Deporte Galego renews its support for the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School

The General Secretary for Sport, José Ramón Lete Lasa, has just signed with the president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, José Luis Álvarez, the sponsorship contract by which the Xunta contributes a total of 9,000 euros to the entity for the activities of the Sailing School adapted for people with physical and mental disabilities.

The president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, José Luis Álvarez, and the general secretary for Sport of the Xunta de Galicia, José Ramón Lete Lasa – Photo © Rosana Calvo

After signing the agreement, both Lete and Álvarez assured that accessibility and inclusion must be priorities in sports practice, and that is why the Xunta and Monte Real join forces to fight for a sport “plural, diverse, without gender or age, for everyone, enriching society, transmitter of values, trainer, equalizer and engine of social change”, assured Lete Lasa.

“To achieve this sport we have to work day by day and join forces with all public administrations, Galician companies and society in general” , said the Galician president.

A moment during the signing of the agreement between Galician Sports (Xunta de Galicia) and the Monte Real Yacht Club at the club’s facilities in Baiona – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The General Secretary for Sport of the Xunta de Galicia described Monte Real as “an unbeatable partner” to achieve these objectives since -he recalled- the elimination of a large part of the club’s architectural barriers and the acquisition of adapted boats allowed it to become, in 2014, the only Spanish yacht club to receive a special distinction from the Association of Education Environmental and Consumer (ADEAC) for its work of social integration.

The MRCYB adapted Sailing School works throughout the calendar year and has been working continuously since 2012, being the only entity that carries out a program of these characteristics in the north of Spain.