Welcome to the University of Liverpool Sailing club

The Sailing club is a friendly club which takes pride in encouraging sailing at every level. So whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced racer, there is something for everybody!


We train at West Kirkby sailing club, which is world-renowned for its international team racing.

We own six of our own Fireflies which are double-handed boats used mainly for team racing. We travel to events all over the North, and our main aim of the year is to qualify and achieve a high position in the rankings. There are crewing and helming opportunities.

Training is on Wednesdays and Saturdays at West Kirby and we offer a steady transition from fleet racing to team racing if you aren’t an experienced team racer yet.

Social events

Sailing is such a friendly, unique and enjoyable sport where there are many opportunities for everyone. We are a fun-loving club and host regular socials off the water too! So why not come along to our taster sessions and learn a new skill?

For more details about joining our Sailing club, contact us today.

The Athletic Union

The Athletic Union (AU) is a student lead union founded in 1884. The AU consists of competitive sports clubs representing the University in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS). The AU also provides opportunities for social sports with over 132 teams across three sports.

Being an AU member is a great way to stay active, develop management and leadership skills and meet people.

Other benefits include:

  • Representation within the Sport Liverpool department through the elected student AU executive committee
  • Elite personal accident insurance cover
  • Access to physiotherapy treatment at our Sports injuries clinic
  • Priority access to AU social events
  • Financial support at representative level
  • Subsidised support to coaching an officials courses
  • Eligibility for colours and blues award.

The initial cost of the AU membership is £40 and this will allow you to join one club. If you wish to join multiple clubs, the cost for each club is £24 thereafter.

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