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28 November 2016

Zhigulyevskaya navigation

Zhigulyevskaya navigation

Zhigulyevskaya navigation is the water touristic route along the Volga and the Usa around the Samarskaya Luka. These are the trips by kayaks and by yawls that are run every year.

According to official source Zhigulyevskaya navigation has existed since 1968. As for unofficial source this traditional sport was in XIX century. In addition, Vladimir Ilych Linin with friends made a voyage along the Volga in 1890 there are rumors that Maksim Gorky used this route in 1895.

Teams begin preparation for the next trip after the New Year. Participants repair yawls, work out the program for contest, make costumes for performances.

Starting date is usually settled on 27-29th April it depends on the weather conditions.

The Togliatti club of tourists "Lada" registered the trademark "Zhigulevskaya krugosvetka" in 2001, and patented the route and the logo of the event.

The navigation starts in Tolyatti. This engrossing event attracts more and more people from different cities.

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by Vera Lazutkina, 2nd year student
Togliatti Academy of Management

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