Who is Bart Verboven?
Bart crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a rowing boat together with his friend Christophe Sepot. They filmed their adventure and it was broadcast as a series on channel 2BE. Bart has always been a bit of a daredevil. When he was just four years old, he scared the living daylights out of his parents by climbing up a 12 metre-high crane. Bart later continued this habit of trying to climb on, under or through things. He has a reputation of accepting all bets and winning them too.
Together with Christophe, the speaker spent over a hundred days at sea, in the worst possible weather conditions. He had a choice: learn to live with nature or be driven to insanity by yearning for his life of luxury. During this lecture, Bart offers an insight into their captivating adventure; a journey about surviving, with little food, surrounded by water and with zero privacy, but also a journey about team spirit, friendship and... in the end, the sweet taste of success.