SAIL WITH US

SAIL WITH US

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Young people will train 40 youngsters in sailing. The best competitors of Yacht Club “Capt. G. Georgiev” in Ath-letic Class 420 Sailing will take the first steps in teaching. Their experiences and skills will be shown on an out-doorspecialized simulation trainer.Everyone aged from 15 to 35 years oldwill have the opportunity to feel the passion of sailing. The trainings will take place in the area of the Maritime Station and Yacht Club. A certified sailing coach will lead the theoretical and practical training, firston a simulator after then in the open sea. The six best-performing youngsters assigned with tests will have the opportunity to be accepted as competitors. They will have the chance to take part in the official Federative competitions. The youngsters will have the opportunity to be inspired by famous and experienced Bulgarian sailors on a planned meetings during the project’s performing. Finished the project, the youngsters will have the opportunity to become a club members of The Yacht Club. The contestants will be able to continue their development in the Olympic classes boats. The rest of the young people will continue practice sailing, developing teamwork and sailing skills.

Description

Considering the low interest of Varna’s citizens to the sailing sports together with the insufficient recognition of the city as a unique ambience for yacht sports and tourism, we want to create more accessible environment for youngsters. This will allow to rediscover the city’s potential for water sport practicing. In order to promote sailing as a part of the urban environment, the "Sail with us" project will develop two directions: creating a favorable opportunity for youngsters who have to finish their racing career but stay connected with the water sport as instructors. The second opportunity is to give the possibility and expand the water sport among youngsters at risk and those who have not still recognized themselves as a sailors. The planned information campaign will encourage all who have dreamed of sailing, but have not found the way to sailing clubs, as well as those who are curious and want to take the sailing experience. Sailing is a great opportunity to fight agains the young people problems connected with vulnerable environment. Sailing is both individual and team performance. It is capable to create a high responsibility towards others because of the more risky and extreme environment. The serious preparation and maintenance of boats work create discipline skills. Dependence on weather builds patience and cultivates the ability of youngsters to take into consideration the circumstances beyond their control and to take proper decisions. The best-performing participants in the project will be given the opportunity to become a part of the “Cap G. Georgiev - Port Varna “ racing team. This is self motivated reason, deserved and adequate reward for their demonstrated diligence and consistency. They will be able to develop as contestants and members of the club. The rest of the participants will be offered to become club members according to the club's statute, allowing them to remain part of the Club's social environment and to continue their active pursuits and development. The project "Sail with us" is a prerequisite for personal and professional future realization of the young participants in the maritime field. The successful financing of this project will enable more youngsters to become part of the sailing sport. It will help providing the necessary resource for training and support. As well it will encourage already trained and successful young sailors for future career development in the field of sailing sports.

Target

Тhe aim of"Sail With Us"is to involve young Varna’s citizens, including youngsters from vulnerable environment, to become familiar with the sailing activity. All the participants will be sail trained - theoretically /on a simulator/ and on the sea. The training purpose is focused on the pre-Olympic extreme 420 sailing class, which is less advanced in Bulgaria. The 420 sailing class is selectedin addition to improve team thinking as the boats are navigated by two members crew as well will create responsibility, tolerance andpatience . The project will challenge the youngsters letting thempractice extreme sport and acquire sailing skills. The selected 420 sailing class has two benefits: it is suitable for young people without height and weight limitation; it is necessaryto increase the promotion, knowledge and practice of these classes so they will be-come more developed. This is the future opportunity for Bulgariato achieve more quotas atinternational competitions. Meetings with prominentpersons (seafarers, representatives of the maritime business) will support the further socialization of the youngstersalso will integrate them into the marine environment.Thus they will have the possibility to develop additional socio-cultural interests. Another goal of “Sail with us” project is to create opportunity for the participating youngsters - coaching ca-reer development. So they will remain connected with sea sports and Varna.

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