Sailing / Yacht Club
The University of Limerick Sailing Club was established in 1993 by Jim Ryan to promote sailing in the University. Initially the club was mainly consisted of students, but staff also got involved. Jim was the first commodore with Gordon Young the other staff representative on the committee. The major change in the club happened in 2002 when it was felt that club should be split in to 2 separate clubs to facilitate the differing needs of the staff, who focus on fleet racing, cruising and a more relaxed social scene, and students, who’s main activity is team racing. The student club retained the title of UL Sailing Club and the staff sailors changed their name to the UL staff sailing club. An excellent relationship is still maintained between the two clubs who regularly support each other in organising events.