It's a sea-for-all

19.06.2017
Fundación Repsol supports the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona (MRCYB) yacht club's Adapted Sailing School, thereby demonstrating its commitment to adapted sport. This allows people with disabilities to learn and take part in water sports in an environment of equal opportunities, all through inclusive sport.

Fundación Repsol has been collaborating with the Adapted Sailing School since 2014, making it possible for more than 60 people with disabilities to enjoy water sports in an environment of equal opportunities. Thanks to this support, the beneficiaries have access to suitable infrastructure and equipment, such as the fleet of adapted sailing boats.   

Students of the school receive practical and theoretical classes, and also participate in other activities such as discover scuba diving experiences, nature routes, or sailing sessions to enjoy the aquatic environment as part of a team.

The Sailing School also organises various competitions and tournaments, including the national Iberian adapted sailing circuit, which belongs to the 2.4mR paralympic class. These activities give visibility to people with disabilities, placing value on their effort and commitment, thus breaking down the barriers to their full integration into society.

Over 60 people with disabilities from the Care Centre for People with Disabilities (CAPD) in Redondela, the Juan María Centre in Nigrán, the Association of Parents of people with disabilities in Vigo (ASPAVI), Galician Association Against Neuromuscular Diseases (ASEM GALICIA), and the Association of Families of People with Cerebal Palsy (APAMP) have taken part in the activities lead by the School.

This project strengthens Fundación Repsol's commitment to adapted sport. In addition to adapted sailing, Fundación Repsol also supports other inclusive sports such as cycling, skiing, and basketball.

Likewise, last year the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona yacht club rewarded Fundación Repsol's work in the Adapted Sailing School with the Vela Terras Gauda National Award.