· The club from Baiona was chosen as the speaker at the ICOYC 2021 EUROPEAN CONFERENCE to present the adapted sailing project that it has been developing for almost 10 years
· The ICOYC (International Council of Yacht Clubs) is an association that brings together the 44 main yacht clubs in the world with the aim of promoting sailing and improving the organization of activities and events
· The Commodore of Monte Real, Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui, was in charge of explaining the different activities that Monte Real organizes for people with functional diversity
The Monte Real Club de Yachts de Baiona was chosen this year to participate as a speaker at the ICOYC 2021 EUROPEAN CONFERENCE, the forum that the members of the prestigious ICOYC (International Council of Yacht Clubs) celebrate biannually in different European countries.
Invited by the directors of the prestigious association that brings together the 44 main yacht clubs in the world, Monte Real went to Barcelona, the venue chosen this year for the forum, represented by the club’s commodore, Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui.
It was he who was in charge of presenting to the delegates of the member clubs the different activities that Monte Real carries out within the framework of its program “Sailing for all” , launched almost a decade ago with the aim of offering people with functional diversity the possibility of practicing sailing under equal conditions.
A project that, although at first it was born only for people with different disabilities (physical, sensory, intellectual or mental), has been expanding over the years and currently also offers activities to older people, children in care and women victims of gender violence.
All these initiatives powerfully called the attention of the attendees, who raised numerous questions about their execution and results. The Monte Real, without a doubt, one of the most interesting talks on the event’s program, in which the promotion of women in sailing or the future of the Olympic classes, among other topics, was also discussed.
Once the ICOYC 2021 EUROPEAN CONFERENCE was over, the MRCYB Commodore was very satisfied with the experience. “Being present at one of the most important nautical forums in the world, such as the ICOYC, is an honor for the Monte Real Club de Yates. It means -he said- that the club continues to be very relevant on the international scene and that what we do from Baiona has an echo beyond our borders” .
The ICOYC (International Council of Yacht Clubs) is an association that brings together the 44 main yacht clubs in the world with the aim of promoting sailing and improving the organization of activities and events.
It includes, among others, the San Diego Yacht Club (USA), the Clube Naval de Cascais (Portugal), the Yacht Club de Monaco, the Societe Nautique de Marseille (France), the Royal Yhames Yacht Club (London), the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (New Zealand), the Royal Natal Yacht Club (South Africa) or the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (Canada).
In the list of member clubs there are two Spanish clubs: the Real Club Náutico de Palma and the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona. It was precisely the latter who was in charge of organizing the ICOYC 2021 EUROPEAN CONFERENCE.