Start sailing at student sailing club Orionis.
Orionis is the Student Sailing Association of Amsterdam, they combine both sailing and partying. Orionis is founded in 1985 and has approximately 350 members. Next to recreational sailing they also offer trainings and they have two race teams participating in various competitions.
People of all kind of sailing levels become a member of Orionis. There are a lot of training moments in Amsterdam as well as in Friesland. At Orionis you can learn to sail and even become a skipper. Most trainings are given on a ‘valk’ which is very suitable for beginners.
For more advanced sailers Orionis has two race teams. One team for the J22, which is a very sportive boat. The other team is ‘Team Tiid’. They sail on the Skûtsje ‘De Tiid Sil ‘t Leare’. This is a big authentic boat and they mostly sail in Friesland. There are also training weekends on the ‘Tiid’.
Next to the sailing, student life plays a big part at Orionis. Throughout the year they have social drinks and parties. Every Wednesday they have social drinks in their society the Heilige Zeug at the Warmoesstraat 121. Members of Orionis are very varied. Some people are fanatic sailors, others are there just for fun and friends. This makes Orionis very easy going.
Directly at the club
Address Board room
Nieuwe Achtergracht 170,
1018 WV, Amsterdam
Sociëteit de Heilige Zeug,