The Secretary General for Sport visits the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School

· The head of sport at the regional level today made her first official visit to the Baionese club after taking office last December

· Marta Míguez verified in situ the operation of a school that provides service throughout the year to hundreds of people with different disabilities

· The Secretary General gave a very positive assessment of the initiative “because of the impact it has on a social group with great relevance and presence in society”

The General Secretary for Sports of the Xunta de Galicia, Marta Míguez, from Ourense, today made her first official visit to the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona after taking office last December.

The head of sport at the regional level wanted to know in situ the operation of the Adapted Sailing School that the Baiona club launched five years ago to bring the sea closer to people with disabilities and allow them to navigate under equal conditions. Some objectives that, in the words of the general secretary, are fully shared by her department.

The Monte Real Adapted Sailing School, said Marta Míguez, is “an initiative with a very important impact for a social group of great relevance and presence in a society in which, unfortunately, it has far fewer opportunities than other people”. That is why, he assured, that the intention of the secretariat is to give continuity to the support that the Xunta de Galicia had been providing for years.

During her visit to Monte Real, accompanied by the Head of the Provincial Sports Service of Pontevedra, Daniel Benavides, the general secretary was received by the president and vice president of the club, José Luis Álvarez and Alejandro Retolaza, as well as by the new manager, Óscar Calero.

It also coincided with a group of students from the Juan María de Nigrán Center, a group that provides services to people with intellectual disabilities and their families, and who have been coming to Baiona for years to sail with the Adapted Sailing School. Míguez shared a few moments of conversation with them and even got on one of the boats in which they previously sailed.