Burlington-Honfleur Sister Cities

Sailing with Crohn's

Crohn's poster

A film in French with English subtitles

On June 16, 2024, we screened a documentary: the riveting story of international racer Pierre-Louis Attwell and his courageous triumph over a debilitating disease. The screening was held at the Burlington Sailing Center, followed by an in-person Q&A with Mr. Attwell. 

This event was sponsored by a partnership between the Rotary Clubs of Burlington, Vermont, and Honfleur, France, to raise awareness of Crohn’s disease. It was supported by the Burlington-Honfleur Sister Cities Committee.

Watch the French trailer:

At the event

A cookout chez Beth Brodie

Bon voyage

We wish Pierre-Louis a safe and wonderful journey.  
The film was indeed inspiring and we will all continue the efforts to discuss and inform people about Crohn disease.  Pierre-Louis’s story is one of hope.
A special thanks to all who made this event possible here in Burlington, Vermont USA.
I hope our tokens of appreciation and connection are reminders of our friendship and shared interest in doing good in the world.
Thank you for the beautiful painting of Honfleur and the Rotary Friendship banner.
—Lise Veronneau
Rotary sailboat
Honfleur Rotary banner
Honfleur painting