2018-2019 Adapted Sailing Course closing ceremony19.06.2019
Fundación Repsol has supported another course at the Monte Real Club de Yates, which continues to establish itself as a benchmark for adapted sailing as an integration tool in Galicia, where it celebrated seven years of activity in its Adapted Sailing School. Each year more than 100 people with functional diversity come to be able to sail on equal terms.
This week the closing ceremony of the seventh course was held. It has been organized every year since 2012 when it was launched to take people with physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and sensory disabilities to the sea. This initiative that has not stopped growing, and in recent months it has set itself a new challenge, to bring people with serious behavioural disorders to the sea.
The Minister of Social Policy of the Government of Galicia, Fabiola García, was in charge of presiding over an event where she highlighted the work carried out by this project, taking advantage of the richness of the sea to launch activities that promote the full integration of differently-abled People.
Students with reduced mobility, on the autism spectrum, with down syndrome, neurodegenerative, or neuromuscular problems are some of the people who benefit and are the main recipients of Monte Real adapted courses, which, since its inauguration seven years ago, includes both theory and practical activities.
To the usual sessions in the classroom and sailing outings in different types of boats, mainly Fígaro Beneteaus and Go 16s, other types of proposals have been added over the years, such as adapted sailing seminars, inflatable sailing boats, or training programmes for future participation in competitions.