Raise the sails!
In the framework of the project of the All-Russian Society of the Disabled and the Russian Sports Union of the Disabled "Yachting of Equal Opportunities", supported by the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, the grand opening of the RCSI water sports base took place at the Beryozki yacht club in Mytishchi district of the Moscow region.
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Activists of affordable yachting have been waiting for this day for more than a month. A holiday at the Klyazma reservoir was scheduled for May 1, but the coronavirus pandemic made adjustments to its plans. And now, on the Day of Russia, the base, and with it the summer season, were open! Now, in the immediate vicinity of Moscow, people with disabilities will be able to engage in sailing, windsurfing and saversurfing.
The base was opened by the president of the RSSI, the first deputy chairman of the VOI, Flyur Nurlygayanov. Welcoming the audience, he noted that water recreation is an excellent means of rehabilitation of not only the body, but also the spirit. “We found affordable watercraft – Yarkat sailing catamarans, which allow everyone to feel the healing power of the sun, water and air! – emphasized F. Nurlygayanov. – This project of ours, like a number of others, was supported by the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation. Our arsenal already has several catamarans, a support boat, a bus with a lift. Thanks to the subsidy of the Ministry of Sports allocated within the framework of the federal project “Sport is the standard of living”, we will have new boats, as well as the opportunity to organize work with an even larger number of Russian regions, to attract even more participants to the project. ”
After that, the Yarkat catamarans, specially adapted for people with various disorders of the musculoskeletal system, demonstrated their driving performance. The participants of the event competed in an exciting quest race – the task of each crew was not only to come to the finish line first, but also to tear off the balls tied to the catamaran of other teams and not to let them tear off their own.
For guests remaining on the shore, a game marine program was prepared. After awarding the winners of the race, the organizers provided an opportunity for everyone to ride a catamaran.
At the end of the program, the participants performed the hymn “Yachting of Equal Opportunities”, uniting lovers of sea adventures.
So, in the capital, the program started. Now ahead – master classes that will be held in Yaroslavl, Tver, Bryansk, Rostov-on-Don, Bashkiria, Crimea and other regions.
Those who would like to try their hand at “Equal Opportunity Yachting” can write to the project coordinator Dmitry Zolotov, e-mail: [email protected]
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