Gulf of Riga Regatta

Latvian offshore sailing championship

Riga • Roja • Ruhnu island • Roomassaare

June 26 - 30, 2018

Gulf of Riga Regatta 2018 has ended. See you next year.

Regatta Schedule

June 26

Day 1. Start next to the City Yachclub. Riga - Roja.

June 27

Day 2. Windward – leeward course, 1- 2 races. Start ~ 0,5 nm from breakwaters of Roja port.

June 28

Day 3. Roja - Ruhnu race, start ~ 0,5 nm from breakwaters of Roja port.

June 29

Day 4. Ruhnu - Roomassaare, start ~ 0,5 nm from breakwaters of Ruhnu port.

June 30

Day 5. Roomassaare - Roomassaare, start ~ 0,5 nm from breakwaters of Roomassaare port.



Regatta of Extremes

The Latvian Open Offshore Championship - The Gulf or Riga Regatta 2018 with 18 participating yachts in three result groups (ORC, LYS1 and LYS2) was going on from June 26 to June 30 - from Riga to Roja, from Roja to Ruhnu island, from Ruhnu island to Kuressaare.
The winner in LYS2 group is Estonian yacht LILLIAN (skipper Margus Beljakov), in LYS1 group - Latvian yacht LE MANS (skipper Kristaps Remess) and again Estonian yacht KATARINA JEE (skipper Mart Tamm) got the gold medal in ORC group. Detailed results are published in Results section.
Five great days were experienced together including friendly socialisation in no wind circumstances and also high level hardiness in 49 nm windward offshore race.
Thanks to all participants, organisers (Latvian Sailing Union, City Yacht Club, Saaremaa Merispordi Selts), the race committee and sponsors: Sarma & Norde architect bureau, Apsara, Roja Sailing School, catamaran Kani Keli, company Laivu Lietas. Glass sculptures for winners were made the artist Juris Dunovskis, photos and video by Juris Kalniņš.
Thanks for warmth and friendship to hosts in Kuressaare and Romassaare, in Ruhnu island, in Roja and in Riga Yacht Club!
You can find photos and videos from regatta in gallery section.
We look forward for the race in 2019!


Information regarding regatta's courses on June 30th

We have published information regarding regattas courses taking place on Saturday, June 30th. Official notice can be found here.


Sailing instructions

Please note that on documents paragraph under information section you can find sailing instructions. Also, please take a look at attachment no. 1 that addresses race's diagram.


Latvijas Zēģelētāju savienība Pilsētas jahtklubs Saaremaa Merispordi Selts


Sarma Norde Arhitekti Apsara Rojas novads Kani Keli Sailing Team Laivu lietas

Organizing team

Jānis Grīslis

Jānis Grīslis

City Yachtclub representative

+371 29196943
Valters Romans

Valters Romans

Board member of the Latvian Yachting Union

+371 29235659
Jānis Megnis

Jānis Megnis

Roja School of Sailing representative

+371 29238127
Rain Riim

Rain Riim

Saaremaa Merispordi Selts representative

+372 5020942
Madis Ausman

Madis Ausman

Kristīne Kanska

Kristīne Kanska