Come on, we're taking off with the first Belgian woman to cross the Atlantic!
For this second edition in Brussels, we had the pleasure of receiving, on Monday, March 2, Marie-Amélie Lenaerts, who made the daring bet to sail across the Atlantic solo on a small boat of 6.50m, without assistance or communication with the land, as part of the MiniTransat 2019. Marie-Amelie had a stimulus when she attended the departure of the 2017 Mini-Transat. “I got thrill that day,” she says. “After four months of courses and lectures on the subject, I decided to throw myself into the adventure.”
Originally from the south of Belgium, Marie-Amélie was not really destined to sail. But at the age of 10, she discovered Brittany aboard her Optimist. Later, her summer job was teaching sailing to young people on a lake. This closed lake, which she knows by heart, seems a little restricted to Amélie who continues her nautical experience on the North Sea. And it is in early 2018 that she throw herself into the adventure. For Marie-Amélie, the main objective was to join Martinique with her small boat Lomig (Guillaume in Breton). Marie-Amélie is the first Belgian woman to sail across the Atlantic.
His journey was guided by pleasure. It is this memorable adventure that she will share with us.
Leave everything behind you and meet us soon at the Canal Lighthouse! You are expected to walk in the water 🙂