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Riga
Port of Entry
56°57.165'N, 024°06.148'E Chart icon.png
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Riga (/ˈriːɡə/; Latvian: Rīga, Livonian: Rīgõ, is the capital and largest city of Latvia. With 637,827 inhabitants (2018), it is also the largest city in the three Baltic states, home to one-third of Latvia's population and one-tenth of the three Baltic states' combined population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava. Riga's territory covers 307.17 km² (118.60 sq mi) and lies 1–10 m (3 ft 3 in–32 ft 10 in) above sea level, on a flat and sandy plain.

Charts

See Latvia.

Weather

See Latvia.

Passages

See Latvia.

Communication

Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The approach to Riga is via the river Daugava. The river is wide and the stream weak, so it is possible to sail the 8 miles up to the centre, but it is a busy commercial waterway. Watch out for unlit moorings.

Call traffic control (Riga Radio) on VHF channel 16 and 09.

Entrance

Riga is a port of entry/exit for Latvia. For details see Entrance: Latvia.

Berthing

There several marinas accommodating yachts.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Andrej Ostas

Andrej Ostas/wiki/Riga#Andrej_Ostas
Marina icon Andrej Ostas [[Riga#Andrej Ostas|Andrej Ostas]] 56°57.682'N, 024°05.553'E
Port of Entry

Convinient location, on east side of the river, behind the ferry terminal and just down stream of the bridge. Accommodates 50 yachts in 8 - 3.5 m depth. Water, electricity, toilets, showers. Repairs can be arranged, nearby shops.

pilsetasjahtklubs@gmail.com; Tel: +371 (283) 01867; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel XX
Address: Andrejostas jahtu osta, Eksporta iela 1A, Riga LV-1010, Latvia

City Yacht Club

City Yacht Club/wiki/Riga#City_Yacht_Club
Marina icon City Yacht Club [[Riga#City Yacht Club|City Yacht Club]] 56°57.248'N, 024°05.281'E
Port of Entry

City Yacht Club in Riga, on west side of the river. Kipsala is one of the largest and most modern nautical clubs in the Baltic sea. It is situated just 15 minutes walk away from the city centre and Old Riga, in a quiet and clean area - Kipsala island. The marina can host for up to 200 yachts with a draft of up to 3.8 m. Water, electricity, toilets, showers, WiFi. Security cameras.

pilsetasjahtklubs@gmail.com; Tel: +371 (29) 196 943; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel XX
Address: Rīga, Ķīpsala, Balasta dambis, Latvia

Port Bolderaja

Port Bolderaja/wiki/Riga#Port_Bolderaja
Marina icon Port Bolderaja [[Riga#Port Bolderaja|Port Bolderaja]] 57°02.261'N, 024°03.773'E

In the summer 80 berths up to 30 m long and with draft up to 3 m. In the administration building there are toilets, showers, laundry, WiFi, a kitchen, and fax. Carpenter, sewing, and machine workshops.

latvijas_jahta@inbox.lv; Tel: +371 (28) 631 441; Fax: +371 (67) 432 564; VHF channel XX
Address: Sturmanu iela 1c, Riga, Latvia

Anchorages

List anchorages including the ones of nearby islands list under "Islands" above. If there is more then 1-3 paragraphs for a given anchorage, create a dedicated page for it (Port/Stop Template). Remove this section if not applicable.

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Amenities

Facilities
Water In the Andrej Ostas marina and the City Yacht Club
Electricity In the Andrej Ostas marina and the City Yacht Club
Toilets In the Andrej Ostas marina, the City Yacht Club, and the Port Bolderaja
Showers In the Andrej Ostas marina, the City Yacht Club, and the Port Bolderaja
Laundry In the Port Bolderaja
Garbage Bins in all the marinas
Supplies
Fuel ?
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Services
Repairs Repairs the Port Bolderaja and can be arranged in the Andrej Ostas marina
Internet WiFi in the City Yacht Club, and the Port Bolderaja
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

Store name1/wiki/Riga#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStore_name1.3C.2Fspan.3EProvisions icon Store name1 [[Riga#Store name1|Store name1]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurants, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.

  • Location1
Name/wiki/Riga#.27.27.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EName.3C.2Fspan.3E.27.27Eatingout icon Name [[Riga#Name|Name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Transportation

See Latvia.

Tourism

History

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Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

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Links

References

See Latvia.

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