Imoca D'Ieteren Group
VAN WEYNBERGH Denis

Denis Van Weynbergh

D'IETEREN GROUP
1st participation

Profile

Denis Van Weynbergh, a former SME CEO, decided in 2018 to set sail for the Vendée Globe. He then became the owner of his IMOCA, but due to a lack of budget, he had to give up. Tenacious, he rethought and redesigned his project in 2020: he conceived it as a collaborative and associative project, favouring short circuits and reusing equipment rather than buying new parts. From 2021, he launched himself into the IMOCA circuit to gain experience and miles in order to validate his participation in the Vendée Globe and become the first Belgian to complete this round-the-world race.

Achievements

2023

  • Retour à la Base

    30th
  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    32th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    27th

2022

  • Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race

    21st
  • Vendée Arctique

    abandon

2021

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    19th

2019

  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    18th
  • Bermudes 1000

    17th

2013

  • Transat Jacques Vabre - Class40

    16th

2012

  • Transat Québec Saint Malo - Class40

    19th

2011

  • Les Sables Horta Les Sables - Class40

    12th
  • Record SNSM - Class40

    8th

2010

  • La Route du Rhum - Class40

    39th

2009

  • Record SNSM Class40

    9th

2001

  • Mini Transat

    24th
Imoca D'Ieteren Group

D'IETEREN GROUP

  • Former names : Spirit Of Hungary, Laboratoire de Biarritz
  • Architect : Nándor Fa & Attila Déry - Hungary
  • Construction : 2013, Pauger Carbon Ltd, Hongrie
  • Launch date : 07 Avril 2014
  • Lenght : 18,28 m
  • Beam : 5,65 m
  • Draught : 4,5 m
  • Mast height : 29 m

Founded in 1805 and headquartered in Brussels, D'Ieteren Group is a family-owned, listed company. It invests in companies that are or have the potential to become leaders in their markets and to generate sustainable value for their employees, their customers, society at large and their shareholders. Its international portfolio currently includes 6 companies: Belron (parent company of Carglass), PHE (parent company of, among others, Autodistribution and Oscaro), Moleskine, D'Ieteren Automotive, TVH and D'Ieteren Immo.

Commitment

For his next challenge, the Vendée Globe 2024, Denis Van Weynbergh will become the ambassador of the new D'Ieteren Group sponsorship programme, which starts in June 2023 and whose mission will be to promote access to a stimulating and fulfilling professional life.