The Monte Real Club de Yates and the Xunta de Galicia promote a pioneering program of therapeutic navigation for women victims of gender violence

 

· The collaboration between the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Xunta de Galicia made it possible to launch the “Sailing against gender violence” program thanks to which 16 women and their children were able to sail in the bay of Baiona

· The activities carried out at the Sailing School of the Baiona club were aimed at reinforcing the confidence, self-esteem and decision-making capacity of these women

· The Minister of Equality of the Galician government, María Jesús Lorenzana, whose department financed this pioneering program in Galicia, recently visited the Monte Real facilities in Baiona

((For reasons of privacy and protection of the women who participate in the initiative, images of the activities carried out with them are not included in this news nor have they been distributed))

The president and vice-president of the MRCYB, José Luis Álvarez and Alejandro Retolaza accompanied the minister on her visit to the club – Photo Rosana Calvo

A total of 16 women victims of gender violence and 21 of their sons and daughters benefited, last year, from the program “Sailing against gender violence” , a pioneering program in Galicia promoted by the Monte Real Yacht Club and financed by the Xunta de Galicia through the Ministry of Equality.

The head of the regional department, María Jesús Lorenzana, recently visited the facilities of the Baion club to learn first-hand about the development, materials and infrastructure used in the activities, whose main objective was to strengthen confidence, self-esteem and decision-making capacity of these women.

The Minister of Equality of the Xunta de Galicia María Jesús Lorenzana next to one of the boats used in activities with women victims of gender-based violence – Photo Rosana Calvo

To achieve this, specific resources were designed that sought to reduce the emotional impact on the victims, minimize their state of anxiety, achieve the maximum development of their personal, intellectual, social and emotional capacities; strengthen their self-esteem and resistance to adversity; and promote empathy, active listening and healthy relationships.

The sports practice carried out on the boats of the Monte Real Club de Yates also contributed to improving their physical health and allowed the enjoyment of their sons and daughters, for whom specific independent activities were launched, mainly aimed at giving a break to mothers and the achievement of greater autonomy on the part of the little ones.

The activities were carried out for 6 months between May and October 2021 and users of the Comprehensive Recovery Center of Santiago (CRI) and the Emergency Center for Victims of Gender Violence of Vigo (CEMVI) participated.

SAILING IN FEMALE IN THE MRCYB

The initiative “Candle against gender violence” is part of the program “Vela en feminine” of the Monte Real Club de Yates, which seeks to encourage, promote and spread the presence of women in the world of sailing; and that also has the financial support of the Xunta de Galicia.

With the aim of favoring equality between men and women in nautical practice, the Baiona club sent female crews to participate in some of the most important trophies in Galicia and Spain; He managed to get the Royal Galician Sailing Federation to create women’s and mixed prizes in the Galician A Dos Championship, prepared a team for the Women’s National Circuit and organized the final of the Women’s National League.

 

 

 

The Monte Real organizes this Thursday in Baiona the IV Seminar on Adapted Sailing

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.

The Xeral Secretariat for Sport, committed to adapted sailing

 

· The General Secretary for Sport of the Xunta de Galicia renewed the support of her department to the Adapted Sailing School of the Monte Real Yacht Club

· Marta Míguez visited the Baionese club this afternoon to learn about the evolution of a project to which they have been committed for several years

· Created in 2012, the Baiona school brings people with all kinds of disabilities closer to the sea so that they can navigate under equal conditions

 

The Xeral Secretariat for Sport of the Xunta de Galicia will continue to support the Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities of the Monte Real Yacht Club, as announced by the head of the department, Marta Míguez, after meeting with the president of the Baion club Jose Luis Alvarez.

Accompanied by the head of the Provincial Sports Service, Daniel Benavides, Míguez went to Baiona today to check the evolution of a school created almost six years ago with the aim of bringing people with disabilities closer to the sea and allowing them to navigate under equal conditions. The head of Sport at the regional level recognized the effort of Monte Real to maintain the activity of the school throughout the year and promised the support of her department during this 2018 so that it can continue advancing.

Since its creation, in 2012, the Adapted Sailing School of the Baiona club has not stopped growing, expanding both its program of activities and the number of users. It is used by people with physical, mental and sensory disabilities from associations such as the Center for Attention to People with Disabilities (CAPD) in Redondela, the Juan María de Nigrán Center, the Association of Parents of People with Intellectual Disabilities in Vigo (ASPAVI), the Galician Association against Neuromuscular Diseases (ASEM GALICIA) or the Association of Families with People with Cerebral Palsy (APAMP).

Theoretical classes, baptisms of the sea, environmental routes, sailing sessions and other activities related to the nautical world are some of the proposals in which nearly 100 people participated last year.

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