Boris started to sail in Belgium in 2007 and continued later on his father's 27ft sailing boat called Lanzarote, a nice wooden "Van de Stadt" plan built in 1972 in former Czechoslovakia. Later on he continued sailing with friends on chartered boats in Croatia, Italy and Spain until he decided, in 2016, to buy his own sailing boat. He is a holder of Belgian "Brevet de Yachtman" (2010) skipper's license, GMDSS-SRC, RYA Sea Survival, First Aid CPR & AED and Advanced PADI deep/nitrox scuba diving certificates. He graduated in international relations and geopolitics and currently works in Brussels (Belgium) as Head of Protocol in one of the European Union's institutions. He is fluent in Slovak, French and English.