who we are
Joves Navegants was created in 1992 by a group of enthusiastic residents on Mallorca who worked in the nautical industry and wanted to show solidarity with the local community when they realized that the young Mallorcan people lacked the opportunity to experience sailing and its benefits.
Sail training has been recognized worldwide as a valuable option to develop self esteem and confidence in young people. The donation of the sail boat Galaxie in 2003 allowed the then newly formed Joves Navegants to increase the number of young people it could welcome every year. Since then JN has helped around 1,500 young people in the Balearic Islands.
Why Sail Training?
By taking young people off to sea we place them in an unrelenting natural environment which gives the feeling of risk and adventure. Sailing on Galaxie calls for great physical effort and requires working as a team, through which self-discipline, tolerance and empathy are strengthened.