Candle of all and for all

At the closing of the first adapted sailing course at Monte Real, the vice president of the Xunta, Alfonso Rueda, highlighted the effort made by the club for the integration of disabled people

· The Regional Minister of Labor and Welfare, Beatriz Mato, unveiled a plaque with the distinction that the ADEAC awarded this year to Monte Real for its work in removing architectural barriers and caring for people with disabilities

· The president of Portos de Galicia, José Juan Durán, and the mayor of Baiona, Jesús Vázquez Almuíña, were in charge of raising the blue flag that is already flying at the club’s facilities

The vice-president of the Xunta, Alfonso Rueda, presided today in Baiona at the closing ceremony of the first Adapted Sailing Course of the Monte Real Yacht Club, in which various disabled associations from the Val Miñor region participated.

In his speech, Rueda highlighted the effort made by the club for the integration of disabled people in the world of sailing. A work that, as he assured, must continue to be promoted in many other areas of society.

The more than 50 students of the course received their diplomas and also listened to the words of the Minister of Work and Welfare, Beatriz Mato, who encouraged them to continue participating in this type of initiative. “Societies are valued for how they treat vulnerable people, and Monte Real – assured the minister – is an example to follow”

Vice-commodore Alejandro Retolaza spoke on behalf of the club. He thanked Iberdrola and Fundación Repsol for their support in making this initiative a reality and encouraged public administrations to join the project, so that it can continue in the coming years. “The sea belongs to everyone and for everyone,” he concluded.

The Adapted Sailing School of the Monte Real Yacht Club of Bayonne was born in 2012 with the aim of bringing people with disabilities closer to the world of sailing. Since its launch, several associations for the physically and mentally disabled in the Val Miñor region have carried out various activities at the club. They are the Encaixamos Association, of people with disabilities from Val Miñor, the Juan María de Nigrán Center, the Avelaíña de Gondomar group and the Vontade de Tomiño association.

Elimination of architectural barriers and care for disabled people

Once the closing ceremony of the course was over, the Councilor for Work and Welfare, Beatriz Mato, was in charge of unveiling a plaque with the distinction that the ADEAC awarded this year to Monte Real for its work in removing architectural barriers and care for people with disabilities. A recognition that rewards initiatives such as the Adapted Sailing School.

Blue flag to the marina

The president of Portos de Galicia, José Juan Durán, and the mayor of Baiona, Jesús Vázquez Almuíña, raised the blue flag that will fly over the club for the next year.

The Association for Environmental and Consumer Education awarded the Monte Real marina this distinction for the environmental care of its infrastructure, the quality of its waters and the excellence of its nautical services.

The prestigious award, which has the support of UNESCO and the World Tourism Organization, recognizes the good management that the club carries out in its facilities through a specific environmental plan, which includes actions related to water, waste, energy consumption, safety or health, among other actions.

Adapted Sailing Championships

The Monte Real Club de Yates de Bayona contributed its grain of sand to further the practice of sailing among people with disabilities by organizing the Iberian Championship of 2.4mR class of adapted sailing, in which thirty sailors from Spain and Portugal participated. , in the year 2013.

In this 2014 it organizes the Vitaldent Championship of Adapted Sailing Class 2.4mR, a regatta that will be held next weekend (June 20 and 21) in the waters of the Bay of Baiona and that is included in the national circuit of the Paralympic class. 2.4mR. It is an opportunity for the young members of the adapted sailing school to have the opportunity to witness a sailing competition at the highest level.

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