Wilson Trophy
In April 1948 WKSC was invited to send a team to Dun  Laoghaire for a mixed class team racing event, competing against teams from the South of Ireland and the South of England. To the Surprise  of the Irish this unknown team were runners-up in the final to Royal  St. George, and indeed but for a mistake in the final, should  have won it. That  evening over a celebratory drink in their h...