A Belgian at the start of the Vendée Globe 2024-2025
The principle of the Vendée Globe could not be simpler: a single-handed, non-stop round the world race without assistance. These three criteria are inseparable from the legendary ocean race and form its DNA. In nine editions, 130 skippers have started the race and only 90 of them have completed it. Many more have conquered Mount Everest or spent time in space! This is why the Vendée Globe is an adventure with a capital A. A human, sporting and technological adventure that Denis Van Weynbergh has been dreaming of for more than twenty years. Today, after a first aborted attempt in 2020 due to a lack of financial resources, he hopes to become the first Belgian to complete this round the world race and to share the experience with as many people as possible by sending a strong message of determination and tenacity. To succeed in qualifying will be the first challenge for the Belgian sailor, to do this he needs to collect miles and take part in the major races that make up the IMOCA class calendar between now and 2024.