WLYC holds an Open Day during each season. Members and Officers are on hand to welcome visitors, explain club activities and provide sailing experiences. The Membership Committee are also happy to talk to prospective new members during the day.
Racing is from March to the end of October. Southport Marine Lake is ideally suited for all-year-round sailing and SSC (our neighbours on the lake) provide open Frostbite Racing during the winter months. WLYC club racing is primarily on the Marine Lake on Thursday evenings, with alternate Sunday mornings either on the Marine Lake or on the Sea at Southport (or Ainsdale).
Although the Offshore Fleet is no longer active at Southport because of the poor mooring facilities, we do still have an enthusiastic offshore group with regular meetings in the clubhouse and cruises organised during the summer months.
Currently over 20 boats form the Club’s offshore section. The main offshore activities include:
- The Commodore’s Cruise. The traditional "Commodore's Cruise" is held during mid summer each year with venues chosen from local waters and/or warmer climates.
- Monthly Meetings. October to April inclusive. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month in the Clubhouse, with regular guest speakers.
The club offshore fleet varies between motor-sailors and 40ft cruisers. Most are based in the North West of England (eg. Liverpool Marina), but some can be found anywhere on passage around the world!