Crosby Scout and Guide Marina Club

The Crosby Scout and Guide Marina Club, established in 1973, is a sailing and canoeing club located at Crosby Marina, in Cambridge Road, Waterloo, Merseyside, at the northern end of the Seaforth Freeport container terminal.


Crosby Marina

Crosby Marina, facing south with Seaforth Freeport to the right, and residential Waterloo to the left

Crosby Marina, a man-made marina of some 78 acres (320,000 m2), is bounded by the Mersey Estuary to the west, Liverpool Freeport and Seaforth Nature Reserve to the South, and a predominately residential area to the east. It is separated from the River Mersey by a sea wall, topped by a promenade overlooking Crosby Beach, and sand dunes around 15 ft (4.6 m) wide. The prevailing wind is westerly. The marina is about 5.5 ft (1.7 m) deep, and was constructed on land reclaimed from the sea when the adjacent Seaforth Freeport container base was built.

The premises occupied since 1974 were recently demolished in 2008 to make way for a new Crosby Water Centre [1], which was due for completion in Summer 2009. The opening was delayed with a fall-out between Sefton Council and the trust that was originally to run the new centre [2]. In the meantime the club used several temporary portakabins as a clubhouse and changing rooms.

In October 2009, the club moved into the new building, which is now to be known as the Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, where it will use the new amenities along with designated new changing rooms and shower facilities.

About the Club

Crosby Marina, facing north along Crosby coast

The club runs a dinghy section, sailing a variety of craft - Wayfarer, GP14s, Enterprise, RS Fevas, Herons, Gulls, Toppers - and a kayak section. It is run by the Scout [3] and Guide [4] movements, but not exclusively for scouts and guides, and draws its membership from local youngsters aged 10 to about 20 years.


  1. ^ "Latest News on the Sefton Water Centre".  Retrieved June 2009
  2. ^ "Sefton council will operate Crosby Marina water sports centre".  Retrieved August 2009
  3. ^ "Merseyside Scouts - Water Activities".  Retrieved September 2008
  4. ^ "GirlGuiding in Sefton - Water Activities".  Retrieved September 2008

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