Sailing without barriers

· The Monte Real Yacht Club today resumed the activity of its Adapted Sailing School, which organizes outings to the sea for people with physical, mental, sensory or intellectual disabilities

· Disabled associations of the region find in the Baionese club the best resource so that its users can get closer to the sea and enjoy a sport that brings them countless benefits

The person in charge of inaugurating this new stage, which will last until the end of the year, was the Juan María de Nigrán Center, to which the Vontade and Encaixamos associations will soon join

The Monte Real Yacht Club of Bayonne today resumed the activity of its Adapted Sailing School , through which it organizes outings to the sea for people with physical, mental, sensory or intellectual disabilities.

Those in charge of inaugurating this new stage, which will last until the end of the year, were 18 boys and girls from the Juan María de Nigrán Center , who this Wednesday went sailing through the bay of Baiona accompanied by the club’s trainers and their own instructors.

In the coming weeks, other groups such as Vontade (Association of the Disabled from Baixo Miño) or Encaixamos (Association of Persons with Disabilities from the Val Miñor region) will also join the initiative.

All of them find, in the activity organized by Monte Real, a great resource so that its users can get closer to the sea to enjoy a sport that brings them countless benefits , both physical and social. At the same time that they achieve greater mobility, balance and control of their body, they also enhance their social skills.

The Monte Real Club de Yates Adapted Sailing School was born in 2012 with the aim of bringing the world of sailing closer to people with some type of disability. Since then it has been growing thanks to the support of companies and institutions such as Fundación Repsol, Iberdrola or Abanca.

In this 2014 the club was awarded a distinction from the ADEAC for the elimination of architectural barriers and its work with disabled people. The goal for 2015 is to improve and expand the range of services with new investments in equipment and training programs.

>> Visit the IMAGE GALLERY of the ADAPTED SAILING SCHOOL