club in Osokorky district just turned 45. Founded by several private yacht
owners who didn’t have a place to moor their boats, the club is now the
nation’s biggest non-state organization. It is run by some 200 members,
representing three generations of yachtsmen, owning about 200 vessels of all
shapes and sizes.
many surprises for the inexperienced. The 9-meter long boat Kupava, for
instance, looks tiny compared to ocean sailing cruisers. But the yacht,
designed and built by 62-year old Yuriy Bondar two and a half years ago, is
known for being the sixth Ukrainian boat to have sailed around the world.