Web Info

Information and websites about sailing in Russia 

Noonsite  http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Russia

Russian Yachting Federation https://rusyf.ru/

Forum Katera i Yachty (biggest on-line boating and sailing community in Russia, in Russian)  www.forum.katera.ru/

Russian Association of Yacht Skippers  http://eng.skippers.ru/

Katera i Yachty (magazine)  http://katera.ru/

Yacht Russia (magazine) This only sailing magazine in Russia did a wonderful article about our trip. To read click YachtRussia article     www.yachtrussia.com/

The Northen Sea Route Administration (NEP)



Russian Yacht Clubs


Kaliningrad Sailing Instructions (Forum)


European Boating Association Russia


European Waterways


Zeilen door Rusland (met gestreken mast)

Further reading:

The list below is very much by and for the English language reader. If you have any suggestions as to what else we should add to this list, please write to us info@sailinginrussia.org

“Sailing Round Russia” – Wallace Clark (Wallace Clark Book Sales) This book was on the chart table when John and Maxine sailed through Russia. Miles Clark’s yacht “Wild Goose” really was the first foreign yacht to go through Russia albeit under (temporary) Russian flag with lots of imposed Russians. But Miles was truly groundbreaking!John and Maxine have dedicated their book to Miles.

North Russia: https://msi.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/StaticFiles/NAV_PUBS/SD/Pub183/Pub183bk.pdf

East Russia: https://msi.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/StaticFiles/NAV_PUBS/SD/Pub155/Pub155bk.pdf

Alan Logan notes – OCC Flying Fish archive

Aenigma journey – Royal Cruising Club Roving Commissions

“Russian Primary Chronicle”

“Last Boat to Astrakhan”, Haupt, Random House 1998

“The Volga River” McNeese, Chelsea House Philadelphia, 2005

“In Our Time – Volga Vikings”, Podcast Melvyn Bragg BBC 4 series

“Experimental Voyages 1983-2006”, Edberg, Marinarkeologisk tidskrift, No. 1, 2008. Edberg, Södertörn Academic Studies 2003

“Rivers of Europe”, Klement Tockner et al, Academic Press 2009

“Trip up the Volga to the Fair of Nijni-Novgorod”, Munro-Butler-Johnstone 1875

“The Russian Empire: Its People, Institutions and Resources”, von Haxthausen, 1856

“Russian Shores of the Black Sea”, Oliphant, 1850, Konemann Classics 1998

“Black Sea” by King Charles