Help me creating a non-profit community sailing club with environmental awareness in Ortigueira, Spain

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  • Last activity: 23 Jan 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    My name is Tino, proffesional sailor, boatbuilder and enthusiastic facilitator of all things afloat, the simpler the better. I am looking for help in establishing a non commercial sailing club with environmental awarness and a view to revitalize our local Ria.

    I have recently found some roots on the beautiful shores of Galicia, Spain, where I am working hard to promote a community based, sustainable approach to revitalizing the available local Rias for wind and muscle powered watersports. I am hoping to combine the influx of foreign talent and energy with the local need for a reconnection to forgotten trades and pleasures based aound the local waters.

    I have collected various craft of different sizes and want to use those to open eyes and create awareness of the often forgotten simplicity encountered afloat.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I hope to attract people willing to work towards the common goal of sharing time afloat and passing on the love and respect for oceans and their shorelines.
    This project is a non commercial, community based idea of establishing a sailing club and to promote sustainable river uses. I am hoping to establish long term relations with interested workaway friends to help me realize this dream.

  • Help


    The season here is coming to an end now, days getting shorter.
    We have had some great help around the boats and our other projects.
    I am now looking for a few volunteers to join me on a big effort to dig out the groundfloor of the old fishing cottage we are rebuilding in the port of Espasante. This is to take place during the last week of October, I will add the last minute option for this.
    There might or might not be last opportunities to get on the water with boats, but this project calls for volunteers able to put in some hard physical work as well as enjoy the Galician countryside this late in the season. It is also a great time for surf enthusiasts to join us, Espasante has some good days of swell during late october.

    Later in the year and leading into 2024 I hope to make time for a conventrated effort to rebuild thentraditional river launch we rescued some time ago, hoping to fit electric propulsion and have her available as the club launch.

    This project is for watersports and sailing skills orientated people with practical skills, willing to share expertise and ideas about a long term community project.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    For the above specified period, accomodation will be in my home, a spacious and accomodating village house.
    I do not provide wireless wifi, but there is decent cell phone coverage.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    A typical setup would involve a half day of work input for basic accomodation and a large meal supplied. Sailing and other activities after hours or on weekends are available, according to levels of pre knowledge and self motivation.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Vans and Campers are more than welcome and toilet facility is provided.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 535876663252

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