Start:Sakhyurta, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, 666135
Finish:Sakhyurta, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, 666135
We invite you to the fifth open sailing regatta Baikal Sailing Week. The regatta takes place in the most interesting water area of Russia - Lake Baikal.
Yachtsmen from all regions of Russia and abroad are invited to participate. You can join the crews of our skippers or rent a boat for your own crew
Competitions will be held in 2 divisions.
The proposed route of the regatta: Sakhyurta settlement - Zagli bay - Khuzhir settlement - Khoboy cape - Zama cape - Uyuga bay - Ogoy island, Toinak island, Barakchen island - Shida Bay - Sakhyurta village (Lake Baikal)
The regatta is held in the most favorable season for yachting and recreation. The route of the regatta will help you to get acquainted with the most famous and picturesque bays of the Small Sea.
Transfer of participants to the village of Sakhyurta by bus from Irkutsk. Departure of the bus is at 12:00 from the airport, at the airport you will be met with a sign “Baikal Sailing Week”.
The distance is 250 km. The journey takes 3-4 hours. There will be a lunch stop on the way. The route will pass through the beautiful places of the Ust-Ordynsky Buryat District, the Tazheransky steppes of the Olkhonsky District, along the Kuda River and the Aya River.
Arrival: Sakhyurta village at 15:00. Meeting of participants and accommodation of crews on yachts.
Opening of the regatta in a cafe at 20:00.
Staying overnight in Bazarnaya Bay.
10:00 The start of the first race. Depending on weather conditions, there will be 2-3 short races (the distance of each race is 3 miles) at the Olkhon Gate.
The Olkhon Gate Strait is located between the mainland of Lake Baikal and Olkhon Island. Here you can see beautiful views of the bays Zagli, Bazarnaya, Ilga, Mukhor, Sarma. This is the main vacation spot for tourists on the Small Sea. Our regatta will be a beautiful show for vacationers :). There is also a ferry crossing to Olkhon Island.
In the evening, award ceremony, dinner in a cafe, national cuisine.
Staying overnight in Bazarnaya Bay.
10:00 The start of the race. The route race around uninhabited islands of the Small Sea - Ogoy, Zamogoy, Toinak (distance: 30 miles). The finish is in the village of Khuzhir, which was originally a fishing village, and now is the “capital” and the largest settlement of Olkhon Island.
Staying overnight in Khuzhir bay.
Free day in the village of Khuzhir. It is possible to organize a visit to the local history museum of Olkhon Island, excursions by minibuses to the huge sandy beaches, seeing the Buryat shrine - Shamanka Rock, walking along the street with souvenir shops.
At 15-00 the start of the costume swim on the tubes. Teams of 2 people are assigned from all crews. After the swim, it is recommended to rest before the night race.
At 20-00 there will be the start of a long route race.
Continuation of the route race (the distance is 60 miles).
The distance will pass near Cape Khoboy (the northernmost point of Olkhon Island) and Cape Zama (the outskirts of the Small Sea mainland). Along the wild coast of Lake Baikal back to civilization in the Kurminskiy Bay area.
Finish is at Cape Uyuga.
Cape Uyuga has long been chosen by Irkutsk yachtsmen. The Russian championship, the Asian Cup and the Baikal Cup in iceboat sport are held here in winter. There is a convenient bay nearby, where yachts are sheltered from waves. There is a tent city on the shore. Park-hotel Uyuga is our partner who organizes a bathhouse in the evening on the shore, dinner in a bar at the Uyuga tourist center, award ceremony based on the results of the last races.
Staying overnight in Uyuga Bay.
11:00 The start of the race.
Two races are planned between the islands of Ogoy, Toinak, Barakchen (the distance is 10 miles). The finish of the first race is at the island of Ogoy, with a visit to the Buddhist shrine - the Stupa of Enlightenment, where participants can make a wish, and it will certainly come true.
The finish of the second race is at Cape Ulurba in Shida Bay.
In the evening, fishing for dace, perch, pike.
At the Ulyurba campsite, there is a good, large Russian bathhouse, in the bay, there is warm water, comfortable for swimming.
Staying overnight in Shida Bay.
11:00 The start of the race. The final race to the village of Sakhyurta (the distance is 7 miles).
The regatta award ceremony, party.
Staying overnight near the village of Sakhyurta.
Departure from yachts before 11-00.
At 12-00 from the village of Sakhyurta, a bus transfer to Irkutsk (to the Angara hotel) is organized for the participants of the regatta.
Yes, of course. There will be an experienced skipper and team members on the yacht. They will give you a role and teach you everything you need to know to be a useful team member and feel comfortable.
Yes, all team members will definitely try themselves in different roles to better understand each other. Standing at the helm is an integral part of training for beginners as well as setting sails, and helping the team during moorings.
As a rule, participants in the regatta live on the yacht. The boat has everything you need for a comfortable stay: nice beds, a kitchen, a shower with toilet. If you do not want to live on a yacht, then you can arrange to stay at the hotel onshore.
The crew decides altogether what kind of food they prefer to eat and makes necessary purchases. Simple dishes can be cooked, usually taking turns. Some regattas offer daily meals and intensive evening program for all crews.
We can make an invitation for a visa, but you need to apply for a visa by yourself.
Most people tolerate some seasickness easily. If you feel that you are starting to feel sick, it is best to get at the steering wheel or tune the sails. Get yourself busy, show your body that you don’t have time to get sick, you have to fight for victory in the race. There are also many quite effective medicines from sickness. If you start taking them in advance, then the probability of seasickness is almost zero.
Before each trip, we organize an online meeting where participants get to know each other and the captain. The captain will answer all your questions. The crew will have a group chat so you can get to know each other before the start of the regatta. Then you will meet in the marina.
The main rule is to dress comfortably and according to the weather. Clothing: • windbreaker and pants or shorts; • shirt/jacket with UV protection (thermal underwear and fleece); • adjustable hat/cap; • gloves. We recommend to purchase a long-sleeved jacket with UV protection in order to protect yourself from the sun and strong wind. Yachting shoes should be: • light, with non-slip white outsole; • with the fixed heel; • with a tightly closed nose. During the sailing without shoes, you can fall or injure your fingers and feet on the deck. There are many protruding parts on the boat that are easy to catch. Unfortunately, even experienced sailors are not protected from unpleasant injuries when they ignore this simple rule.