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The yacht camp is created for those who want to take their first steps towards yachting and sailing or are ready to improve their skills in a new water area.

Classes will help you get acquainted with the sail, systematize your knowledge, improve your skills and improve your level of boat control.

You will live on the island, in a cozy dome glamping, go sailing on yachts every day and admire the untouched northern nature.

€697
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Dates
  • Any dates on individual request
  • group dates
    • 31 May – 2 Jun
    • 14 Jun – 16 Jun
Complexity
The load for beginners
Accommodation
  • Lodge
    2 Nights
Comfort
Premium
Group
Up to 12 people
Group meet at
Republic of Karelia, Sortavala
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Main impressions

Cozy glamping

Stay in atmospheric dome tents on Havus Island, surrounded by pine forests

Yachting training

Learn the theoretical part, basic maneuvers and how to control a sailing yacht

Relaxation

After busy days you can relax and recuperate in a Russian bathhouse or a furaco bathhouse

Pursuit race

Feel the excitement and practice the acquired knowledge and skills during the sailing race

Delicious master class

Learn the peculiarities of preparing gravlax and take part in the process of salting rainbow trout

Additional activities

If you wish, visit the Ruskeala or Bastion park, ride an ATV or rent a SUP board

Route

  • Day 1 — Arrival at the glamping site. Yachting Basics

    Meeting at Sortavala station.

    We recommend purchasing tickets for train 160B arriving from Moscow.

    After meeting at the station, you will have breakfast in a cafe and go to the pier on the shore of Lake Ladoga, from where you will be transferred by motorboat (10-15 minutes on the way) to the island located in the very center of the Ladoga skerries.

    Arrival at the glamping site.

    You will be accommodated in geo-domes, get acquainted with the glamping territory, and have fun yachting training ahead.

    Meeting the captains, theory block.

    During the onshore theoretical part, you will get acquainted with the basic terms and concepts that sailors use, you will learn what types of yachts there are, what they are made of, how they move, what sailing equipment is made of and how to control it.

    Lunch in glamping.

    Our chefs will be happy to surprise you with a thoughtful menu with elements of Karelian cuisine.

    Sailing training.

    The water area of the northern part of Lake Ladoga is distinguished by its untouched nature, open Ladoga, skerries consisting of many large islands of complex configuration and small rocky islands, rocks and channels.

    During your on-water training, you will alternate between open water and the skerry area of the lake.

    On the first day of training — preparation for going out on the water, learning basic maneuvers, turns, mooring practice.

    The total training duration is no more than 4 hours.

    Sailing yachts have a toilet and kitchenette for your comfort.

    You will enjoy a delicious dinner from the chef, summing up the day and watching a film about yachting together.

    Which movie will the captains choose? Every race is a surprise!

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  • Day 2 — Managing a sailing yacht. Master class on gravlax

    In the morning, breakfast will be served in the restaurant or on the terrace overlooking the lake.

    Practice. Managing a sailing yacht.

    The main topic of the second training day is sailing yacht control: turning the yacht relative to the wind “Overstay” and “Jybee”, sailing the yacht relative to the wind, sailing against the wind.

    Each participant will be able to work with ropes and the steering wheel, try out different roles in the crew, and practice maneuvers.

    Training duration is 3,5-4 hours.

    Dinner.

    After lunch you will have a master class on gravlax.

    You will learn the ancient features of fish preparation that have survived to this day, and take part in the process of salting rainbow trout.

    In ancient times, local residents ate almost nothing but fish and buried it in the ground for storage. Hence the name gravlax — “buried” salmon.

    You will try to prepare gravlax in a modern way.

    Free time.

    You will have free time to walk around the island to the neighboring bay or climb to the observation deck.

    If you wish, you can rent SUP boards or order a session in a Russian bathhouse or Furaco bathhouse (for an additional fee).

    Dinner will be organized for you, an evening training review, and if you wish, you can play a Karelian quiz or spend time around a big fire.

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  • Day 3 — Pursuit race

    In the morning, a Karelian-style breakfast will be served to you.

    Pursuit race.

    You will receive an introductory briefing before the pursuit race.

    Training under sail in a competitive format is an opportunity to feel the excitement and practice new knowledge, skills and team coherence gained during the first two days of training.

    The total duration of the race is about 2 hours.

    Summarizing.

    Captains will appreciate both the teamwork on each yacht and will be able to identify leaders.

    In yachting there are no restrictions for starting sailing, each participant will be able to prove themselves.

    Lunch in glamping.

    After the race you will have free time to get ready, have lunch and then you will go to Sortavala.

    Return to Sortavala.

    You will have free time to walk around the city, have dinner on your own (additional charge) or buy souvenirs before the evening train to Moscow.

    Return tickets must be purchased for train 160A, departing from Sortavala at 20:37 on the final day of the tour.

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Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Lodge
    2 Nights
Comfort
Premium

The tour includes accommodation in a dome glamping Lago Ladoga. It is located in the most picturesque place of the Ladoga skerries — on the island of Havus, surrounded by a pine forest.

Supplement for single occupancy in a tent — RUB 15,000 per person.

We provide a 10% discount for children under 12 years old, as well as a third person in the tent, when accommodated in an extra bed upstairs. Discounts cannot be combined.

Dome glamping Lago Ladoga
2 Nights

Important to know

  • Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Are train tickets included in the tour price?
  • Are there age restrictions?
  • Who will accompany me on my journey?
  • What transport is used on the route?
  • What will the weather be like?
  • Will there be mobile communication?
  • What will we eat?
  • What discounts are there?

Ladoga under sail

Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Group
Up to people
Complexity
The load for beginners
Group meet at
Republic of Karelia, Sortavala

Included in price

  • double occupancy in glamping (2 nights);
  • three meals a day according to the program (except for dinner on the last day of the program);
  • transfers according to the program;
  • equipment rental;
  • master class on gravlax;
  • online webinar before the start of the tour;
  • lectures and training on sailing yachts;
  • services of experienced guides, instructors, captains and chefs.

Paid extra

  • ж/д билеты до Сортавалы и обратно;
  • railway tickets to Sortavala and back;
  • dinner on the last day of the tour;
  • visit to the furaco bathhouse (session up to 2 hours) — 6,000 rubles;
  • visit to a Russian bath (session 2 hours, up to 4 people) — 8,000 rubles;
  • SUP board rental — 500 rubles/hour;
  • single occupancy in a tent — 15,000 rubles per person;
    souvenirs and extras glamping services;
  • additional activities (to be ordered in advance, the cost depends on the number of participants):
    • ATV route;visit to the Ruskeala mountain park;
    • visit to the Mineral Center;
    • visit to Bastion Park.
€697
What’s included in the price? Submit request
Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Dates
  • Any dates on individual request
  • group dates
    • 31 May – 2 Jun
    • 14 Jun – 16 Jun
Complexity
The load for beginners
Accommodation
  • Lodge
    2 Nights
Comfort
Premium
Group
Up to 12 people
Group meet at
Republic of Karelia, Sortavala
The most profitable tickets to Russia

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€697
What’s included in the price? Submit request
Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Dates
  • Any dates on individual request
  • group dates
    • 31 May – 2 Jun
    • 14 Jun – 16 Jun

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