Yachting Stories & News

Sailing from Brest to Riga

19.07.2007 Riga – Paris – Brest Good morning!19.07 I just finished chatting with the captain and as it turns out it is already 5.30 in the morning. We spoke about various things and it’s morning already. Well, I guess I should tell you...

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Knots

Šotes mezgls, šotstēks Sheet bend Schotstek Шкотовый узел               Torna un divi pusstēķi – mezgls, ko lieto, pietauvojoties pie pāļa vai gredzena. Lai mezgls pārāk cieši nesavilktos, pietauvošanās galu...

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What does it mean – sailing?

A long time ago Antoine de Saint Exupery once said that “There is a poetry of sailing as old as the world.” What does sailing really mean for us, sailors, and not the ones just looking at us? The number of answers to the questions are as many as...

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The cat

The cat of nine tails. Every single man on the ship was subjected to the captain. He could punish the insubordinate. The captain would shorten rations for lesser offenses, but major offenses were punished by tying the man to the mast and whipping...

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Lighthouses in Latvia

Slītere lighhouse An aura of secrecy and a specific appeal is added to the lighthouse by stories of the robber David, who made false fires on the shore to endanger the passing ships. There had been a humongous oak in the precipice of the Zilie...

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Sailing in movies

Here are some of the movies on sailing I have seen in my life. As far as the honorable directors have managed to portray it. Some of the movies are about competitions and in some movies the yachts are used as a backdrop for a crime thriller or...

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Yacht harbor “Andrejosta”

Andrejosta is an excellent opportunity for you to park your yacht because of security we provide (Guarding 24/7), comfortable environment and prices, which will satisfy everyone. We are located in the centre of Riga – we are the closest harbour...

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Navionics Boating app

  What’s the best way to enjoy Navionics cartography? Through “Boating”, the Navionics app available for Apple, Android and Windows! We have been using Navionics cartography for a long time, through all its products for both plotter charts...

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Top Tips to Better Sailing

One of the best sailing seminars is simply to head out with an old-timer or two who generously share warning after warning, adage after adage, whopper after whopper. I always carry a notebook for such cases. Here is a sampling of the best tips...

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