Setting goals and working hard to accomplish them, collaborating and socialising, having fun and experimenting: these are some of the best and most meaningful values of sport, which everyone should have the opportunity to live. Well aware of this purpose, IBSA – in the context of its social responsibility activities – intends to promote inclusive sailing through its project Sailing into the Future. Together, in order to allow people with disabilities to feel emotionally involved and rewarded at a sporting level. Sailing therefore becomes a tool to improve one’s skills and acquire greater confidence, to learn to know oneself better and to overcome physical and cognitive difficulties.
And not only that: the project is also an opportunity to educate to respect the other, fighting prejudices and discrimination. Inclusive sailing intends to promote a cultural and social change, offering people with disabilities interesting opportunities to get involved in sports and allowing everyone to become aware of diversity and deal with it.
The commitment to creating a debate and an interaction capable of enriching people’s lives characterises IBSA’s DNA in all its activities. The pillars of the company – Person, Innovation, Quality and Responsibility – find their full expression in the project Sailing into the Future. Together: Innovation and Quality in relation to the building of the IBSA-branded Class40; Responsibility for social and environmental issues; and centrality of the Person, thanks to several partnerships with yacht clubs in Italy, France and Switzerland that promote inclusive sailing.