WOESNDAG 19 APRIL 2023 OM 16.30uur


Brussels is celebrating the energy transition with the christening of the sailing boat SOLARWIND with the exceptional presence of BERTRAND PICCARD, godfather of the sailing boat ZERO fossil energy, on 19 April 2023 at 4.30 p.m. at the Brussels Royal Yacht Club a.s.b.l. 

As an organising partner of the event, we are pleased to invite you to the christening of Édouard De Keyser’s Zero Fossil Energy sailing boat, which will mark the beginning of his adventure in the Global Solo Challenge 2023-2024 (non-stop single-handed round-the-world race), which will start in La Coruña next September. This sailing boat, sponsored by Bertrand Piccard, is designed to sail around the world without taking on board any fossil fuel and uses technological alternatives, thus offering an example of sustainable solutions for recreational sailing but also in many other areas.

We are proud to support Edouard, who is committed to sailing in a different way, symbolising the energy transition applied to adventure on the high seas, and we rely on you to come and encourage him on the occasion of the christening of the boat. As patron of this project, Bertrand Piccard is a true visionary and a world leader in the fight against climate change. His involvement in the SolarWind project reinforces the importance of this initiative and the need to continue to promote sustainable solutions for the future of our planet.

We look forward to celebrating this important moment with you and supporting Edouard in this extraordinary adventure. Please confirm your presence and we hope to be able to welcome you among us for a memorable evening, full of future meetings and surprises !

This exceptional event will take place on 19 April 2023 from 4.30 pm at the Brussels Royal Yacht Club, 1 chaussée de Vilvorde, 1020 Brussels.


The programme

Partie 1 : Christening

17h30 – Christening speech :

  • Speech by Bertrand Piccard
  • Speech by Alain Maron (TBC)
  • Speech by the partners
  • A word from the captain

18h30 – Christening and final surprise

18h30 – 21h30 – Continuation of the party and entertainment on the quayside

Free access, free participation in the citizen crowdfunding, registration required via this form.

Part 2 : Networking and cocktail party

In a prestigious and warm atmosphere, you are invited to the tables of the transition companies to exchange and discuss the sustainable future with our eminent hosts, over a cocktail party.

  • Enrance limited to 80 participants
  • Participation 60 € excl. VAT per person
  • Reservation of a table in the name of my company to highlight our sustainable solutions -> Call +32 474 055 668 or send me an email to  edouard@solarwind.brussels

You can also contact me via the contact page.

Feel free to come by tram,  bus, bike or car sharing.


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