A big trip around the world is a serious test that requires good preparation and certain experience, in order to gain knowledge and develop skills, the inclusive teams of the project take part in international and Russian regattas. For the first time in the history of Russian sailing, people with visual impairments have become full members of yacht crews - developing international experience, blind yachtsmen have taken the positions of clews.
As part of the Sails of the Spirit project, since 2015, together with the Sverdlovsk Sailing Federation, on the basis of the Komatek-Sports Russia Provincial Yacht Club, Open Championships for inclusive sailing have been held. According to the rules of the championships, the captain of the team must be a completely blind person:
September 12-13, 2015 The first open championship of the Sverdlovsk region in inclusive sailing.
June 10-12, 2016 Russian Open Championship in inclusive sailing.
June 10-12, 2017 Second Russian Open Championship in inclusive sailing.
May 16-19, 2018 Third Russian Open Championship in inclusive sailing.
In 2018, inclusive regattas were held in four cities of Russia: Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Kaliningrad, Sevastopol and in two countries of the world: in Riga (Latvia), on Lake Sevan (Armenia).
Today, inclusive sailing centers are actively developing in Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Tyumen, on Lake Sevan.