Board Bak 2023 - 2024

In 2023-2024, Lagakari is ran by the 38th Board “Bak”.

Bincker Uiterwaal


Hey Lagakarians!

My name is Bincker and I am the current president of Lagakari. I am from the Netherlands and I am currently doing my second year in Econometrics and Operations Research. Sailing is a passion that has been passed down for generations within my family and I am no exception.

Despite being Dutch I’ve lived in Hong Kong for most of my life. There I learned to sail from a young age and it has been a very big part of my life ever since. Not only do I sail for fun but I also participated in many competitions including those overseas. Sailing has given me such a great opportunity to see the world, meet many people, and grow as a person. Because of this I definitely knew I wanted to join the sailing association here in Maastricht.

Lagakari has been such a big and positive influence on my life. Not only did it help me adapt to my new surroundings, I also managed to keep up an active life (both socially and physically), and have made life long friends.

I’m so excited to lead the association this year together with my amazing board and seeing where the winds take us! Feel free to contact me about anything and everything related to Lagakari (my contact details are on the website).

Maud Schreurs


Hi lovely Lagakarians,

I am Maud and I am excited to be taking on the role of secretary for the upcoming year! I was born and raised in the Netherlands, not too far from Maastricht. Recently, I finished my Bachelor’s in Psychology and I’m currently taking a gap year. And what better way to fill this gap year than by being a board member of Lagakari and exploring the different aspects of sailing :).

As a young girl, I started waterscouting, which later on included sailing, where my love for the sport began. Sailing to me is a way of unwinding, hanging out with friends, and making great memories. I have always loved being on the water and surrounded by nature.

I love being part of Lagakari, so I am excited to be part of the board this year. I am looking forward to working together with the rest of the board and contributing to the vibrant spirit of our association.

Hope to see you soon, on the water or shore!

Sara Bongartz


Moinsen Lagakarians!

My name is Sara and I am this year’s treasurer of Lagakari. I am a German potato at heart but I have lived in the Netherlands and in England and am currently doing a second MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology here in beautiful Maasje. 

My dad always wanted to learn sailing and when I joined him for a holiday course a few years ago, the water and wind also sparked my interest. However, I was too relaxed to actually take the exam at the end of this course, so now you are stuck with me and have to teach me a great deal! 🙂 

From the very first days of being in Lagakari, I truly felt the team spirit and I hope to create a year for you that is engaging, challenging and most of all, involves a lot of fun! Because we all need time to rewind and detach from our demanding studies and where better to do that than on a boat in the middle of nowhere with great friends? 

I am very excited to be part of this big family and believe it or not, I do love numbers so much that I will actually enjoy being the treasurer and managing all the wonderful excel sheets. I look very much forward to meeting all of you!  


Kirsha Bijleveld

Head of AcCie

Dear lagakarians,

My name is Kirsha and I am your new delightful head of AcCie. I already completed my bachelor in Biomedical Sciences and am taking a Gap year devoted to this association ;). I come from Zeeland where I have spend my entire childhood surrounded by the sea.

Now as most of you know I am not much of a sailor, but I am willing to learn (only on valk tho, laser is not going to happen). The most asked question I get from anybody is: why are you in a sailing association if you don’t like sailing? Well the answer to that question is I love the people, the drinks and activities that Lagakari has to offer as well as a way to push myself to try sailing. 

I am really excited to hopefully give all of you a year full of amazing activities where everybody can have fun. I am always open to hear your ideas as well so don’t hesitate and talk to me! I look forward to having an incredible year together with my board and all of you of course. Sea you around ;P

Ruben Jongkind

Head of ZeilCie

Hello Lagakarians,

My name is Ruben Jongkind, the current head of Zeilcie. I am a Half-Dutch, Half-German International Business student who grew up in England. I have lived in the Netherlands for a little over the last decade of my life in an international school. 

As a child I always loved water and still continue to. It was my father who taught me how to sail on holiday as he was taught by his father, who was taught by his father. I think it can be said that it was fate that I ended up being a fan of sailing. I had no idea that it was possible to sail in Maastricht but to my surprise Lagakari showed up in a bar and proceeded to convince me that it is in fact possible to sail with the glorious winds of the Grindgat. 

Being a new member I still have a lot to discover but I look forward to the many things left to uncover as part of the board and head of Zeilcie. My hope is to leave a positive mark on the association and to build upon what those did before me. But most importantly, I pledge to have at least 2 of the boats painted purple. 

If you can’t find me at the drinks, come find me in the water of the glorious Grindgat next to a flipped Laser.

Ciara O'Regan

Head of OpCie

Dear my wonderful Lagakarians,

My name is Ciara and I am the head of OpCie for this academic year! I am from Ireland and I grew up there for my whole life. I decided to make a change in my life so I moved to Maastricht to begin my bachelors in European Law. I am now in my second year with Lagakari, and I love the city and this association! 

I have also been sailing since I was small and it is a huge part of my life. When I came to Lagakari, I joined the OpCie Committee to learn more about sailing through Lagakari. After a year with the Committee, I knew I wanted to give it my best shot at running it! So far, so good, and I am very excited to meet everybody!

I am looking forward to a year of our association improving their sailing skills, whether it be on the water with lessons or on land with the theory evenings. We welcome sailors of all capabilities, and it doesn’t matter if you are an Olympian, or scared of the water like Kirsha, everybody can have a chance with Lagakari! 

Sea everybody soon 🙂 🌊


To run the association, the board is supported by a number of committees. On the committees page, you can find further information about then.

Old Boards

You can find the previous boards of Lagakari on the Old-Boards page.