Sailing School





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Project Description

Region: Eastern Europe

Country: Ukraine

Location: Cherkasy

Total Budget: $111,020

Areas of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention, Disease prevention and treatment, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Maternal and child health

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: 5 sailboats to train steering and teams of young yachtsmen, 1 boat for judges and equipment for sailing races will be donated for resumption of work and transferred to the Cherkasy Jung School in Cherkasy, Ukraine.

Areas of Focus:

Children sports, Children sailing, Adapting to society and promotion of healthy lifestyles among young people. Attracting attention to the problems of ecology & clean water.

There is no such project in our region.


The history of children's sailing in Cherkasy began in 1960.

The primary goal of the school was to integrate children of war into society and to prepare them for future service in the army.

As of 1990, Cherkassy children were able to train and participate in competitions on yachts of the classes "Tornado", "Flying Dutch", "Cadet", "Optimist", "AK Dingo", "470", "420".

According to very rough estimates, more than 3,000 children have passed through sailing since the creation of the first school in 1960 until the last school closed in 1992.

From childhood, the ability to harness the power of wind and water for thousands of Cherkasy citizens became a pass into an adult successful life, devoid of bad habits, antisocial environment.

Many Cherkassy citizens-Rotarians owe their success in life to children's sailing.

The end of the Soviet era, the financial problems of independent Ukraine, the lack of understanding of the importance of sports in general, and sailing for children in particular, were the factors that led to the closure of all children's sailing schools in Cherkasy, the sale of all yachts and all property to individuals.

Children's sailing in Cherkasy was gone.

In 2019 Cherkasy yachtsmen, who grew up on children's yachting, created Cherkasy Ukrainian Fleet.

Cherkasy yachtsmen became members of Rotary Club Cherkasy.

And now we appeal to the worldwide Rotary community and present their our restoration project (after more than 25 years break) of the Children's Sailing School (Cherkasy, Ukraine)

Our project consists of two parts - intangible and tangible.

The intangible part of the project is that, with your help, it will give Cherkasy children the following qualities:

- Independence

- Spatial thinking

- Purposeful

- Oneness with nature

- Habit to order

- Endurance

- Responsibility

- Ability to predict the result

- Courage

- Patience

Children's sailing school is an opportunity to adapt to society children from disadvantaged families, children of unreliable parents, orphans, children whose parents were killed in the conflict in the Donbass, children with disabilities, children from single families.

Children's sailing school is a promotion of healthy lifestyles among young people.

Sailing is attracting attention to the problems of ecology, clean water - because without love for the natural elements, there will be no future for humanity.

The material part is the need to purchase equipment for the restoration of a children's sports sailing school in Cherkasy.

No. Name of equipment and supplies Unit Quant. Price USD Amount USD

1 "Ultra" water simulator for training * pcs 5 2600 13000

2 "YAWL-4" water simulator for team rowing and sailing ** pcs 5 6000 30000

3 PowerBoat to provide quality training

process and safety of children and young people on the water ***

pcs 1 5720 5720

4 Watercraft-type engine for training boat **** pcs 1 8500 8500

5 Trailer for raising and lowering a training boat ***** pcs 1 800 800

6 S / Y for various level competitions and teaching children and young people of sailing skills ****** pcs 1 38000 38000

7 Reconstruction of the material base ******* 15000 15000

Total USD 111020

* "ULTRA" - complete set: plastic housing, mash-up, stubble, mast, sails, running rigging, production: Ukraine, Bora LLC www.bora.ck.ua

** "YAWL-4" - complete set: plastic housing, stern plastic, production Ukraine, Bora LLC

*** "Boat" - type BORA 450B, material - plastic, length - 4,49 m; width - 2,1 m, production Ukraine, Bora LLC

All the above plastic products and equipment are manufactured in Ukraine.

The manufacturer guarantees the above prices while maintaining the stated quantity of products.

The manufacturer's warranty and service obligations are 3 years from the date of purchase.

++++ "Engine" - a water-jet type that does not injure people - MERCURY JET 40 EFL

***** S / Y - length 7-8 meters, width 2.5-3 meters, sail area - 35-40 m2, power of stationary engine - 25 horsepower.

****** "Reconstruction" - stationary cover for rainfall boats, dry room for comfortable dressing and drying of wet things, training class and room for trainers.

Cherkasy Yacht Club allocates territory for storage of water simulators, boats, yachts and equipment for them, provides descent of water simulators and boats, power supply, provides sailing instructors for the training period for the Children's Sailing School.

There is no such project in our region and in the world.

Your support is a huge and significant mission for the fulfilment of our project.

Any of your contributions, your words of encouragement - this is our boundless gratitude to you - our supporters!

Who from the community participated in the assessment?

Olha Paliychuk, Past-President of RC Cherkasy 2018-2019, Club Foundation Chair 2017-2021, District 2232 Rotary Community Committee Chair 2019-2021

Mykhailo Pryvalov, the member of RC Cherkasy, Secretary of IYFR (International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians) Cherkasy Ukrainian Fleet

Primary Host Partner

District: 2232

Rotary Club of: Cherkasy

Primary Contact: Olha Paliychuk

Email: oncology@2upost.com

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Need $108,220
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

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