Joris Burgraef

  • Main & Jib trim
  • Boat Captain
  • Maritime Engineering
  • 11-09-1997

Growing up in Sneek Joris started sailing close to home in the Flits. By keeping it original and avoiding sailing in the optimist like we all did he needed something more standard like sailing Laser. So that’s what he did. After trying out different kinds of boats he started sailing Laser radiaal and later on Laser standard. Competing nationally and internationally. At the time Joris had to choose what to study, maritime engineering was an easy choice to make. Combining study and sailing went on quite well. When Joris started at the TU he stopped competing in the Laser class and started coaching. Being out on the water without sailing himself did make him miss the sport so he is happy to compete again with team Delft Challenge.