SPECIAL NEEDS SAILING SCHOOL (EVA)
The Special Needs Sailing School has been in operation since 2018, with the aim to promote sports and social inclusion through navigating, enjoyment of the sea, team participation and integration, developing all kinds of abilities for those with special needs.
The courses offered are always free of charge and aimed at people with any kind of disability. These sailing curses are therapeutic, relaxing and competitive; to form crews that could in the future participate in the different championships of adapted sailing at national and international level. The classes are from initiation to perfection.
Four specially adapted TOM 28 vessels are used, with a capacity for four students in each, also a standard cruiser vessel, again specially adapted to accommodate eight persons, an adapted 24 metre catamaran and we will shortly acquire four Hansa 303. To complete the EVA fleet, is a semi-ridged security launch to oversee the practice areas.
This special needs sailing school, created by PST Puerto Sotogrande, in collaboration with the Real Club Marítimo de Sotogrande, aims to be a reference of inclusion; sports for everyone,. Consequently installations on land are being adapted and architectural barriers eliminated, which together with the installation of lifts, as in the area of the main harbour, incorporating floating pontoons, allow special needs crews to board their vessels.