24h person on duty 20 - Copy +371 28311919 Harbor master +371 26400546 GPS: 57°23’38″N 21°32’01″E marina@ventspilsmarina.lv
PORT ENTRY: The port of Ventspils can be identified from a considerable distance by its church with a tall spire, located in the town centre on the S side of the river. A pilot watch tower, 20m high, stands close E of the root of the S breakwater. The Ventspils Marina offers 110m mooring length of pier at a depth of 3.6m. Tides are negligible, but the water level fluctuates with wind conditions and may differ by 0.3m above or below the mean. Currents in the river average 1 knot, increasing to 2 knots near the entrance. The current sets N or S along the coast in the port entrance, depending on the wind. It may attain rates of 3 to 4 knots.

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.

The biggest sailing catamaran in the Baltics at the Ventspils Yacht Marina

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/
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Performance report: July

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.

Most common sailors traveled from Finland, Sweden and Germany.
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Photos: sailing

Use your coffee break to take a look at the wonderful pictures of yachts sailing. Pictures taken by Oskars Jura and Dzintra Jura.
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