Monte Real Club de Yates
The historic Baiona club has become part of the exclusive International Council of Nautical Clubs (ICOYC), the association that brings together the 44 -now 45- most prestigious clubs in the world
· The social responsibility activities that the MRCYB promotes through its Adapted Sailing School and the maritime route created to complete the Camino de Santiago by sea were two of the most valued aspects for inclusion
· Joining the ICOYC was an old aspiration of Monte Real to have its own voice in one of the most important nautical forums in the world where experiences about the world of sailing are discussed and shared
The social responsibility activities that the Baiona club promotes through its Adapted Sailing School for people with functional diversity, children with behavior problems, the elderly or women victims of sexist violence were one of the most valued aspects for their inclusion in the ICOYC.
The member clubs were also attracted by the maritime route that Monte Real organizes to complete the Camino de Santiago by sea, a journey that can generate important tourism-sports synergies with other clubs in northern Europe attracted by the Jacobean route.
The International Council of Nautical Clubs is an association created to promote sailing and improve the organization of nautical activities and events worldwide. Among others, it includes such prestigious clubs as the San Diego Yacht Club (USA), the Clube Naval de Cascais (Portugal), the Yacht Club of Monaco, the Societe Nautique de Marseille (France), the Royal Yhames Yacht Club (London), the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (New Zealand), the Royal Natal Yacht Club (South Africa) or the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (Canada).
In the letter in which the International Council of Yacht Clubs announces Monte Real its inclusion in the association, the president of ICOYC, David Mead, highlights the synergies and opportunities that can be created with the inclusion of a club as prominent as the MRCYB .