The first yacht club of Turkmenistan, Yelken Yacht Club, went into operation in 2013 by the consultancy of Ana Yelken. The opening ceremony, water sports show, including sailing, jet-ski, windsurf, flyboard, water ski and kite shows, were all performed by Ana Yelken in the presence of Turkmenistan President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow. Yelken Yacht Club is located in Awaza, the tourism center of Turkmenistan and it combines recreation, entertainments and sports at one place. Situated at the coast of the Caspian Sea, the club has a unique location with almost 1 km long beach. Located at a distance of 20 km from the center of Turkmenbashi, and 25 km from the Turkmenbashi International Airport, the club is a new world with the unique privileges it offers. Yelken Yacht Club offers a unique vacation experience below the sea level on the coast of the Caspian Sea, the world’s largest lake and with its 1 km long private beach.
The first private marina in Turkmenistan, the Club provides services with a capacity of 40 yachts. Maintenance services are provided with modern equipment and quality service. A team of 24 people serves the marina where 2013 model Beneteau boats are used.
With the mission of training successful sportsmen of the future, the Sailing School provides training throughout the year to groups of children from 8 to 14, and from 14 to 17 years old.
- Private Classes
- Group Classes
- Week long or weekend camp organizations
- Fun Regatta
- Team Racing
With the mission of training successful sportsmen of the future, the Windsurf School provides training in 6 different languages with a team of 10 people throughout the summer season. Participants will be able to get basic information as a first step to windsurfing or attend advanced.
- Windsurf Course (Beginner, Intermediate, Advance)
- Windsurf Equipment Renting (At all levels)
- Windsurf Events (Races, parties, windsurf league)
- Windsurf Summer Camps
- VDWS Advanced Training
- Freestyle Training
- Private Lessons at all levels
- Windsurf Renting
Ana Yelken Datca Sailing Camp which is Turkey’s most qualified sailing camp in International Camping Fellowship standards and directed by the coaches with ICD – International Camp Director is a residential sailing camp located in the South of Turkey, Datca, established by Ana Yelken in 2014. Ana Yelken has built the sailing camp and Datca Sailing Club located at the same address. Ana Yelken facility was formerly operated by the English Sunsail Company for many years and our company renovated the site. At Ana Yelken, we create the training models, maintain and plan the daily activities other than sailing, provide catering and ensure the security of the site. At Ana Yelken Datça Sailing Camp, we provide various types of training services.
Youth Learn to Sail Program, is a unique summer sailing program for children ages 8-16. This program runs as weekly periods throughout the summer. No sailing or boating experience is necessary to join the program. Through a combination of games, on land activities and on water drills, program participants follow TUYEP curriculum and work towards nationally recognized TSF certification. All of the staff hold certification in first aid, powerboat operation, boat rescue, life saving, and coaching theory.
Private Individual & Group Lessons are also provided by Ana Yelken’s sailors who assess and select the most appropriate sailing boat and training program for the clients. People of all ages, skills and physical abilities can sail with Ana Yelken’s fleet which complies with “Connect to Sailing” program of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). Also, there are canoe and sup (stand up paddle board) options.
Ana Yelken has the most modern and largest boat fleet in Turkey. All of the boats are manufactured in 2014 by Hartley Boats and RS, the official partners of the “Connect to Sailing” program of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). Our fleet is as follows:
- Hartley 10
- Hartley 12
- RS CAT 16 Catamaran
- Stand Up Paddle – Row Surfing
The first yacht club and the cottage complex belonging to Turkmenistan government, Tolkun Yacht Club, went into operation at the Awaza national tourist zone at the Caspian coast in 2016 by the consultancy of Ana Yelken. The opening ceremony, water sports show, including sailing, jet-ski, windsurf, flyboard, water ski and kite shows, are all performed by Ana Yelken in the presence of Turkmenistan President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow. It is located at a distance of 20 km from the center of Turkmenbashi, and 25 km from the Turkmenbashi International Airport.
Tolkun Yacht Club and Cottage Complex is designed to depict a set of traditional Turkmen jewelry. Financed by the central bank of Turkmenistan on behalf of the economic, financial and banking sector of Turkmenistan, the yacht club has been built by the Turkish and Turkmen contractors. It occupies an area of 16.58 hectares and there are 25 multiple-configuration cottages with total capacity for 412 tourists.
In addition to a wide range of facilities and services, at the yacht club there is a pier extending deep into the Caspian and a fleet of 40 boats, imported from France, the UK, USA, Greece and Turkey.
The motor cruiser Antares, built by Beneteau of France, is 11.5 meters in length. It is equipped with a powerful engine, easy to navigate and very stable in varying weather conditions. It can carry 10-12 passengers.
The sports cruiser Gran Turismo 40 is for those who love style and speed but won’t compromise on comfort. It can go up to 38 knots (about 70 km per hour), which is really a dizzying speed when gliding on water. The other boats in the pool include Glastron and Mercan 35 XL.
Also, there are sailing boats of varying size and rig, catamarans, surfboards, canoes, inflatable speed boats with outboard engine, and equipment for diving, snorkeling etc. windsurfing boards, scooters and jet skis are also available in a wide variety.