Popular water sports in Latvia
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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
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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.
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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 30–40 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,
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 Gärtner to get to know about the country and the wakeboard life over there.”
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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. Jānis Paunis 1994
6. Gatis Pranks 2005
7. Andrejs Prokopenko 2005
8. Aleksejs Rumjancevs 2005
9. Ronalds Stālmanis 2003
10. Krists Straume 2005
11. Mārtiņš Upītis 2003
12. Kristaps Zaļupe 2003
13. Dagnis Iļjins 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:
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