12 May 2019

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 its inaugural year seven international teams we...

07 May 2019

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 all the traditions that have built up over the last 70 years.   Who are ...

03 May 2019

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 event that happens every year and, as it attra...

14 Feb 2019

Wilson Trophy
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 teams, including defending champions, the West Kirby Hawks. Recent winners als...

06 May 2018

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. The forecast for all three days was for very light winds but somehow the weather gods really smiled on ...

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 ...