Kids Sailing Camp

20-24.07.2020 and 10-14.08.2020

For a third consecutive year we will dive into the marvelous world of the slowest, but definitely, most captivating and pleasant way of getting from point A to point B.  Together with our friends from the Central Yacht Club of Sofia – Academic we will learn the names of all winds that blow and how to recognize them, we will find out how to set course and follow it, what are the different parts of the water vessels we will use, and a bunch of other interesting things that will make us feel like real sea dogs. Or pirates, in case you ever wanted to be one. Just don’t tell anyone!

Welcome aboard! Hoist the sails!



  • 5 days of theoretical and practical training in sailing for children;
  • transport from Sofia to the “Iskar” Dam and back;
  • highly qualified instructors and coaches from the Central Sofia Yacht Club “Academic”;
  • guide/instructor from “Machirski Sport”;
  • certificate for a completed beginners’ sailing course
  • insurance


  • In each of the days, there will be constant supervision of the children by the instructors of CSYAK “Academic” and Machirski Sport.
  • Lunch – the exact time and place will be decided at the discretion of the organizers and in accordance with the program. Lunch can be on-site at the base or dry packs can be loaded on the boat and we can organize an outdoor picnic elsewhere.
  • After the completion of the beginners’  training course, CSYAK “Academic” offers those who wish to continue practising sailing and want to join the representative team of the club in different classes and age groups.

Departure and return:

  • Time and place of departure: 08:30 am from the central entrance of the National Assembly “Vasil Levski”;
  • Time and place of return: 5:30 pm in front of the main entrance of the National Assembly “Vasil Levski”.


More information:


  • Central Sofia Yacht Club “Academic”


Central Sofia Yacht Club Academic (CSYAK Academic) was founded and registered in Sofia in 1957, and since 2000 has been registered as a Non-Profit entity. The main goals of the club are to carry out training and competition activities for interested children and adults, with priority for children and adolescents and the promotion of sailing in Sofia.

CSYAK Academic annually organizes traditional domestic and international sailing regattas, which are included in the calendar of the Bulgarian and International Sailing Federations. The oldest regatta “Sofia” is held for more than 45 years.

It also carries out cross-border cooperation along the lines of the Euro-Balkan Sailing Association, actively holding joint events with clubs from Serbia, Macedonia, Romania and Greece.

The club carries out its activities in the Central Sailing Base (former city sailing base) on the Iskar Dam – Storks’  nest.


  • Safety


Personal safety begins with instruction on land. It continues with putting on life vests, without them, we do not get on board! Instructors, who are experienced sailors, sail with the children and decide to what extent to leave the management entirely in the hands of the crew.


  • Preparation – equipment and food


          It is important that children are prepared as follows:

  • Bring sandwiches or something to eat, as well as drinking water. Only soft drinks, chips and waffles are sold on the base.

About the clothing:

  • The children should have spare clothes in case they get wet (T-shirt, shorts, socks);
  • Swimsuit;
  • Outerwear (jacket, raincoat, fleece) and sun hat;
  • Sunscreen.

It is important that the shoes are comfortable and with a flat sole – e.g. sandals, sneakers or sneakers.


* The program is a trademark of CSYAK “Academic” and “Machirski Sport”*



Day 1

Sailing training is conducted at the  “Iskar” dam and is not just a boat trip, but an opportunity for the children to learn the basics of the theory and practice of the art of sailing.

On the first day, the children will get acquainted with the theory and the main terms used  in sailing. We will also sail with our big yachts and start their initial training on them!

Day 2

On the second day, we will remember what we learned from the day before and we will continue the training on the big yachts. The instructors will continue to  teach the children and they will allow them to actively participate in the steering of the boat. They will feel what it is like to be out on the water, they will get used to it and they will learn how to take advantage of its power and that of the wind.

Day 3

During the third day, the training and practice will take place on our smaller boats, which are designed for training and used in competitions by the children in the “CSYAK”  team.

Day 4

The fourth day is dedicated to improving what the children have learned over the past few days of our small boats.

Day 5

During the last day of the week, there will be an “evaluation” of what the children have learned. They are left with more independence to  practice on our sailing boats. In the end, there will be a competition between the children and everyone will receive a certificate for the completed beginners’ course in sailing.


Please note that this is a sample program and some of the activites might take place in a different order if  the Machirski Sport representitives consider it to be a better course of action!

PRICE: 345 lv.

* 5% discount for the second child in the family

The price includes:

  • 5 days of theoretical and practical training in sailing for children;
  • transport from Sofia to the “Iskar” Dam and back;
  • highly qualified instructors and coaches from the Central Sofia Yacht Club Academic;
  • guide/instructor from “Machirski Sport”;
  • certificate for a completed beginners’ sailing course
  • insurance

The price does not include: lunch, any other personal expenses;



  • The groups will be made up of a maximum of 15 children.
  • Signing up for the program is possible only for a complete 5 day course. The minimum of participants required for a program to be realized is 10 children.
  • Children are fed either with the weekly menu, from a licenced children cuisine, that will be announced in advance for every week, or with the food that their parents provide for them.
  • Children must have their own water bottle, individual wet and dry towels, hand sanitizer as well as at least 2 pairs of face masks, in case the child has to wear a mask upon doctors reccomendation.
  • Children bearing symptoms of cold such as fever, caugh, running nose, sore throat, ect. will not be allowed to participate in the program.
  • Machirski Sport keeps the right to refuse participation or to completely cancell the participation in the program of a child, which threatens with his actions the safety of others as well as his own safety. Upon making such decision, it has been carefully cocidered and it is final. If such is the case, Machirski Sport does not owe any compensations or will not refund any resources payed for the program.



  • Registring for the program can be made only  in advance by sending an email If you have any additional queastions you can reach us at the following numbers: 0885 04 22 44; 0886 05 00 66; 02/981 57 12.
  • After confirmation by the organizers, you will receive a contract, which you need fill, sign, scan and return by e-mail.
  •  You can get acquainted with the  Privacy Policy of Machirski Sport LTD , which can be found at:
  • It is OBLIGATORY to get acquainted with the COVID 19 containment measures and the safety briefing.
  • Payment can be effected via:
      • Bank card, after receiving a payment request sent directly to your mobile phone or e-mail.
      • Bank transfer to the following bank account: DSK BANK  IBAN: BG09STSA93000001434073 BIC: STSABGSF

    *As reason for payment you should write down the child/children’s name and surname as well as “Summer adventure school”

    • THE CUSTOMER can cancell the service up to 5 working days before the start date without having to pay any penalties.
    • THE CUSTOMER may designate another person to use his rights for the tourist service, no less than 48 hours before the start date, if this person meets the specific requirements of the service. Otherwise, THE ORGANIZERS have the right to  change the price of the service individually depending on the possibility of this change.
    • In case of cancellation within less than 5 working days before the start date of the program, 70% of the amount will be refunded.
    • In case of cancellation of the service after the start date, regardless of the reason, the money is not refunded. An exception is made only if:registration and payment are made not earlier than 10 days before the start date and the cancellation of the service is for medical reasons, which is certified by an outpatient list / document, proving an examination by a personal physician. In this case, a proportional amount is reimbursed for the days missed.
    • THE CUSTOMER can postpone or change any of the planned programs up to 24 hours before the start date by sending an email to: Any changes made within less than 24 hours, regardless of the reason, are not accepted and the day will be counted as missed without a possibility for reclaiming it at other time.
    • THE CUSTOMER can use his cancelled or rescheduled day/days within 2 weeks from the end date of the service. In case of delay for more than two weeks, the day/days will be lost and will not be refunded.  The refunding of postponed day/days is coordinated with THE ORGANIZERS.


Rules of  Machirski Sport

  • Each participant must have a personal disinfectant and wet wipes
  • When boarding the organized transport, the participants’ hands are disinfected, each participant uses a mask
  • After arriving on the territory of Ophelia base, the team of Machirski Sport instructs the participants about  the anti-epidemic measures
  • After entering the bases, participants must clean their hands with a disinfectant provided on the front door
  • In the room, participants must keep a distance of at least 1.5 m from each other, allowing 1 person per  4 square meters
  • Before and after exercises during which general equipment is used, a disinfectant must be used, if possible wash hands under running soapy water
  • Direct physical contact between Machirski Sport employees and participants is avoided. When it is unavoidable, a disinfectant should be used afterwards
  • Maximum hygiene is ensured through strict procedures for regular cleaning and disinfection, at least 2 times a day, incl. on all contact surfaces that may be touched by the employees and participants
  • The employees are instructed to observe the symptoms of the participants and how to deal with them
  • Information boards are placed in a visible place, which inform the participants how to keep physical distance and hand hygiene
  • Natural ventilation is used as long as temperatures allow
  • Participants should know the hygiene measures and conditions
  • Participants with symptoms such as colds, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, mild cough and fever are not allowed to exercise
  • Participants throw their own rubbish or waste in the bins
  • These written instructions are placed in visible places in the sport complex  and on the website of “Machirski Sport”
  • Sneezing or coughing should be in the elbow, not in the flat of the hand.  If they are in a napkin, you should throw it away immediately in a safe place. The surrounding area is immediately cleaned.



  1. If there is  one or more symptoms (cough, sneezing, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, gastrointestinal complaints, fever, etc.):
  2. Initial behavior
  • The child should be isolated immediately in a special room until the child returns home or is treated by a medical professional. The child is given a mask according to his age.
  • Contact immediately the parents/guardians and request the child to be taken, considering the necessary preventive measures.
  • Parents/guardians should be reminded of the procedures to follow – avoid physical contact and consult with the family doctor to decide if a test is necessary.
  • After the child leaves the room, disinfection should be made a few hours later.
  • Everyone strictly keeps  preventive and restrictive measures.
  • The child returns to activities with a medical note from the family doctor proving that this readmission is possible.
  1. In case of a positive child test
  • Inform the teams of Playhouse and “Machirski sport” and immediately contact the Regional Health Inspectorate (RHI).
  • Measures are being taken to identify the contact persons.
  • Carefully  clean and disinfect the rooms  and objects to which the child has been in contact in the last 48 hours.
  • Inform the child’s contact persons about the steps they need to take.
  1. If there are one or more symptoms in an adult (cough, sneezing, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, gastrointestinal complaints, fever, etc.):
  2. Initial behavior
  • Isolate the person immediately and give him a mask if returning home is not possible at the same time. Observe restrictive measures.
  • Avoid physical contact with others and consult the doctor, who will decide if a test is needed.
  • After the person leaves the room, carry out a careful disinfection a few hours later.
  • Strictly keep preventive and restrictive measures.
  1. In case of a positive test
  • Inform the director, who must immediately contact the relevant RHI.
  • The risk of spreading the infection in the family can be assessed and, depending on this, the most adequate isolation measures can be taken in the specific case.
  • Take measures to identify the contact persons.
  • Inform the  contact persons about  the steps they will need to take.
  • Carefully clean and disinfect the rooms and objects to which the person has been in contact in the last 48 hours.