How you can help us?

Joves Navegants depends on donations and volunteers to carry out projects which help disadvantaged youngsters from the Balearic Islands and to guarantee Galaxie is maintained in the peak condition required.

The Project

Every year Joves Navegants takes around 300 young people from the Balearic Islands off to sea to enjoy four days of adventures sailing aboard our sail boat Galaxie. The majority of these younsters arrive with no sailing experience at all and come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

At the end of their voyage aboard Galaxie they will have:

  • Developed a feeling of success.
  • Built self-esteem and confidence in themselves.
  • Developed leadership skills and team skills.
  • Demonstrated the value of co-operation over conflict.
  • Widened their horizons beyond day-to-day.

GALAXIE: Refit Campaign 2019

Joves Navegants depends on donations and volunteers to carry out projects which help disadvantaged youngsters from the Balearic Islands and to guarantee Galaxie is maintained in the peak condition required.

John Bardon

For youngsters who do not have access to sailing yachts the experience of going to sea under sail can be a real eye opener and a way to learn. Not necessarily how to be a sailor but how to work together in a small space. How to accept the responsibility for each task that has to be done. However simple that task may seem it is still an important part of the overall picture of the management of a vessel at sea. These tasks cover everything from setting sail, washing dishes and cleaning toilets and sometimes, when all else is done, enjoying the experience of being driven at speed by the force of the wind alone.

Sail training can be the opening into a life long career into many of the very varied opportunities that come with the enormous expansion of the recreational yacht industry in recent years.

Pinmar

“Pinmar is extremely proud of its long standing relationship with Joves Navegants. As one of the original supporters from the superyacht industry Pinmar has been associated with Joves Navegants since 1992. During this period we have been pleased to assist in raising important funding that has enabled Jose Navegants to help hundreds of underprivileged youths discover the joys of being part of a team on a boat. We salute the great dedication and commitment by all those involved with Joves Navegants changing the lives of young, disadvantaged people in the Balearics. We as Pinmar will continue to support them address the challenge of maintaining SY Galaxie to ensure the continuity of the services they provide to our community.”

José Luis Arrom

27 años de esfuerzo y entrega incondicional es la mejor carta de presentación de la fundación JOVES NAVEGANTS, mi gratitud no es para la institución sino para los que hacen posible que la institución perdure como una de las fundaciones más serias y reconocidas en el sector náutico, gente que deja de lado sus propios intereses para estar aportando valor y profesionalidad y con ello, combatir uno de tantos problemas que la desigualdad ha lacrado nuestro entorno. Como dijo alguien una vez “ La solidaridad debería ser el pilar fundamental de la sociedad y la política para construir un mundo mejor”, vosotros PATRONOS y VOLUNTARIOS de la Fundación lo conseguís. Mis mejores deseos, felicidades y agradecimientos.

Michael Stoma

I had the honor of being present at the birth of Joves Navegants a humanitarian aid organization which has been helping underprivileged young people from the Balearic Islands to partake in a character forming and inspiring experience. We know that it is much more important in a young persons life and evolution to be given experiences than it is to be given material things. Joves Navegants brings the sea and the seafaring life close to young people that even though they have grown up next to the sea, they would not normally have had a chance to live it and even make a living through it. Boats can not sail without team work, discipline, consideration, courage, effort and trust. These are values that JN transmits to young people with difficult backgrounds and who if they are not helped they would very likely go in to a down hill spiral in their lives. The sea experience gives them motivation and opens horizons that few other activities can give them. We are enjoying one of the most beautiful islands in the world, let’s help those young ones who somehow have not managed to log in to this beauty and wonder, start on a road that may lead them to a good, satisfying and productive life. Please join JN in this worth while effort. Dr. Michael Stoma

Patricia Bullock

Soy Patricia Bullock, una de los fundadores de la Fundacion Joves Navegants de Balears.

La Fundacion (o Asociación que fue en aquellos entonces) nació como resultado de una visita de un Buque Escuela, nombrado Kasei, propiedad del Gobierno Japonese. El Patron, Capitan Chris Blake, fue uno de los personajes mas conocidos en el mundo de Sail Training y fue gracias a el que se nos implanto la idea de establecer una Asociación de Sail Training sin animo de lucro, para abrir el mundo de la nautica a los jovenes mas desfavorecidos de las Islas.

La idea fue muy bien recibida por todos ya que nos daba una oportunidad a los mas “favorecidos” de estas islas, que tanto nos dan, a ayudar a los jóvenes mas desfavorecidos y abrirles oportunidades de formación y del mundo laboral.

Durante los últimos 30 años, hemos ayudado positivamente a cientos de jóvenes y vamos a seguir este buen rumbo.

Nuestro barco, Galaxie, es el corazón de la Fundacion y este año nuestra campaña solidaria consiste en recaudar fondos para poder realizar un programa de mantenimiento y renovación de la jarcia y velas.

El presupuesto sube a unos 60,000.00 euros. Todas las empresas especializadas como por ejemplo, Club de Mar; Oyster Yachts; Doyle Sails, the Rigging Point, nos donaran lo máximo posible en mano de obra, piezas etc, pero aun así, nos faltara algo!

Por esto hemos montado esta campaña de “CROWD FUNDING” con el objectivo de abrir posibilidades de aportar donaciones a todos que quieren entrar en nuestra familia de Joves Navegants.

Animaros por favor!!!!

EXPERIENCES AND TESTIMONIES OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND PARTICIPATING EDUCATORS ON YOUNG NAVEGANTS PROGRAMS.

ENRIQUE. Empezó a navegar con nosotros con 19 años en un momento difícil de su vida en 2004, le gustó la experiencia y enseguida pasó a ser tripulante voluntario. Hizo el curso de dos años de Mestre D´aixa (carpintero de ribera; barcos). Después de trabajar algún tiempo como carpintero naval se matriculó en Patrón de Altura, realizando las prácticas en el GALAXIE y siendo contratado por nosotros embarcó como marinero en la campaña La Mar de Joves. Hizo el resto de sus días de mar en distintos barcos, especialmente clásicos. Actualmente solo le faltan dos asignaturas para la Licenciatura Superior de Naútica (Piloto de la Marina Mercante).

FREDDY. Después de navegar con nosotros desde los 15 años en los distintos proyectos (Mar de Joves, Ruta de la Sal, Bahía de Pollensa) finalmente acabó siendo tripulante habitual de nuestro barco de regatas AUDAZ. Tuvo dificultades con los estudios y no sabía que profesión aprender, finalmente decidió embarcarse como marinero en un velero de charter. Este verano pasado ha navegado por Córcega, Sicilia y las Islas Iónicas. En estos momentos (Noviembre 2012) acaba de llegar a Canarias para cruzar al Caribe con el mismo barco. Mientras está preparando el Power Level2 y el Yacht Master.

VÍCTOR. 11yrs old, playing in parks, spent more time expelled from school than attending classes and in his own words says he was a “problematic and rebellious child”. . Living on a boat in a relatively small area soon teaches you how you have to get on with others even if you may not want to, there is just no choice. “If it hadn’t been for JN I don’t know what would have happened to my life and where I would be today. I will always be grateful to JN and would encourage any other youngsters to take advantage of the opportunities they offer” I have seen places and countries that I never even dreamed of and I am enjoying every minute of it!

JORGE. Contactamos con él en 2010 porque hizo un curso ocupacional de Mantenimiento y Reparación de Embarcaciones y empezó a navegar con nosotros y a ayudarnos en el mantenimiento del GALAXIE. Al cumplir los 18 años tuvo que abandonar el centro de acogida en el que vivía y se encontró sin piso de acogida. Desde la Fundación le conseguimos el trabajo que tiene todavía en mecánica y mantenimiento de barcos y le ayudamos a encontrar un sitio donde vivir. Sigue navegando con nosotros especialmente en el velero de regatas Audaz.

ALGUNAS FRASES DE NUESTROS JOVENES. “Ahora entiendo a mi madre” JOSE mientras estaba limpiando los baños en el GALAXIE. “Éste no puede ser mi hijo” La madre de JOSE al verle en el vídeo limpiando baños. “No sabía que era capaz de compartir tanto” David. TESTIMONIOSEstos jóvenes el problema es real que tienen es la falta de oportunidades. Las navegaciones a bordo del GALAXIE les brindan una; para que su mochila personal se vaya cargando de buenas experiencias. Los chicos y chicas conviviendo a bordo con otras personas tienen la posibilidad de reconocerse a sí mismos en un nuevo rol, tal vez más grato que el de “problemático”. Ríen, nadan, duermen, navegan, colaboran con otros, protestan, caen rendidos, bucean, ven nuevos paisajes y gentes, trabajan, duermen bajo las estrellas, se les quiere… qué más necesita un ser humano para ser feliz? Mª ANTONIA POU. Psicóloga voluntaria de la Fundación.

ENRICHING THE LIVES OF DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH THE SEA

“The cure for anything is salt water; sweat, tears or the sea”

Karen Blixen

collaboration options

All donations are used directly to help disadvantaged young people from the Balearic Islands and to maintain Galaxie (all donations made within Spain are tax deductible)

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Secure donations through PayPal.

PERSONAL

120€

Personal Donation

We want to give thanks to all of our contributors and all those who have taken part in our programme GALAXIE: Refit Campain 2019.
Welcome to the Balearic Joves Navegants Family!
Your welcome pack:

  • Digital image of “Friends of Joves Navegants 2019” to use as a digital signature, on business cards, emails, websites etc.
  • A visit to Galaxie during open days.

CONTRIBUTION OF €120


BRONzE

1.000€

Bronze Contributor

We want to give thanks to all of our contributors and all those who have taken part in our programme GALAXIE: Refit Campain 2019. .
Welcome to the Balearic Joves Navegants Family!
Your welcome pack:

  • Digital image of “Friends of Joves Navegants 2019” to use as a digital signature, on business cards, emails, websites etc.
  • A visit to Galaxie during open days
  • 1x invitations for specific Foundation events. Visual presence as contributor on all Joves Navegants Foundation of Baleares communications.

CONTRIBUTION OF €1000


silver

2.500€

Silver Contributor

We want to give thanks to all of our contributors and all those who have taken part in our programme GALAXIE: Refit Campain 2019. .
Welcome to the Balearic Joves Navegants Family!
Your welcome pack:

  • Digital image of “Friends of Joves Navegants 2019” to use as a digital signature, on business cards, emails, websites etc.
  • A visit to Galaxie during open days
  • 2x invitations for specific Foundation events. Visual presence as contributor on all Joves Navegants Foundation of Baleares communications.
  • For businesses: Company logo on all Foundation communications.

CONTRIBUTION OF €2500


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5.000€

Gold Contributor

We want to give thanks to all of our contributors and all those who have taken part in our programme GALAXIE: Refit Campain 2019. .
Welcome to the Balearic Joves Navegants Family!
Your welcome pack:

  • Digital image of “Friends of Joves Navegants 2019” to use as a digital signature, on business cards, emails, websites etc.
  • A visit to Galaxie during open days
  • 2x invitations for specific Foundation events. Visual presence as contributor on all Joves Navegants Foundation of Baleares communications.
  • Personalised Pennant hoisted on GALAXIE while moored in ports, during regattas and news coverage.

CONTRIBUTION OF €5000


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Bank Transfer

If you wish to make a donation by Bank transfer or Direct debit please contact us for more information

Fundació de Joves Navegants de Balears is a registered charity and complies with Spanish law 49/2002 relating to sponsorship and patronage of non profit organisations. As a result, donations made in favour of the Fundacion Joves Navegants can be tax deductable. If you would like a Donation Certificate, send us an email to fundacio@jovesnavegants.org with your details and we will arrange to send you one as soon as possible.

Friends of Joves Navegants

We believe in close collaboration with our sponsors. The harmony of our mission with our commitment to young people means that collaboration is not only measurable by its economic factors but also by its solidarity.

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