Visited the Kandalaksha Yacht Club yesterday. Spoke with the owner Alexey, mostly about setting up an Eider museum on the property. Have been given a tour of the place. Were impressed with the scale, taste, and perspective.
Of things that can be of interest to a traveller from afar:
(a) Accommodation. Two rooms, each with two beds and a fold-out couch, 2500/night per room regardless of the number of guests. Breakfast included. Rooms are minimalistic with no windows but clean and fresh. Peteulok Rechnoy 22 (next door to the Kandalaksha Nature Reserve), tel. +7 911 304 8101. More on this accommodation option >>
(b) Restaurant is to be opened by summer 2016.
(c) Yacht parking and repair, including the sewing of sails.
(d) Boat rental. Two boats, capacity 8-12 passengers, are available for 2500 roubles ($40 at the current rate) per hour.