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Invitation to the 40th Curonian Lagoon Regatta 2007 (Lithuania)

Hereby we would like to invite cruising yachts from countries around the Baltic sea to take part in the greatest yearly sailing event in Lithuania - Curonian Lagoon Regatta (pictures from the previous regattas' might illustrate how it's looks like ). In 2007 there will be the 40th anniversary regatta and Yachting Union of Lithuania is going to prepare many special events.

Regatta will be held in period from 2007.08.04 till 2007.08.11. Usually distance varies between 230-300 nautical miles, which should be covered in 5 legs of races in the flourishing recreational area of Lithuanian west coast. All information in English language will be available on Internet from 1st of June 2005.

Conditions for participants:
  1. Participants should have own yachts with the crew.
  2. Boat measurement rules - Danish Handicap 2004 (DH2004). It is possible to acquire certificate of measurement in Klaipeda before the race on the day of registration. Price - 35 EUR.
  3. Entry fee - 12 EUR/person (data from last year - it might slightly change this year, but not significantly).
  4. Stay at Klaipeda and Nida harbor for participants is free of charge during regatta.
  5. Necessary documents:
  • valid boat documents;
  • crew passports;
  • DH2004 measure certificate (not necessary for "Family group" - see further);
  • safety equipment on board;
  • any valid certificates of competence (for captains).

Distance. One race of 100 nautical miles long. Four races between 30 and 50 nautical miles. Start in Klaipeda and finish in Nida with award ceremony after final leg. Legs are different for different kind of boats - slow boats have shorter legs. Length of legs might be changed before the race.

Miscellaneous. Maximum recommended draft for boats - 2 meters (because Lagoon is shallow, but bottom is sandy so far it is safe to touch in accident). Maximum mast high is 20 meters. Local see-map will be available at the Klaipeda harbor before the race (10-15 EUR). Usually boats between 24 and 36 foots take place in regatta, but there is no restrictions on boat's length.

2007.08.04 - registration and measurement assessments.
2007.08.05 - First leg - Klaipeda-Palanga-Klaipeda.
2007.08.06 - Second leg Klaipeda - Nida - Russian part of Lagoon - Nida.
2007.08.07 - resting day.
2007.08.08 - Third leg - (triangle).
2007.08.09 - Fourth leg - (triangle).
2007.08.10 - resting day.
2007.08.11 - Fifth leg - 50 nautical miles distance with finish in Nida. Award ceremony and final party.

The crews must have one youth under 21 years old. Despite it is a sport mastery regatta family crews are welcome to "Family group", where any boat can participate with "participant" status, but out of competition (DH2004 is not mandatory).

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Yachting Union of Lithuania.

Best regards

Robertas Dargis
The President of Yachting Union of Lithuania, Mob.: +37069822355, email:

Arturas Dovydenas, Vice-president of Yachting Union of Lithuania, mob.: +37068512000, e-mail:
Linas Tamkvaitis, Secretary general of Yachting Union of Lithuania, Mob.: +37069952401, e-mail:;


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