Sailor Spotlight: Benoit Hellebuyck

Sailor Spotlight: Benoit Hellebuyck

Meet Benoit from Team Belgium!

A former sailing instructor to Opti’s and Lasers, Benoit moved to slightly bigger boats when he was 18 and is still weekly to be found at a bow or mast in the North Sea or Atlantic Sea.

Benoit did an internship for a year at an engineering firm in Cowes, the sailing Mekka of Europe, whilst enjoying Tuesday and Wednesday evening races and weekend regattas on a whole range of boats.

Benoit likes to give back to the sailing sport through volunteering as Judge or Race officer at many regatta’s, most recently the Youth and u21 Laser worlds at Nieuwpoort. Umpiring is still a big unknown to him, but hopes that this will have changed after this event.