International humanitarian mission

“Sails of the spirit” – “Transforming the world through social innovation»

Riga, 1-2 June

Rīgas sporta burāšanas centrs


From June 1 to July 15, 2018 in Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Estonia will be the fifteenth stage of the humanitarian mission “Sails of the spirit”, which is implemented with the support of the State Corporation “Rosatom”. Sea routes of ocean catamaran will pass on the route Riga (Latvia) – Kaliningrad (Russia). The expedition includes people with disabilities from different regions of Russia and other countries.

The team of “Sails of the spirit” is engaged in preparation and carrying out of inclusive events: yacht expeditions and regattas, social and cultural actions in places of stay for formation of new positive model of interaction of people with disabilities and society.

Since 2011, inclusive (including people with disabilities) teams have visited fourteen expeditions around the world. The purpose of the mission is to create international inclusive communities.

This year in the Baltic cities there will be meetings with representatives of inclusive youth organizations and Russian-speaking communities, state and public figures.

The team will be headed by Uldis Mežulis, he is yachtsman of the Riga yacht club “Ouda”, a multiple winner of international races. The ideological inspirer of the project and the head of the humanitarian program of the expedition is Oleg Kolpashchikov.

In Riga, the team of “Sails of the Spirit” plans to hold an inclusive regatta, during which practical and theoretical training sessions on sailboat management, sailing competitions, various inclusive creative workshops, performances and an inclusive concert will take place.

Further you can find a more detailed program of events in Riga.

Date Place Events
01.06 – Training day Rīgas sporta burāšanas centrs (Matrožu iela 7A
Рига LV1048)
15:00-16:00 – Theoretical lesson

16:00-18:00 – Water training

02.06 – Race Rīgas sporta burāšanas centrs (Matrožu iela 7A
Рига LV1048)
11:00 – Registration of participants

12:00-14:00 – Race, creative workshops and performances

14:00-15:00 – Concert, awarding of winners

15:00-16:00 – Dinner

16:00 – Start of the expedition

We invite people with disabilities and all those who want to participate in the expedition, cheer for the inclusive crews, as well as participate in workshops and see the concert! We invite the representatives of the press!

We will gladly respond to proposals for holding events from partners interested in the development of inclusion and sailing.

Detailed information about the project “Sails of the spirit”, conditions of participation and the necessary training is available here: Detailed description of the fifteenth stage of the expedition “Sails of the spirit” available at:


Partners of the humanitarian mission “Sails of the spirit” in 2018:

  • The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM;
  • Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation;
  • Institute of management design and competitive strategies;
  • Society of blind people of Liepaja (Latvia).



Oleg Kolpashikov

The head of the project

+7 (906) 810-22-88

Ekaterina Bikmaeva

Project Coordinator

+7 (965) 536 59 29

Maria Moskvina

Project coordinator

+7 (912) 290 00 46