Broach for Internationals

This page is only intended for international students, you can find the Dutch version of this page here.
Sailing together in a student association, that is our goal!

Who are we?

Broach is a student sailing association that has it's focus on competitive sailing. We have a fleet consisting of eight varying boats: three J22 keelboats, two Dart 18 catamarans, one Formula 18 catamaran and two Laser dinghies. We compete in sailing matches at various national and sometimes international events. Alongside our own fleet, we have a vast network of sailors: we've sailed on the Volvo Ocean Race boat of Team Brunel for example!

Only competitve sailing?

Hell no! Broach is much more than that! Sometimes, we just go sailing for fun or you can train to improve your own sailing skills. Aside from sailing, Broach does organise many events, such as a christmass diner, a ski holiday, lectures from famous sailors and many other activities!

Are there many international students in your association?

Unfortunately, we don't have many internationals. However, internationals are always welcome! We have had internationals who have been a member for a very long time. The language we usually speak is Dutch, but it is no problem to talk in English if needed. Joining Broach is also a very good opportunity to learn the Dutch language and culture! So in short, we are a Dutch association, but we are open to international students!

How do I become a member?

To become a member, you have to follow an introduction period. There are two opportunities: one from 26 until 31 august, and the other one is during spring (april/may). During this introduction, you get to know our boats and our members. The costs will not be higher than €80. You can get a registration form from our board. If you can't be at the introduction, it is not possible to become a full member. However, we have a so called '€10 membership'. With this membership, you cannot sail, but you can participate in the activities and you get to know the association. It is also possible to attend an introduction period later on to become a full member.
Do you want to become a member of Broach!?
You can get a registration form via!


You can find a list of frequently asked questions here. If you have any other questions, you can always contact a member of Broach or a member of our board. You can mail your questions to and we will try to give an answer as quickly as possible, or you can also call or text Carmen (+31 6 24119534) for any questions about Broach.