West Cheshire Sailing Club was founded at New Brighton by members of the now defunct Magazine Sailing Club and New Brighton Sailing Club.
The headquarters of the club was located in a building on the New Brighton Pier. Boats were stored on the shore of the pier, or on moorings in the Mersey. The club moved on to its present location when the pier was demolished in 1961.
The first club dinner held by WCSC was held with the Victoria Rowing Club at the Hotel Victoria, New Brighton, before World War 1.
Two famous members of the club were Sir Earnest Maples MP, the man who planned the motorways and built the M1. He was for many years a member of the committee and Vice President from 1948 to 1958.
Lieutenant Commander Ian Fraser RN VC, was also a member of the club comittee and captain of the club for three years. He served in submarines during World War II and was awarded the VC for his part in the attack on the Japanese warships in Singapore Harbour in 1945.