My first sailing experience started with windsurfing on a local lake during my stay at the JRC in Ispra (Italy). Upon my return to Brussels, I got more interested in sailing on yachts and joined the CNCE … all more than 25 years ago. I participated regularly in CNCE sailing trips and followed courses to obtain a Belgian licence of 'yachtman'. Much more important was to continue sailing as crew member to gain experience. About 15 years ago, I started to sail as skipper and share my sailing passion with newcomers.