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Special online evening: Tribute to VDH

30 years of the Écrans: 2000-2008, from the Palais des Congrès to the Auditorium
1 June 2021
30 years of the Écrans: 2009-2021, between Darcy and Olympia
1 July 2021
See you on Thursday, July 1st at 8:30 pm for a live stream on our website.
June 25, 2021: after completing six circumnavigations, including one against winds and currents, and rounding Cape Horn twelve times, Jean-Luc Van Den Heede sends a final message on his official website: "Hello, I will stop my activities as a professional skipper and close my company on June 30. Sending messages will, therefore, no longer have any reason to exist and this will be my last one (...) I take advantage of my retirement as a racer to thank all those who have followed me for so long and of which you are naturally part. However, I am not abandoning the sea which is, as you know, my other vital space. I will continue to sail aboard my After 8 and we may have the opportunity to cross paths in stopovers here or there! "

Wishing to pay tribute to a great runner with free ideas, the embodiment of the spirit of adventure, the Écrans de l'aventure festival website offers, in exclusivity, the replay of the film-portrait selected in 2020:

VDH, Monsieur longue route.

(Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, Mr. Long Road.)
This film is part of the official selection - Adventure Screens 2020
Directed by Nicolas Raynaud - Produced by Bleu Iroise - France - 52 minutes - 2019
Summary: Jean-Luc Van Den Heede is one of the great names in ocean racing. An accomplished sportsman, this athlete has dedicated his entire life to the sea. This documentary is the story of a man, the portrait of an open and engaging person, capable of constantly reinventing his life. From his first Mini Transat in 1977 to his victory in the Golden Globe Race in 2018, the story of a sailor who has never hesitated to sail against the prevailing winds.

The film will be followed by an interactive exchange with VDH, live from Les Sables d'Olonne.

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