The CNCE asbl (Cercle Nautique de la Commission Européenne asbl / Sailing Club of the EU Institutions in Brussels) is based on the voluntary work and commitment of its members.

The key governing and decision making body of the CNCE is the General Assembly (GA) of its members. The annual meeting of the GA takes place once a year, preferably in late February. The club has currently 15 effective members (Heinrich Bultmann, Dimitri Chronopoulos, Massimo Farrugia, Daniel Gilliaert, Timo Hallantie, Nicolas Jonckers, Gordon Modro, Ken Patterson, Alessandra Pertot, Andreas Roever, Cetin Tarlan, Adrian Tokar, Stamatis Varsamos, Josef Wolf, Nathalie Zweig) and around 240 associate members.


The Executive Board (EB) of the CNCE implements the decisions of the GA and manages the current business of the Club. It is composed of eight administrators, all elected by the GA with a mandate of three years. The current EB has been elected in February 2019 and consists of the following members:

  • Stamatis Varsamos, President
  • Nicolas Jonckers, Vice-President
  • Jurgita Skritaite, Secretary
  • Cetin Tarlan, Treasurer
  • Massimo Farrugia, Administrator
  • Alessandra Pertot, Administrator
  • Garyfallia Ramtsiou, Administrator​
  • Nathalie Zweig, Administrator​


The BlueOne Management Committee (BMC) coordinates the sailing activities, maintenance and management of any issue related to BlueOne, the cruiser-racer of the Club. The BMC oversees and updates the BlueOne inventory list and makes proposals to the EB to ensure that the boat remains in the best possible condition to guarantee the safety of the crew and the equipment on board. The members of the BMC are appointed by the EB. The BMC consists of the following members:

  • Massimo Farrugia
  • Dimitri Chronopoulos
  • Timo Hallantie
  • Luca Lixi
  • Gordon Modro
  • Cetin Tarlan
  • Josef Wolf
  • Nathalie Zweig​


The activities of BlueOne are divided into "Cruising" and "Racing". The plan also provides for a Skippers' Council (SC): an advisory body formed to offer advice to the EB on matters related to the activities and projects of the club (technology, theory and practical courses, skipper training, maintenance, teaching, sailing programme, safety, new projects etc.).

Other ad hoc groups are set up for a limited period of time according to the needs of the club to carry out specific tasks or projects.

If you wish to join forces and help us to set up and/or carry out any CNCE projects, please come forward: we-want-you!

Contact Us

For all enquiries, questions, remarks, suggestions and contributions to the CNCE, please contact our Secretariat.