The Monte Real Yacht Club hires Roy Alonso as sports director

  • The former coordinator of the Santander High Performance Specialized Center and technical director of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation and the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation will be in charge of the sports management of the Baionese club
  • His experience as a coach and manager of national and Olympic teams will bring new life to the Monte Real School, through which hundreds of dinghy, cruising and adapted sailing students pass each year
  • Among his objectives as head of the sports structure of the club are to launch a new strategic plan for the Sailing School and the promotion of sporting events at a national and international level.

The Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona has just signed Roy Alonso as its new sports director. The former coordinator of the Santander High Performance Specialized Center and technical director of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation and the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation will, from now on, be in charge of the sports management of the Baionese club.

With extensive experience in the world of sailing, Roy Alonso will bring his experience as a coach and head of national and Olympic teams to give new life to the Monte Real Sailing School, through which hundreds of students spend each year in its different modalities of light sailing, cruise and adapted.

The implementation of a new strategic plan for the school and the promotion of sporting events at a national and international level are some of the objectives of this 44-year-old from Vigo, who assumes the maximum position of the sports structure of Monte Real as a challenge to face with great enthusiasm and desire.

“In Monte Real there is a great dormant potential and it is my intention to awaken it and promote it,” says Alonso.“What I want is to take advantage of the greatness of this historic club to lay the new foundations for a promising future,” says the new sports director of Monte Real, who already works in Baiona.

 

A whole life linked to sailing

Roy Alonso takes the reins of the Monte Real Yacht Club Sailing School to mark a new milestone in a lifetime linked to sailing. Since he got on a cadet for the first time at the age of 7, the Galician has not stopped participating in different ways in projects related to the nautical world, which he entered through his father, Gerardo Alonso.

He has been technical director of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation and the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, coach of pre-Olympic classes, president of the RFEV Dinghy Sailing Committee, coach and head of the Laser Radial pre-Olympic national team, head coach of the Spanish youth team and coordinator of the Santander Specialized High Performance Center. She also achieved, in Miami, the classification of Spain for the London 2012 Olympic Games in Women’s Match Race with Támara Echegoyen, Sofía Toro and Ángela Pumariega.

For him the candle”it is sport, but also leisure, it is competition and one of the best ways to enjoy the sea. It is a sport that forges personalities and offers unique life experiences to everyone who practices it”.

 

First stop: the Sailing School summer campaign

One of Roy Alonso’s first tasks as the new sports director of Monte Real will be to lead the summer campaign of the club’s Sailing School, which will be launched shortly and will offer courses in dinghy sailing and cruising during the summer months.

July and August will once again turn the Baionese club into a swarm of students willing to learn to sail or improve their technique in the different courses that are taught for people of all ages, from Monday to Friday during morning or afternoon.

What there will not be, during the summer months, will be activity in the Adapted Sailing School for people with functional diversity, which will celebrate the closing ceremony of the 2018-2019 academic year on the 18th.

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