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  • Waterskiing

    Water skiing is a surface water sport in which an individual is pulled behind a boat or a cable ski

    installation over a body of water, skimming the surface on two skis or one (slalom) ski.

    Pictures about water skiing

    in Latvia



    Created by Zigurds

  • Sailing Sailing is the main variety of yachting, and competitive sailing the main variety of yacht racing. A

    sailing competition is known as a regatta, usually consists of multiple individual races, where the boat

    that performs best in each race is the overall winner. There is a broad variety of kinds of races and

    sailboats used for racing from large yacht to dinghy racing. Much racing is done around buoys or

    similar marks in protected waters, while some longer offshore races cross open water. The Racing

    Rules of Sailing govern the conduct of yacht racing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, model boat racing,

    dinghy racing and virtually any other form of racing around a course with more than one vessel while

    powered by the wind.

    The Yachting Union of Latvia is the national governing body for the sport of sailing in

    Latvia, recognised by the International Sailing Federation.


    Created by Raitis

  • Wakeboarding Wakeboarding is a surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over

    the surface of a body of water. It was developed from a combination of water skiing,

    snowboarding, and surfing techniques.

    The rider is usually towed behind a motorboat, typically at speeds of 3040 km/h (18-25 mph), depending on the board size, rider's weight, type of tricks, and rider's

    comfort. This speed could also depend on the year, make, and model of the boat

    because some boats, which are not designed for wakeboarding, create a different size

    wake which the rider may not feel comfortable with.



    Watch the videos about wakeboard with sportists from different countries Latvia, Portugal, Germany etc.

    Here is a video about - Martin Veluzat, Roberts Linavskis, Florent Meister & Samuel Lutz

    spending a week at SIDEWAKE wakeboard camp in Portugal


    Philipp Schramm visited Latvia and he wrote on Vimeo: I visited Latvia for a week with my best mate Patrik Grtner to get to know about the country and the wakeboard life over there.

    https://vimeo.com/109446077 Created by Verners

  • Canoe A canoe is a lightweight narrow boat, typically pointed at both ends and open on top,

    propelled by one or more seated or kneeling paddlers facing the direction of travel using a single-

    bladed paddle. In some European countries, like the United Kingdom, the term canoe is often used for

    both canoes and kayaks, with canoes called Canadian canoes then. This is seen in the International

    Canoe Federationnomenclature. Canoeing is water sport on calm or stagnant water. As an individual

    kind of sport canoeing formed in the end of 19th the century.

    Canoes are used for racing, whitewater canoeing, touring and camping, freestyle, and general

    recreation. The intended use of the canoe dictates its hull shape and construction material.

    Historically, canoes were dugouts or made of bark on a wood frame, but construction

    materials evolved to canvas on a wood frame, then to aluminum. Most modern canoes are made of

    molded plastic orcomposites such as fiberglass. Until the mid-1800s the canoe was an important

    means of transport for exploration and trade, but then transitioned to recreational or sporting use.

    Canoeing has been part of the Olympics since 1936.

    Sportsmen (International sports masters) in Latvia

    1. Jefimijs Klementjevs 1994 2. Ivans Klementjevs 1994 3. Arnis Lazdenieks 2003 4. Viktors Moisejenko 1994 5. Jnis Paunis 1994 6. Gatis Pranks 2005 7. Andrejs Prokopenko 2005 8. Aleksejs Rumjancevs 2005 9. Ronalds Stlmanis 2003 10. Krists Straume 2005 11. Mrti Uptis 2003 12. Kristaps Zaupe 2003 13. Dagnis Ijins 2013 (Silver Medal - ICF

    Junior & U23 World Championships)

    About 2013 ICF Junior & U23 World Championships Heat 1, C1 U23 Men 1000m Canoe Sprint see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eV8bjF7xME

    Created by Markuss