The NW approach channel leads SE from Lighted Buoy B (57°28’.52N, 21°25’.91E) to the Ventspils Outer Harbour protected by two, N and S, breakwaters, and then into the Fishing Harbour and Marina located on the S side of the River Venta estuary. Another option is choosing Lighted Buoy A (57°26’.3N, 21°24.7E) which marks the seaward entrance of the W approach channel. Both approach channels are indicated by lighted ranges. The rear range light of the NW channel is displayed from a prominent framework tower, 35m high, standing 1.5 miles SE of the harbour entrance.
During the Ventpils city celebration from 5 to 7 August the biggest sailing catamaran in the Baltics “Wild Cat” visited the Ventspils Yacht Marina.
The catamaran is equipped with the high class sailing equipment: Raymarine navigation devices, Harken tackle, sails and net by Quantum sails, Mastervolt generator and electrical system, Goiot hatches, Yanmar engines, ventilation with solar batteries, and hydraulic helm system. The hull is made of Divinycell Vinyl Ester sandwich that ensures the highest durability indices retaining light weight. According to the architect of the catamaran, it was designed to retain sailing ability also with severe hull damages. The catamaran is certified (CE) and fully equipped with Sea-Safe rescue equipment.
The sailing catamaran “Wild Cat” was built in Latvia. More information on the catamaran is available at the “Wild Cat” website: http://wildcatcatamaran.com/
During July, Ventspils Yacht Marina was visited by 211 yachts, which is 40 yachts more compared same period a year ago.
643 sailors attended Marina this year, which is 99 visistors more compared same period a year ago.