· The granting of a subsidy to the club by the Consellería do Mar of the Xunta de Galicia through the FEMP and the GALP7 will allow it to improve its facilities to receive the pilgrims of the Xacobean Nautical Crossing
· The promotion of equality and inclusion, the deseasonalization of the tourist offer and the revitalization of the business fabric of the area are other objectives that are set in the action
The Monte Real Club de Yates has just received the approval of a grant that it had requested to promote the Camino de Santiago within the framework of the Xacobea Nautical Crossing, a project of the Xunta de Galicia and the Association of Nautical Clubs of Galicia (ASNAUGA) that seeks to promote the pilgrimage to Compostela by sea.
The budget allocated by the Consellería do Mar through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (FEMP) and the Local Action Groups of the Fisheries Sector (GALP) will allow the historic club to improve its facilities to receive pilgrims who want to start the route from Bayonne.
“The Monte Real Club de Yates as a port of departure” is the official name with which the entity requested, last March, the help of the local, regional and European administrations, in order to be able to co-finance the actions planned in the club.
The works will begin as soon as possible and for its execution, Monte Real plans to contract, whenever possible and the business fabric of the area allows it, local companies and suppliers, which will have a very positive impact on the economic revitalization of the region of Valmiñor.
Among the actions scheduled are the construction of a terrace and an accessible ramp, the renovation of the sanitary facilities to adapt them to responsible consumption and energy saving protocols, and the application of discounts on club fees to all those who come to its facilities for carrying out the Xacobea Nautical Crossing .
According to the initial calculations of the club, the new activities and the reception of pilgrims will imply an increase in the club’s turnover of more than 3 percent in the first year.