The Monte Real Yacht Club strengthens ties with La Rochelle

· Representatives of the French port of La Rochelle visited the Monte Real Club de Yates this afternoon to learn first-hand about its facilities and activities

· The meeting laid the foundations for future collaborations to promote transits and organize regattas between both coasts

· The Baiona yacht club is a reference port for visitors arriving in Galicia by sea throughout the year

A representation of the city council and the management of the port of La Rochelle visited this Friday the facilities of the Monte Real Club de Yates to see first-hand its facilities and activities. At the meeting, organized by Portos de Galicia, the foundations were laid for future collaborations, with the aim of promoting transits between both coasts.

The deputy mayor of La Rochelle, Catherine Leónidas, was willing to study the possibility of organizing a joint regatta with the club from Baiona, of which in France – according to what she said – they have very good references. The president of the port of this French town, Christian Marbach, influenced this same idea, assuring that there are many sailors who come to La Rochelle talking about the fabulous conditions that Baiona offers to lovers of the sea.

The Monte Real Yacht Club is one of the key ports for tourists who arrive in Galicia by sea throughout the year from the most diverse origins. French visitors account for 25 percent of its transits and acquire special importance because they extend their navigation season beyond the summer months, which favors the seasonal adjustment of tourism.

The president of Portos de Galicia, who accompanied the delegation from La Rochelle on its visit to Monte Real, assured that the objective of the public entity is to continue carrying out this type of promotional activities to place Galicia at the forefront of European nautical .

On behalf of the Monte Real Yacht Club, Gabriel Baltar, member of the board of directors, and Miguel Riveiro, manager of the Baionese club, acted as hosts in this visit. They were accompanied by several councilors from the Baiona city council, led by Mayor Jesús Vázquez Almuíña. The meeting was also attended by Bertrand Moquay, director of the port of La Rochelle.