The Adapted Sailing School of the Monte Real Club de Yates has just received a new recognition for its work. The Baiona council awarded him a special mention at its VIII Sports Gala, held this weekend in the fishing village.
The School, launched more than a decade ago, has as its main objective to offer people with functional diversity the possibility of practicing sailing on equal terms.
But although at first it was created solely for people with different disabilities (physical, sensory, intellectual or mental), in recent years it has been expanded and, currently, it also offers activities for the elderly, children under guardianship and women victims of gender violence.
Since its creation in 2012, hundreds of students from groups and associations from different parts of Galicia have passed through it to navigate the bay of Baiona in the club’s adapted boats.
Several coaches from the Baiona club will explain their experience at the Monte Real Yacht Club Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities
· The objective of the seminar is to offer specialized theoretical-practical training in sailing adapted to future sports technicians from Galicia and Portugal
· The seminar organized by Monte Real and Baiventura Galicia will be attended by students from Gondomar (Pontevedra), Porto do Son (A Coruña) and Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
Tomorrow, Thursday, in Baiona, the Monte Real Yacht Club is organizing the 4th Seminar on Adapted Sailing Education in Baiona, an initiative aimed at offering specialized theoretical-practical training to future sports technicians from Galicia and Portugal.
Several coaches from the Baiona club will be in charge of giving a seminar that will include theoretical-practical sessions from half past ten in the morning until six in the afternoon. Fifty students from the IES Terra de Turonio (Gondomar – Pontevedra), the IES Porto do Son (A Coruña), the IPVC Viana do Castelo (Portugal) and ASEM Galicia will participate in them.
In the exhibitions, round tables and baptisms of the sea, issues such as the importance of adapting the teachings to the needs of the user with functional diversity, the need to adapt infrastructures and sports elements or the use of specific teaching resources will be addressed.
And all under the prism of the Adapted Sailing School of the Monte Real Yacht Club, which since 2012 offers people with functional diversity the opportunity to learn and practice sailing under equal conditions.
Over the last six years, more than 300 students with physical, psychosocial, cognitive and sensory disabilities have sailed on the club’s adapted boats thanks to the inclusive sailing courses that Monte Real has organized with the support of Fundación Repsol and the Xunta de Galicia through the Department of Social Policy and Galician Sport.
Improving the physical and emotional level of people with disabilities, increasing their self-esteem, encouraging relationships between colleagues, generating motivation and making them enjoy direct contact with nature, bringing them closer to the sea, are the main benefits achieved with sailing activities adapted.