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Xcaret Welcomes Galia Moss, Author of Historical Feat

Submitted by: DTS, S.C.

Categories: Community Development

Posted: Jul 10, 2006 – 02:46 PM EST

 

After 41 days of sailing alone, the Mexican sailor, Galia Moss, accomplished her challenge and became the first Latinoamerican woman to cross the Atlantic in a wind propelled vehicle. The trip began last April 25, when she left the Port of Vigo in the northern part of Spain heading towards the Mexican Caribbean.

But the success of this effort was not only for Galia Moss, a 31 year old Mexican, olympic gymnast as a child, air pilot, and sailor at heart; it also benefited 644 less favored families from Hidalgo, Tamaulipas and Michoacán, who will receive a decent dwelling donated by Televisa Foundation, ARA Foundation and the Provivah Trusteeship, for these sponsors had committed themselves to donate a house every 8 nautical miles covered by Galia's challenge. At the end, the final count was of 5 thousand 153 nautical miles.

"My objective was to accomplish a dream, -says a smiling and resoluted Galia- I didn't want just to wonder how it would be. I wanted to represent my country and get many many houses donated, that was also very important. Spending so much time alone in the sea taught me a lot, to get adapted, to accept. It was wonderful to arrive in Xcaret because I felt in the people the same love that I tried to express when I left, (...) it was wonderful that they shared with me that moment in Xcaret."

Galia's inspiration, experiences and thoughts will be published in a book financed by the state and municipal governments along with Xcaret Eco-archaeological Park, as announced by the municipal president of Solidaridad, Carlos Joaquin González, during the gala dinner offered by the park. Félix González Canto, governor of Quintana Roo, and Xcaret's shareholders Miguel Quintana Pali and Carlos Constandse Madrazo also attended the dinner.

Xcaret wants to congratulate Galia Moss for daring to accomplish her dreams and for sharing the success of this feat with so many Mexican families, along with her sponsors.

For more information and photos visit this link: http://www.xcaret.com/news/galia-moss-xcaret-01.php

For more information, please contact:

Phone: 52 + 998 + 884 94 22
Miguel Canseco DTS, S.C.
Phone: Tel: 52+998+8495959

 

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