In March this year, the association Latvian Maritime Sailing Association (LMSA) was founded to organize Gulf of Riga Regatta (GoRR) that will be held from 25th until 29th June. Association is willing in close collaborates with experienced sailors and enthusiasts develop maritime sailing traditions in Latvia.
Since 11 April, LMSA has become an official member to the Latvian Sailing Union and thus it will encourage development of GoRR as a full-fledged organizer. Valters Romans, Silard Kamergrauzis and Kristine Kanska were appointed as LMSA board members, whereas the chairperson was nominated Valters Romans. Currently, the organization unites 10 official members and six yachts.
LMSA has stated its organizational goals:
1. To promote and development sailing in Latvia as a healthy and environmentally friendly sport and active recreation hobby.
2. Unite sailors, yacht owners and other interested parties and to represent their interests in sailing, regardless of their age, skin-color, gender, sexual orientation, language spoken, religious or political belief, national or social affiliation.
3. To implement various trainings and sail-trainings as well as to support other yachting and active recreation activities, including related events for children and youngsters.
4. Organize sailing-sport competitions and other sport, active recreation and social events both locally and internationally.
The members of the LMSA can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org