- Adaptive sailing
After two years of hiatus due to Covid-19, the edition that closes the season of the CVPA Adapted Sailing School is held again
The Club de Vela Puerto Andratx and the Alex Foundation, an entity that promotes projects for the integration of people with disabilities through sport, today celebrated the thirteenth Adapted Sailing Regatta, after two years of paralysis due to the COVID pandemic -19.
About a hundred people with intellectual disabilities from different locations on the island participated in the event, as well as representatives of the different organizations involved. The regatta serves as a baptism in the sport of sailing for people with different abilities from all over the island, some of whom end up turning this discipline into one of their usual leisure activities.
Aboard the ‘Gambas’ boats of the Club de Vela Puerto Andratx and accompanied by monitors and volunteers from the club, the participants have been able to enjoy various windward and leeward routes in the image and likeness of those disputed by professional sailing teams. During the day they have also carried out pool activities, they have been able to enjoy a meal with the members of the adapted sailing regatta team and they have been given a photo frame with their photograph of the day as a souvenir.
Throughout more than 15 years of project, two of which it has not been possible to carry out the regatta due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than a thousand boys and girls have participated in this long-awaited event by the entities that participate year after year.
This regatta is part of the adapted sailing project that the Alex Foundation and the Sailing Club maintain in Port d’Andratx, where they have a Sailing School attended weekly by 20 students who participate in the main spanish and international competitions. with very good results.