The president of the Xunta raises the blue flag of the Monte Real Yacht Club

· Alberto Núñez Feijóo presided this morning at the Baiona club for the delivery of the 2017 blue flags to the Galician beaches and marinas

· Accompanied by the president of Monte Real, José Luis Álvarez, Feijóo was in charge of raising the blue flag that will fly this year at the club

· The good environmental practices of the Monte Real Yacht Club have allowed it to consolidate a distinction that it has maintained since 1988

Baiona, June 19, 2017.- The president of the Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, hoisted this morning at the Monte Real Club de Yates the blue flag that will wave at the Baiona yacht club throughout this year.

It did so after closing the act of awarding blue flags to Galician beaches and marinas, an event that the town of Baiona hosted for the first time in its history, and for which the Xunta chose the facilities of Monte Real.

During the event, Núñez Feijóo was in charge of presenting the president of the yacht club, José Luis Álvarez, with the distinction that the Association of Environmental and Consumer Education (ADEAC) granted once again to Monte Real, for the environmental care of its infrastructures, the quality of its waters and the excellence of its nautical services.

The Baionese club is one of the 18 marinas in Galicia, 8 of them in the province of Pontevedra, distinguished in 2017 with this prestigious award, which has the backing of UNESCO and the World Tourism Organization, and which recognizes the good management that Monte Real carries out in its facilities. The club thus consolidates a distinction that it has maintained, uninterruptedly except for one year, since 1988.

The blue flag delivery ceremony held in Baiona was attended, in addition to the president of the Xunta, by the Government Delegate in Galicia, Santiago Villanueva; the Regional Minister for the Environment, Beatriz Mato; the Mayor of Baiona, Ángel Rodal; and the President of the ADEAC, José Ramón Sánchez, among other authorities.

Also present were representatives of the 38 Galician municipalities awarded the 113 blue flags that the ADEAC awarded to Galician beaches in 2017.